Re: [NTLK] Deciding between wireless or ethernet card with dongle

From: R A Parker <Quadzillanet_at_SBCGlobal.NET>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 01:14:00 EST

On Monday, December 1, 2008 at 9:28 pm Gregg Aydelotte wrote:

> Being a new Newton owner
> (first post 11-28-08), I'm
> trying to decide between
> the best method (easiest
> and most useful) to get my
> newly acquired 2000 and 2000u
> on the internet.

Welcome to the Green...

> I'm really tempted to go for
> the wireless, since I could use
> it at other places, but I have
> a hunch that the card with a
> dongle would be more "reliable",
> although it would tether me to
> having to "plug in" somewhere.

Being wireless definitely has a certain wow factor. Ultimately, it will have its limits, Especially "where" and "how" you are able to connect... same limits you will have with a wired connection, if not more so. You can overcome these limits if you control the wireless router.

Personally, wireless has been very, very, good to me. I doubt I will ever see a need for a wired connection for my 2100.

> I have a Linksys wireless setup
> going at home, so I'm thinking
> that I should be able to test and
> troubleshoot wireless there. I'm

mmm... what kind? It it is a WRT-54G, you can have a lot of fun with those!

> still waiting for the arrival of my
> Keyspan USB adapter to connect the
> Newtons to my G4 Powermac.

Good deal! You'll do fine.


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