On 04/07/2014 10:54 PM, Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:I agree.
No way in heck I would want TC's on wireless. It's a hub. X11 screen
updates can suck up to 73 Mbit/sec when playing TuxType (I did this
measurement about 10 years ago and re-confirmed it about 5 years ago).
As much as the wireless hype may be going on now, there's just no way an
LTSP architecture can be successful on a hub, be that hub wireless or
wired. Well, not if you intend to use the full complement of
educational apps, that is. And don't even *think* about anything that
uses Flash, for the same reason.
LibreOffice'll work OK. So will Gedit or even Firefox, provided there
aren't a lot of screen updates. But relatively static (as far as screen
updates go) apps like that are about it. Putting LTSP on wireless is a
recipe for failure, given current wireless technology.
Wireless is just not cut out for _general_ LTSP use. You might find some limited success for things like kiosks running everything as a localapp but the use cases are relatively niche.
I have moved most of my clients to switched wired 1000 Mbps connections because even dedicated 100 M connections were too slow for some things. Also keep in mind that the apps that use a ton of bandwidth might not be obvious. LibreOffice Impress was one of the applications that was frequently unusable at 100 Mbps.