RE: [mailstation] Re: Re-engineering the mailstation
- Your thinking of the Model 350. This has a 900 Mhz. wireless connection to it'splug-in modem unit, so the Model 350 can be used remotely in the room and nothave to be used where the telephone line plugs in. It is not compatible withthe 2 Gig WIFI stuff. And changing the wireless unit out in the Model 350 wouldmean that you would have to get the unit type accepted again by the FCC.Easiest way is to use an "Option slot" for these. That way it would take anyone'sunit, (Which is already FCC type accepted), and you would not have to mess aroundwith it. It would also keep the cost down by not requiring each unit to have all threehookup cards, (WIFI, Ethernet, Modem) inside the main unit. I don't see any situationwhere you would be using more than one connection type at one time ??You could go with the Linux software, since it is considered "Freeware", and you wouldnot have to pay Microsoft any royalties for anything. But it would require more timecompiling an Operating system for this specific use. Actually, Linux uses less spaceto run than Windows does, and works with more stuff. The Boot up Kernel can be "Edited"so as to just allow it to install and access only the drivers and devices that you needed it too.Unlike Windows, which loads everything under the sun on your system. A lot of which isnot needed for your specific applications. Linux will run well with even a 386 cpu and small memory.The Sendmail program is a tried and true mail program for Linux. There are lots of otherprograms for specific uses available for "Free" for Linux at the CPAN web site.WayneIwireless-----Original Message-----
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Neil Morrison
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 10:41 PM
Subject: [mailstation] Re: Re-engineering the mailstation
IIRC one or more of these already has a wireless modem (not WiFi though).
--- In mailstation@ yahoogroups. com, "wayne" <waynem@...> wrote:
> The option of a plug-in WIFI card is a good one, let the option slot
> either a Modem, WIFI, or Ethernet
> plug in card.