[mythtv-users] 802.11n for a frontend?

Remco Treffkorn remco at rvt.com
Mon Dec 31 17:17:02 UTC 2007

On Monday 31 December 2007, Jose Bernardo Silva wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2007 2:59 AM, Remco Treffkorn <remco at rvt.com> wrote:
> > I operate two independent APs in my own house on channel 6 and 10.
> > Currently my laptop can only see my closest neighbor on channel 1.
> > Upstairs I get two more APs from other neighbors.
> >
> > All the houses around are here wood frame with drywall and stucco.
> >
> > When I lived in Germany, our house was made from brick and pretty opaque
> > for 2.4 GHz.
> >
> > Unless you can cite hard data, I will have to disagree with you.
> >
> > Again: Most people will not have a problem.
> Remco,
> My hard data - I live in a apartment with 30 and 60cm internal brick
> walls. The external wall is 1m thick. My AP is 4 meters from the
> frontend, through a doorway in a 60cm wall. The problem are the
> windows - they are large and let wifi pass without problems. Also, the
> wooden floors help the 3rd floor neighbour AP interfere with my wifi
> on the 1st floor.
> I've found I have literally 3-5 APs within reach on each of the three
> wifi channels (1, 6 and 11). I can watch SD and recorded shows without
> much trouble, archived videos and ripped dvds shared over NFS usually
> kill the connection. The frontend slows down to a image every couple
> of minutes or just hangs.
> So, your mileage will vary - but 802.11g bandwidth is almost
> exhausted, so 802.11n might be a good idea.

A statistical universe one person does not make :-)

Although I feel your pain, you are in the minority.

Instead of fighting over the 2.4GHz bandwidth with a bigger stick (802.11n) 
try using a different part of the spectrum, consider 802.11a. Unless, of 
course, you live in a country where that is illegal...

Remco Treffkorn (RT445)
remco at rvt.com   (831) 685-1201

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