Fwd: Why do I want WiFi?

Rod Whitby rod at whitby.id.au
Thu Jan 18 04:09:58 CET 2007

Jean-Philippe Monteiro wrote:
> On Thursday 18 January 2007 09:25, you wrote:
>> Thankfully most of this can be done over Bluetooth.  At least with
>> linux computers you'll be able to access it as a network device, and
>> you'll be able to run smb or sshfs albeit at reduced speed.  Neos
>> won't be islands, even when untethered from USB. :)
>> - Chad
> I was not aware Bluethoot is Network-Capable - Haven't got one, neither on 
> desktop or notebook, and believed Bluethoot was kinda USB-Wireless (wireless 
> Keyboards, some games, send of vCard) & not fully Ethernet-like.
> Thanks, that's info!
> Need to set up a server though, it won't just access my Linksys Box :(

It will access your Linksys NSLU2 running SlugOS with a bluetooth USB
dongle plugged into it, sitting beside your Linksys Router ...

I do this today with the Treo 650 to get bluetooth network coverage in
my house.

-- Rod
-- nslu2-linux.org project lead

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