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#446 - 10/11/04 12:38 AM soft devices  
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To. what extent is it possible to setup a wireless network with no additional hardware ( no pclan or wlan card and no access points or hub)

The reason i say this is because of the development of soft devices.... like soft modems,or soft access points that enable software to play the role of a designated harware....

eg: thers this soft access point that was released sometime back from Cirond.


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#447 - 10/11/04 02:33 AM Re: soft devices  
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Still isn't possible afaik.

I don't see how you could send/receive a signal with software. You still need a transmitter or receiver.

Will definitely be looking into this soft access point you speak of. Probably used on a PC w/ wireless connectivity already.

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Well, I know that you can use speaker emulation through yoru PC speaker using a software suite; I had a soft for that in like 89 heh


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#449 - 10/11/04 03:39 AM Re: soft devices  
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cirond.com doesn't seem to have what you are mentioning. Do you have a direct link perhaps?

#450 - 10/11/04 07:36 AM Re: soft devices  
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i may have the speaker emu somewhere lol


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#451 - 10/11/04 05:05 PM Re: soft devices  
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I first read about cirond 's access point here ,but the links there are now outdated...but u can stil read about it.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/12/03/the_end_of_the_wireless/

About PCtel's access point here
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1404458,00.a

Quote:
PCtel Inc. on Wednesday announced that it shipped Segue, the company's "soft access point" technology that can turn an ordinary PC into a wireless networking device.
i think cironds product is now changed to http://www.cirond.com/airpatrol_sentinel.html ...pls check out the opther products ...its one of them im sure !!!guessing its the sentiinel ...they have a free demo as well.


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#452 - 10/11/04 05:09 PM Re: soft devices  
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ive been thinking about usb wlan cards or wifi cards as well ....which means that all u need to make a standalone box to conncet it to a network /internet is this usb wlan card and soft access points...but it'd be even cooler if we could get soft wlan cards as well ...


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#453 - 10/11/04 09:13 PM Re: soft devices  
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Quote:
Supports Wireless Access Points from Broad Variety of Manufacturers
Sounds like you still need the hardware and your PC can act as an intermediary access point. So with the other software too, you are using a wireless access card.

I understand what you are referring too, its just that w/o a way to receive the signal it cannot be done.

Kind of like a software cable modem. There needs to still be the interface connecting it to the network, so it is not possible.


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