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Windows 7: How to stream large files

14 Nov 2010   #1
marrjam

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to stream large files

Greetings,

I need to stream large files between two computers (htpc & other is just for storing large files) that are separated by a wall. Both are connected to powerline network adapters and a third computer has a powerline adapter hooked up to a wireless router, all are connected via windows 7 network (all are running windows 7.

Since both network plugs are used I was thinking about using a usb network cable to stream bluray movies from the one that is stored to the other. Wireless/powerline still cause stuttering, doesn't seem to be a fast enough connection.

Is this a good idea? Is there a better solution?

Thanks, marrjam


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14 Nov 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

1. Powerline devices are not fast enough to stream.
2. Unless you use Wireless "n" it will not be fast enough to stream. I have tried 54mb wireless...it does not work well.

Direct wire at 1GB is perfect works very very well. 100mb connections work well, but hi-end BluRay, you will need more bandwidth.

Hope that helps. -WS
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15 Nov 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marrjam View Post
Greetings,

I need to stream large files between two computers (htpc & other is just for storing large files) that are separated by a wall. Both are connected to powerline network adapters and a third computer has a powerline adapter hooked up to a wireless router, all are connected via windows 7 network (all are running windows 7.

Since both network plugs are used I was thinking about using a usb network cable to stream bluray movies from the one that is stored to the other. Wireless/powerline still cause stuttering, doesn't seem to be a fast enough connection.

Is this a good idea? Is there a better solution?

Thanks, marrjam
I agree, wireless N is about the only thing for streaming wirelessly and you can move files much faster with wireless N.

If you need more range use an AP "access point" or a bridge. You can also get more throughput using channel bonding setting at 20-40MHz with 5GHz frequency. Although do I have channel bonding working at 2.4GHz to get 300Mbps but the channel seperation isn't as good as with 5Ghz.

You can read more about channel bonding in the link below.
Wireless Networking — What is channel bonding?
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15 Nov 2010   #4
marrjam

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How about a crossover or bridge cable?

I am using wireless n, but it was not enough, that is why I went the powerline route, but it is not enough either, how about a crossover cable/bridge cable to the computer on the other side of the wall that holds all the movie files? Can I use a router with it and the powerline? My internet access with the powerline is much better than wireless N router/card, but I only have one network plugin on the powerline.

Thanks, Mark
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15 Nov 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If you are talking about this (see attached). You can do that but you would need to remove the GREEN CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 wire.


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