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Old 01-04-2005, 02:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey....in THEORY...couldn't you jury rig your LAN card...and do some saudering...plug it into the tranmitter of a 2-5 milie walkie talkie....and get the range that way? It's an interesting and exciting theory...I mean, 5 miles! wow! and if not, can someone provide me with a link to SUPER long range wireless products?



chew on that for a while
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck 'plugging it in'
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok ok ok ...call me crazy...but IF i could....do you think it would work?
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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*bump* lol i've waited almost a year and no ones replied yet...i think this DESERVES to be answered by now! XD
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it hasnt been a year LOL
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No it's not that simple. You could, but it would be uber slow to compensate for the poor quality of the signal, a few bits per second and it would require custom making some stuff.
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http://www.com2000.com.hk/wireless_netwk.htm

useful upto 50Km, using tight beam or radio transmision (via dish I think...)
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* You would equip each computer with a walkie-talkie.
* You would give each computer a way to set whether it wants to transmit or receive.
* You would give the computer a way to turn its binary 1s and 0s into two different beeps that the walkie-talkie could transmit and receive and convert back and forth between beeps and 1s/0s.

This would actually work. The only problem would be that the data rate would be very slow. A $5 walkie-talkie is designed to handle the human voice (and it's a pretty scratchy rendition at that), so you would not be able to send very much data this way. Maybe 1,000 bits per second.

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look at how things work, they have a section on that. Wifi is pretty much the same thing as what you're talking about, just at much higher frequencies.
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The world record is about 120 miles for a modified wireless network.
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you'd have to take into account the interference you'd get. not to mention the security you would need. 5 miles, that's further than you could distinguish a person. easy for war drivers to not be found.
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