Re: Wireless Access Points

Jesse (
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:31:43 -0500

While I don't know anyone who's deployed one, they're rumored
to work with lucent wavelan and compatible cards. It's supposed to have
a shorter range than the "real" base stations..And I've heard through
the grapevine that Lucent's new access point is supposed to be cheaper.

On Mon, Dec 20, 1999 at 06:20:03PM -0800, Josh Cohen (Exchange) wrote:
> So now that we have wireless LANs in our buildings, I've been
> thinking about getting an access point at home.
> A quick look at the prices discouraged me, most 802.11 APs seem
> to be around $1000 dollars and they are mostly only 2Mbs.
> Except one.... The Apple airport base station, with modem and ethernet
> is only $299. It claims to be 802.11 DS compatible at 11Mbps.
> What gives? Any mac users have this ? Since its 802.11DS, I presume
> its compatible with my card, but for that price, there must be some
> catch. Do I actually need a MAC ?

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