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RonM
2008-04-27, 12:14
I have a choice to make, and that is whether to use a hybrid setup (my original intent) or a pure wireless setup. My house is "wired" with ethernet jacks available in various places. I also have a D-Link (g) wireless router. My computer is hard-wired to the router, so music will be passed via ethernet to the router, and then on to the SD apparatus. We have a couple of cordless phones (2.4g and 900m), and, of course, a microwave. Signal strength on the wireless is high in most locations in the house (full bars).

I live in the country; there are no other wireless devices remotely in range, and hence I haven't even bothered to set security on the wireless. As there are no other choices, my high speed internet connection is via a line-of-sight microwave service (from an antenna on my roof, to an antenna a few miles away on top of a ski hill). It's not as fast as I'd like, but fast enough for most music services, and I could upgrade speed if I wanted to. But that all has nothing to do with my setup decision.

So, the question is, if I can do either, am I better off going all-wireless, or a hybrid setup? I had thought the latter, but am now not so sure.

Ron

JimC
2008-04-27, 12:18
So, the question is, if I can do either, am I better off going all-wireless, or a hybrid setup? I had thought the latter, but am now not so sure.

Ron

You should have enough bandwidth to work wirelessly, but if I had wire everywhere, I'd use the hybrid mode.

As the professionals say: "use wire whenever you can."


-=> Jim

pfarrell
2008-04-27, 12:18
RonM wrote:
> So, the question is, if I can do either, am I better off going
> all-wireless, or a hybrid setup? I had thought the latter, but am now
> not so sure.

I would recommend doing the easiest one first. Try it, see if you like
it. If it works great, you are done, and can listen to music and drink
beer. If there are problems, then work to eliminate them.

In my house, my Transporter is connected to Ethernet to a switch that is
connected with Ethernet to my SqueezeCenter. My SqueezeBoxen and Duet
are wireless.


--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

peter
2008-04-27, 13:20
On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 12:14:52 -0700, "RonM"
<RonM.38jiiz1209323701 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> said:
>
> I have a choice to make, and that is whether to use a hybrid setup (my
> original intent) or a pure wireless setup. My house is "wired" with
> ethernet jacks available in various places. I also have a D-Link (g)
> wireless router. My computer is hard-wired to the router, so music
> will be passed via ethernet to the router, and then on to the SD
> apparatus. We have a couple of cordless phones (2.4g and 900m), and,
> of course, a microwave. Signal strength on the wireless is high in
> most locations in the house (full bars).
>
> I live in the country; there are no other wireless devices remotely in
> range, and hence I haven't even bothered to set security on the
> wireless. As there are no other choices, my high speed internet
> connection is via a line-of-sight microwave service (from an antenna on
> my roof, to an antenna a few miles away on top of a ski hill). It's not
> as fast as I'd like, but fast enough for most music services, and I
> could upgrade speed if I wanted to. But that all has nothing to do
> with my setup decision.
>
> So, the question is, if I can do either, am I better off going
> all-wireless, or a hybrid setup? I had thought the latter, but am now
> not so sure.

I have a similar situation. The house has ethernet in many places but
the wifi signal is not strong enough to cover the whole house. Even if
it was, I'd prefer to use wired where I can. Using wired where possible
takes the load of your wireless network. If you can, go wired all the
way. That's always best.

Regards,
Peter