Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
Graham.Smith at it-tallaght.ie
Wed Feb 6 12:59:30 GMT 2002
It seems fairly crap that a lot of these wireless solutions
require 'line of sight' - Sure mobile phones dont require that
to communicate to the base station. Walkie talkies can be bought
for around EUR100 with approx 3 km range without line of sight..
Ok the bandwidth is probably a lot smaller than 802.11's 11Mbps...
and maybe i'm missing some massive technical reason here, but having
to worry about trees and leaves on trees being in the way and that
sorta thing is probably something people will laugh about in the future.
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From: Wynne, Conor [mailto:Conor.Wynne at compaq.com]
Sent: 06 February 2002 08:40
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Irishwan.......
OK Nialler, fair nuff, I can't read a map to save my life. 3 years in Sea
scouts did me no good at all - except I can tie a masterfull knott - usefull
for the kids :)
I'm still looking into this even though things are beginning to look bad.
The max distance is approx 300m for 802.11b, still researching 802.11d and
related bits and bobs. But trees are a major pain - the reason I couldn't
put up my lovely satelite dish which in turn was robbed by in-laws. Things
are looking bad before I even start :(
Where'd you learn to read a map, Conor ? :-) There are two red spots on that
map west of the M50 and south of Clonsilla but they're quite some way from
Lucan. In fact, with the scale of that map and the size of the red spots, if
there were two in Lucan village it would be obliterated :-)
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