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Old August 5, 2009, 07:34 AM
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Default What USB dongle to use with Popcorn Hour A-110

Hi everyone,

I had no answer asking this in the networking forum, so I ask my question again in this forum. I would like to know wich usb wifi dongle will works with the popcorn hour a-110.

It is not for streaming but for the storage and BT part of the machine. I plan to put my WD Black 1TB drive inside the PH.

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Old August 5, 2009, 08:44 AM
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You will run into numerous problems when using a USB WiFi dongle. Connectivity issues will happen. Is there a way getting a wired connection to it?

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sure, having a wire from my router (in the living room) to the PH (in the master bedroom). The wife won't be happy :P
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a co worker of mine tried the wireless dongle from popcorn hour. It did not work to well. Since it's 802.11n only. If it were me i would stick with wired. It's not worth the extra cost and headaches compared to a run a rj45 cabling.
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I'll try something, but thanks for the idea.

If i run the cable, am I better with streaming or with putting the hdd inside the PH?
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i personally opted to stream to mine but that's just me. This is how i have mine setup.

Computer -> popcorn hour (mounted smb share)
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Ill probably install my WD Black 1TB inside the popcorn hour so it will take care of my torrents and will act as a NAS.

Just need to decide wich HDD will go in my main rig now...
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You want a TL-WN821N USB stick, I believe. My local store has them for $26 but they are OOS until Monday, I'll stop by then and grab one.
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You want a TL-WN821N USB stick, I believe. My local store has them for $26 but they are OOS until Monday, I'll stop by then and grab one.
what local store? NCIX?
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CTY.ca, its in Richmond Hill, Ontario. I called them yesterday as the guy there told me to to double check and he said they might not get any until later this month, something about a distribution problem in the States.


Anyways, I found it for $23 at NewEgg, pricematched it at NCIX, should be here within early this week, I hope.


Newegg.ca - TP-LINK TL-WN821N IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 USB 2.0 Wireless N Adapter Up to 300Mbps Data Rates 64/128/152 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) - Wireless Adapters


I'll try it out and post back here, but I've been told it should work.
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