> + David Steward <davidsteward4.freeserve.co.uk>:
> | However we are due to get a wireless broadband service from Horizon
> | soon. Their website is [url]http://www.horizon-wireless.co.uk/[/url]. They are
> | a little vague about what hardware I will need to link my Mac, using
> | OSX, up to the service.
> They are vague indeed, but since they do mention rooftop antennas and
> the like, I assume they do not expect to deliver sufficient signal
> strength for the use of a built-in wireless card.
> They do mention wi-fi at one place in the FAQ, and that could indicate
> that they are building on IEEE 802.11 technology, though I wouldn't
> bet on it. If my hunch is correct, I would further speculate that
> they might have two options for delivering the signal to your machine:
> Either via ordinary ethernet, in which case all you need is an
> ethernet card (twisted pair - no one delivers thin coax ethernet
> anymore), or their antenna might amplify and reradiate the incoming
> signal, in which case you need a wireless card in your computer.
> But it's rather pointless to speculate, and the information on their
> website is definitely not aimed at enlightening the technically
> knowledgeable. So I am afraid you will have to talk to someone at
> Horizon to get the details.
> You don't say what kind of Mac you have, so it's hard to give advice
> on available hardware. (I could not help anyway, but others might.)