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ggee
2007-08-26, 03:30 AM
Is the wireless capability of the MVp good? I notice that my laptop can say connection strength is exellent, but the MVP shows 3 out of 5 bars and I get 3mb/s throughput when using filesystem throughput test. It can't keep up with MP2 datarate.

Suggestions?

Thanks,
Greg

elite
2007-08-26, 07:31 AM
Seems ok to me - works where a pci card couldn't get a signal at all...

Can't check the signal at the mo as the Mrs is in bed with the mvp :eek: (ok so wmvp is in the bedroom, next to the tv not in the bed - I hope)

mvallevand
2007-08-27, 12:01 PM
I don't have a good setup because I don't have an antenna on my mvp, so I have to work near the wifi router.
I can get the signal strength into the -45 range though which is reasonable, but still the throughput test shows 5.1-5.3. With this setup, emulation mode doesn't run very well, so I use Filesytem mode, but I have always blamed that on the missing antenna.

There is no documentation or source for the drivers for the wireless card that is used so I have written off making any improvements at the network level, but I did try to get them for several months. I haven't found any tweaks that I could try either.

Note since you are talking about "bars", mvpmc has a wireless signal strength indicator on the main menu in the Settings option showing the number that Hauppauge show on their setup screen.

Martin

ggee
2007-08-28, 02:29 AM
Note since you are talking about "bars", mvpmc has a wireless signal strength indicator on the main menu in the Settings option showing the number that Hauppauge show on their setup screen.

Martin


I tried a few more tests and still same. Throughput test using file over CIFS from linux and CIFS from Windows share both have 2mb/s. Signal strength in settings screen shows "58 - good".

Greg

ggee
2007-08-28, 02:33 AM
Should be okay.. I don't use WMVP but one is wired MVP is hooked up only to high power dual amp wireless 54G Turbo 125mbps bridge. That's about 40+ Feet from the nearest Wireless Access Point spanning 3 large rooms. When people come over they are amazed this is wireless wow! Yes it acts no different. Music and video/audio plays smoothly and does the remote up and down menus..

I've tested my laptop running client to stream Live TV from PVR-150 at the same time watching video MVP. Wow it workes again smoothly..

So what are you using for a bridge. I don't understand why companies don't make simple and cheap wireless/wired bridges for devices that do not have wireless. Closest thing are the gaming adapters, but they overprice those and I really don't see them around that much anymore. I was looking at wireless N for the better range and speed, but again, no bridges :mad:.

Greg