The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

Carputer Hotspot

Posted by Deliverator on November 3rd, 2005

This entry comes to you courtesy of a rather long chain of connected technologies. I am typing this entry out on my Jornada 720. It is using a Socket CF WiFi card to connect to a Linksys WAP (simple ethernet to 802.11b infrastructure mode bridge) sitting in the rear window of my car. The Linksys WAP is connected via an ethernet cable to the ethernet jack of The Carputer. The ethernet port is configured with Microsoft’s Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to offer any of the carputer’s several available internet connections. The carputer at the moment is connected to the internet via T-mobile’s EDGE service, courtesy of a D-link Bluetooth dongle and my new Nokia 6620 cell phone. So, to what do you owe this connection? Yeah, I am as confused as you are. It is impressive to me that products from at least 8 different companies are talking to each other to make this entry possible. Now that the carputer is a rolling hotspot, I think I will drive around a bit and try and find a wardriver to thoroughly confuse :)