Wireless LAN recommendation ?

Simon Dick simond at irrelevant.org
Mon Dec 2 15:28:09 GMT 2002

On Mon, 2002-12-02 at 15:09, Pete French 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.
> TThick walled - but its only got to go about 12 feet from the study to
> the linge (through 2 concrete walls, admittedly)
> > 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.
> very interesting - my old colleagues at the R.A. being their usual
> selves I see! I ssuspect, however, that I am actually going to be
> shafted by the lack of drivers for the laptop end of the network
> as there dont appear to be OSX drivers for any 802.11a cards (I havent
> investigated the FreeBSD end of things yet).

The slight drawback is that there is no public info on the chipsets
which means no FreeBSD drivers for 802.11a either :|

Simon Dick					simond at irrelevant.org

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