[ubuntu-uk] TV connected to ubuntu pc via ethernet
javadayaz at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 12:53:06 GMT 2009
well i was thinking that if virgin dont offer a wirless router, ill just buy
one...connect my pc to that ( I wont then need to install a wifi card in my
main pc right?) and then the revo and my pc can talk through the wifi
router. i.e internet on the revo+ file tranfers!
2009/12/9 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>
> javadayaz wrote:
> > well i was hoping to have the wireless router installed upstairs with
> > the revo installed in a the living room getting its data from the pc
> > upstairs through a router!
> Virgin should be able to do that, it's just a case of running a cable
> from the main box on the front of the house to upstairs (I'm assuming
> it's Virgin Cable broadband rather than Virgin Broadband over at BT
> In the days of NTL, they did this for me, I had a phone connection in
> the front room and a cable connection to the upstairs back bedroom.
> They ran the cable round the side of the house (it was a
> semi-detached). I'm not entirely sure how they would do it on say, a
> terraced house, they might possibly run a cable inside the house.
> If all else fails and they can't put the router upstairs for any reason,
> all you'd need is a wireless card for the PC and then the PC would
> connect to the Revo via the router (I'm guessing, it might even connect
> directly to the Revo).
> I would have thought if you could get a reasonably quick signal you
> should be able to stream SD and HD video as long as the bit rate isn't
> too high. IIRC Bluray video is about 40MBit/sec, so I'd have thought
> that Makrosa video files (h264 video) would be less than this, maybe
> nearer to 10MBit/sec.
> If all else fails, you can always go down the Homeplug route, or other
> half dependent, put in some CAT5/CAT6 cabling.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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