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WiFi providers
baltimore, md area

 6:08 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Boss is thinking of letting us work at home (yeah!), and wants to know "wireless internet" options. I can't seem to find a provider (access only preferred, hosting elsewhere) for this area. Is satellite a viable option? Big cost difference? I've been googling for info all morning, and am seriously confused now.

Any help/advice appreciated.




 6:14 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sprint offers a wireless solution if thats your thing, or you can always visit the hotspot style places. WiFimaps has some wifi maps or you can head over to wigle and see who has open wifi and just drive around all day to do yer work ;)


 6:20 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks. We're going to have about five locations scattered around. I guess I'll check the Sprint thing. Driving and coding don't mix.

Thanks again,


 6:23 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just curious - why is wireless Internet a requirement? I can understand needing high-speed...is cable/dsl not an option for some reason?


 6:33 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Broadband plays a certain part - I think the boss wants to keep some unity (we all have different providers - mine's cable, some are dial-up, etc.) - and she'd be footing the bill. Nice, since it won't interfere with current residential setup. Not really sure of other options. I'd be doing a lot of router work to get my work system into my home.



 6:34 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

I guess I'm still not clear on why wireless is essential - haven't had enough caffeine yet!

Why do you even need different set-ups than you are now using at home? Just use a VPN when you need to access the work system...


 6:48 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Actually, we will be getting rid of the physical plant. Plan on transfer through web server any documents that are not sensitive through ftp. I guess it doesn't really have to be wireless (especially since I'm having such difficulty finding access providers) - it's just what the boss has asked for. Oh, how that goes...


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