[Thinkpad] Wireless Questions
bob at squakmt.com
Fri Sep 10 13:41:25 CDT 2004
You would do well to check out the wireless mailing lists at
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Berry" <jberry at islandnet.com>
To: <thinkpad at stderr.org>
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 11:06 AM
Subject: [Thinkpad] Wireless Questions
> I have a 600E, 366 MHz P II, 288 MB, running Win2K.
> I have no wireless experience, but I'd like to do a couple
> of things:
> a) be able to use wireless connections when I travel. For
> example, I'll be going to an event in Switzerland which
> claims to provide wireless connections. It would be nice if,
> with just one device or set of devices, I could go either
> wired or wireless, and it could even double as a firewall.
> b) set up a kind of neighbourhood net in Mexico with a house
> about 100 feet away, with a clear line of sight.
> We would share an (expensive) wired
> broadband internet connection. There are other houses even closer,
> but their tenants are not interested in the Internet, so far as
> I know. There's no snow, the temp
> rarely drops below 40, but there can be lots of rain.
> Is this do-able, or a bad idea?
> The 600E has a single USB 1.1 port, but two PC CARD PCMCIA
> ports that work just fine. It has no built-in antenna.
> I know that a discussion about wireless devices happened here
> a couple of weeks ago, but it went over my head (just slightly)
> though I'll be sure to re-read them if I get more basic
> information now. Also, the whole world of wireless might
> have changed in the last week and I'd never know.
> Jonathan Berry and Erika http://members.shaw.ca/berry5868/fun.htm
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