medialink over gigabit ethernet vs 802.11

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 212rikanmofo, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2003
    I have an airport extreme, not the new 802.11n one but the round 802.11g. and I have been streaming video and music from my g5 desktop to my ps3. It works great. But however there are times when the movie skips a bit and i cannot seem to fast forward. It's not smooth, very laggy. And the video takes a while before it actually plays. If i were to wire my g5 and ps3 using the new airport extreme base station via the gigabit ethernet. Would all those problems disappear?

    I also notice slow downs at times when streaming video from my g5 to my old 17" g4 powerbook (1ghz/2gb ram). Maybe its just too old? Or is it the wireless network? Also when copying files back n forth it is so slow. All my wireless computers on the network at 802.11g so i should get 54mpbs max. I set my airport extreme that way so i can get the best speeds possible. I know if you set it to be a/b/g compatible it will slow the network. But copying files seem to take ages.

    Would going to gigabit ethernet make a big difference?
  2. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    The only time MediaLink would stutter for me over WiFi was with really big files, like movies, small media was fine. But I decided to just use Ethernet for the PS3 instead and I haven't had any stuttering problems since, no matter what type of media I play.

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