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    Maximum Bitrate SAScooby's Avatar
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    can someone post a picture of the actual "device" be it pcmcia / usb or conventional ethernet
    We have a provider here in SA and they have debadged all there devices, I believe its a 802.16 network but cant confirm, but it works in exactly the same manner as described, I get 1mbps in the car, but the latency sucks, I tried a Skype call and it worked sometimes......
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    I just pulled it from the car to take pics. It's straight ethernet. No problem at all getting a constant high speed signal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot
    Actually, marketing is what drives your countries economy and makes it the richest nation on earth. WTF are you talking about?
    It's a double edged sword. It used to drive us toward greater things, but that was before folks figured out that they could bring in more profits by means of deceitful marketing. Now it's all about the big corporations making money. I'll thank you kindly to take note of how far behind other countries we are with regard to "new" technologies actually making it to the public. Everyone is led to believe that "blazing fast 6Mb/s broadband" is some really great service that's worth every bit of $50 per month. I have wet dreams of the day that people wake up and see that americans could have 100Mb/s just like other countries if we didn't insist on such a ****ed up economy based on slowly milking us of all we're worth before nudging up to the "next greatest thing" (my bloody ***) over and over again in such a way that we pay three times what something is worth twenty times before we finally are using what technology allowed for two years ago rather than paying three times what it is worth ONCE when that technology was discovered and released in full.

    Ok - that was a rant. Sorry. It just spills out sometimes. None of it was directed at anyone personally. Lately I've been frustrated with how slow my "faster than ever before 3.0Mb/s downstream" connection is.

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    Verizon Wireless is a prime example of the above comment.
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    just get the e815 from verizon, hack it, and you eat your minutes for broadband speeds instead of paying the extra $80 a month. i have the 3000 minute plan, i don't even think there's 3000 minutes in a month that aren't w/ends or nights.

    just my .02

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    14400min based on 20days and 12 hours. So you can be on only 20% of the time.

    Gagaza, I may take you up on the offer. I've brought up the idea with the wife for our Odyssey (Pioneer NAV in it) to have a little more portable minioffice in it.

    Your pics look really nice that you posted. I'll PM you later on dates. Thanks!

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    Mobile office is always a good idea. I had an inkjet and also a photo printer in mine. Took them out cuz I just don't have a need for them. That's one good thing about inverters, you can just plug stuff in without having to hard wire them.
    By the way, I have a complete computer that I built, but never installed. It works great. There's a picture of it in the album you looked at. I might be selling that. Tommorow I am buying a 98 Jetta for my son. I'll be installing a computer in it. I'll either use the computer mentioned or a laptop that I have that has an lcd that doesn't always come up. Currently I am leaning towards the laptop, cuz I have no other use for it and don't think anyone would want to but it. For now I just have it docked and am using it as a desktop. It would work great as a car computer. I mentioned this cuz either way I decide, I will have an extra system, just in case your interested in one already built and tested. I don't want to bother will trying to sell it online, but if someone local wants it they can try it out and actually see it.
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    so this vs a wardriving setup

    clearwire
    1. costs monthly fee
    2. needs an inverter or some sort of special consideration to convert to car use
    3. has limitations right now for coverage area

    wardriving setup
    1. one time higher expense, no monthly fee
    2. setup is pretty much the same as what you would have already, plus maybe a pci or usb device+antenna
    3. illegal i guess to grab peoples connections

    i'm just trying to figure out whats the "best" way to get wireless internet almost constantly in the car. I RARELY would use it, but i mean to grab a few k here and there... would be cool to get some internet radio sometimes, but none of the front ends support it (i dont think ?)

    is the reason people choose the service providers like sprint etc because its a more legal option? but i dont see how if they're hacking sprint etc to get it...
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    wardriving is spotty in my experience. Even if you have several available networks, it still takes time to connect to a network and by the time you've done that *poof* you have driven outside of its range.

    I don't think too many people here have a problem with borrowing someone's Internet connection to look up movie times or check their email...the legality/ethics of it don't play a part in peoples decision to get a "dedicated" Internet connection in the car. I think it is a convenience and reliability thing.

    If something like clearwire was available where I live, I'd get it for my house and then use it in my car no doubt.

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    thanks
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