IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER! I have read many wikis and forum posts:
- Yes, I know WIFI NICs are bad for PXE booting
- Yes, I know LMCE is designed on a 2-NIC design
Please don't feel you need to reply to my post if you only intend to point these things out!
This is my second install of LMCE hybrid, the first being a regular 2 x wired NIC build on an Acer Revo 3610 that worked okay (few issues with occasional freezing and loss of sound). I've now moved into a rental home and I don't want to run ethernet to the hybrid sat behind my TV. For one reason, my 2-year old likes to pull on cables lying on the floor! I'd like to try a single WIFI NIC this time, just to see if it works and if not try a 2-NIC wifi-only approach Two questions:
1. Has ANYONE been successful with a single WIFI NIC?
2. As a fall back, has anyone been successful with standard 2-NIC setup, but both WIFI?
I have a wireless N router which from what I can tell is better for PXE booting. I have the NIC up and running, so tonight I will switch DHCP to the hybrid, and fire it up and see what happens. My guess is a monumental fail, so this is a pre-emptive post!
Remember... We do these things not because they are easy. We do them because they are hard.