A friend currently plays Shoutcast radio music from a broadband Internet connection on a home audio system by means of a PC (running Winamp) with a long cable connected from the PC audio out jack to the home audio system. I'm looking for a low-cost solution to eliminate the cable using an existing802.11g Wi-Fi WPA-PSK network. 802.11g (not 802.11b) with WPA-PSK is a requirement. Video (TV) is of no interest. I've come up with two different approaches:
- Standalone Internet radio connecting to 802.11g network, either: a. Wired Internet radio with a Wi-Fi-Ethernet bridge/gaming adapter e.g., Slim Devices Squeezebox with Linksys WRT54G as client bridge, about 0 used. b. Wireless Internet radio that supports 802.11g with WPA. Haven't been able to find anything (affordable at least).
- Media Adapter with PC as server, either: a. Wired Media Adapter with a Wi-Fi-Ethernet bridge/gaming adapter e.g., Hauppauge MediaMVP with Linksys WRT54G as client bridge, about 0 used. b. Wireless Media Adapter that supports 802.11g with WPA. Haven't been able to find anything affordable.
2.a seems to be the lowest cost solution. Have I missed anything less expensive?