Wifi and Wlan expert needed

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  1. Or just someone who knows a bit about it.

    I want to mount a wifi system in a People carrier as a POC exercise, what do I need kit wise, and how do I maintain a connection , and a fast one, without having to go to the phone networks if possible?

    If I have to use one of the bloated robbing bastige phone networks , which one will give me a fast connection at a reasonable price?

    All replies much appreciated

  2. Sorry no help I know, but what is a POC exercise?
  3. What's a wifi?
  4. Proof of concept.
  5. The only reasonable way of doing it is to have a 3G card in one of the lap tops and use it as a gateway - pricey. Or if you are in a highstreet and there is a WLAN AP (ie BT Openzone) you could connect to that - but obviously the range is a bit limited

    I have a Orange 3G/GPRS data card and it can get expensive if I use it to connect to the net when out of range of a WLAN.

    How much do you wish to spend?
  6. I'm not an expert PTP but I'd say you probably need:

    1. A wifi

    2. A People carrier.

    Best of luck mate .
  7. Don't forget, you'll need someone to fit it too. :wink:
  8. I'd suggest that if you are going to mount anything in the back of a people carrier that you black out the windows and take care to avoid the police.

    A people carrier is definitely better than a straight saloon or hatchback in terms of comfort and headroom; you can get into all sorts of positions in one.

    Are you simply a dogger? Try here:


  9. That's deep. :?
  10. I kind of half thought posting in the QM's and MT , I'd get a half serious answer?

    Either a people carrier or a minibus type vehicle, I need fast internet access while the vehicle is on the move.
  11. msr

    msr LE

    Wifi will not have a great range - how far away will the receiving station be?

  12. PTP,
    I suggest that you utilise the laptop scenario. It makes no difference whether you are in a people carrier or the Ark Royal! The point is that you will be mobile and the best method of obtaining high speed access is by use of a 3G card or equiv. The alternative is several miles of broadband cable lol....

    Best of Luck

    Orange Broadband (mobile)
  13. msr

    msr LE

    Won't project FALCON deliver this?

  14. Do you have a vehicle yet? I would recommend a VW Caravelle or Transporter TDI, 100MPH plus, 35 mpg and they do a 4x4 also. Best of all you can move around in it whilst on the move, there are various mobile office/communications vehicles based on this VW and its no bigger than an Espace.

    No help on the wifi bit though :?
  15. PTP,

    Unless you want to have a vehicle that looks like this:


    and to only use it when stationary, I think that you will have to use a 3G data service as already pointed out. You say that you need a 'fast' connection - how fast do you want? The 3G networks currently are not running at full speed and the coverage outside of major conurbations is very poor.

    Out of interest what do you intend demonstrating the vehicles being used for - mobile porn cinema?