Join Date: Jul 2005
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Before you go and buy any additional hardware to host your files, make sure you consider whether your wireless signal will work as expected. I upgraded my entire network to wireless N only to find out that interference from surrounding wireless signals severely degraded the performance of my network.
In my experience (apartment living, densely populated complex), Wireless N works perfectly for Audio streaming and SD video content, hit or miss for 720p video content, and not at all for 1080p video content. I will be running Ethernet throughout my apartment soon.
EDIT: All of that being said, if you want the best performance out of your setup then make sure you connect your Media Server to your router via Ethernet. That way, the wireless signal will be dedicated to streaming your content to your target player.