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Old Nov 4, 2002, 08:26 PM   #1
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Wi-fi with 4 mile range!?!

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 A start-up company plans to announce new antenna technology on Monday that it says can expand the limits of a popular wireless Internet format, providing access to hundreds or even thousands of portable computer users at distances of more than 2,000 feet within buildings and about four miles outdoors.

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Old Nov 4, 2002, 09:10 PM   #2
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"Meet the man delivering free wireless Internet access to Aspen, Colorado. Jim Selby has antennae broadcasting Internet access so that people in a 45-square-mile area with a computer and a $120 plug-in card can surf the Web over the air waves for free at speeds 30 times faster than with a standard modem. ",00.html

We kinda of have something like that in Colorado, but you have to buy the card. When I saw this episode I saw some guy using a PowerBook G4 and the wireless internet access. Oh, and the guy who does this (service), like, uses alot of PowerMacs.
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This would be great for colleges and'd save them a lot of money, and allow me to quit getting dropped in my classroom when masses of people walk between me and the access point.

Wow, thats cool stuff.
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Old Nov 5, 2002, 12:34 PM   #4
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I wonder if the antenna will have a pigtail that is compatible with Cisco and LinkSys routers. Probably and that will be a good thing. Antenna today cost nearly as much as the access points which has kept me from making a purchase. PIA I could really use a good outdoor antenna.
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