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Steam In-home Streaming is now Open Beta

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Valve has been working on Steam in-home streaming as a closed-beta since last year. The beta is now open for all. In-house streaming allows streaming from one machine to another over a LAN. So imagine you have a Mac and PC on the same network but can't play PC only Steam games on the Mac. In-house streaming solves that problem.

Go here for more info, including a more detailed description and system requirements-
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Nice. I've been in on the closed beta since day 1 and it's pretty decent. Although don't expect amazing performance over cheap 2.4GHz Wireless N. You will be disappointed. Believe me, I've tested it. If you can, go go hard-wired Ethernet or get a Dual Band AC Router.
 

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Why not 5Ghz N? You'll get less interference and higher throughput.
I'll refer you to this video by LinusTechTips :

[video=youtube;gIL71Q6eJ2Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIL71Q6eJ2Y#t=4m10s[/video]

Jump to 4m00s for network info
 

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I have a less flashy video guide here-

[video=youtube_share;johh6NOw8Nk]http://youtu.be/johh6NOw8Nk[/video]​
 
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Nice video although I still think WiFi isn't the best solution because latency is so important. If it helps, power line networking can be considered a compromise.
 
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