Speeds up to 56 Kb/sec; though the Wireless Link's connections can be somewhat slower than those attained by wire-connected modems. Connection speeds typically range from 33 to 44 Kb/sec and vary from PC to PC. For instance, in our laboratory, we get 49 Kb/sec from a wired connection with most modems. When using with a Wireless Link, we will get mostly 40 to 44 Kb/sec from Dell, USRobotics and Motorola modems. Occasionally, we do get higher speeds than 49 Kb/Sec with these modems. With Toshiba and Compaq, we attain 36 to 40 Kb/sec.
(Europe, Asia or South America) Our initial product release was designed for North American standards. However, we are in the process of developing a International application of our product that will be available soon.
Yes. The Wireless Link works with all operating systems including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, MS-DOS, and UNIX. If you can currently log into the internet with a direct wire connection, you can use the Wireless Link. No driver installation or other software changes are necessary.
The Wireless Link works without adjustment with all present and historical modem standards, including everything from 300 bps Hayes products to those based on V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.22, V.90/92 modem protocols. Also, no adjustment is required to move the Wireless Link from connection to a hardware-based modem on an MS-DOS machine to a software-based modem on an MS-Windows machine.
Microwave ovens and many cordless phones operate at frequencies higher than the 900 MHz frequency used by the Wireless Link, which therefore is not sensitive to them. Other 900 MHz devices, such as some cordless phones or a second Wireless Link, should be kept three feet away in order to avoid interference. Just as cordless phones do, the Wireless Link minimizes this problem by automatically shifting communication frequency.
The Wireless Link works at least as well as WiFi in difficult environments. Indeed, you may find that the Wireless Link works perfectly well for you in environments in which WiFi fails. The Wireless Link's microwave radio is narrow-deviation FM (frequency modulated) and operates at 900 MHz rather than at a higher frequency. Narrow deviation concentrates the Wireless Link's power for better signal-to-noise ratio. FM, as opposed to AM, rejects variations in signal amplitude (as you may have noticed in switching between noisy AM and quiet FM signals on your car radio). As explained above, the 900 MHz band is immune to several potential interference sources. And finally, the relatively long wavelength of the Wireless Link's 900 MHz signals allows them to diffract around many obstacles, thus providing more uniform coverage.
Please email a description of the problem to Nebo Wireless (support at nebowireless.com). We are happy to give you a quote, though the cost of repairing and shipping is generally more than the price of a new Wireless Link set.
If call waiting service currently disrupts your wired modem connection, it will do the same with the Wireless Link. However, many modem manufacturers offer a solution based on the V.92 international standard. With a V.92-compliant ISP, a V.92-compatible modem, and software supplied by the modem manufacturer, it's possible to put your modem connection "on hold" when receiving another call.
Yes, but you will need to network your computers first, either via a wired or wireless router. You can share a single Wireless Link set among multiple users, but recall that the Wireless Link's base and remote units are provided in matched pairs for reason of security. However, some operating systems, such as Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, and ME include Internet connection-sharing capability. This allows a single modem to share an ISP connection with a local-area network of users. The sharing capability functions identically regardless of whether a direct wired connection or a Wireless Link connection to the phone is in use.