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 From:  Chet Harvey <chet at pittech dot com>
 To:  Pat Ellison <pat at zbit dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: FW: [m0n0wall] Wireless g 54M
 Date:  Tue, 17 Aug 2004 14:34:45 -0400
ok then that explains it =)

I just hear people all the time "oh 54M, wow." When all they do is email and 
surf.

Get some bigger or maybe directional antennas to help keep that signal strong. 
But not so strong it gives you brain cancer =(

I am sure if I ever got Tivo I would want G in the house so I can stream.



Quoting Pat Ellison <pat at zbit dot net>:

> 
> I move a lot of video.. The wireless works good but sometimes
> I see a suttle pause from time to time. This disappears totally
> on the Wired LAN.. Watching the graphs of traffic.. I really
> do saturate my link.
> 
> -Pat
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chet Harvey [mailto:chet at pittech dot com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:43 AM
> To: Pat Ellison
> Cc: Fred Wright; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Wireless g 54M
> 
> 
> Just a side note, I am always curious as to why people think they need such
> fast rates like 75 to 100mbps. Most businesses I see have 512 or 768 pipes.
> Some go crazy and get 10mb pipes so unless you are moving A LOT of data
> internally I just dont get it. I'd rather have range and signal strength
> over
> high transfer. As signal strength drops so does transfer.
> 
> just curious.
> 
> Chet Harvey
> Pitbull Technologies <http://www.pittech.com/>
> Protecting your Digital Assets
> 703.407.7311
> 
> 
> Quoting Pat Ellison <pat at zbit dot net>:
> 
> > I have the 5G now.. I think that I can keep the 74 rate up to say. 50-60
> > feet
> > (It's in a closet so that limits a lot).  Through 4 walls (drywall/metal
> > studs),
> > I drop to 12 at about 100 feet but I don't loose carrier.
> >
> > Actually this "upgrade" will be a downgrade.. I'm really getting the 74mhz
> > from
> > the AP-500 but having problems with one last 5G PCMCIA card. but it's
> > cheaper
> > than buying another 5G PCMCIA card.
> >
> > >Umm, so which is it, A or G?  802.11g is 2.4GHz.  If it's 5GHz, it's
> > 802.11a.
> >
> > Right it is 802.11a I'm told it's supposed to be so bad I have been VERY
> > happy with it.
> > Now that is my problem.... I've been so happy with this system that I
> > neglected to learn
> > anything about the A/B/G...etc systems. Not I'm forced to become a quick
> > study..
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Fred Wright [mailto:fw at well dot com]
> > Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:53 PM
> > To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> > Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Wireless g 54M
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 15 Aug 2004, Pat Ellison wrote:
> >
> > > Are there any desktop PCI wireless Lan cards out there that
> > > work with M0N0 that support the newer g (54meg) protocol?
> >
> > Not AFAIK.
> >
> > > Using a 5Ghz D-link AP-5000 (access point) with a PCMCIA card in the
> > laptop
> > > supports 74Mhz speed! really nice but...the PCMCIA card is getting
> > flaky...
> > > (It served me well!) need replacement but they are almost $100.00
> > > I can get an access point and a card for that price.
> >
> > Umm, so which is it, A or G?  802.11g is 2.4GHz.  If it's 5GHz, it's
> > 802.11a.
> >
> > Before salivating too much over G, you might want to look into:
> >
> > 1) How poor the range usually is for G (*much* shorter than B with the
> > same equipment).
> >
> > 2) How the presence of a single B station causes all the Gs to drop down
> > to B.  I'm not sure it even needs to be an "authorized" B station to have
> > this effect.
> >
> > Oddly enough, I've heard that A tends to have better range than G, even
> > though one would expect it to be worse, all other things being
> > equal.  Maybe it's because it doesn't have to contend with Bluetooth,
> > cordless phones, microwave ovens, etc. :-)
> >
> > 					Fred Wright
> >
> >
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