On Mon 30 May 2005 10:19, Kevin Philp wrote:
> 1. There is an emphasis on "line of sight" in one of the how-to's.
I think this is probably misleading,
maybe referring to long-distance (several kilometres) WiFi?
> I am
> planning to run the connection from one end of the house to the other
> through several brick walls - not far but not line of sight. My digital
> cordless phone just about makes it. What are the chances of a wireless
> network making it?
I'd be surprised if it doesn't work.
Though in my experience DECT phones do go slightly further than WiFi
in a house.
> 2. Recommendations for a wireless card please.
I'm using classic Lucent/Orinoco 802.11b cards (now owned by Proxim),
which work well with the standard orinoco_cs module in the Linux kernel.
I have PCI. USB and PCMCIA devices, all based on the Gold PCMCIA card.
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