WiFi network in a lamp

Posted on Sunday, Jul 31 2005 @ 08:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A few guys decided to create a Wireless Access Point (WAP) in their favourite coffee shop by modding a lamp. They added a WAP in a lamp cover. The internet connection goes via a Powerline Ethernet and everything is powered by a lightbulb socket! Pretty engineous!
A Siemens SpeedStream 2521 Powerline 802.11b Wireless Access Point would provide the net connection, sourced from the electrical socket. The boys piggybacked the power for a low-energy fluorescent bulb to the WAP , and soldered a standard screw-type Edison lightbulb socket to the unit (middle). The entire setup fits neatly into a Tupperware container to complete the illusion.
Check it out at BitTech


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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