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    Just set up a D-Link wireless lan in my apartment, i love it, i can sit on the balcony with my laptop, enjoy the weather and do my work. I dont feel so stuck anymore. I just thought id post cuz im so pleased with it.

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    Yeah, I set up a LinkSys WAP11 and an Oronico on Linux and it's been great.



    Now I just need a DirecTV dish so I can point it at a mountain and hike to work

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    how do these wireless things work? like how could i go about settin one in in my house say??

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    I basically just had to insert the card and change a line in the pcmcia config and assign an IP to the card. But that's Linux, Windows may be easier.

    The WAP11 just needed to be connected, no special setup.

    I did have a problem with the same driver Gerbick is using, which I wasn't able to fix. Once I got the Oronoco card, everything was peachy.

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    if you actually get that direct-tv thing working (lol), you gotta let me know, that would be perfect. Im also looking forward to Mesh Networks, i was reading about them in the august issue of wired. Sounds very promising, every device on the network (cell phones, pdas, laptops, etc..) all act like routers and repeaters, and the whole area that the network encompases is seeded with cheap routers and repeaters to ensure blanket coverage even without any other users on the network. I dont know if i explained that well enough, but, oh well.

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    eeeerrrrrrrrrrrr, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, eeeeeeennnnnnnnnn,,,mmmmmmmmm, im sort alost, i dont really understand all this technical jargon! all as i know , its wireless technology and should work anywhere inside the covered network??

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    dont worry slinky, tis easy. Except for hosting a game server, what a pain that was.

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    it's pretty simple to set up as said here, and great! We live above a restaurant and we can go down there with laptops and work on our connection upstairs

    only problem is the guy in the apt down from us is using the connection too!!! Good job he's a friend.

    check this out, http://www.joltage.com/ I think it's a great idea and hopefully something will take off.






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    Originally posted by Shwin
    dont worry slinky, tis easy.
    During May and June, I was running a wireless connection across the street to a cyber cafe's 1.5 meg line. I was still getting a 1.5 meg download, at about 150 ft away.

    I did experience some lag occasionally, which would last a minute or two, but it saved me from dialup - while I was waiting for Qwest to replace a switch in the CO.

    Slinky, I'm sure, if you're using Windoze, you could probably be up and running in less than ten minutes, if you buy a decent brand. Windows doesn't last long for me but it's usually an easy set up.

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    Originally posted by jstarkey
    I did have a problem with the same driver Gerbick is using, which I wasn't able to fix. Once I got the Oronoco card, everything was peachy.
    yarr!

    I'm still using those drivers in Linux, no probs... heck, when I switch over to Windows, no problem either.

    I'm running all NetGear here, as well as my Apple Airport cards... and I honestly can not fathom NOT using wireless anymore... love it to pieces

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    Originally posted by gerbick

    yarr!
    Eh hemm!

    I'm still using those drivers in Linux, no probs... heck, when I switch over to Windows, no problem either.
    You can admit that? Linux, and switched to Windows. Yarr crazy, man.

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    Originally posted by jstarkey

    You can admit that? Linux, and switched to Windows. !!!! crazy, man.
    watch out you might get banned for saying "****"


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    Originally posted by Ian424

    watch out you might get banned for saying "Y*rr"
    Did you just say the "Yarr" word?

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    Originally posted by jstarkey
    Originally posted by Ian424

    watch out you might get banned for saying "Y*rr"
    Did you just say the "Yarr" word?

    you seem to have misquoted me.

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    yarr!

    who said it last?

    yarrvolution!

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    yarr

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    YARR!

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    http://clevermedia.com/arcade/pirateriddles1.html

    "whats a pirates favorite school subject?" "arrrithmetic." "harhar har"

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    How does a pirate say YARR???....

    YARR-BEE ARBEEE AHR AHR

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    sorry to dirupt all you pirates in here but in an earlier post in this thread i mentioned mesh networks, something i had read about in Wired Mag. I just thought i would throw up a link to more info about them. I think this could be very exciting stuff. http://www.meshnetworks.com/

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