[mythtv-users] Wireless Bridges and "Thinking it's wired"
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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
> channels and mass-marketing is making things almost unusable in some
> 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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