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So I am trying to solve a issue with x264 playback.
In living room is htpc hard lined to Linksys router.
In the computer room is both a server, and a gaming computer, with a ASUS wireless card in each.

Playback from the gaming pc to the htpc in the living room is fine.
Monitored the speeds and seen it able to get up to 2 MB/s no problem.

Playback from the server, to the gaming pc is skipping, regardless of the media player used.
Monitored the speeds and they were no higher than 1.1 MB/s.

Anyone want to help me figure out why the server can not stream to the gaming computer in the same room?
Been trying various fixes I found searching for a solution with no luck.
Edited by Precision_PC - 1/8/12 at 10:13am
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Are you using 802.11n or g? You should probably use n if you need to use a wireless connection if you aren't already. Otherwise a wired connection would almost be guaranteed to solve all your problems. I have no problems streaming 12GB 1080p files over 802.11n to my BoxeeBox.
    
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The router, and the two wireless cards are n.
I tried going into router config and changing it from mixed to all wireless n.
After that, neither wireless card would connect to the router.
So I switched it back to mixed.

Seems all connections are fine and able to stream.
Except streaming between both wireless cards.
It will playback DVD5 sized encodes, any larger than that is where the problems start.
What is this telling me?
Edited by Precision_PC - 1/8/12 at 10:13am
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post #4 of 8
Ugh why would you put your server on Wifi.

I can't stream anything greater than 720p rips over our 2.4 Ghz 802.11n network that hits around 4.5 MB/sec in samba transfers, and that's with one end wired.

Both ends wireless, forget about it.
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At the time it was easier than moving everything around.
So your telling me I should not even attempt to pull this off?
If that's the case, then switching everything around does make sense.

Like I was saying, it will stream to where I usually watch movies fine.
Could just use my flash if I need to watch in this computer room.
Debating on whether or not to do it honestly.
Edited by Precision_PC - 1/8/12 at 11:57am
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I had my server on a gigabit wired connection while my Boxee Box was on an 802.11n wireless connection about 20 feet away from the router in the next room over and I was able to stream 1080p x264 Blu-ray encodes no problem. I came across and extra switch so I wired the Boxee Box last week and it seems to perform about the same.
    
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So is it overall ISP speed that prevents high bitrate streaming between wireless cards?
Would a better router, or wireless cards allow me to do it?
Edited by Precision_PC - 1/10/12 at 6:47am
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So is it overall ISP speed that prevents high bitrate streaming between wireless cards?
Would a better router, or wireless cards allow me to do it?

It has nothing to do with your ISP since all the streaming is being done on your local network. I would just try hard wiring it if you can and test it out to see if it fixes the problem. Then you'll know for sure if it's a wireless issue or not.
    
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