Hello all, There has recently been a flury of discussion about wireless networking with the LD2000 system. Technically speaking, the LD2000 system has supported wireless networking for most functions since version 2.20. You do not need to use PC Anywhere, or any similar software. You simply use the network version of the LD2000.DLL and a special LD2000_NETWORK.EXE program, and this will allow you to access QM2000 boards located anwhere on a network. In other words, it is possible to use a laptop with only a wireless network tranceiver, and communicate with PCs located anywhere else on the network, also using wireless network tranceivers where these PCs would have QM2000 boards installed and would also be located close to your projectors. Some basic documentation on using the LD2000 system with networks can be found in the LD2000 and QM2000 help files. Below you will find some information that was originally found on the Laserist or Pangolin internet list servers. FROM HUGO BUNK OF LASER IMAGE BV, THE NETHERLANDS I am using windows xp as o.s. at the moment but tried 2000 also I think older versions will not give you any trouble, except perhaps when setting up your network for the first time. If you have some network experience it will be no problem actually it works best if you give all your computers a fixed ip address. Now what differs is the equipment you use, I experienced with about 10 brands and I have the best results with the following stuff: Wlan pcmcia card: Avaya Gold or silver 11mbit wlan card USD 49.95 Wlan accespoint: Avaya accespoint 1 about USD 350,00 Yagi(directional)Antenna: Hyperlink technologies HG2412Y If you use point-to-point USD 49,95 Omnidirectional antenna: Hyperlink technologies HG2412 If you use point-to-multipoint in different directions USD 69,95 Amplifier(send and receive): Hypergain 1 watt 2.4 ghz this is enough for full 11Mbit in a radius of 1000 meters Don't bother to experience with 802.11a (5.3 Ghz speed 54Mbit and up) it only works well in small rooms like a small office. In most cases you do not need a accespoint or amplifier and a couple of wlan pc-cards will do (adhoc config.) If you don't know what you need exactly for your set up just give me a call or e-mail and I will tell you exactly where and what to order. As far as performance when using Showtime Live!, the "position" controls might lack some speed. With LivePro position and scale is not as smooth as with a 100Mbit cable connection. Hugo Bunk LaserImage bv [email protected] FROM ALEXEY SINITSYN There is a wireless system from Lucent (Orinico Wireless). I use this for my internet connection. This if "office" technology, but it can be used for long distance too (with bigger antenna). As example - distance from my PC to ISP base is ~ 2..3 km. The connection speed is 11Mbit. They also offer PCMCIA interface cards which is very good for notebooks. Web is http://www.orinocowireless.com http://www.orinocowireless.com/products/ The system works as standard network cards. FROM RYAN WATERS I used the network control program for LD2000 last year in Chicago with 3 QM2000 and a Gateway laptop with very good results. It was for the Honda ATV dealers meeting at the navy peer, I had several micro yags, two 171 Ar and a 60W Lee Yag. I used the Laptop with a linksys PCMCIA wireless card and a Linksys WUSB11 interface at the Desktop with the QM2000 cards in it. I setup the network in a adhoc mode so the two computers where directly connected at 11Mbs , not to shabby. I used the set up to remotely target mirrors with the microyags that where in a truss 65feet in the air!, there where over 32 mirrors in the ring truss which was 20 feet in Dia. the mirrors where focused straight down so that when I scanned them it made a perfect "laser cage" all the way around this truss to the stage deck. I could then open and close the cage and chase the "bars" when new product was introduced.