I just built a htpc and I want to fileshare(drive share actually) with my other pc as well as connect to dsl. I would like to watch a movie or listen to music from a drive on the other computer rather than importing the file to the hdd of my htpc(btw,no phone line in living room and have no desire to run one).
I built the htpc super cheap($230),and used an old 40gb I had lying around so it would fill up fast with movie files, so I would prefer to stream if I could.
I have read of problems with wireless connections' signal loss or poor quality so i'm leaning toward powerline, as it seems it would be more consistant, like a direct ethernet connection.
This is the kit i am considering
, from reviews I have read, it averages about 30Mbps, this should be plenty fast for streaming a movie at 7-8Mbps or am I way off base on how this works?
I don't want to spend much more than $100-150 on network hardware.