On Apr 15, 2004, at 1:35 PM, John Carolin wrote:
> I think carts w/ attached base stations would be
> a good way to test the waters.
Even w/o a cart, it's a good way to get started :)
We were discussing this yesterday. The "ad hoc" way
works well in "pods" if you let the wireless router assign
IP numbers ... that way it's all one subnet. This happens
a lot on campus - for seminars, for demonstrations, and
increasingly for "lan" parties !
The"official" way - via centralized services - is expensive,
takes a lot of time, and discourages experimental use.
What I would buy for a school is 3 or 4 wireless routers
that people could "borrow" -- I've had good luck with
the Airport and the NetGear (which I bought for $40 !).
Haven't had a chance to try others. We have a lot of
other people turn their notebook into an adhoc hub
using the "share my network connection" option too !