Wi-Fi Networking News has a report on Lehigh University’s Wi-Fire “a high-gain, directional, external, USB powered-and-attached Wi-Fi adapter with Windows XP support.” Cost is $150. Could be a good solution for metro Wi-Fi installations where you need to a boost because of distance from the antenna — like the metro Wi-Fi we’re getting here in Minneapolis. Range claim is 1,000 feet.
But, so far, it’s for Windows XP only! What about us Mac users?
They offer us a tiny tidbit in their FAQ:
The Wi-Fire currently works only with Windows XP environments. While Mac support is one of our highest priorities, based on the overwhelming demand we’re having for the PC version since the launch, hField cannot give a firm date for Mac support of the Wi-Fire