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Stalker58
04-28-2004, 07:00 AM
I have a chance to go broadband by WiFi (802.11b).I wonder if wifi generaly is suitable for online flying (ping wise/packet lose)?

Altitude, speed, manoeuvre and.... CRASH!

Stalker58
04-28-2004, 07:00 AM
I have a chance to go broadband by WiFi (802.11b).I wonder if wifi generaly is suitable for online flying (ping wise/packet lose)?

Altitude, speed, manoeuvre and.... CRASH!

VW-IceFire
04-28-2004, 07:04 AM
Well 802.11B is going to give you, at its peak transfer rates, 11 Mb/s speed which is about 6 Mb/s more than the fastest cable connection that I've seen available in a home residence.

So yes WiFi will more than do the job...it will more than do the job of sharing any high speed connection...there are other issues like security, signal range, signal degradation, and that sort of thing but in terms of speed its sufficient.

I'd also investigate the 802.11G standard since thats going to be the mainstream very soon (55 Mb/s peak speed).

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B16Enk
04-28-2004, 07:16 AM
Signal degradation may be an issue, depending on your geographical location, as there are devices transmitting on the same frequency (in the UK it's an unlicensed freq.) like microwaves etc.

Only an issue if your siting is such that you get this interference.

Costs have come down, if you only need to buy one adapter it's worth trying. At worse you fly by dialup but browse via wireless http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

sobolan
04-28-2004, 07:34 AM
"Well 802.11B is going to give you, at its peak transfer rates, 11 Mb/s speed which is about 6 Mb/s more than the fastest cable connection that I've seen available in a home residence"

Ehm...speak for yourself...at my home I have either WLAN 802.11B or 100Mbps LAN...I go usually with the second option...

Oh, and a "wireless set-up" does not cost a fortune anymore. For me:
- bought online with free shipping a SMC PCMCIA "b" wireless for 9 bucks (after rebates)
- found that my Toshiba is "wireless previred" (antena, switch, slot, etc...)
- sold the SMC "external" wireless card for $45 on ebay
- bough a Dell Truemobile 1350 b/g mini-PCMCIA (internal), a little wider than a stick of RAM, for $29 (sale/coupon, free shipping)
- bought a NETGEAR "wireless hub" for $28 (48 on amazon, -$20 rebate, free shipping)

So, spent $58, had $45 from selling that card...overall, for $13+$9 I have internal wireless card in my laptop and a "wireless hub".
Look arround, surf the net...otherwise you pay a lot...the "OEM" Atheros card for my Satellite sell for $80-90...the dell does the same job. Honestly, the only think not working is the shortcut key to turn the radio emiter on or off, but the switch is at the laptop's front so its much quicker anyway to do that thabn punvh keys to turn on the card

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B16Enk
04-28-2004, 07:39 AM
I think by 'cable' he wasn't referring to Wired Ethernet http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Think broadband.....

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-28-2004, 07:43 AM
I have 4 pc's on a Linksys 802.11b WiFi Ap/Router and have had it for over a year with no issues other than having to switch back to 900 MHz telephone instead of the 2.4GHz one I had.

One of my kids would occassionally get kicked due to connection interference when he was on the phone and online at the same time. Since switching though...no problem.



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