Having a look a complify.org over the weekend got me thinking. It seems that
we will have DSL available in Ireland in the not too distant future. It also
seems likely that it will be priced at somewhat over a hobby price i.e. you
won't simply be upgrading from SurfFree to SurfDSL (or whatever), though of
course you'll be getting a different, hopefully better, service.
Now many people here on the list have said that they don't necessarily need
a terribly fast connection, but an always on connection for a fixed rate.
DSL should provide this, but at what cost ? Knowing this market, there may
even be bandwidth charges - don't rely on charging in other markets being
replicated here. So, what about a NAN ?
No, I don't mean your grandmother but rather a Neighbourhood Area Network,
probably based on 802.11 wireless. I know 802.11 has been mentioned here
before, but I'm looking for more war stories. What is its real effective
range, particularly when base stations and remotes may be in different
buildings ? How good is the Linux support ?
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