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Wireless Web anywhere

You're in a hotel lobby, using its 11M bit/sec 802.11b wireless LAN to download e-mail to your laptop, when your cab arrives. You get in, and your laptop continues downloading, though at a slower rate, all the way to the airport.
At the airport, you proceed to a passenger lounge where the transfer rate picks up again thanks to another 802.11b network. All this happens seamlessly, with no indication, other than the change in data rate, that you are moving from a LAN to a WAN to another LAN.

Written by Michael Hurwicz12 May 03 22:00