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I propose a local area network using Lasers.
The product would contain a 2rx/tx modules
one for each computer and a package of
quick fix mirrors that can be attached to
walls and have a way that they can be
aligned. I thought of this idea because i live
in a house with walls that are a few
and have problems with getting wireless Lan
signals all around the house. Running cat5
cable would be very unsightly, Having laser
running up the walls and roof would be
pretty cool though:)
[coprocephalous, Sep 06 2005]
Ethernet Laser Bridges
[st3f, Sep 06 2005]
IMDB John Carpenter's - Dark Star
The Aliens are great! [Dub, Sep 06 2005]
||Not for use in earthquake zones, buildings prone to passing heavy traffic/railway lines, people walking up and down corridors...
||I had the same problem until I realised I could get a better internet connection by connecting to next doors wireless network. They also had 4Mbps so it was quite a lot faster.
||I think maybe the unit would work on
pulses of laser light and some sort of
encoder/decoder to translate the pulses,
not by intensity of the laser, if the reciever
was a bit bigger it shouldn't be affected by
vibrations from passing traffic ect.
||yes mia that is an idea also but
considering i'm the only person with
wireless high speed connection in my area
i think someone like you is leeching off of
my connection :) My Laser system would
also keep my Lan secure.
||There are other simple ways of keeping your wlan secure - and lasers would be a pain to keep aligned, never mind what happens when your other half puts a vase of flowers in the path. On the other hand, you get lasers bouncing around your house. Add a cracked oil machine and I'll bun.
||Dont worry, unless you are a crazy Dutch guy I think your connection isn't being leeched by me. Whilst this idea has its problems (most notably keeping the laser aligned) you could have a partially wireless laser LAN. by moving the signal round using opical fibre over short distances, such as from the back of the computer to a corridor, it removes the need for huge numbers of reflectors. For long straight distances, such as down the length of a corridor it becomes easier to use a focussed laser beam
||crazy yes dutch no :) Mia running some
parts on fiber optic would still mean i
would need to lay down cable, i like the
idea of the Laser running up the wall
and up the ceilings. And the wife
doesn't put flower pots on the ceiling
Wag so that shouldn't be problem.
Maybe the Rx/TX box could have an
ethernet cable long enough so that
could be mounted directly on the wall,
that way less chance of putting
something in front of it.
||Baked, I think... Didn't they use these in Dark Star?
..."Teach [bomb number 20] Phenomenology"
||Dub you just confused the hell out of
||Have you seen Dark Star? - John Carpenter's college project (aledgedly) - It's basically a fun version of Alien!
||Well in that I'm pretty sure that the Bomb communications system is 66 L.A.S.E.R 99 LAN based.
One of the planet destroying bombs... Well get the DVD, you might like it. I found it very funny. One of my fav. films ever.