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    I think I cam confusing everyone. I will try to explain a little better, sorry. Suppose you are driving on I-84 (or some big highway). You have four people in the car. Your computer components consist of:
    a) carpc setup in front in the console with 100gb hdd
    b) ethernet wireless router
    c) 2 laptops with 802.11x pcmcia cards
    d) cellphone able to be connected to a computer

    You would connect the cellphone and the wireless router to the carpc. Setup the carpc to be a router. This would allow the carpc AND the 2 laptops to be able to access the internet all at the same time. Also it would allow all three computers the ability to share between each other. So the passenger next to the driver could watch a movie on the carpc, while teh two passengers the back could watch 2 other movies with headphones.

    Plus staples just had a sale on wireless routers for $10, so this is a cheap feature to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almost a Ghost
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmendis
    I think I cam confusing everyone. I will try to explain a little better, sorry. Suppose you are driving on I-84 (or some big highway). You have four people in the car. Your computer components consist of:
    a) carpc setup in front in the console with 100gb hdd
    b) ethernet wireless router
    c) 2 laptops with 802.11x pcmcia cards
    d) cellphone able to be connected to a computer

    You would connect the cellphone and the wireless router to the carpc. Setup the carpc to be a router. This would allow the carpc AND the 2 laptops to be able to access the internet all at the same time. Also it would allow all three computers the ability to share between each other. So the passenger next to the driver could watch a movie on the carpc, while teh two passengers the back could watch 2 other movies with headphones.

    Plus staples just had a sale on wireless routers for $10, so this is a cheap feature to add.
    You dont need a wireless router (It's actually called access point) for that. Your CarPC needs to have 802.11X. You need to configure it as "ad hoc" (peer to peer) It will broadcast a wifi signal. your laptop (slave unit) then receives that signal as an access point and connects to it. You can use a cell phone to connect to internet on the CarPC. Once you've connected to the internet, the CarPC has internet access. The laptop which connects to the CarPC via WiFi now also has internet access. This was actually done at the SoCal meet last Nov between me and 00CelicaRuss. I was on the internet at that time. He didnt know it though. He could have accessed to the internet using my connection. All he did was transfer some files from my PC. He got "N2Deep" album, Cliffnet Wizard Pro and OBD-II software from me. It was really cool and futurestic.
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    Been there done that...

    I have wireless running in my setup. I am running a linksys wireless AP with a signal booster in my home and a wireless/USB adapter to my VIA MII. I have a T-Mobile wireless air card running in my PC card slot. The wireless AP helps with syncing files when I am around the house and need the faster DSL connection...the wireless air card is good for mobile email, chatting, and other low bandwidth applications. The card was quite costly and I am looking at new cell phones which you can hook directly to your computer...a friend of mine said that he got 80k transfer with his new phone on Verizon...I have yet to see it for myself however. Overall the setup works quite well...you could have your computer act as a bridge and run an AD-HOC network...although with my Linksys it can be quite tempermental. Once I get a digital camera I will try and get some pictures up.

    Here is the link to the mobile air card I have installed...$$$$$$$
    http://www.t-mobile.com/products/ove...841&class=data

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmendis
    This would allow the carpc AND the 2 laptops to be able to access the internet all at the same time.
    ...through one cellphone uplink? Think of the speed (or lack thereof!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerPrince
    ...through one cellphone uplink? Think of the speed (or lack thereof!)
    Right now the slow speed is something we all have to live with. I would take 9.6kbps any day over not being able to get on the internet at all. Here where I live, we have freeways that go through deserts where all you can see is scenaries that look like pictures taken from Mars but still have cellular service. Fortunately my connection is pretty fast compared to the current avaliable cellular providers. Until cellular providers speed up the connection speed we should take it and be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cproaudio
    Right now the slow speed is something we all have to live with. I would take 9.6kbps any day over not being able to get on the internet at all. Here where I live, we have freeways that go through deserts where all you can see is scenaries that look like pictures taken from Mars but still have cellular service. Fortunately my connection is pretty fast compared to the current avaliable cellular providers. Until cellular providers speed up the connection speed we should take it and be happy.
    9.6k for one machine fine, but sharing 9.6k over 3 machines?! That's madness!!

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    I hear some people claiming they are getting 50kbps+ from Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCarô
    I hear some people claiming they are getting 50kbps+ from Verizon.
    122kbps thru SprintPCS. OK maybe 90kbps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cproaudio
    You dont need a wireless router (It's actually called access point) for that. Your CarPC needs to have 802.11X. .
    The reason I picked a router over a access point was because of price. I can get a router for $10 while access points are usually $80+, and the router can be configured to be a access point.

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