Wifi option summary (Was: Re: OpenMoko Challenges)

Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Mon Feb 12 13:07:00 CET 2007

Just as note: I just bought, for exact that purpose, a DLink Bluetooth
AP on ebay, used for 15EUR.

Maybe an option... for much purposes Bluetooth PAN will fully enough.


Mikko J Rauhala schrieb:
> On ma, 2007-02-12 at 01:54 -1000, Joshua Hoblitt wrote:
>> Quick thought: Shouldn't wifi be possible via the use of a USB "dongle"?
> Yes yes, if you get it power from somewhere other than the Neo (such as
> an internal battery, USB power injector, or a (battery) powered hub).
> It's been discussed before. Speeds won't be great (USB 1.1 limiting),
> but should be doable.
> To summarize for those who haven't noticed, another possible option, if
> you really need wifi, might be the (also previously mentioned) upcoming
> Seagate DAVE disks; they have both BT and Wifi connectivity, and are
> supposed to be "open systems", so perhaps it will be possible to make
> one into a self-powered BT/Wifi gateway (in addition to portable
> storage), at least if they run Linux. However, no definite word on the
> extent of their openness and adaptability exists at this point, just a
> possibility.
> And, as also said, you can get wireless internet via BT too, just that
> the Wifi AP installed base is out of reach.

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