Wi-fi with 4 mile range!?!

vniow

macrumors G4
Original poster
Jul 18, 2002
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I accidentally my whole location.
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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al256

macrumors 6502a
Jun 7, 2001
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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.
 

pgwalsh

macrumors 68000
Jun 21, 2002
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New Zealand
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.