Mobile nerding

by Charles Miller on August 11, 2002

A few weeks ago, as I mentioned, I bought an AirPort card for my powerbook, and a wireless hub. the documentation for the hub said that its effective outdoor range was 300m, something I took with several grains of salt.

So this morning, I was considering breakfast. There's a rather nice cafe across the road and a little way up from my apartment. I can see it from my balcony. Aha! I thought. That means line of sight! Without further ado, I packed up my laptop, wandered across to the cafe, sat at a nice table outside by the road, and... voila! I'm still connected to the Internet.

The signal gets a bit dodgy now and then, especially when a truck drives by.

Where's my nerd award for the day?

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