From: Randal Whittle (whittle_at_chaph.usc.edu)
Date: Thu Jun 22 1995 - 01:14:24 EDT
> I'm interested in adding "wireless LAN" or remote capabilities to
> my 755CX and was wondering if anyone could recommend specific products.
> I assume this would be a radio link of some kind.
> I want to be able to "roam" around my house (inside and out) with my
> ThinkPad and be able to communicate with my server and its attached
> peripherals. I read about some of these products in an article in
> Computer Shopper about one year ago (June'94), but haven't seen
> much advertisement for these products (Proxim RangeLAN2, Solectek
> AirLAN, etc.). Any suggestions? Any personal experiences? Your
> feedback would be much appreciated.
I could only say that its very expensive--and very slow, by
wired Ethernet LAN standards. You're looking at somewhere in the
ballpark of $1,200 or more and your throughput, instead of the wired
Ethernet capacity of 10 Megabits/second (a capacity that is rarely
reached) is cut by as much as a factor of 10 or so.
There are your tradeoffs. Its up to you to decide whether its
still worthwhile to you.
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