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User currently offlineCosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 921 times:

hi guys
is anyone here a user of a wirless LAN. im on aone that we set u in our suberb. Its called LWN. (leeming wireless network) ITs pretty awsome having evryone playing counterstrike and stuff with mega speeds.
anyone else on a wireless?

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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 910 times:

Yeah, I've had one in my house for 2 years now. It still kicks ass roaming around my house with my laptop, and outside too while still being online.

User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Yeah I got it to!! It kicks ass because you dont have to sit behind a desk all the time while surfing, playing or typing with your PC!!

AMSMAN



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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Or Mac.  Smile

"The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand."

I think it actually is good to note that 802.11b is available on Macs.

Actually Apple was the first to integrate it into its product. Kind of like what they did with USB and FireWire. They got the motor running.


User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 888 times:

I don't know. My brother has something where he can use his laptop wherever he wants, even on the toilet. Is that what you're talking about???

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Our LAN at work is set up with Apple's Wireless Airport. I also bought one for home to hook up to an analog phone-jack. But soon going Comcast cable modem.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 878 times:

We have wireless at work. I don't really like it. It's slower than the regular LAN and the battery in my laptop doesn't last long enough to make it worthwhile.

Sophiemaltese: what's your bro doing on the toilet with his laptop? Hmm...


User currently offlineCosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 871 times:

hahahaha nice one mcringring
ahaha on the toilet with a laptop is not good.
yeh our network in our neighboor hood is getting big. check out the site if u want.
www.leemingwireless.net
it covers the whole suberb apart from the occasional trees in the way of some houses.
hehe we did a drive by cutting with a chainsaw out the window of the car and chopped down a tree so that our best mate could join Leemine wireless network(LWN)
heheeh:P


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 859 times:

I find my WiFi network invaluable. I am able to use the laptop all 'round the house, and it is a real boon to midnight productivity.

Cool toy.

Plus, someone in my office building (within range) has a 3mbps pipe without authentication, so I can use his Internet when I'm up here (not that I use the laptop much at the office).

I'm not quite ready to put my office onto a wireless LAN just yet, Ithink when I do it will be all VPN for security's sake.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 850 times:

Mcringring,

If the wireless is slower than normal ethernet cabling then something is wrong with it.


User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 844 times:

Watch the speed overhead on wireless encryption, and to a less extent VPN tunneling. Sometimes it ain't pretty...

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Wireless ethernet (IEEE 802.11b, sometimes called WiFi is the most popular) is becoming very popular but it seems few people understand that they are essentially opening up their own personal and corporate information to outsiders if care isn't taken in the implementation.
My university has an 802.11b network for students to access the internet on campus and last term I had a coruse in wireless networking - an extremely interesting topic.

WEP is quite simply a joke, a guy with a laptop, wireless card and a big RF antenna can sit up to 300 feet in his car and break the 40-bit encryption in less than an hour. All he has to go is guess the network name, which is usually pretty easy. Until wireless security gets better, use a VPN - you might regret it if you don't.

But if you don't care about privacy of data, it is a great improvement in convenience over wired if you are using internet access...but even 802.11a (54mbps) is kind of slow for setting up a serious corporate network. Remember that the network can only use about 60% of its bandwidth for data transmission - so your supposed 11mbps 802.11b card will probably get around 6.5mbps under ideal conditions, 802.11a will get around 30mbps at close range.


User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 835 times:

Jared, I spoke to our IT guy and he said that it's normal that wireless is slower. At least the one we have.

User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 835 times:

Um, I use 128bit encryption for my 56k wireless.  Smile

User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Ahh...yeah I would assume then that you don't use 802.11b.

Because that is 11mbit I think. At least my base station is 11mbit.

My college last year had some weird proprietary wireless that my 802.11 stuff wasn't compatible with, that was also probably slower.


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