[mythtv-users] OT: Recommended Wi-Fi NIC for Linux

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 21:03:09 UTC 2024

Hoi Will,

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 9:48:31 PM, you wrote:

> On 1/30/24 2:00 PM, faginbagin wrote:
>> Have you considered using an older router to create a wireless bridge. 
>> I've used dd-wrt firmware and ASUS WRT Merlin firmware so that I can 
>> connect a computer via ethernet to the wireless router which the 
>> communicates via WiFi to the main router.

> Yeah, I've considered this.  But then part of my brain jumped in to say
> "well, actually... a router is basically a Linux device with working 
> NICs, so why not just put a wireless NIC in the Linux box you already 
> have?"   :-/

> I suppose the advantage of an OpenWRT-compatible router is that it sort
> of guarantees a Linux-compatible hardware list.

> So far my iwlwifi options for disabling sleep and bluetooth seem to have
> resulted in a stable connection.  But it's still too early to tell. If
> that fails, I've already got an AWUS036AXML on order, and I hear that 
> the MediaTek chipset it uses is very Linux friendly.

> -WD

You should look at this in a different way. Connect the backend by
cable to a dedicated wifi router and connect your frontends directly
to that wifi router. That way you have only one wifi connection
between backend and frontend. You can then bridge the router to your
internet wifi router. In essence you create two wifi networks. One for
mythtv and one for other things. If I remember correctly you have your
backend in the basement, you can place the router without moving the
backend in the most advantageous spot down there. Also if more
frontends connect they do not share the same connection.

Tot mails,
  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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