April 30, 2006

ARTICLE Researchers develop wi-fi sharing application

PERM binds each wireless network interface with an outside WAP, and while there is no theoretical limit to how many shared connections can be established, Assistant Computer Science professor Haiyun Luo, the head researcher of the PERM project, told TG Daily there were practical limits. "While you could potentially double your throughput, there is a limit on how many neighbors (with WAPs) you have and how many wireless cards you can fit into your computer," says Luo. He added that a laptop user could potentially use the total bandwidth from three networks by using the internal wi-fi card, along with two wireless PC Cards.

Link: TG Daily

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