Images-8Regarding our dispensing for free Wifi over EVDO today…Ian writes “one other thing you can do that’s nifty like that, I did a few years ago at macworld, my powerbook (a titanium) gets notoriously bad reception, however the guy with his iBook next to me had no problem getting on the network. so we did the sharing from airport to ethernet, plugged me in, and since actually both machines have autosensing ports, they connected right up and i was online, didn’t even need a crossover cable”.

4 thoughts on “Sharing the Wifi part II

  1. I do that, but make my Albook a wireless repeater. I use a PCMCIA wireless card to pick up the signal and share it with my airport card. It works well as long as I scan for the best channel to run on to avoid interference.

  2. Old old old news… I do this all time time in the for-pay coffee shops (i.e. Starbucks, Tully’s)… My friend has an account at Tullys, I have an account at Starbucks. One person shares via ethernet to the other person. Interweb for both…

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