[clug] X over 802.11b

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Mon Oct 27 16:03:50 EST 2003

IIRC, the problem with wireless is not the speed but the latency. I don't
remember the ping times but it doesn't take much for it to be noticable. So
something like LBX might improve stuff by simply caching stuff and reducing

I do remember something about recent protocols trying to address this issue
but I don't remember if it worked.

Hope this helps,

On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 03:45:01PM +1100, James Macnicol wrote:
> Although I do vaguely remember what running X over 14.4k modem feels like
> (did that about 10 years ago), I'm not too impressed with X over 802.11b
> which does feel *slow*.  I'm not doing anything fancy, just editing stuff in
> a single xterm window with screen, a couple of shells and a tty-mode emacs.
> Does something like LBX help here or is this the best that can be done?  Has
> anyone compared this type of thing with the newer 802.11g cards and does it
> feel any better?
> Thanks.
> James

Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
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> men to do nothing." - Edmond Burke
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> governed by people worse than themselves." - Plato
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