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Installation issues / deb not reachable on Friday, 27th of March CET
« Last post by posde on March 27, 2015, 12:26:40 pm »
Hi,

our server was not reachable due to a huge power outage in The Netherlands. Things are back to normal for us, however it seems others in NL are still experiencing outages.
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Users / Re: 1204/1404 HAL replacement !!! Please read!
« Last post by maverick0815 on March 27, 2015, 12:19:34 pm »
problem solved with the ever so resourceful Phenigma :-)
only now asterisk doesn't register my phones anymore. this time reinstalling it won't do the trick anymore.
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Users / Re: question about internet radio
« Last post by maverick0815 on March 27, 2015, 12:17:50 pm »
sorry for the late update....the issue so far has been resolved by Alblasco...the script in question wasn't in the repo. I got it and now I also got internet radio. Thats working nicely. What I'm missing is an easy way to edit them, like putting logos or perhaps have favourites...something like that.
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Users / Re: rpi2
« Last post by posde on March 27, 2015, 10:33:01 am »
ok.
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Users / Re: rpi2
« Last post by totallymaxed on March 27, 2015, 10:22:03 am »
I doubt your statement. 5-6 streams at 10MBit/s are 50-60MBits/s  - 802.11n (which has only been around since 2009 officially), is supposedly good for a thoughput of net 40MBit/s under good circumstances. Repeaters do not enlarge the bandwidth, only the covered area.

Good that your clients did not see any problems.

I will not trust wifi for my media consumption need, except maybe audio.

Its has nothing to do with 'trust' - its simply a matter of engineering, physics and spending the time needed to set Wifi LAN's up properly.

Our clients don't see throughput problems because we spend time installing and optimising their wifi - the results are worth the extra effort/cost (in most cases). There are always situations where a 'thrown' together wifi LAN will do the job - and of course the industry likes to portray wifi LAN's as something anyone can setup in 2 minutes with no technical effort! That's simply marketing crap. But if you want to extract the maximum from wifi then you need to spend the time/effort to get it.

In real world use with a properly configured Wifi LAN (using good quality hardware), and good coverage throughout the property (that's where the wifi repeaters are important and better signal quality translates into better throughput locally from that repeater - not for enlarging bandwidth) 802.11n can deliver 70Mbts+ and with 802.11ac we have networks delivering 90Mbts+. You need to use good quality Wifi AP's (a $45 USD unit will not have the throughput because its SOC and other components simply will never deliver it - a function of cost) and they need to be configured properly - and importantly the resultant LAN needs to be tested, and adjusted, if you want the maximum throughput.

See here; http://www.speedguide.net/faq/what-is-the-actual-real-life-speed-of-wireless-374

We see Wifi LAN's delivering broadly the throughputs mentioned in this article in real world installations - i've been personally involved with 4x such installations so far this year. They are all delivering reliable service at the throughputs mentioned above.

All the best

Andy
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Mintube
« Last post by tschak909 on March 26, 2015, 10:24:49 pm »
Add it. At the very least, look in the wiki under computing application.

-Thom
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Users / Re: question about internet radio
« Last post by Dap-P on March 26, 2015, 10:00:40 pm »
I also dont know who made that page in the web-admin, but i made that script. I dont know if it is adapted to be used with the webadmin.

But the webadmin page is on my to-do list, please be patient a little longer.

Regards,
Dap-P
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Users / Re: 1204/1404 HAL replacement !!! Please read!
« Last post by phenigma on March 26, 2015, 08:08:57 pm »
I'm not sure what is up there Mav.  I added an internal drive here and it was detected and stays online with both router reloads and reboots.  So I'm at a bit of a loss.  You can try running /usr/pluto/bin/StorageDevices_Radar.sh manually and see if the drives come 'online' then.

J.
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Users / Re: rpi2
« Last post by posde on March 26, 2015, 07:21:45 pm »
I doubt your statement. 5-6 streams at 10MBit/s are 50-60MBits/s  - 802.11n (which has only been around since 2009 officially), is supposedly good for a thoughput of net 40MBit/s under good circumstances. Repeaters do not enlarge the bandwidth, only the covered area.

Good that your clients did not see any problems.

I will not trust wifi for my media consumption need, except maybe audio.
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Users / Re: rpi2
« Last post by totallymaxed on March 26, 2015, 02:11:49 pm »
Because wifi is not meant to transfer large amounts of data. imho wifi is great for getting access, but not for using it with HD content transfers. For example, the current bandwidth used by a public HD broadcaster in Germany is 11MBit/s - now take two people trying to watch that broadcast. In everything but the most perfect situations, you will get a problem.

Well in my experience with a properly setup 802.11n or 802.11ac Wifi network with repeaters to fill in any dead zones etc we have regularly seen 5-6 simultaneous 11Mbts (or thereabouts some HD streams would be slightly higher here in the UK) being accessed without a problem. Of course you will get congestion and buffering if you push the LAN to its limits but there is no need to do that with modern Wifi router/LAN's. Yes you need a well implemented Wifi installation - a single router stuffed in the back of a closet is not going to deliver that. And the installation will be largely driven by what construction is used in the building etc. But all of those can be worked around by using multiple AP's strategically located.

Of course the other factor is that for most of the time, in most situations, there are not 5-6 HD streams being moved across the LAN.

All the best

Andy
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