I recently made repairs in the apartment and decided to check if there is any chance at the current level of development of wireless equipment to create an apartment full of high-speed wireless network. Initially, the task seemed inappropriate (at home quite successfully, you can use Ethernet, why bother with WiFi?), but to convince myself that wireless technologies are not standing still, I decided to arrange a small test. One of the main criteria of success was the ability to view on a plasma panel HD-video rips with the volume from 10 to 30 GB in conditions when between file storage and replaying device is no wired network.
For a start I will say a few words about the features available to me the equipment that you want to associate to the network. Conditionally stationary (rarely floating) equipment with a TV and a desktop computer. To the mobile (often roaming) — smartphones and laptop. In the future, I hope to mobile equipment will be added, and a tablet (which I do not yet have).
One of the main tasks — network download media content and play it on plasma or sound system (if it is audio content). Before (when using wired LAN) on the computer Desk stood a router (an old ASUS RT-G32 operating in the WiFi mode to G) to which across the flat stretched an Ethernet cable from your ISP. Computer connected to the router also by cable, and mobile devices (laptop and PDA) used a WiFi connection. Downloading films was carried out on a stationary computer (because he had the biggest hard drive). The computer was connected the HDMI cable to the plasma for movies. If I wanted to watch a movie on the plasma, and in the other room on the laptop, I was just leaving a desktop computer turned on, went into another room and watched a movie from a network share over WiFi (the speed of WiFi-G available on the laptop is enough to play real-time movies, in the amount not exceeding 10 GB more for a laptop and is not needed).