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Archive for September, 2003

Netgear + Linksys USB-2 “G” Clients

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2003

Netgearā€™s 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter ($79 retail, $61 street), features a USB 2.0 interface that is up to 40 times faster than USB 1.1 allowing you to realize full 54 Mbps speed. A 5-ft USB cable lets you locate the adapter where signals are strongest. The WG121 works with desktop or notebook PCs […]

Wi-Lan Gets FCC Approval

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2003

Iconoclastic “last mile” pioneer Wi-Lan today announced its LIBRA 5800 product series has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission for use in the 5.8 GHz frequency band in the United States. The LIBRA 5800 uses Wi-LAN’s patented W-OFDM (Wide-Band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology to achieve high-capacity NLOS (non-line-of-sight) network performance. “This is our […]

Wi-Fi Media Gateways

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2003

SMC Networks began shipping its EZ-Stream wireless home entertainment device this week. The $249.99 EZ-Stream Wireless Multimedia Receiver (SMCWMR-AG), distributes multi-media entertainment throughout the home via WiFi. The networked entertainment receiver streams, plays and shares audio (including MP3 and Internet radio), pictures and video from the networked PC to the Home Entertainment Center. Music, photos […]

Cheap Hotspot Management

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 29th, 2003

Nancy Gohring says Surf and Sip and Airpath Wireless have announced Wi-Fi support packages for businesses that want to set up Wi-Fi service. Surf and Sip provides a $300, one-piece Soekris box and charges a flat $50 a month to handle ongoing network monitoring and support. Cafes can charge or provide the service free. The […]

Aperto Unwires Mexico City

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 29th, 2003

MVS Comunicaciones will use Aperto Networks to deliver broadband wireless access with guaranteed Quality of Service to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey this year and will market these services to six additional cities by the end of 2004. MVS, a leading radio/television programming and carrier services company in Mexico and Latin America, holds MMDS (2.5 […]

College WiFi Van

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 29th, 2003

Tech Dirt flags a story on a satellite-powered WiFi van. Students at the North Carolina, Community College, routinely drove up to 100 miles round trip to get to night classes. Now the school has a van with a satellite dish and 20 Wi-Fi-enabled laptop computers to bring the Internet to students. “We have people who […]