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    Question Anbody Tried Wireless Ethernet?

    In reading some of the other posts, there have been numerous discussions about internet in the car and whatnot, I have a network of 5 pcs at home, and use The Linksys 10/100 Cable Router for internet sharing on all the PC's. I have run some CAT5 up through the attic out to an outlet outside the garage I can connect the Carputer into. Got file access, and internet in the car!

    I was wondering tho? Anyone tried these 802.11 (or whatever) Wireless ethernet cards? Thought it would be a cool idea to just pull up in the driveway, and you are automatically connected!

    Only drawback I have seen is that it seems like its a point-to-point connection. Like you'd have to have the "access point", which costs on average of 7-900 dollars, to bridge into an existing network.
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    I looked into this, but price is definetly the limiting factor. You are definetly looking at $250+ (CDN) to get this up and running..

    The most promising looks like Diamonds Home Free wireless ethernet cards. The Lucent 802.11 deal is nice, but its very expensive ($1500 CDN for a starter bundle)..

    Apple's airport is a nice system too, but I'm not sure if you can get it to work with a PC, and its pretty expensive too.
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    I heard about the AirPort, that if you configure it first on a mac, it will then work on a pc.
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    I just thought I'd let you know that these card work really well. The Airport can work with a PC and there is also another device by Lucent that works the same way. Dell just released their 802.11 products, the pcmcia card is 140 and the PCI one is 170. Really worth the money in my opinion.

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    How in the world would you put the special AirPort card in a PC? Mine is a Mac anyway but it's too old to AirPort. I just use a zip drive to transfer.

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    I haven't really seen it in person, but I understand that the airport is USB, and thats why it works on both mac and pc, or it could be pci. they both have those slots.
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    Apple's airport is based on Lucent's wireless ethernet technology. The PC version was known as Wavelan and is now known as Orinoco.
    They have isa, pci pcmcia and ethernet hub products.
    See: http://www.wavelan.com/
    if you want more information.

    Chris

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