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ldivinag
04-29-2010, 6:03 PM
i would like to stream my HD content from windows media to the tv downstairs using an xbox 360 as the extender.

but using wifi G just wont cut it.

i tried out a wifi N a year or 2 ago. both base station and usb stick was from same company and back them, it would barely make. but would still stutter....

just wondering if wifi N these days actually are getting the numbers as advertised.

JDay
04-29-2010, 6:09 PM
USB wifi adapters are junk, the antenna is too small for any decent range. What you should do is get a second 801.11n router and use it as a client, then you can set it up next to the Xbox and just run ethernet. You may need one that allows you to flash a 3rd party firmware to do this.

cyphr02
04-29-2010, 6:15 PM
I've got a Netgear Wireless N router and I get 100+ anywhere in my house on my laptop and its solid as a rock connection wise.

bigmike82
04-29-2010, 6:59 PM
They do make usb adapters with external antenna connectors.

JDay
04-29-2010, 7:52 PM
They do make usb adapters with external antenna connectors.

The only ones I've seen are the Senao 802.11g USB adapters.

ETA: Ah, they make a 802.11n USB adapter with external antennas too.

http://www.keenansystems.com/Engenius_Senao_EUB-9701_EXT2_802.11n_USB_adapter.htm

http://www.keenansystems.com/IMG_1035.JPG

bigmike82
04-29-2010, 8:53 PM
And this one:

http://www.hawkingtech.com/products/productlist.php?CatID=19&FamID=33&ProdID=396

Brianguy
04-29-2010, 9:24 PM
im using a refurb netgear usb adapter i bought on ebay. i usually get 270 but then again the router (d-link) is in the next room.

my buddy bought a linksys router and usb adapter combo and it gets terrible reception on N but the G seems to work a little better.

Zomgie
04-29-2010, 10:26 PM
I did some testing for a college on 100-200 WiFi APs. The Wireless-N signals definitely could give 100+ mbps IF they had a direct line of sight and were within 50 ft or so. After that they drop off significantly and become nearly useless. The G network averaged ~10 mbps but had a much longer range and could handle going through walls.

JDay
04-29-2010, 10:40 PM
my buddy bought a linksys router and usb adapter combo and it gets terrible reception on N but the G seems to work a little better.

If he sets the wireless to (N Only) on the router he will get better performance with N. The downside is no B/G adapters will be able to connect. He might also want to try out DD-WRT on that thing. Its better than the stock firmware.

http://dd-wrt.com

jammer2k
04-30-2010, 10:32 AM
One other detail, when setting up your security do NOT use TKIP. Instead use AES. 802.11N will not allow greater than a 54 meg connection with TKIP. So if you are using legacy devices that don't support AES you may want to run two wifi access points (1 n and 1 g) for compatibility.

JDay
04-30-2010, 10:58 AM
One other detail, when setting up your security do NOT use TKIP. Instead use AES. 802.11N will not allow greater than a 54 meg connection with TKIP. So if you are using legacy devices that don't support AES you may want to run two wifi access points (1 n and 1 g) for compatibility.

Not to mention that TKIP has been cracked.