Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    It's cool to be able to surf Talk Bass on my porch with a Corona in hand. I feel like such a high tech redneck right now....:D ;) :cool:
  2. How? Give us the run down on ur specs man.
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Found a deal on a netgear 802.11g router and pcmcia adapter card for my notebook, so I bought them on a whim. I really don't need them, but I thought it might be cool. 802.11g is advertised as 54 mbps, of course it's silly to think you'll be surfing like that but it leaves room for the future I guess. Having looked over this netgear stuff a bit, I would say it's no Cisco, but hell, for $80 it was a good deal for me. If you have a short attention span and a notebook wireless is the way to go. Until the battery dies. Oh yeah, this is about as NOT secure as networking gets.

    http://www.wardriving.com/ --case in point
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Yeah, 11g is a great thing.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    yeah i want wireless too, but some how i get the feeling it would be hard to utilize it with my desktop pc :meh:

    maybe ill get a laptop before college :)
  6. very cool! i am doing the same as i sit on my bed with my laptop typing this up. the only problem is my router gives a very weak wireless signal (might have something to do that i live near an airport), i can't leave the room with out it losing signal power.
  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    funny you say this, The Apple Base station for 802.11g(and b) is called the Airport base station.

    So saying you live near an airport and get bad wireless signal because of this is kind of silly. :p
  8. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Bit off topic, but I saw an ad for wireless touch-controlled TFT display recently where the foot acts as an dock, I wonder how much those cost.

    Could be nice for us desktop users.. we'd get to know the joy of surfing porn while sitting on your front porch too! :D
  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    I doubt your neighbors want to see that!!! :eek:
  10. iplaybass


    Feb 13, 2000
    Houston, TX
    I'm typing this wirelessly also. I love not being tied by network cables. I've got a built in mini-pci type 802.11b card, and though its not as fast as g, it does have g's great range. I can be across the house and it will still give me a signal strength of 'Excellent'. I love it, I can sit outside and surf to my heart's desire!
  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    B is plenty fast for damn near everything. I just got G because it was there and cheaper than most B sets. If there were a radical price difference, I would have bought 802.11B hardware, no problem.
  12. we have 9 computers in my house, and all are fitted with wireless cards... my dad likes to rub it in by going to the bathroom with his laptop
  13. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Gotta love wifi! :)

    I have a Linksys box which is a adsl modem, router, dhcp, 4-port switch and has a wireless card in it. That little baby takes care of everything for me.

    I have my pc connected to the switch part of it, then I have my laptop on wireless. I have 802.11b here, which is plenty for standard surfing and stuff like that. If I have to transfer large files between the laptop and the pc, I just hook the laptop to the switch part which is 100mb.

    Have a look see!


    Some people are concerned with wifi security. I have mine set up as good as it gets.
    • Unique SSID
    • Mandatory 128bit WEP key
    • MAC address filtering
    • DHCP which only allows two computers at a time
    That should take care of large part of bandwith ,,hackers"

    Hurrah for wifi!
  14. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    Most of the buildings at my University have wireless network access, so I take my powerbook to class and the libraries all the time. It's great being able to surf talkbass while listenening to a lecture.
  15. That is silly but i am not a mac user but my 802.11b signal really sucks out of the room where my router is.
  16. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000

    Oh come on you naughty man, you can watch porn just for fun too! ..or is it just me? :oops:

    Besides, "it" is now officially healthy, too :)
  17. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yeah, i have 802.11b. how it works for us...
    our DSL modem has a built in 4 port router, and a wirless extension. we had to buy a certain PC card, and just slip it in to the router, and bam, we have wireless. we have 4 computers in the house, 2 desktops, 1 laptop and 1 lap/desktop (my piece of crap laptop that has a broken screen, so i ripped it off and now its plugged into a monitor... its pretty funny. think of a square keyboard with a cd drive and speakers...) but anyways, 2 desktops are downstairs, and the other two are on the top levels. its really strong and good connection, i really like it. i wish i had a laptop so i could sit on the couch, or out on the porch :bawl:
  18. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    That's right! Brendan's thread has set us free!