[lug] 802.11b wireless
archer at meer.net
Thu Feb 28 14:43:18 MST 2002
On Thursday 28 February 2002 02:16 pm, J. Wayde Allen wrote:
> I'm setting up for a conference and there are hard wired ethernet
> connections in the conference room connected to a dhcd server. I've also
> got an 802.11b pcmcia wireless card available. I'm thinking that it
> should be possible to hook this card into the network in order to create a
> wireless segment for my meeting. I'm just not too certain what I need to
> do to pull this off?
An access point will do the job nicely. They are nowadays available for
~$125. At those prices, everyone should have at least one ;-).
Otherwise, you could get a PCI/PCMCIA adapter for a desktop machine
and use it as a bridge. You would only be able to do adhoc mode this
way. I think that the AP is an easier way to go.
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