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AzzA82 wrote:Completely depends on what you use it for.
You mention tv, so i am assuming here it may be used for streaming.
I tried that route and it was pretty dismal, tho i mostly play 720p and 1080p streams wifi just could not keep up especially in large quick action moments.
Anything less then that quality was perfectly fine tho.
Also the distance was 5 metres thru a brick wall tho.
Just check out and make sure the router you have / buy supports bridge or wifi extension, they call it different things same result.
I ended up drilling a hole thru the wall and running ethernet under the carpets lol
diamondd wrote:the other option is powerlining but that sounds a bit more expensive than I'd like.
tryonthis wrote:I used powerline (power over ethernet?) adapters for a year or so. They worked a charm. They do generate quiet a bit of heat but nothing to be seriously alarmed about though.
One major issue I had (and I'm sure others have encountered) is that they're dependent on how your house/apartment/etc is wired. Excuse the layman's description, but if they're not on the same "line", they won't work (i.e. the power outlet your computer is plugged into AND the outlet from where the modem/router is plugged into have to be on the same electrical line). Again, hopefully someone else can properly describe what I'm attempting to ^^. Or, suss out Whirlpool
AzzA82 wrote:I forgot one thing i was using 802.11g when i tried
I didn't have a receiver in the lounge room with 802.11n even tho my router is
So i cant say if a 802.11n network would handle high bitrate steaming
mpeyper wrote:I'm currently using wireless n bridges to stream media off my pc to my ps3s.
I have 2 set up, one going to bedroom, one to lounge with the router in my study.
I can stream SD video to both areas at once, 720p to one and SD to another, or 1080p to just one with no stuttering.
The only negative is that occasionally the bridge drops its connection to the main router and doesn't reconnect without a restart. only takes about 20 secs but I usually don't realize until I am comfortable on the couch or in bed and have to get up to fix it ><
Note: there is only 1 plasterboard wall between the router and either bridge with the longest distance being around 8 meters.
My main router is the Billion 7800n and I picked up some cheep Linksys routers and flashed them with dd-wrt to do the bridging.
If I could do it again, I would go for a powerline setup. When I did all this, EoP was still relatively new and was much more expensive than bridging (even more so than now).
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