Even big cities like Las Vegas and Los Angeles don't have access points everywhere. I was in LV a few weeks ago. I never locked on to any access point. Even when I was parked right next to CES. Same with LA. Same with SD. Even if you were able to pick up an access point, the signal is weak and it won't let you connect to the internet. By the time the computer recongize an access point, you have already pass it. We're/I'm looking for an internet access where ever, when ever and traveling at any speed we/I want. Not just when/where an access point is available and sitting still.Originally posted by FALLENNITE
iF YOU WANT HIGH SPEED INTERNET BUT DON'T WANT TO SPEND MONEY FOR IT there are ways to get it. Of course it will not be able to get it everywhere but certain parts of the city even whole cities. 802.11b is everywhere and certain people are making it free for uses to everybody. This only works in the cities not out in the boones
I used to think like you. I didnt care what the connection speed was. I just wanted internet in my truck and I don't want to spend alot of money as I will only be using it maybe once a week or so. I currently have Nokia 8290 with Cingular wireless. My phone transmits data through the IrDA port. I bought a MA620 USB IrDA B/C I know for a fact that it works with my phone and many many others as a modem. I tried it out and my phone displayed "CHECK OPERATOR SERVICES" and disconnects. I called Cingular and turned on the data connection for 3.99 a month. It uses my regular minutes instead of amount of data being transfered like almost every other services. Once I got it all hooked up, I did a test run. It connects at 9.6kbps every single time. From the time I hit connect on my PC to loading google.com as homepage took about 3 minutes. Then from that to the mp3car.com forum took another 3-4 minutes. It was painfully slow. I'm currently looking for other cell phone service that provides at least dial up speed and dirt cheap service.Originally posted by wysiwyg
I don't care what speed it is at, internet in your vehicle is awesome.