Subject: RE: Wireless LAN - options?
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/01/1999 07:40:31
> Ok, so, in the product section of, they are labeled as:
> "Wavelan IEEE 802.11 (bronze)". The associated wavepoint is the
> "wavepoint II
> acces point", on the same page.
> The wavepoint is optional, you can run the bards in 'ad-hoc' mode.
> The wavepoint is a bridge to ethernet, and can also increase a bit
> the range by relaying frames.

Sorry, I'm a newbie in this area: the Web page talks about 2MBit - is there
any option for 11MBit (as others refering to IEEE 802.11 talk about 11MBit)?

I don't understand the topology. What I need is two LAN's in two buildings
sepearated by a street to be bridged together. There's a NetBSD server on
each LAN, can I put one of these cards in each and be done? Or can I use one
"wavepoint" on each side to build the bridge?

Are there any other viable alternatives? Laser based ones? (I have 20 meters
and clear sight, it's usually not that foggy here.)

Thank's for any hints,