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    Get a USB 802.11 adapter. They're cheaper, and (obviously) will save you a PCI slot. After all, it's not like you're actually going to get 11mbit unless you're the only one on the air and you're standing underneath the access point.

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    you're not helping me to not spend money i dont have i know they come in usb, ive got a hrf usb adapter that makes winamp stutter when its enabled, im just trying not to remember that they make usb 802 adapters so i dont have to buy one (ie if i have to buy a pci ver i probably wont ).
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    well hey man... you -are- trying to put a computer in your car for entertainment purposes...

    As for 4 PCI cards and 2 PCI slots... first of all, dump the wired nic. If you're going wireless, don't half-*** it - commit all the way Second, you can either drop the serial card or the 802.11 card in lieu of the USB equivalent. Chances are that a USB GPS won't take up much cpu time.

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    Originally posted by CrazyLittle
    well hey man... you -are- trying to put a computer in your car for entertainment purposes...

    As for 4 PCI cards and 2 PCI slots... first of all, dump the wired nic. If you're going wireless, don't half-*** it - commit all the way Second, you can either drop the serial card or the 802.11 card in lieu of the USB equivalent. Chances are that a USB GPS won't take up much cpu time.
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    Originally posted by Gutter


    Hell, you're already in your getaway car.

    You're right about only being in range for a few seconds. That's why I'm not sure how plausible it is. If I parked in front of an office building, no problem. But going 70 down IH-35 isn't going to work.

    Still, mighty neat.

    Haha, right on! I'm not too sure about surfing the net while going 70MPH though

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    Originally posted by ppgt94
    Haha, right on! I'm not too sure about surfing the net while going 70MPH though
    Do I hear "Voice Dictation"??

    Next thing you know, people will be buying that KITT dashboard to "accessorize" their car MP3 players...

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    Originally posted by ppgt94
    I'm not too sure about surfing the net while going 70MPH though
    No, no. I'm talking about when it does grab a network connection, it downloads new email, weather reports, stock quotes, etc. I don't plan on having a full keyboard in my car, so I won't be able to send emails or look at websites or anything.

    Wanted to clear that up since I'm that one that ranted about DVD players in cars. Surfing the 'net while driving is bad, mmkay.

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    hehehehe, i was thinking about that, he doesnt get dvds, yet wants to browse the web
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    If you really want to have fun, download netstumbler. Plug your GPS in and map the wireless networks in your area.



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    Contrary to popular belief, the SSID (or "wireless key") is not some magic codeword. 802.11b can ask an access point for it's SSID, or snoop the traffic and find it out. Most cards also have an "autoscan" feature.

    I have tried "war driving" with an Orinoco Silver card, NetStumbler and an extra HP laptop I had access to. I only found my access point, and I spent a good 3 hours driving around the city in both the commercail and industrial areas. Perhaps if I had an external antenna I would have had more success.
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