My situation is that my MH box is not near my desktop & I'm interested in
proximity to my desktop not MH. So unless there is a Windows XP (my
desktop) version that integrates with MH, I was thinking that I'd need an AP
near my desk.
[mailto:misterhouse-users-admin@...] On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 3:45 PM
Subject: [misterhouse-users] Re: Bluetooth proximity & user specific
Shen, Yangmin wrote:
> While it is a little bit more expensive, it seems to me that a
> Bluetooth access point might be the right choice for equipment. It
> should give better coverage and if you get one with external antennas,
> a high performance 802.11b antenna (same operating frequency) can be
> substituted for even better range. Perhaps the SNMP MIB might even
> give signal strength for better resolution. There will be times when
> we may want to make decisions based on being on site vs. being in a
> specific room. I've noticed when using my Bluetooth Phonelabs
> (_http://www.phonelabs.com/prd05.asp_) that it thinks I'm in the
> office when I'm on a different floor of the house - so it has too much
> range, preventing me from using the cell phone in my pocket & ringing
> at my desk phone instead when I'm not there.
You may want to look at a Bluetooth Dongle, specifically one that is class
3. AP's tend to be class 1, which is 100' range. Class 2 is 30', class 3
is 10'. Just install it on your desktop. If you're running linux, you can
use hcitool for prescence detection.
Hope that helps!
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