Gareth Eason wrote:
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> Kae Verens wrote:
> | couldn't live without my wireless net! every day, I go home and sit in
> | the garden with my laptop for a bit. It's also handy to be able to work
> | wherever I want (even sending email from teh toilet if need be ;) ).
> WORP WORP WORP! The information line has now been crossed! This is at
> least one very good reason not to have wireless in your house. I really
> don't feel the need to be informed that people are having a poo while
> IRC'ing or sending me an e-mail - thanks :-)
> In all seriousness, I'm also a heavy user of wireless. My phone
> 9500) and all the laptops I use regularly support wireless (for Belkin
> support under ndiswrapper check http://blog.signal2noise.co.uk/ in the
> technical section) - though I've thankfully managed to cut down to
> running one wireless Access Point now - I had two for a while.
> Wireless - definitely the way to go :-)
> Best regards,
So Wireless seems to get a big vote of approval.
I suppose I should have said that part of my thinking is to work
towards having a central server with a his n hers laptop setup which can
be used without the limitations of a cable being necessary or being tied
to specific points within the house or garden. A thing I hadnt thought
about was the mobile phone (I have a Sony Ericsson P900) this holds my
diary and contacts list and this could be wirelessly synched?
So in terms of hardware am I right in thinking that I need something
like a NETGEAR WG602 54 Mbps Wireless Access Point and (for the desktop
machines) two wireless NICs a la NETGEAR WG311 54 Mbps Wireless PCI
Adapter - network adapter. Worryingly neither of these items mention
anything other thatn MS OS's. Will these play nice with Fedora Core
4? Cost seems to be around 60GBP for the WAP and 40GBP for the NICs
does this seem reasonable?
Just thinking that as it stands the first pc will still have an
umbilicial cable for the internet connection but the 2nd nic in this
machine will be replaced by a wireless card or is there a way to
hardwire the WAP to this machine to save the expense of a 2nd card?
Finally finally could the printer work wirelessly or am I asking too much?
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