[clug] Adding n-wireless network to g
Stephen.Gibson at anu.edu.au
Fri Jun 3 00:51:29 MDT 2011
Not a Linux question, but I would appreciate your wisdom, advice
I would like to add a n-wireless network to my current g system, for
transferring video files:
mythtv-backend -(wireless)-> router -(wireless)-> UPnP TV
My current set up:
mythtv-backend -(CAT5)-> router -(g-wireless)-> UPnP TV
works, but I would like to relocate the backend.
My current ADSL modem router is a Telstra gateway2wire which normally
connects at ~5000/400 (from memory), but will quite happily switch down
to ~2000 at night and annoyingly occasionally break the ADSL connection
requiring ~1-2 minute reset. This may simply be line/exchange related.
Checking the web, there are 3 options for adding n-wireless:
(1) Replace the ADSL modem with a n/g modem
(2) Bridge the current modem and add a n-router
(3) Add a n-access point
Some hardware options appear to be:
(1) Billion 7800N (2.4GHz) $160 msy
(2) Linksys E2000 (selectable dual band) $116 msy / Asus RT-N16 $150 msy
(3) Netgear WNHDE111(5GHz) ~$100
Since many n-routers can act as access points, I guess option (3) can
Replacing the modem provides the possibility of improved connection
speed and stability. But, I have read that concurrent g-wireless
connections may slow the n-wireless network. Having written this
I now realise that adding a n-router will not help the n-/g- conflict,
since I guess the modem (2.4GHz g-) wifi must be turned off.
Anyway, does anyone have any experience with n-network performance when
g-devices are present?
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