Hi all. My neighbour has a wireless broadband node set up (with antenna on roof) and is happy to provide broadband access to me for free. So Im off to get a couple of wireless pcmcia cards (one for Win98 laptop other for OsX Apple Powerbook).
I dont want to go to expense of buying an access point too, so assuming my card can actually get a signal from next doors connection (hopefully an Orinoco Silver, so I can attach antenna if required), will I be able to share that internet connection with the Apple? Since we will effectively be setting up a peer-to-peer non-infrastructure wireless network in the house.
I also have an old Cyrix 166 desktop w 128Mb RAM which I was thinking about using as some sort of access point/firewall/print server (though that will be more expensive of course, having to put a wireless PCI card in it) but Im just wondering what is the best course of action to get a nice little home wireless network set up between the laptops (and maybe desktop) enabling us to share the broadband connection from next door, plus the printer and even our own crappy dial up when required.
Ideas, suggestions, directions gratefully received.