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    Hi all
    has any 1 seen or heard of car 2 car wireless networking.
    me and a bud ar putting car pc's in and thought we could put a wireless network between the 2 just like in your hose but on the road.
    so on road trips we could voice and video call each other to save on mobile phone and because we could any 1 got any advice ?

    cheers stan
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  • #2
    Its called adhoc wireless networking...

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    • #3
      Definitely go wired. 50ft cat5 cable should do it. Take pictures.

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      • #4
        ha....

        there are adapters for sale that allow you to use your motorola 2 mile walkie talkie for adhoc networking....they're fairly affordable too
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        • #5
          http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=172282

          i saw it at bestbuy once, it was similar to this, but this is not it
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          • #6
            could you use bluetooth networking to do this?

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            • #7
              I've seen that amazon link, that's just using the internet as a bridge for the radio (like VOIP), it doesn't let you do any sort of wireless networking so to speak over the radio.... are you saying that's what this other product you saw does? I highly doubt it as those radios are just half-duplex, won't work. The adapter just lets you use the radios over your computer network/internet connection.... which would work for him...but simpler just to use IM/voice chat software.

              If you do adhoc networking in the car you'll both at the very least will want to have external wireless antennas to maximize the range....you'll both need to stay relatively close to each other on a road trip.
              Nick
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              • #8
                Originally posted by selmerguy
                could you use bluetooth networking to do this?
                You'd have to be very close to the other car and stay there to pull it off.
                You'd be better of using WiFi, especially with amplified antennas.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DarquePervert
                  You'd have to be very close to the other car and stay there to pull it off.
                  You'd be better of using WiFi, especially with amplified antennas.
                  yes bt is defenetely not safe for this. Wifi should leave some time to react...

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                  • #10
                    so is it possable to amp the ariel on say a linksys wirless hub and then just the wireless card ariel in the other car just on a basic plug in wireless card ?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by p5tan
                      so is it possable to amp the ariel on say a linksys wirless hub and then just the wireless card ariel in the other car just on a basic plug in wireless card ?
                      Huh?

                      Why would you have a hub in your car? If you both had NICs in the car with decent antennas (I'm looking for one myself, so I can't help with a specific recommendation there) you could ad hoc to each other, if that's what you're still asking about. You don't need a hub or a router or anything as long as you're in range and you're both ad hoc. There's an unbelievable amount of security risk involved, but if you're tooling down the highway I guess you'd only worry about some hacker who happens to be following you... You'd just have to remember to turn the ad hoc networking off when you were in a city or parked or something.
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                      • #12
                        me and a freind sync our music via adhoc wireless networking. we also can surrender control of our music to the other, so we both can be playing the same tune at the same time

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                        • #13
                          konnichiwa: what software are ya'll using to sync and to control the music?

                          p5tan: I wouldn't bother with an amp in the car, too expensive and not worth the trouble. Just find two network cards (usb, pci, etc...) that let you use an external antenna and get a cheap mag mount antenna for outside the car. You could use a router in one of the cars since they all usually use external antennas, and it will be the DHCP server so you wouldn't have to worry about setting up IPs.
                          Nick
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                          2006 Chevy Equinox LS (Current Project)

                          **VIA EPIA PD 1ghz Mobo, OPUS 150, 7" LinITX LCD touchscreen, 512 Ram, 60Gig HD, DLink Bluetooth, Belkin 802.11g wireless,

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                          • #14
                            cool cheers chap i had kind nof desided that any way

                            good luck with the project
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DarquePervert
                              You'd have to be very close to the other car and stay there to pull it off.
                              You'd be better of using WiFi, especially with amplified antennas.


                              Yeah, wouldn't wifi do the trick?
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