Wireless LAN recommendation ?

Tim Chown tjc at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Dec 2 14:56:52 GMT 2002


PS. See:
http://www.radio.gov.uk/topics/mobiledata/rlans-licence-exempt/rlans-licence-exempt.htm

tim

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 02:53:59PM +0000, Tim Chown wrote:
> for the time being you need a licence to use 802.11a, which costs a
> few tens of pounds... you'll also probably get less useful range than
> 802.11b, depends if you live in an olde thick-wall house or a new
> cardboard house.
> 
> the licence takes a short time to get, and lasts 6 months.  by then the
> 5GHz 802.11a spectrum may be made open like 2.5GHz is for 802.11b.
> 
> tim
> 
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 02:49:15PM +0000, Pete French wrote:
> > So, I'm thinking of getting a nice OSX laptop to wander round the
> > flat with so that I can answer my email whilst siting in bed. Has
> > anyone got a recommendation for adding an 802.11X base station to a BSD
> > box at all ? I know very little of such things, other than the fact that
> > 
> > I want it to be fast and encrypted (802.11a or 802.11g look like the best
> > to me).Iam assuming I just lug a card into my existing BSD fileserver (which
> > is also the cable modem gateway), or do I want some kind of external
> > box plugged into the hub (in which case this is the wrong list, I realise)
> > 
> > Suggestions ?
> > 
> > -bat.
> > 
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