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I was surfing the news and ran across this interesting article.
Researchers have developed technology designed to enable neighbors to pool their Wi-Fi Internet access to deliver better performance and exploit bandwidth that would otherwise sit idle.
Full article: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,125587,00.asp
The idea would seem to be that neighbors could share a wireless ISP connection without compromising security. It's an interesting concept.
Hmmm. Kinda neat. I don't use wireless regardless though this idea would be fantastic for the regular web surfer and occasional AIM user. As for broadband shooting games (BF2 et al) I think I'll stick with my hardline. I still don't trust wireless connections. The signal fidelity is always at risk and there's a million different other waves in the air that could muddle the signal up.
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The whole concept of wireless just seems creepy to me. I'm an old school geek - I luv wires. I still use a wired mouse and board and like to have my PC's wired w/ Cat 5. It seems to be more "under control" that way.
They are looking at doing some massive wireless stuff at my workplace and that will certainly help me make up my mind on whether to ditch the cables or not.
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I use a wireless connection for my laptops in my home office. I absolutely love the freedom it gives me to work in any room in the house, including outside. I go full encryption and don't broadcast my network ID, though in truth there's really nothing that needs securing. Anyone who is so desperate to see whether I've corrected a few commas or periods on our latest reivew obviously needs to get a life...