Originally Posted by toby10
Yeah, and I think anything less than N would just drag down the entire network (assuming N is backwards compatible to B & G). I think there is a way to make a wireless router into a "bridge" but that might be a pricey bridge on an N network.
I did a bit of testing today with various home-made wireless tools (Intel packs in some nice stuff with the Dells) and discovered that I am getting about 18-24Mbps into the 3800 at 45' from the router, sooooo this is plenty fast. If I put a laptop right next to it running WMP11 at the same speed the streaming is impeccable. So, since I am geting problems with WMP11 (server) -> either PS3 or 3800, but not to Vista WMP11 on a laptop, I conclude that MS has a lock on this and neither the PS3 or the 3800 buffer correctly... in other words I got plenty of bandwidth except for the odd stumble which will screw up the system unless it is buffered.
There is a lot on this on the web in reference to the PS3 where there are also a lot of pleasant digital rights issues. Next to nothing on the Yamaha. Looks like I am into USB for my music collection. The interface, in any case, is lousy on the 3800 compared to either WMP11 or the SONY or for that matter iTunes. This is I expect all fixable with an upgrade, but would not hold my breath for one.
Bottom line, do not buy this machine to stream audio unless you are hardwired in, and then you will have a hard time with the interface.... try to scroll through 600 artists showing 10 at a time..... luckily I did not buy the machine with this as its primary use.... I doubt anyone would.... but it is a feature that comes up short... especially at this price. Take a look at the SONY or even Microsoft interfaces for a comparison.