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Thread: How many of you update your carpc's music content wireless?

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    How many of you update your carpc's music content wireless?

    Just wondering how many of you guys with carpc's take advantage of the wireless technology and update your car's music librabry via Wifi?

    Also what antenna is best suited for the car?

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    I do, my usb adapter has a nice antenna on it already, but can be removed. Link I park about 50 - 75 ft away, get good signal. I will probably be getting the multi antenna from sparkfun. Link For now its the stock antenna, mounted high in the car, works fine.

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    I do as well...UltraVNC and I fireup the carputer using my alarm remote...
    I have a USB Wi-Fi adapter with a 7dB gain, external antenna. Perfect...

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    Aside from already having 10,000 karaoke tracks on board for passengers to sing to, my car music collection consists of 95% music videos, all of which are downloaded from the internet. Having an always on, high-speed mobile internet connection has helped me out in that respect.

    Nevertheless, I do use wifi at times, but only for war driving. As far as the antenna is concerned, it's from a fixed WRT54G Linksys router disguised on the rear package tray.


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    I use Allway Sync if I update it with just an album so it doesn't take long.
    I use this adapter with an external antenna.
    I get about 4 bars from about 100ft away, in my room. Router is a wrt54gs, boosted Tx power by 10mw.
    transfer speed is between 800-1000KB/s

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    I use wireless, but not any kind of synching program.
    All my music is shared on my network, so I just access my music share and drag/drop.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dMand View Post
    Aside from already having 10,000 karaoke tracks on board for passengers to sing to, my car music collection consists of 95% music videos, all of which are downloaded from the internet. Having an always on, high-speed mobile internet connection has helped me out in that respect.

    Nevertheless, I do use wifi at times, but only for war driving. As far as the antenna is concerned, it's from a fixed WRT54G Linksys router disguised on the rear package tray.

    How much does THAT cost you a month?

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    Ever since I switched to having a large hard drive for my music, updating it wirelessly requires me to run back and forth from the house to the car... kind of a hassle. I had to turn on my laptop, run to the car, start up the carpc, run back inside, run synctoy on my laptop, finish, run back to the car, shut down the carpc. This especially sucks in the winter if I didnt park my car in the garage.

    I'm waiting for parts to build a Windows Home Server machine, so hopefully that should simplify things a bit. Then I can just run Synctoy from the car before driving off to school/work.

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    Wireless router directly over my car in the carport. When I pull in, car connects, StreetDeck links to the home network and syncs music library.
    My opinion is my own.

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