[Make-wifi-fast] 20 year anniversary of wifi

David Lang david at lang.hm
Wed Sep 18 16:33:01 EDT 2019

I had some homerf devices, they were signficantly slower than 802.11b but they 
were also far cheaper (they were ~$150 for a card where 802.11b were ~$800 each)

a few years later the 'junk' vendors started producing 802.11b devices, the 
prices dropped, and they caught on.

David Lang

On Mon, 16 Sep 2019, Dave Taht wrote:

> Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:46:38 +0100
> From: Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com>
> To: Make-Wifi-fast <make-wifi-fast at lists.bufferbloat.net>
> Subject: [Make-wifi-fast] 20 year anniversary of wifi
> I remember experimenting with "homeRF". I cannot remember for the life
> of me what it was like.
> and to me, why wifi took off was that it had a strong investment by
> apple AND heavy interest from the geek community, with a couple
> drivers that actually worked, and because of the coffee shop
> phenomenon....
> Shure, everything else here was important, too:
> https://www.wired.com/story/how-wi-fi-almost-didnt-happen/
> -- 
> Dave Täht
> CTO, TekLibre, LLC
> http://www.teklibre.com
> Tel: 1-831-205-9740
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