Why did you build this site?
We built it because we recognized the need for it. Many are interested in Wireless LAN's but don't know where to go to research them.
Who is the audience?
Newbies, experts, geeks, analysts, reporters and enthusiasts.
What can I do to help?
Write. Sponsor. Evangelize.
How do you pay for it?
Red Door Interactive pays a majority of the bills. We are also grateful for sponsors. Last, every time you purchase something through the site, we get a portion of the proceeds.
Who is doing all of the work?
See the credits page.
How did you come up with the name?
After much debate. We recognized that there were a lot of Wireless Users Groups in various cities. Airshare we wanted to be more of a community setting. A place to feel comfortable not only sharing bandwidth, but information. Hence, Airshare.org.
Who owns Airshare.org?
The co-founders split some of the responsibilities. One of us owns the URL. Another pays for the hosting. The rest provide content and manage the list community.
How do I get started?
Wi-Fi 123. You may also want to join the discussion lists. Your first project should be setting up a home network. We'll help you get started.
What will I need?
At least one of the following: An access point and a wireless NIC.
How much will it cost?
Your first wireless set-up should cost no more than $250. You can go much cheaper than that if you find the right deals.
How long will it take?
After you buy the stuff and have it ready to install, installing your first wireless network should take no more than half an hour.
Can I be sure that products will work together?
Yep. As long as they have the Wi-Fi symbol on the box they came in, they are compatible. Even if they came from different manufacturers.
What does Wi-Fi mean and why is it good for me?
Wi-Fi is a wireless data standard governed by a third-party working group called "The Wi-Fi Alliance." Companies like Texas Instruments and D-Link make up its members and ensure that all Wi-Fi certified products are tested for compatibilty before they are appoved.
Where can I get help if things go wrong?
You came to the right place.