Archive for May, 2002

Wi-Fi Drive By

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2002

Netstumbler currently only works with Orinco Wi-Fi cards but it’s being ported to Intersil’s Prism-2. You can get one from the Wi-Fi Supply Guy. GPS units for Pocket PCs include Pharos and Teletype. Download Netstumber (Mini Stumber), plug in your Orinoco card and (optionally) a GPS unit. You’re good to go. According to Wi-Fi expert, […]

Schools Go Unwired

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 29th, 2002

Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Dartmouth, MIT, Drexel, Indiana University, University of Delaware, University of Virginia, New Jesery Institute of Technology and SUNY Buffalo. Portland State’s Wireless network (PubNet), is available in the Science Building, Millar Library, Park Blocks (between Cramer Hall and Neuberger Hall), Cramer Hall, Smith Memorial Center, Graduate School of Education, and […]

Worldcom says goodnight

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 29th, 2002

The San Franciso Cronicle reported today that Worldcom will sell their wireless unit. It has roughly 1.7 million subscribers nationwide and sells service through independent vendors. Worldcom doesn’t own their own cellular network, so it must pay rivals like Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless to provide the service. No word on MMDS. Worldcom and Sprint […]

Sputnik and other Satellites

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 29th, 2002

Sputnik Community Gateway claims to turn any Intel-based laptop or PC into a turnkey, full-featured wireless gateway. Integrated software manages access by any wireless laptop or PDA. Version 1.1, released on April 29, 2002, features: PCI card support PLX card support Linux kernel 2.4.18 Enhanced autoconfig of 802.11b card drivers Support for the latest PCMCIA […]

FCC Delays 700 Mhz Auction (kind of)

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 29th, 2002

Flarion and Arraycomm, plan mobile IP telephony networks. Sony’s is conducting tests with Flarion’s wireless. Viacel plans low-cost COFDM networks. Viacell’s always quotable chief, Bob Miller says, “We plan on distributing one million free COFDM receivers in each of twenty markets within 18 months of COFDM being allowed for a free service” [for broadcasters]. […]

Mesh Networking on a Chip

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 28th, 2002

Mesh Networks has put mesh networking on a chip for broadband mobility. Their system works with a variety of protocols including 802.11a/g and their own proprietary system. They’ll demonstrate the system at the 802.11 Planet Expo on June 10, 2002 using ViewSonic’s SuperPDA and Tablet PC. A PCMCIA Card is available. Mesh networking allows users […]