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Hi guys,

I have the Linksys e3000 and a Wireless N USB adapter. My question is:

Would I see a big difference if I decided to make my server wireless as opposed to using the gigabit port on my router?

This server will hold all my media (music, movies, pictures, etc). So some HD streams would be coming from it.

Let me know
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I can only pump ~4.5-6 MB/sec out of N at 2.4 Ghz (1.5-2 for g), whereas wired is >100 MB/sec.

No chance in hell I'd use wifi for transferring larger files.
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Wireless server?!?!?!?!

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Wireless server?!?!?!?!

Haha. I just thought i ask. I assumed a wireless connected server wouldn't be optimal. But wanted to make sure. I will make room for it on my large desk.
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post #5 of 9
Hide the server in a corner, room, closet where it will be out of sight/mind and just run a cat5e cable to your router.

You wont need a monitor, keyboard, mouse or anything else just get your permissions setup and use a remote control program like teamviewer to manage it.

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Hide the server in a corner, room, closet where it will be out of sight/mind and just run a cat5e cable to your router.

You wont need a monitor, keyboard, mouse or anything else just get your permissions setup and use a remote control program like teamviewer to manage it.

Good luck!
I live in an apt, so I don't want to drill any more holes. The plan is to just have a cat6 cable and power running to the server while controlling the rest remotely. That's why having it in the corner of my desk will be fine.
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Wireless server?!?!?!?!

I lawled. Seriously though, it's not just a question of bandwidth, more a question of reliability. Wired connections are reliable - very little will interfere with them.
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post #8 of 9
Really the only time you should go wireless is when you really really have to. It can be a major pain, and is subject to tons of problems. Interference from phones and microwaves, incompatibilities in connections, it just isn't as nice as "click wire in place and be done".
    
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Never use wireless if you can use wired. Especially if it's...GIGABIT ETHERNET.
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