[CentOS] OT: wifi, phone, power in India and Malaysia

Tue May 24 18:12:32 UTC 2011
Richard Mollel <unixtipz at yahoo.com>

--- On Tue, 5/24/11, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> From: John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] OT: wifi, phone, power in India and Malaysia
> To: centos at centos.org
> Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 12:24 PM
> On 05/24/11 7:29 AM, Richard Mollel
> wrote:
> > Wifi is wifi, never heard of a wifi A or B.
> actually, there's 802.11 (original, rarely used anymore),
> 802.11a, .11b. 
> .11g. and .11n, and .11n comes in multiple flavors. 
> Most everything 
> these days is .11b/g or b/g/n compatible.
> In various countries, there are different allotments of how
> many 2.4Ghz 
> 'channels' are available for unlicensed use like
> wifi.  see 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11#Channels_and_international_compatibility 
> for a summary of this specific issue.
> my general experience regarding all this is the business
> model laptops 
> from the major makers (for instance, the Latitudes from
> Dell) tend to 
> come with wifi (and modems etc) that support multinational
> standards 
> that can be reconfigured for different locales. 
>   consumer grade stuff 
> is less likely to have this ability enabled.
What i meant to say is that I have not heard of wifi thats strictly sort of regional. Most routers support all the major bands, and many laptops (as you pointed out) support those bands (abgn,..)
Alternatively, a GSM router is all he needs, and his wifi enabled laptop would be happy either way, even if running centos.


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