Originally Posted by Stanton
Sorry to burst your bubble, but I've had no problems streaming Netflix+Pandora to my 2550 via an 802.11g (wireless) bridge. I converted an old WRT54G router to a bridge using DD-WRT.
No bubble burst.... For Netflix and Pandora, I don't deny that wireless will work fine - both are low overhead for QOS and don't require a large swath of bandwidth.
Where I see demand for wires is with Xbox/Wii/PS3 situations, as well as high-bandwidth services like 1080p video (even 480i video).
If one can run the wires, I advocate it (or seek out alternative solution). Down the road in my experience, the hassle is overcome by the quality and quantity that can be delivered.
For example, some day Netflix might start offering 1080p HD movies. Wireless may possibly be an issue in streaming versus connectivity via wires.
Good for you on the DD-WRT; quality solution that solves the limitations of the usual firmwares in such routers.