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    what i need to one have a lan contection between my car and my home computer and another carputer in my other car and also what options are for wireless conections my purpose for being online is to use aim

  • #2
    Originally posted by mufasa9387
    what i need to one have a lan contection between my car and my home computer and another carputer in my other car and also what options are for wireless conections my purpose for being online is to use aim
    If you have a wireless access point in the house, both cars can connect to it while parked in the driveway or garage or whatever. Configure the access point correctly to work with the home LAN, then when both cars connect to it, they'd be able to see the home LAN as well as each other, and use AIM.
    Although I personally think that any instant messenger software in a carPC isn't such a good idea, but that's just me.

    I'd also recommend using some punctuation. Making your multi-setnece thought into one unseparated run-on is confusing and makes peoples' heads hurt.
    Some capitalization wouldn't hurt, either.
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    • #3
      I cant imagine why you would want to IM people from your driveway. You might as well just walk inside. You may want to look into GPRS, or using your cellphone to access the internet from anywhere you have a cell tower. The bandwith can be low but shoud be fine for AIM. Just search this forum and you will find what you need.

      Reading/Typing whihle driving sounds about as distracting as you can get. I hope your planning on having your co-pilot doing this

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      • #4
        Ok well i am playing on the passanger doing the iming. But i want the cars to be on a lan like lets say a car show, if that is possible. Both cars would be next to each other

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mufasa9387
          Ok well i am playing on the passanger doing the iming. But i want the cars to be on a lan like lets say a car show, if that is possible. Both cars would be next to each other
          So you want both cars on the internet at the same time?
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          • #6
            I believe he would like to create an ad-hoc wireless network b/ the cars

            Although, IM has to contact the server to work, I believe, so it would only work at home or where an actual internet connection is present.

            just my thoughts...

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            • #7
              I think I get it, are you sure that you want AIM, or would just simply being able to talk to the car next to you threw a wireless network be good enough? It sounds as if you really just want that rather then actual wireless internet.

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              • #8
                How about rowing down the window or opening the door and talking.
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                • #9
                  i could just row down the window i just think it would be cool for at a car if two cars were hooked to gether with no wires and could share files and stuff liek that i never seen it done by anyone at a show and wondering what stuff i would need

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                  • #10
                    usb and serial cable for celi's are some what cheap, ranging between 10 to 30 bucks off ebay. I bought one for my nextel to use it as a modem just so I can update my Microsoft trips, and pull weather whenever, where ever. The thing is, cel phone providers offer different things for different prices. Nextel requires a 10 buck monthly charge just to connect, and then you provide an isp seperately and also loose out on airtime. I have unlimited aol, which I can't believe I got but enables dia-upl as well as use my cable at home and have 3 other people in on it so divided it's cheap. Check you cel service provider.. I saw that Verizon provides unlimited, wireless dsl for like 70 bucks a month.
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                    • #11
                      why not just use an inverter to power a wireless access point in your trunk. You could hard line or connect wirelessly to it and the cars around you would just need a wireless card in their carputer (most of us do) and you would have your own little network.

                      Of corse you could share files and while AIM wouldnt work without internet access, there are plenty of lan chat programs avaliable for free... you could even setup a teamspeak server or video conference.

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                      • #12
                        hammer thats basicly what i want what would i need for like teamspeak sever and stuff like that

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                        • #13
                          You could use a cheap bluetooth connection to network the two computers, if you search around in here, i know that there is a ebay store that sells cheap adapters... that would work fine.

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                          • #14
                            You dont need much... I am assuming you have a computer in your car. Do you have a power inverter (i have never seen a dc powered wap)?

                            Wireless equipment is very cheap (i bought a wireless g card on ebay last week for $10.50). I would recomend pci wireless cards over usb so that you could use external antenas and greatly increase your range (this may not be an option if your using a mini-tx board)

                            as for teamspeak... its free and will run on almost any computer (i ran it in a p 133 mhz).

                            There are also programs for *nix os's that willo allow your wireless card to function as your access point... but they can be difficult to configure.

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                            • #15
                              thanks alot hammer

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