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Old 11-13-2008, 03:00 AM
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Default Do You Have A WiFi Network At Home And If So, How Many Devices Are On It?

I was just wondering how many readers of these three sites (Zune Thoughts, Pocket PC Thoughts and Smartphone Thoughts) had wireless networks at home. By just having a device that these sites cater to, it is likely you have a WiFi enabled device. I just got a Zune 8 about 3-4 weeks ago, my first Zune, and love how I am able to sync with my PC's media database over the network, which only increases my frustration with my Windows Mobile device's inability to sync via WiFi.

My list of WiFi enabled devices that I use daily include:

  • Work Laptop (Vista Ultimate)
  • Wife's Laptop (XP Pro)
  • Three Series 2 TiVo's
  • Wife's T-Mobile Dash with Windows Mobile 6.0
  • My K-Jam with Windows Mobile 6.1
  • My HTC Universal with Windows Mobile 6.0
  • The family Wii

So I have 9 devices used online in any given week on my WLAN, plus the family desktop PC that is connected to the router via Ethernet. Note that I have a few other devices like an older iPAQ 3900 with the sleeve and WiFi card (2003 all over again!) and my son has a Nintendo DS that we just haven't bothered to put on the network. I even have a 1999 Dell Latitude that works on the network, but to say it is slow would be an understatement. I am sure that looks like a lot to some here, but I am sure more than a few of you will be able to make me look like a Luddite by comparison.

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Old 11-13-2008, 03:39 AM
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Well, I don't have quite as many as you do. I have work laptop (IBM R51, WinXP), Macbook, and 12" Powerbook G4. Also my T-Mobile Wing and my Blackberry Curve. Oh and a wireless printer (HP5850). So that's 6 devices altogether.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:46 AM
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Smile I am starting my network...and its confusing

I have a Vista Ultimate with a router. Connecting to my wifi (I hope) is my Zune 80G, my HTC Touch Pro (Sprint not ATT), my Playstation 3 (which I only use for blu-ray anyway).

I just got my HTC today so I hope it syncs lists WiFi as a feature.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:48 AM
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Hmm...I frequently use my Fujitsu P7010D over WiFi, and an older Dell laptop supplied by school. I've used both my Nintendo DS and my Zune 30 over wireless but the situation doesn't come up much.

My main use is watching shows on Hulu from the comfort of my bed. I love technology.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:56 AM
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Linksys WRT600N
IPAQ 211
Toshiba Notebook, G-wifi / Hardware Gigabit Ethernet
Velocity Micro, Quad Core, N-Wifi or Gigabit Ethernet
Sony Vaio, Duel Core, G-wifi or Gigabit Ethernet

I have wifi which I use for my IPAQ mainly, I recently
moved everything over to the Lan, much faster less
wifi traffic.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:06 AM
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Typical wireless devices:
  • Notebook PC (running Vista Business)
  • Fiance's notebook PC (running WinXP Pro)\
  • Kitchen notebook PC (primarily for shopping lists & looking up food stuff)
  • T-Mobile Wing
  • My Zune
  • Fiance's Zune
Using WRT300N. Haven't made the switch to Gigabit yet. With all the other computers in the house (7 more) I have to do a bit of upgrading and not sure if it's worth it yet. I have 14 computers/devices on the network including a couple of of servers (Windows Home Server and Windows 2008 Server), Vista Business workstation, Vista media center PC, Linux workstation, WinXP workstation & network printers)

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Old 11-13-2008, 04:22 AM
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I just moved, and due to where the cable drops (i.e. not the office - WHY?), I have added to the WiFi'age.

Main Machine (Vista)
Secondary Machine (Vista)
Laptop (Vista)
XDA Trion (WM6)
Axim X50 (WM5, occasionally)

Now off the network is the HTPC, which is, of course, near a cable drop.

Will end up adding an Eee for the wife at some point, probably.

Phones: XDA Trion → T-Mobile G1 → Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S)
PDAs: HP Jornada 548 → HP iPaq 2210 → Dell Axim x50Mid
Hers: Dell Axim x5 → Dell Axim X3i → BB Curve 8530
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:27 AM
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I have a laptop and 2 iPhones. I'm feeling kinda lame.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:43 AM
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  • My desktop PC (XP Pro)
  • Wife’s desktop PC (XP Pro)
  • Kids’ desktop PC (XP Pro)
  • My laptop PC (Fedora Linux 9)
  • Wife’s laptop PC (XP Pro)
  • Wife’s MAC Mini (OS X)
  • Family Nintendo Wii
  • 2 Nintendo DS Lites
  • 1 Nintendo DS
  • My work tablet PC (XP Tablet Ed.)
  • Wife’s work iBook (OS X)

Technically, my and my wife's desktop PCs (1 and 2) above are wired, not wireless. I used to connect my Sony Clie PDA through Wi-fi and surf the web, but since I got my HTC Star Trek I don't use it.

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Old 11-13-2008, 05:27 AM
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- 2 iphones
- laptop
- netbook
- wii
- 2 DS Lite
- 3com Audrey (oldie but a goodie) with wireless ethernet adaptor
- Buffalo networked DVD player (MCE)
- Lexmark Wireless networked Printer

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