you may want to go to practicallynetworked.com and check out the wireless guide.
alright, i think i might be looking into setting up a wireless network from my home puter to my car puter. who out there has done this and what did they use?
is there a preferred setup or system that most people use?
i know there are wireless cards from diamond, and a couple other modem companies, are they sufficient for file transfer?
what about aircards?
ive got a lot of questions, so if anyone could post a general overview of wireless networking, i would be very happy.
Make sure you buy 802.11 wireless stuff. You can get rates up to 11Mb per second. The RF wireless stuff is 1 or 2 Mb per sec. I like the Linksys wireless gear. It is cheap and it has ok range.
I have an access point downstairs and a USB wireless card in the truck. I have good signal about 75 feet away. Your results may vary.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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I just bought the Linksys wireless cable modem/dsl router with 4 port switch from www.Amazon.com for $149.99 shipped. It should be here next week.
I am going to use it hardwired until I get my carputer setup in my car then I will see which card to get to see if it can reach the garage. Then I wanna get a card for my laptop too.
I got a pair of Linksys 802.11 USB adapters a while back. Running in Ad-Hoc mode, you don't need a hub. Saves a few bucks.
My only problem is that I have to run down to the garage to turn the computer on and off...
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ive seen articles where people get antennas for the hubs... you can get bidirectional, omidirectional etc...they add like +12dB to the signal... the article i saw was a neighborhood that LAN'd themselves together...pretty cool... pool your internel bill and get a t1
I have 2 Cisco wireless AIR 350's running in Ad-hoc mode (no need for an access point). they seem to work ok but you will need to make a decent antenna for your fixed unit........ I get around 400Metres with an omni-directional antenna (made from a dog food can).
I leave the laptop switched on all the time and when I get within range the mp3 folder syncs with the in car machine. works well with no user input.
I use a Belkin access point and a D-Link DWL-650 in my laptop. I do not yet have the car set up wirelessly, but will be doing so eventually. There's not really a lot more to setting up wireless than there is using wires. Just make up a good SSID and turn on encryption if you're really paranoid.
Personally, I'd reccommend an access point (Infrastructure) if you have an existing network instead of peer-peer (Ad-hoc). Just makes everything run much smoother.
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are those similar to the sprint aircard 510's. i have the opportunity to pick up a couple of aircards, but im not sure if i will be able to put one in the car and one in my home puter, and have the kind of connectivity i want. will this give me a terminal-to-terminal connection without having to activate the dial-up feature. since im not looking to do mobile internet, all i want is to be able to pull into my garage/driveway and sync with my home computer and DL files that i have not yet transfered to the car computer.
since i havent had a chance to really do any investigating, (probably this weekend) im kinda unsure about what i can really do. but thanks for the help so far...
Access point is definitely the way to go, but it sounds like you would be better of with the "rf" type devices mentioned earlier in the thread.