[NBLUG/talk] Wireless ?

Christopher Wagner chrisw at pacaids.com
Tue Sep 2 16:00:03 PDT 2003

Is your concern specifically the cellular *phone* itself?  If so, you can
get cellular modems that do not require a cell *phone* to connect.  They are
data only and aren't too exorbitantly priced.

Otherwise, I think Ricochet got bought by someone who's putting up towers
and stuff, but they're not outside the SF Metro area I think..  The other
option would be to do some kind of satellite data service, but that gets
ridiculously difficult to set-up and quite expensive, and most difficult to
move from place to place.

Really I think your best option is a cellular modem.  It's basically a
PCMCIA card that will connect to the cellular network.  AT&T and Verizon
have the best coverage areas, I think AT&T is a little more cellular modem
friendly, from what I hear.

Hopefully this helps.

- Christopher Wagner
chrisw at pacaids.com

Packaging Aids Corporation - Information Systems
P.O. Box 9144
San Rafael, CA 94912-9144
(415) 454-4868 x116

-----Original Message-----
From: talk-admin at nblug.org [mailto:talk-admin at nblug.org]On Behalf Of
Dave Rohling
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 10:24 AM
To: talk at nblug.org
Subject: [NBLUG/talk] Wireless ?

Anyone have a good suggestion regarding some type of wireless access without
using a cell phone? I need my sales people to be able to connect to the
Internet pretty much wherever they are at.


Dave Rohling
Network Administrator
Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc.

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