Too clever by half

So I guess I can’t get through a summer without driving somewhere and pointing a webcam at a funny looking car while i’m doing it.

I was telling Joe about how Sarah and I were thinking we’d try and run web cams during our caravan up to Louisville on Thursday. He suggested that, rather than using a computer-to-computer wireless network to have a live cam in each car with only one cell connection, I should see if I can share my connection with an Airport base station connected to my laptop via Ethernet. The base station would have much better range than a computer to computer connection.

And it turns out I can. In fact, it works beautifully. If Sarah gets out of range, her computer should automatically re-connect when it’s back in range. Or so we hope.

So Joe gets the “too clever by half” award this week for giving me that idea.

For those attempting to follow along at home, this is how it works:

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And for your enjoyment, as long as we’re talking about creative geeks hard at work: “The Kegtenna.”:http://www.vanadac.com/~dajhorn/people/Waterloo%20Wireless%20-%20Ross%20Jordan%20Kegtenna.jpg