Re: [NTLK] IEEE 802.11b

Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 12:36:14 EDT

It's mainly personal preference. I have an old house and don't feel like
ripping things up to run cable. It probably cost more for me to get a
Linksys WAP and a high-gain aftermarket antenna for it, but I can surf
from any room in my house and I have the signal strength to punch
through plaster and stone walls.


-----Original Message-----
From: Larrie Easterly []=20
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] IEEE 802.11b

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
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
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

Larrie Easterly

> Hi all,
> I'm about to buy a notebook (non-Apple :-( for my daughter and the one
> 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
> 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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