>From what I have read, this wireless LAN technology is >really
only effective to 300 metres at 11Mbs. Above that ?
>and it drops significantly as far as 1Mbs.
Thats for the wireless cards. Fo 1.2km its a base station that
you need. £600-700 is what they cost.
>now seems that it won't be available for yonks. This seems >
to work by beaming your signal with a mini dish. Whether >it
requires line of sight I dunno.
It does. You have to be able to see Churchfield or possibly the
>The 802.11b would be a serious hack risk if you were
> beaming around the city I would think.
Theres some encryption but it was cracked, but I don't think
it was very easy to do. However you can still secure the thing
using other methods. That stuff about "war driving" was scary,
however that was due to admins not securing their networks. Mostly.
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