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Smooth myth tv streaming over wifi...

Postby bobthebob1234 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:56 pm

So I have my myth box in the other room where the aerial is, and a wireless bridge made up of two openwrt boxes, a Linksys WRT54G which the mythbox is connected to (100mb) and a TP-Link TL-WR1043N which I am connected to (gigabit).

This is fine for steaming from the web interface (using the ASX steam), but if I fire up a virtual box instance of the myth tv client, watching live tv is reallllly jolty. Sometimes it is fine, but if I change channel it goes jolty again, and I can't work out why.

Any suggestions (apart from run a network cable or powerline things (they are on separate breakers) that I could try?

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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:35 am

Replace the slowest item, the WRT54G.
I could not get good streaming over wifi until I put an n card in my netbook. ( I have an n Router).
n is much better than g, it is not just the speed, data throughput is more reliable.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:19 pm

OK, anyone know of a good USB wireless N card that is cheap? (I'm a poor student and can't really buy another wireless N router/switch/thing-a-me-bob)

(Oops and works with ubuntu 11.04 (well actually mythbuntu...))
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:37 pm

these tplink ones are very good ( I have used them with customers, but only on Windows):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WN82 ... zone.co.nz

However they get a good write up on Ubuntu

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?fo ... icid=88323
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:48 pm

Cool, thanks.

I think I know what I will be asking for my birthday then!
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