[mythtv-users] gig network upgrade - is it worth it?

David Liana dliana.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 19:22:38 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Tim Draper <veehexx at gmail.com> wrote:

> due to the layout of my house, my mythtv PC is plugged directly into a
> 100mbit router.
> i'm looking at another router with 5ghz network on it, but wondering if
> it's worth considering bying a new router with 1gig switch at the same time.
> from the router, it goes into the loft where it then goes into a 1gig
> switch and distributed around the house.
> boarder picture
> the house is only small, so i can only see a max of 2 mythtv FE's. i am
> planning on moving the BE into the loft (thus 1gig connection) and having
> just the FE in the living room.
> maybe im being shortsighted or i've been looking at new routers too much,
> but will there be an actual benefit between 100mbit and 1gig for an FE-only
> machine?? asmuch as gigabit lan would be nice, i cant help but think it's
> wasted money.
> You probably won't tell much of a differnce streaming video in Myth.

You will notice the difference when you transfer large files over your
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