American WI FI

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Wayne Kerr, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Wayne Kerr

    Wayne Kerr Guest

    Will my US Robotics WI FI work I the states, I am in the UK
     
    Wayne Kerr, Aug 21, 2005
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    bumtracks Guest

    yep on channels 1-11 only
     
    bumtracks, Aug 22, 2005
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  3. Wayne Kerr

    Wayne Kerr Guest

    What do I do when I get to New York.
    I am staying in a hotel with free wi fi
     
    Wayne Kerr, Aug 22, 2005
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    riggor99999 Guest

    The same thing you do in the UK....


     
    riggor99999, Aug 22, 2005
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  5. Wayne Kerr

    Wayne Kerr Guest

    I have never used the wi fi away from my home.
    Do I just switch the laptop on and let it search for a signal.
    Will the hotel not have a security that will require a password to access.
    Not all the rooms in the hotel have free wi fi some rooms have to pay.
     
    Wayne Kerr, Aug 22, 2005
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    NetSteady Guest

    Exactly as you said. Switch your laptop on, and search for a wireless
    network.

    Most likely, the hotel you're staying in will also give you
    instructions.

    Enjoy!
     
    NetSteady, Aug 22, 2005
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  7. Just turn it on and it will work. The only difference is that your
    client radio is *capeable* of doing 14 channels instead of 11.
    However, the channel of choice is not your decision. That access
    point is configured for channels 1 thru 11 and that's what you're
    client radio will use. Although strictly speaking, your client radio
    is not 100% FCC legal, it will not cause any interference if used
    normally.

    Where you might get into trouble is when running an ad-hoc
    (peer-to-peer) network set to channels 12-14. Another possible
    problem is running Netsumbler, which sends probe requests on all
    channels including 12-14. I would avoid these.

    As for proceedures, all hotels have instruction pages as to how one
    should use their system. Sometimes, these instructions are on their
    web pages.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Aug 22, 2005
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    Alex Bird Guest

    14 is Japan only is it not?

    When I set my WRT54Gs to 14 (not strictly legal) they will only do 'b'
    speeds, is there a reason for this ?

    Alex
     
    Alex Bird, Aug 23, 2005
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  9. Yes. Japan has 14 channels.
    As far as I know, there's no reason it should reduce speed. However,
    Japan xmit power is limited to 10mw/Mhz EIRP while the US allows 4
    watts EIRP. The speed reduction you're seeing might be a side effect
    of this drop in tx power from its normal 35mw to 10mw.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Aug 23, 2005
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