Wireless USB to Webcast Receiver

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Wireless USB to Webcast Receiver

Postby WE8U-p40 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:04 pm

I am excited about the Church's Webcast system. I searched the forum about this issue, but either entered the wrong string or no one has discussed this issue before. Thanks in advance.

We received our Webcast package this week and upon inspection, I realized that the receiver is only set up for a cat5. Is it possible to plug in a USB wireless adapter? We have our building set up on wireless and I would rather not have to call the contractor back in to string a Cat5 line to the router via Chapel.
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Postby campbellcs-p40 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:01 pm

Adam,

There is a way to use a wireless USB adapter, but the process is complicated and not recommended. Infact, using wireless for streaming or receiving is not recommended. The few experiences we have had trying to use wireless have been pretty bad (and that is putting it lightly).

The quickest fix would be to run a cable from your drop location to the stand where the receiver would be located and then just tape over the top of the cable.

If you absolutely need to use the wireless connection, any laptop can be used as a receiver. Just open Windows Media Player and navigate to the url the webcaster is publishing to.

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Postby kd7mha » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:05 pm

there are also ethernet to wireless adapters that should work
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Postby Hijt » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:22 pm

WE8U wrote:"We received our Webcast package this week and upon inspection, I realized that the receiver is only set up for a cat5. Is it possible to plug in a USB wireless adapter? We have our building set up on wireless and I would rather not have to call the contractor back in to string a Cat5 line to the router via Chapel.


Stringing the cable from the chapel to the video room can be done by running the cat5 cable through the air duct. This is usually in back of the chapel where you would normally have the camera. Mot of our newer buildings have under the ground return air that terminates in the air shaft at the back.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:36 pm

Ground Rod wrote:running the cat5 cable through the air duct.


There may be local fire code involved. In particular, use of Plenum cable may be required.
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