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CREATE A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT..

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CREATE A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT..

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Post by Transistor1 » 14 Jan 2019 13:00

Hi all...

I have a wireless home network with a speed of 65 Mbps..
when i try to watch Movies via DLNA or Samba at my LG TV, i get plenty of stuttering.. so the movie is unwatchable. ( I guess due to low wifi network speed )

I also have a wireless usb dongle which says 150 Mbps..

My question is simple..

Is there a way to setup Xigmanas as a wireless access point with a SSID ( or any other way ), so i can see it from my TV and connect to it, to get improved speed or is it impossible?
I ll use this access point only for the connection to my TV..

Thanks for any suggestion..

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Post by raulfg3 » 14 Jan 2019 15:43

better if you try to connect TV by cable.

less better = use a mesh wifi <- Google to understand.
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Post by ms49434 » 14 Jan 2019 16:48

There are too many unknowns, i.e. it will be unlikely that your USB stick supports AP mode.
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Re: CREATE A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT..

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Post by alexey123 » 15 Jan 2019 23:05

I think Xigmanas can work as access point, but cannot work as gateway.
Need recompile kernel and add to XIGMANAS kernel options

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options IPDIVERT 
options TCP_DROP_SYNFIN 
Also must be increased IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE_LIMIT to 10

If you plan watch internet TV need add

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options MROUTING
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Post by ms49434 » 16 Jan 2019 01:47

I've found an AP capable WLAN stick and applied the following configuration in a test environment:

A LAN, using the existing physical interface, fully configured with static IP and internet access (here: em0).
interfaces_lan.png
Added WLAN, using the AP capable stick, AP enabled and configured.
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Added a bridge with em0 and wlan0 as members.
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Selected the bridge as the LAN interface in the last step.
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I rebooted the box after each step.
Accessing shares from both networks was successful.
Accessing the internet via WLAN was successful.
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1) XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4 amd64-embedded on a Dell T20 running in a VM on ESXi 6.7U2, 22GB out of 32GB ECC RAM, LSI 9300-8i IT mode in passthrough mode. Pool 1: 2x HGST 10TB, mirrored, SLOG: Samsung 850 Pro, L2ARC: Samsung 850 Pro, Pool 2: 1x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB , services: Samba AD, CIFS/SMB, ftp, ctld, rsync, syncthing, zfs snapshots.
2) XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4 amd64-embedded on a Dell T20 running in a VM on ESXi 6.7U2, 8GB out of 32GB ECC RAM, IBM M1215 crossflashed, IT mode, passthrough mode, 2x HGST 10TB , services: rsync.

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Post by jamaroney » 16 Jan 2019 14:24

Transistor1,

There's a lot of variables involved other than speed.

Try this first: Are you able to stream videos from the server onto another wireless device, such as a laptop? If so, how well does that work?

What type of videos are you watching - those w/ some type of compression (e.g., H264) or full, uncompressed ones? The latter requires a lot more bandwidth, and some stuttering could result.

Although I rarely do it, I can watch most videos on my server via my wireless n laptop with no problems. The only ones that produce occasional issues are uncompressed hi-def videos.

On the other hand, a lot has to do with the machine that's processing the video. For example, I have two media players connected to my TV, both with wired connection to the server. One plays uncompressed videos with a stuttered motion (no matter what settings I adjust) while the other plays them very smoothly. Interestingly, it's the older player with less memory and processing power that's working the best.

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Post by was-armandh » 22 Jan 2019 14:57

Older WiFi hubs {n} that are not in to time division sharing of the band or reduced power phased array beaming,
in very populated area, may work better if that is the problem. [was for me] we've got a long list of neighbors.
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only my sons smart phone is on our WiFi all else is wired
when moving in at this location, and before I was able to wire my office, I did one back up via WiFi.
what normally took 30 minutes, took 18 hours. wired it was back to 30 minutes or under.

even attic or crawl-space work; wired is well worth the effort.
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