Wireless and Balconies

by Charles Miller on August 3, 2002

A few weeks ago, I went slightly mad and bought myself an AirPort card for my Powerbook, and a wireless hub for the home network. It was one of my more frivolous purchases, since my apartment is really tiny, and if I had a 15m CAT5 cable, it'd be able to reach anywhere I wanted it.

That said, the wireless LAN is way cool. I'm sitting out on my balcony right now, typing on the laptop, drinking my beer, watching the cars drive by, breathing the open air, feeling the breeze and watching the late-afternoon sky. I will be doing this more often I think.

What I'd really like to do is be able to take the laptop down the road to the little park, sit on the grass and nerd away, but I somehow doubt the network stretches quite that far. I am, however, tempted to go downstairs and across the road, just to see what the reach of the signal is.

And no, it's a closed network. There will be no warchalking.

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