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Re: [SLE] Back order/question
  • From: SRGlasoe <srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 12:43:34 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405271243.34089.srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 27 May 2004 12:04 pm, Henry Standing wrote:
> Please correct me if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that the
> protocols eat into this transfer speed, and the connection is half-
> duplex
Hadn't heard that it is only half-duplex. That just means it either transmits
or receives but not both at once. Most often these 'wire' speeds are referred
to in the half-duplex rating of one-way only. Full-duplex allows for coming
and going at the same time so a 10/100 would then be 20/200 or double the
half-duplex rating (theoretical maximums).

> You could increase this marginally by not using WEP and instead only
> allowing access by a MAC address - a bit of a security risk, but as long
> as you don't work for MI5....
Or care that some one could use your connection to download kiddie porn... It
is still traceable through your ISP connection and depending on your
configuration it could be cached on your machines... I strongly urge Wade to
get the wires off the floor first and do NOT get wireless if wireless
security doesn't matter to him. Wired provides better security versus
wireless IF you don't know how to secure wireless.

> Just a suggestion but how about a Linksys WRT54G?
> This is a combined 4-port 10/100 switch and 802.11g WAP, this should
> future-proof you for a while?
> /_\ Henry

Good idea. Keep wired connections where speed is essential and wireless for
the laptop/pda/refrigerator/whatever.


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