Re: Wireless Access Points

Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@endtech.com)
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 19:40:21 -0800


Price point is under $139 and $179; speed 11MB.
This year you can have either a PCI card or PCMCIA
one. You have to set up on card as the master, and the
other slaves. Next year, they'll be providing standalone
base station.

Greg

http://www.msnbc.com/news/347836.asp
Dell rolls out wireless networking kit
4800LT offers low-cost networking for as many as 15 PCs
By John G. Spooner
ZDNN

Dec. 17 Dell Computer Corp. is working to bring
high-speed wireless networking to the home. The
company announced Wednesday an 11MB
wireless networking product it says will benefit
users by offering low-cost, high-bandwidth
wireless networking for as many as 15 PCs.

Jesse wrote:
>
> 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.
> (~$400...)
>
> jesse
> 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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