[mythtv-users] Wireless Bridges and "Thinking it's wired"

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Thu Feb 4 15:15:26 UTC 2010

Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 8:04 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org 
> <mailto:beww at beww.org>> wrote:
>     WiFi is becoming a real mess, especially in crowded areas. The
>     overlapping
>     channels and mass-marketing is making things almost unusable in some
>     places.
>     My local cable company is now offering to set up WiFi for customers,
>     touting it
>     as an "alternative" to wired connections, which it really isn't.
>     The plus side is that almost anywhere I go I can find an open system
>     that I can
>     connect to.
>     But for anything beyond very light usage it's not practical,
>     certainly not for
>     reliable video.
>     I know it works for some folks, but I think those cases are
>     exceptions, or
>     happen in very rural areas.
> That's pretty much what I was getting at. And even if it works now, 
> there's nothing preventing someone from setting up another WiFi network 
> next door and causing just enough interference to mess up your video 
> streams. It's great for internet access and such, but for sending 20Mbps 
> HD video streams where packet loss is not acceptable, not so much. And 
> if you have more than one such stream to send....... 

I bet the average bandwith is ok, in which case it would work if
Myth was updated to prefetch and buffer.


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