Re: [NTLK] IEEE 802.11b

From: Larrie Easterly (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 12:26:32 EDT

Seems like everyone else has told you how easy it is to setup a a mixed
wireless network but the the other question is, Is it worth the cost? I am
in a similar situation with the fully house already wired for 10/100
Ethernet. To add wireless on top of it made no sense cost wise. Would need
to add a base station and cards to three laptops. I have a 50ft Ethernet
cable so I can sit out on the back deck and surf when I want to. Yes the
cord is a hassle at times but it is a lot cheaper than a base station and

Larrie Easterly

> Hi all,
> I'm about to buy a notebook (non-Apple :-( for my daughter and the one I've
> found so far had the 802.11b option. What exactly does this mean an what is
> required to get this notebook connected wirelessly to my
> AppleTalk/TCP/IP/Dave-running home network? Could I install an Airport or
> wireless LAN access point for the notebook and use this with the Newton as
> well? Has anyone done this and is it worth the effort? I already got
> ethernet wires in nearly each room of our house.
> --
> With best regards / Viele Gruesse
> Marco Mailand

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