[mythtv-users] Wireless Frontend

Raphael rpooser at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 05:01:39 UTC 2007

Franchini Roberto wrote:
> Is there anybody using MythTV Frontend 0.20 over a wireless connection 
> 802.11B/G (at nominal 54MB/s)?
> I’m trying since significant time with Fedora Core 6 and an USB dongle 
> “Wave 54” from Digicom, but it is not working smoothly (difficult boot 
> – I have to insert the dongle after booting - not fluent playing)
> I’m giving up with the usb dongle and I’m wandering whether it is 
> better to buy a new wireless access point or to spend ours and ours to 
> place the cable.
> Thanks for assistance.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

I'm using wireless 54g just fine... for SD. I doubt 54g would do HD for 
you but that's just a hunch. Anyway everything works great over wireless 
for me, never so much as a hiccup. Live TV and watching recordings works 
just as well as the backend/frontend machine. The only thing that's 
slower is when skipping ahead 30 seconds, downstairs I can skip at a 
rate of 1.5 min per second. Upstairs it probably takes around 1 second 
to skip ahead 45 seconds or so.

The wireless AP is a Linksys WRT54g. The wireless card in linux is a 
zonet ZE1601. Based on a Ralink chip; works excellently. The zonet 
costed me $15 from Newegg. $5 after rebate. I don't think anything can 
beat that, except free really.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list