HP Extender vs. Linksys Extender

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by NE14FUN, Dec 2, 2004.

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    NE14FUN Guest

    I have the HP MCE PC and a Linksys Wireless Router and am deciding which MCE
    Extender to purchase. Is there any difference between the two taking into
    account my current configuration? The Linksys seems to be selling a little
    cheaper and HP won't budge on their $299 price. Thanks in advance for your
    NE14FUN, Dec 2, 2004
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  2. they are functionally the same. you can buy based on price.
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Dec 2, 2004
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  3. well, yes. but the remotes are functionally the same as well.
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Dec 2, 2004
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    Wilson Guest

    Have you consider purchase MS Xbox with the xbox extender?
    Wilson, Dec 3, 2004
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    jasleinstein Guest

    I have used all three. The performance of the Xbox is hands down better than
    the Linksys or HP.
    If you are only playing music and have a few thousand songs any are fine.
    I have a very large music library and only the Xbox works well.
    Watching video really shows the difference in performance.
    jasleinstein, Dec 3, 2004
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    NE14FUN Guest

    Are you recommending I buy a new Xbox with a Xbox Extender instead of the HP
    or Linksys? It comes out to the same price as the Linksys and is cheaper
    than the HP. Does the MCE stuff come in the same? Thanks for your help.
    NE14FUN, Dec 3, 2004
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    Ed H Guest

    I have the Linksys Extender, and as of now I am very un-
    happy with its function.

    I upgraded my network to support the wireless, and it is
    so poor on recorded tv, it makes me want to go back and
    use my VCR.

    All the Sound functions are outstanding, but any video
    loads up the network, and you constnatly see the 'network
    congested" dialog. Even when the Extender is the only
    thing using the bandwidth.
    Ed H, Dec 4, 2004
  8. Please supply all the details of your wireless hardware. What router
    or access point? Are you using 802.11a or g? How far from the MCE
    machine and number of walls, celings and doors? what are your walls,
    etc. made of?
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Dec 4, 2004
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