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I’m at the airport on my way to foo camp at O’Reilly and discovered something really neat- I have an EVDO card that I hacked up the drivers to work on a Powerbook 15″. I turned on my Airport card at the same time, turned on Internet sharing, checked off airport, turned on web sharing and now everyone with me can use my connect as a free Wifi hotspot, which is a better deal than the $10/day deal here. This likely isn’t news to old pros, but news to me. It’s a little like the stomp box in MAKE volume 03. This might also work with XP’s connection sharing, will try that later too. Link. Update: Second life on the parasite PC is doing great! Photo.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Risny says:

    how did you get the evdo card to work with your powerbook?

  2. tmo9d says:

    Last week, I was using EVDO in a moving car in the Chicago area. The EVDO card is through Verizon, and I found that the EVDO card didn’t really enjoy switching to new cells. BUT, I started thinking about how cool it would be if there was an EVDO station at every other intersection, and cars all had a built-in WiFi card. Not that anyone (except me) need to use laptops in moving cars, but I’m the kind of person who would hook my car up to some dashboard app on teh web where I can track all the instrumentation points. Blah blah blah.

    I dunno, maybe it is just the Chicago area, but I live in a very populated section of town and I still can’t get reliable EVDO.

  3. skoopy says:

    isn’t there a company that sells a box to do this.. it is called junxion. looks like you have a solution that is about $800 cheaper(?) :)

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