Wednesday, August 31, 2005

because newer is not always better

This is the motto of the OldVersion.com site. It is a site that archives old versions of well known and widely used software packages for the pupose of well... using them when you need a slicker, features stripped and smaller version of your favourite software. It happened to me when I recently bought this baby from a friend from the states that visited Romania a while ago. It was only 80$ so that was a bargain. My other baby needed it for reading electronic book for school in the confort of our bed. Right now I am prospecting for a desktop wireless pci card in order to link the Libretto to the Internet via our desktop computer. They come quite cheap but I hope that I don't get headaches while setting up the wireless network. The little computer behaves very nice so far. It runs Win98 se and it has sound and a whole set of pcmcia extensions. But I didn't get the media access something adaptor that converts the custom exit of the pcmcia lan card to a normal UTP port.
Well, wireless is always better ;)

4 Comments:

Anonymous JabbyPanda said...

If you want to link 2 systems into homw network you will need either software or hardware router as well.

That's the my situation: my laptop PII-750 Mhz and my desktop system shares the same internet connection by the help of the hardware router D-link DI-614+.

1:23 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger cosmin said...

But a hardware router is too exphensive :p
Isn't there a software alternative?
I was thinking that with two adapters and Internet Connection Sharing in Xp I could pull this off.
Am I wrong in thinking so?

1:29 PM, August 31, 2005  
Anonymous JabbyPanda said...

ICS in XP should work fine, but I think, you already know about the limitations - your desktop PC then has to be permanately switched on.

Hardware wireless router should not be that expensive...
Think in ebay mode ;)

1:39 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger cosmin said...

Well the desktop is on more than the Libretto. That is for reading and ocasionally surfing. You cannot regard it as a normal notebook.
I only hope that the 30-100 meters range of the wireless pci card are realistic. I would hate to have to put my desktop tower on the desk and with the back towards the other room :p

1:45 PM, August 31, 2005  

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