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    Using WAP instead of wificard

    Is there any reason you couldnt or shouldnt use a WAP with a cat-5 plug'd into the carPC instead of using a usb wifi card? I allready own a d-link
    somthing like http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=397 this one.
    It seems like it would be a ok idea - it allready has an anntenna that can be used or easly modifyed.
    what do you guys think ?

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    It would work to bridge a connection to your home wireless network.
    Failure is not an option....



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    ahh - but not to accuire connections to random hotspots?

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    THeoretically, I think it could.
    I also think it would be a PITA to manage conenctions, too. You'd have to know the name of wireless APs you connect to beforehand. That fact right there would rule i out for me.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave99gst View Post
    ahh - but not to accuire connections to random hotspots?
    Correct. They were designed to be the access point, not a client. Like DarquePervert said, it can be done, but really not worth it.
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    It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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    I have like 10 of these lying around, I use them for many things. If you put them in client mode you can connect to networks, but you need to pick one network at a time, it wont connect automatically. I have one of these set as an access point with a power booster connected to an omni antennae on my roof, and I can pick up the network for quite a distance. I also use one as a client to serve my network to a VoIP phone in my living room.
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    If you can load dd-wrt on them you can have it all automatic.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/wire...ongest-ap.html
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    oh wow, that is awesome, thanks.
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    Wait, I don't think this will work on a Dlink AP's.
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    Nope http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

    But if you really want this feature the buffalo can be had for $45 - $65. reason i like buffalo over linksys is that i have had a much better flashing success rate.
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