Video Streaming Need To Know: Part 2 - The Real World

In the final Part 2 of this tutorial, Tim Higgins finds truth and lies about wireless streaming.

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  1. I can stream video with almost no glitchs on the network i have setup....however once that microwave is on...kiss it good bye :(

    Would 802.11a avoid this? will it also have the same range as g?
    it would not be hard to replace the 2 laptop minipci cards with A/b-g cards and go from there....The pain is replacing the 2 access points :(

    Sugestions?
  2. Wireless or wired, UDP is a network hog, while TCP will back off and share due to its congestion avoidance mechanisms. This is networking 101 stuff.
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    I can stream video with almost no glitchs on the network i have setup....however once that microwave is on...kiss it good bye :(

    Would 802.11a avoid this? will it also have the same range as g?
    it would not be hard to replace the 2 laptop minipci cards with A/b-g cards and go from there....The pain is replacing the 2 access points :(

    Microwaves use the 2.4GHz band. 11a uses the 5GHz band. So yes, moving to 11a would avoid microwave oven interference.

    Current dual/band 802.11a products using Atheros chipsets should have similar range using either 11b/g or 11a.

    Pickin's are slim for dual-band APs since manfs are more interested in hyping MIMO and draft 11n gear, which all operate in 2.4GHz and have the same interference problems.

    Try checking here:
    http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=371/_creative_search_networkhardware/popup1%5B%5D=20:227
  4. where do i go to learn how to stream a vid across my network
    thanks for article
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