From: Abo on 3 Jul 2008 16:38
> Was just discussing this randomly with a mate earlier, and as I knew there
> was some severe geekage in here, I wondered what everyone had in terms of a
> 'network' in their houses? We have (just lost brothers PC, Xbox 360 and
> Laptop when he moved out) -
> My PC
> Xbox 360
> These go into one switch in my room, down to the 'office' where there is -
> Server (used mainly for printing/storing)
> another Switch
> a gaming speeding up little box thing (can't remember the details of this -
> but it's a little box the connection runs through, so when you're gaming it
> priotitises it or something - it made a big difference anyway!)
> Parents PC
> Wifi Booster
> And sitting on Wifi we have
> My Laptop
> My PSP
> Parents laptop
> Wifi Internet Radio doodah
> So that's 9 actual 'devices' and a bunch of connecty equipment. What has
> everyone else?
My main PC
My company laptop docking station
The NAS box
These are all connected by cable to the router, except the printer which
is on the PC, shared
My own laptop docking station. It is connected to the TV and I use
Beyond Media with a streamzap remote to access media on the NAS box.
I've got faceplates on either side of the stud wall and it's connected
to the last free port on the router
Damn, my four year old has his own PC in his room, so he can do stuff on
the Cbeebies website without pestering me!
The laptops can go Wi-Fi if I want
From: Abo on 3 Jul 2008 16:42
Richard Kilpatrick wrote:
> And that's about it at present, that I'm aware of.
Isn't there some driving game where you can balance the PSP on top of
your TV and use it as a rear view mirror?
From: Richard Kilpatrick on 3 Jul 2008 16:47
> Richard Kilpatrick wrote:
>> And that's about it at present, that I'm aware of.
> Isn't there some driving game where you can balance the PSP on top of
> your TV and use it as a rear view mirror?
They did demo a feature like that, but I'm not sure if it's been
adopted, is in one game only (was it a Formula One type game?) or was
just a proof of concept. Certainly I don't see clever stuff like GTA:UV
making the PSP into your satnav/mobile phone, which would be Really Neat.
From: Tim S Kemp on 3 Jul 2008 18:44
> I hate wireless.
An expensive way of having a worse connection than a wire.
From: Tim S Kemp on 3 Jul 2008 18:46
> All our Wifi stuff seems to work faultlessly? I can take this laptop
> (Dell D410 with Intel Proset Wifi iirc) to my mates and hop onto
> their wifi and it never drops...? I do find dropping issues with the
> odd old laptop/card, the kinda stuff that was expensive years ago
> heh, in other places though.
more recent versions of proset are great. Having up to date drivers is