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Streaming DVD's over WLAN

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Steve Bate, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Steve Bate

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    Woohoo,

    I just picked up the ne "Pre-N" Wireless Router from Belkin and replaced my "802.11g" AP's and can now watch DVD's on my Laptop via WLAN anywhere in the house or garden. I could just about get away with it when I sat next to the AP but now it doesn't matter :clap:

    If anyones interested it offers a far greater range and proprietary up to 108Mb, but is fine with both "b" and "g" devices connected, it also doesn't drop the speed down to the lowest common denominator ie you can run "g" at "g" with "b" devices on the WLAN.

    Hope this is of interest to someone!!

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    Interesting to hear an experience of 'pre N' kit, especially how it performs .. does it actually live up to the '108mb' tag, or is it like the others where real-world performance is 50% if you're lucky?
     
  3. Steve Bate

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    Robin,

    In the worst part of the house for reception I had "low @ 54Mb" showing on the WLAN indicator on my Laptop and still had no dropped frames so I'm guessing that the throughput is significantly higher than with "g" kit. If you had "Pre-n" card as well then the throughput should be better than the previously recorded 50%.

    Of course YMMV :D

    It now means tho' that I can use WLAN cards in PC's rather than running Cat 5 everywhere.

    Steve
     
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    This is exactly why I'm interested in your experiences, ripped out a 'g' lan I put in because I couldn't take the pitiful real-world throughput .. and it's especially interesting to hear that it doesn't throttle to the speed of the slowest, I have a wifi-enabled MP3 player that I had to ethernet because it's only a 'b'.
     
  5. tezzer

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    Where did you get the pre-n stuff from? Are they now available in the shops?

    Tezzer
     
  6. Steve Bate

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    I'm "in the trade" so I used our internal procurement team. I think they got it from a distibutor called MicroP

    Steve
     
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    Is pre-n the same as super G 108mbps? and if not, what's the difference?
     
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    This is interesting news, it would be nice to hear of any other experiences with this.
     

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