[mythtv-users] Wireless HTPC - How best to set it up?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Feb 11 18:54:55 UTC 2006

On Feb 11, 2006, at 11:46 AM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> Bill Suit wrote:
>> Soon to start building a mythtv HTPC. It will be integrated into  
>> my tv/stereo
>> system in one room. I have dsl modem > wireless router/access  
>> point > lan in
>> another room.
>>  I'm looking for the best solution to having the HTPC with a wireless
>> capability - without using a PCI slot, if possible.
>>  The only thing I've come up with is using a second wireless  
>> router/access
>> point. Thereby using the HTPC's built in nic. Is this feasible?  
>> How to set it
>> up?
> Use an external wireless bridge.  This does not require any driver
> support in Linux but simply uses your Ethernet port.  This is by  
> far the
> easiest way to get it working because you don't have to haggle with
> Linux wireless support.

If it helps you in finding such a device, they are usually sold for  
the purpose of putting gaming consoles onto a wireless network when  
they have only an RJ-45 ethernet port available.

i know Linksys makes one, but I think it costs about $99USD, there  
are probably cheaper options.

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