My AVR has a USB interface to play FLAC but only in 2ch. I figured the only way I can play 5.1 without getting another hardware would be to use my PC. And, since my PC is in a different room, hence I need to use DLNA over wireless.
Now, because my PC and AVR are both connected on wireless, I assume they can't transmmit at the same time to the wireless router. That would mean whatever speed they get from the wireless router would be halved, correct? So, for example, if I am getting 30Mbps on my wireless router, then the effective speed between my PC and AVR would be less than 15Mpbs.
And for 5 channel 24/96, the bandwidth would have to be more than 24 x 9600 x 5 = 11.4Mbps? Doubling that would be 23Mbps, which would be the minimum effective speed I would need.
I use jRiver and configured it to "never convert", so I assume there is no transcoding issue.
p.s. I have wireless-N and I wish I know how I can measure my wireless speed.