[mythtv-users] ASUS Eee Box as a Myth Front End ?

Andrew Barbaccia andrew.barbaccia at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 00:04:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Andrew Barbaccia <
andrew.barbaccia at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I haven't tried 802-11N  but I've tried B, G and A (on 5Ghz) and never
>> found a wi-fi solution that has sufficient bandwidth to make a good  enough
>> connection to watch video with DVD (or higher) resolution without dropouts.
>> There's only about 2 other wifi networks in range of my house so I'm
>> fairly sure that traffic collision isn't even a factor.  I remember when I
>> used to live in an apartment complex, there were at least 10 other wifi
>> networks in range, so I guess your situation might be broadly similar and
>> that even with 802-11N it won't be good. Even if you get sufficient
>> bandwidth, It only takes someone in the complex to turn on a microwave or
>> something and you get a momentary dropout.
>> Just go with wired. Its way the best bandwidth and always dropout--free.
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:29 AM, Neil Cooper <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> FWIW, I run my frontend on 802-11N with great success, streaming 1080p HD
> from the backend. I live in NYC where I can see many (>50) wireless networks
> from my apartment. I had a ton of problems running on the 2.4Ghz spectrum,
> but once I flipped to 5G, all playback got really smooth. Connecting at
> 260Mbps Using a cisco router (E3000, dd-wrt) and cisco usb dongle (AE1000,
> rt3572sta driver).

Oh, and I would go wired in a heartbeat if i could :)


Andrew Barbaccia*
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