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Politics : Formerly About Applied Materials
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To: John Trader who wrote (60846)2/21/2002 10:59:29 PM
From: willcousa  Read Replies (1) of 70976
 
What I have heard is that people are taking Pringles potato chip cans and wrapping them with wire to make antennas and creating little clusters of wireless networked homes. They buy one fast internet connection and then distribute it among the group. I believe they use the 802.11 (hope the numbers are right) protocol. Supposedly this is happening in Europe as well, where the protocol is not approved for use.

I remember when people in fringe areas for TV reception would put up a really big antenna and an amplifier and pipe the output around the area to homes. When cable came along they hooked these existing systems into the cable. Then the consolidation begain. Perhaps these homegrown wireless networks will become similar.
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