[mythtv-users] Power Line Network Connections and Myth ?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Sep 26 17:22:08 UTC 2010

  On 9/26/2010 12:31, Brian Wood wrote:
> Anyone have any experience with any of the various powerline networking units being sold?
> I know WiFi us a poor choice for connecting a Myth frontend, but my brother has a situation where hard wiring is going to be difficult, and I'm looking for alternatives.
> I'm certain none of the available units will actually meet their advertised speeds, but some are rated at 200 Mbps, and if can get even half of that I should be OK.

The most basic fault with powerline networking (and one that wireless 
suffers as well), is that it is a broadcast medium.  Assuming you have 
clean lines for decent throughput, and the hardware you want to use is 
on the same half of your split, it will work fine for a small number of 
machines.  If you expect to have multiple frontends, or be doing file 
transfers, or have networked tuners and slave backends, powerline just 
wont cut it.

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