newbie: laptop wifi + pda

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Ted, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Ted

    Ted Guest

    Hi all,

    I want to use my laptop as the "sending wifi device" and receive the
    information with my PDA (archos PMA400)
    My laptop is connected with a lan-cable to my server.
    There are lots of tutorials how to receive a wireless signal with a laptop
    with wifi onboard, but not the other way around.

    Is there a good (newbiefriendly) site/tutorial/howto where this is

    Ted, Nov 19, 2005
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  2. Sooner Al [MVP], Nov 19, 2005
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  3. Ted

    Pavel A. Guest

    With wi-fi there is no such thing as "sending device".
    All devices or computers are equal peers in the network.

    Another thing worth noting is that tiny wi-fi adapters of PDAs often
    work in 802.11b mode (11 mbps), while majority of computers
    work in .11g mode (54 mpbs). When the wireless router sees a .11b
    device, it (and the whole network) falls down to slow .11b mode.
    Pavel A., Nov 19, 2005
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