From: Donald MacQueen (dmacq_at_erols.com)
Date: Sat Dec 21 2002 - 19:42:15 EST
well, that's kind of like asking how many -wired- machines can share a
broadband connection. unless the wap has some restriction on how many
wireless cards it can 'see' at once, the question is really how
many wireless machines can acces the wap -simultaneously- before each
one's share of the bandwidth becomes so small that it is unusable.
i did a test of my wireless connection recently. i sent a 425 meg file
from my laptop to the server. it took just over 1000 seconds, which
works out to .425 mBytes a second or 4.25 megaBits a second (assuming
2 parity bits). i thought this was pretty good on a device that has a
theoretical maximum of 11 megaBits a second. disk drives remain the
slowest thing in a computer network.
ymmv, but i have been pleasantly surprised at how well wireless works.
and it is becoming dirt cheap.
Saturday, December 21, 2002, 8:22:42 PM, you wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 17:33:35 -0500, Andrew Webber wrote:
>>And here's a dumb question, I've been trying to research these
>>devices (during my can-return period) and I'm trying to figure out
>>if there's a limit on how many wireless notebook cards can coexist
>>on the network (sharing the cable or DSL feed) at the same time.
> Both my Linksys and 3Com Airpoints said that they can handle 4 wireless workstations at a time, but I'm not certain if that includes another Airpoint acting as a relay.
> ----- PRM -----
Donald M. MacQueen [|] "What our enemies have started, we will finish"
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