[mythtv-users] Wireless PCIe ???

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jul 15 15:23:08 UTC 2010

On Thursday, July 15, 2010 09:12:58 am Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:05 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > Well I remember when the distance record for 440Mhz. was about 2 blocks,
> > now we go hundreds of miles with it.
> > 
> > But I agree, 60 Ghz. is not going to propagate very well past your
> > desktop, as long as your coffee cup isn't in the way.
> > 
> > As one commenter pointed out, it might keep your coffee warm.
> > 
> > I think I'll stick with copper paths.
> I suppose you could use directional antennas and try to use the multipath
> reflections, but it's tricky. I'd love to see something like that be really
> useful, I just don't see it right now. Kind of like the IR based high speed
> networking that got posted on /. not so long ago. :)

I believe Mil-Star operates at 40Ghz, but I guess that would be LOS, even though it's pretty much straight up.

> I'm with you, copper is the way to go right now. Perhaps something better
> will come out later.

I figure if it works, why "fix" it?

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