[ubuntu-uk] streaming content via wires!
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Oct 7 12:50:48 BST 2009
> Some of you may remember my post about streaming content from a ubuntu
> pc to a media centre/xbox over an eternet wire a couple of months ago!
> All of this in my new house
> Well heres a quick update.
> I was thinking of how best to get this done when it occurred to me
> that when i get the virgin man to drill a whole to install the virgin
> services (the internet upstairs, the tv box downstairs) the most
> logical solution is that i ask him very nicely to drill another two
> holes and at the same time run an ethernet wire through those. So one
> ethernet clippy thing is upstairs and the other is downstairs. In the
> living room. Then when i want to watch something all i have to do is
> make sure its connected to my pc upstairs and im done. No wire, no hassle.
> What do you think?
Might work. They should supply a wireless router (or at least they did
for me) which you will plug the cable modem into, then you you'll have
about 4 ports free, one can be used by your PC and the other can be used
by the XBOX/media device. You can leave it connected, there is no need
to mess around plugging it in and unplugging it.
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