Laptops & wireless access – from 2003

Laptops & wireless

The world seems to be divided into those who have discovered ‘wireless’ and those who have not. Many’s the time you pop into a science department and staring you in the face is that the use of wireless networked laptops is the route to easier computing. These laptops can do three key things: print to a shared printer, pick up files from a shared area and, most amazingly when it’s wireless, access the Internet. Set up, hopefully by a people-loving sort of person, ‘wireless’ can solve the main problem in portable computing: getting files to the right places. This story better gives the flavour

Case study: Science department using laptops and wireless Internet connections.