Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 42416 4-Oct-2009 22:56
Send private message

have been a user of Woosh for a few years now and overall think the product is great - very reliable and good value for money (if not a little slow in comparison)

The benefit to me of using it is that it was quick and easy to set up and has been really reliable over the last few years.

now i want to see if i can somehow 'take it on the road'. does any one know if it is possible to take a woosh modem, router and wifi cell phone into your car if you were driving around town? ie basically use the woosh modem like a portable modem - but without needing a cellular data plan.
You would need suitable power adaptors to plug into the car etc but has anyone tried that?

Cheers
Mark


[Mod (N8): Removed link]

Create new topic
8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 261041 4-Oct-2009 23:38
Send private message

I have no idea how well it would work while moving but if you mean take it with you and use it when you're stopped somewhere then it should work fine as long as you in an area that has woosh coverage.

25576 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5356

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 261352 5-Oct-2009 17:41
Send private message

Woosh doesn't hand over between sites very well so it's unlikely you'll maintain sessions while moving if that's important to you.

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 261372 5-Oct-2009 18:28
Send private message

No hand overs between cells or sectors on the same cell



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 261473 5-Oct-2009 23:06
Send private message

thanks for the info - yes dont need it while moving. just checking periodically.
can always use cellphone data plan if i can't get woosh coverage in any one spot cheers

84 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 267103 27-Oct-2009 06:42
Send private message

Providing you are in Woosh coverage then you are fine, but driving can be a bit of a problem as it will drop out because of the way the system hands over (or doesn't, it depends on the neighbouring cell lists possessed by the site's INC).

But to make it a mobile rig is very easy. I used to have an omnidirectional (now frowned upon by Woosh!) on a bracket (removable of course) that used to fit to the roof rack of my ute. I had a decent inverter tucked under the seat which ran my laptop, modem, and a VOIP gateway.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31


Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge
Posted 3-Nov-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.