March 21, 2019

A Writer's View of the Linux Wireless Dream, Part 1 - page 5

Wireless Dream, Picture the Scene...

  • June 2, 2003
  • By Rob Reilly

That wrapped up setting up and running the SMC2632W wireless card on my laptop under SuSE Linux 8.0. I was able to walk around in most areas of my house and stay attached to my access point. I could also go outside the house into certain areas of the yard and still stay connected. Overall, the installation leg of the wireless journey was a success.

The next articles will cover improvements to the SMC2632W wireless card, construction of external antennas, and stories of how people give you the evil eye when you have a "Pringle" antenna attached to the top of your laptop, in public. I'll also examine some of the practical and logistical issues of running wireless Linux laptops for everyday use.

Rob Reilly (aka: "Dr. Torque") is a professional writer and senior technology consultant, whose work includes Linux, business systems integration, innovation training and occasional hot rodding excursions. He frequently writes and speaks about these and other topics. He has 17 years experience in the high technology, manufacturing and the utilities industries. He is always 'on-the-lookout' for stories and projects that focus on Linux, business and the cutting edge.

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