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Go wireless for under a $100

Intel are now selling the SpringPort 802.11b module for $99.00

http://www.visorcentral.com/content/Stories/1479-1.htm

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Thumbs down

the link in the article says that all the springboards are out of stock....

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Lightbulb

If you click on the button on the Intel page to "compare prices online" it will show you a list of merchants that show it for about $85!!!

Amazon and Palmgear still show it for $299. The review on Amazon warns about some caveats.

I wonder if it will work with my Dlink Access point?

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mbordel,

Which D-Link WAP do you have? I have a DWL-900AP connected to my broadband router, and it works just fine with my Springport. The only caveat is that for some reason I have to manually enter the IP's for my primary and secondary DNS servers into preferences. But since the IP's never change, it's no biggie.

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Unhappy Going, Going, ...

The only good things that come to those who wait, are what's left behind by those with initiative.

The cheap prices are all sold out!

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Talking Huh?

Intel are selling it? Marcus should be beaten for that one.

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where oh where?

So, two weeks since the announcement, and they're still out of stock. How many did they have *in* stock - five??

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In Stock @ Computers4Sure

Got this message today:
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Dear Valued Customer,

Good news!

On your recent visit to Computers4SURE.com, you asked us to let you know
when the following item was in stock:

SPRINGPORT WIRELESS LAN

http://www.Computers4SURE.com/Produ...0&Affid=3441000

We're pleased to tell you that we now have this item in stock. These deals
are first-come/first-serve and quantities are limited. Simply click on the
above URL and you will be taken directly to the product's page.

Thanks again for shopping with us!

--The Computers4SURE.com Team

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I bought one for myself, get 'em while they're in!

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PriceShock.com

I didn't want to give away my source until I had mine in hand, but PriceShock.com (search for "Springport") has them for $99.10 w/ free shipping.

I received mine last Friday. Very nice.

- Noah

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crappola!

Gahhh!

I got the email that it was back in stock.
I immediately went to the website and ordered it.
They confirmed my order.
Later this evening, I got another email saying it was out of stock!

Guess I'll have to try elsewhere...

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Exclamation Computers4SURE has them in stock again!

I just got an e-mail from Computers4SURE saying they are back in stock.

I just checked at: http://www.computers4sure.com/Produ...roductID=277140
and it shows 21 in stock.

Get'm while they're Hot!

- Noah

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i want 1

If anyone finds stock, pls post!

thx.

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Re: i want 1

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If anyone finds stock, pls post!

thx.



I had ordered one from PriceShock.com, but something came up and I needed that money back, so I am returning it to them. So they will have at least one more in stock when I send it back in. They should be able to just re-stock it, since I didn't even open the UPS package or anything...

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Red face Got one

Ordered from intel, it took a month to get off the backorder, but it finally came today... now if I can get it to work

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Question

I called Intel last week. They said they had just received a shipment but it all went to backorders. I figured I would just be patient and order from them.

What's not working? I have not tried wireless yet. I rented an ActionTec DSL/Router that can take a wireless PCMCIA card (wireless ready) from Qwest. I set up the router last weekend and expect the WiFi cards to arrive in a few days. I figure I have to set a static IP (as opposed to a DHCP dynamic IP) address in my PC's NIC in order to do a network hotsync. Is that true? Is that the problem, or are there other hurdles that must be overcome?

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found 'em

These folks tell me they have 20 or so in stock for $88 plus shipping ...

http://www.neutronexpress.com/prod....RCOM/SWE1130-NA

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It Shipped!

I ordered mine from Intel on 9/23/02 and got an email that it shipped on 10/04/02. That's not too bad. In the meantime, I got my wireless network at home working uing Linksys WiFi cards in the PC's and the ActionTec DLS/Router/WAP unit that I rented from Qwest. I figured all of this will be outdated some day so why pay $250+ when I can rent for $5/month.

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