Webgear card owners

Josef Karthauser joe at pavilion.net
Thu Jul 6 13:17:34 BST 2000


On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 09:41:09AM +0100, Simon Clayton wrote:
> If they are anything like the Nokia cards/Access points they work really
> well.  Bandwidth on traditional 802.11 stuff has been limited to 2Mbps
> but Nokia (and a lot of other people) are currently releasing 11Mbps
> cards.  OK, I know that this doesn't sound like a lot when you get
> 100Mbps full duplex ethernet but actually even the 2Mbps cards are
> perfectly acceptable  for every day use as long as you don't go copying
> huge files all of the time.

We've got 11Mhz kit running a couple of Km in Brighton, and have been
doing so for a year or so.  It's not 802.11 though, so we actually get
about 8mb's through the air :)  [802.11 requires the harris chipset to
be started and stopped far too often,  this is a major performance hit!]

Joe




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