Wi-fi with 4 mile range!?!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by vniow, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. macrumors G4

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    al256

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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. "

    http://www.techtv.com/freshgear/shownotes/story/0,23008,3401651,00.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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    Over Achiever

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    This would be great for colleges and university...it'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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    pgwalsh

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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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