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  • Using WAP instead of wificard

    Is there any reason you couldnt or shouldnt use a WAP with a cat-5 plug'd into the carPC instead of using a usb wifi card? I allready own a d-link
    somthing like http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=397 this one.
    It seems like it would be a ok idea - it allready has an anntenna that can be used or easly modifyed.
    what do you guys think ?

  • #2
    It would work to bridge a connection to your home wireless network.
    Failure is not an option....



    It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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    • #3
      ahh - but not to accuire connections to random hotspots?

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      • #4
        THeoretically, I think it could.
        I also think it would be a PITA to manage conenctions, too. You'd have to know the name of wireless APs you connect to beforehand. That fact right there would rule i out for me.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          Originally posted by dave99gst View Post
          ahh - but not to accuire connections to random hotspots?
          Correct. They were designed to be the access point, not a client. Like DarquePervert said, it can be done, but really not worth it.
          Failure is not an option....



          It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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          • #6
            I have like 10 of these lying around, I use them for many things. If you put them in client mode you can connect to networks, but you need to pick one network at a time, it wont connect automatically. I have one of these set as an access point with a power booster connected to an omni antennae on my roof, and I can pick up the network for quite a distance. I also use one as a client to serve my network to a VoIP phone in my living room.
            This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time...

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            • #7
              If you can load dd-wrt on them you can have it all automatic.
              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/wire...ongest-ap.html
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              • #8
                oh wow, that is awesome, thanks.
                This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time...

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                • #9
                  Wait, I don't think this will work on a Dlink AP's.
                  This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time...

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                  • #10
                    Nope http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

                    But if you really want this feature the buffalo can be had for $45 - $65. reason i like buffalo over linksys is that i have had a much better flashing success rate.
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