View Full Version : Broadband over radio waves

07-10-2004, 10:28:56
So, I've got my Netvigator (http://www.netvigator.co.uk) radio broadband kit today. Have to take it home and see if it works later.

It's broadband but without any cables, just broadcasts over the airwaves! Apparently it's very good. Got a months free trial so I will let you know how it goes. (tonight if it works)

07-10-2004, 10:44:21
All those ones and zeros flying through your house has to be bad for your brain. You'd better crawl around to avoid them.

07-10-2004, 10:50:45
It's ok, I have a hat made out of tin foil.

Nills Lagerbaak
07-10-2004, 11:04:51
what, some kind of magic helmet?

Can't be totally wireless? You must have some kind of recieveer in the house?

07-10-2004, 11:30:05
Yes. Ok there is a wire that goes from the reciever box to the computer. :rolleyes:

Theoretically I could connect the reciever to a wireless system and have it rebroadcast round the house though.

07-10-2004, 12:51:36
good luck

Nills Lagerbaak
07-10-2004, 12:51:42
Oh I see, but there's no physical connection to the outside world?? Jesus I share proteins concerns, I can't believe we have NO say over how much transmission we walk through every day

07-10-2004, 13:23:54
They'd be broadcasting through my house whether I picked them up or not.

Nills Lagerbaak
07-10-2004, 14:28:20
Yeah, that's my point. I don't want the little feckers in my house either, and when I walk down the road they're everywhere! Literally thousands of megabits a second blasting through my head, and I have no control over it? Time to crack out the magic helmet methinks.

07-10-2004, 14:30:53
You want to get Professor Kevin Warwick to install a chip in your head so you can interact with the megabits.

08-10-2004, 08:15:44
Well... it worked.

I'm not getting great reception though. I think when my housemate gets on this free broadband program with work we'll cancel the radio thing and use that.