Subject: Re: wavelan pcmcia card vs. telnet
To: None <>
From: David W. Talmage <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/2000 14:41:31
Yesterday, I wrote:

>If you use the wavelan ethernet card in your laptop, would you please write to
>me?  I'd like to know if you can use telnet with them.
>I ask because I've tried telnet over a Metricom wireless IP modem and it's 
>unusable because of the delay between pressing a key and seeing the result.  I

I was able to try out the wavelan card on a co-worker's Powerbook.  It rocks.  
Now I have two reasons to upgrade to -current.  The other is USB Visor cradle 

Peter Seebach suggested that my Metricom Ricochet's performace might be 
improved by turning off RFC 1323 support.  I used sysctl to turn it off and 
noticed little or no improvement between home and work, about 9 hops.

Miles Nordin wrote privately to say that he'd been able to use his Ricochet 
modem for telnet even though the company didn't advise it.  He said that the 
next generation Ricochet, due this summer in 11 cities IIRC, is supposed to be 
better for telnet.

Thanks to all who participated.

David Talmage