Networking Question - Wired and Wireless


#1

1.  I have a PC running a media server, and an additional WD live plus unit next to it that is connected to the TV.  I am using a router.  I am restricted to using one wired connection and one wireless connection.

What is better:  Wireless on the plus unit and wired on the PC, or the other way around?

2.  If you have two WD Live plus units - one with an external drive, and the second one connected to the TV.  Two wired connections are out of the question.  Again, which is better:  wired on unit with external drive and wireless on the second unit, or other way around?


#2

1-  I would say Wireless on the PC because driver support is better.

2-  I would say wireless on the one with the external HD, because the presumption I have is that you’re not going to be streaming much, as it’s mostly on the HD.


#3

TonyPh12345 wrote:

1-  I would say Wireless on the PC because driver support is better.

2-  I would say wireless on the one with the external HD, because the presumption I have is that you’re not going to be streaming much, as it’s mostly on the HD.

 

Ok.  So in 1. the only advantage is the driver support.

As for 2.  They get equal time between PlayOn media server and Live unit with the HD (again the Live unit with the HD is used as media drive share only)  PlayOn has Hulu and Vevo and many talk shows from broadcast networks.

But you tend to recommend the ‘central’ Live Plus unit (connected to TV with a keyboard on it) wired, and the PC and the Live unit with HD on wireless if there is a restriction on number of wired connections available (in my case one).


#4

Or why not just buy a switch and increase your wired ports?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00003006E/ref=oss_product


#5

mkelley wrote:

Or why not just buy a switch and increase your wired ports?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00003006E/ref=oss_product

I already have a dual band N router with 4 LAN ports.  I just do not want to add more hardware.