[SATLUG] 802.11b Wireless Adapter for Desktop

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Mon Apr 25 15:15:00 CDT 2005


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Subject: RE: [SATLUG] 802.11b Wireless Adapter for Desktop


> Quoting "Sexton, Art, ISD" <ASexton956 at worldsavings.com>:
>
>> Perhaps I am just a wuss but I took the coward's way out and just bought
>> a bridge device than runs on its own with an ethernet output...
>>
>> <http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=241>
>>
>> No drivers to worrry about and it works well for me.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Art Sexton
>>
>>
>
> I think that is the best approach...you have much more flexability in 
> where
> the unit can go so that you can get better coverage.  An PCI card and 
> antenna
> behind a PC is a poor place for an antenna.  But putting th bridge on top 
> of
> the unit, on your desk on filing cabinet will get you much better signal 
> strength.
>
> Walt

How does this thing work?  It just has an antenna, a power cord and an 
ethernet port?  That's all?  So you could stick the antenna pretty much 
anywhere, huh?  That sounds *incredibly* cool...

What about encryption?

Thomas 



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