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Is Basestation a must for PR2?

asked 2012-11-09 05:17:55 -0600

updated 2014-11-22 17:05:27 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

I am going to test a PR2 quick soon and I already check the information in PR2 beta training workshop.

When I was checking the tutorials in PR2 support, I saw the unpacking PR2 video. The video implies that I can directly connect to PR2's wireless network with laptops right after unpacking the PR2, and after sshing, I can run programs on PR2.

The confusing thing is about the next tutorial, Configuring the PR2 Basestation.I don't understand why I need to set up basestation.

Is this a must for using PR2? And if so, what's the main function of Basestation?(I don;t understand this explanation.)


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answered 2012-11-09 06:19:45 -0600

In day-to-day use the main purpose of the basestation is to ensure that regardless of whether or not the PR2 is plugged into the building network, or connected via wifi, you can always access it using the same IP/hostname. You can certainly use a PR2 without the basestation, but the access point in the PR2 is only 802.11g, so you'll get much lower bandwidth than with the basestation.

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What is building network? Thank you~

sam gravatar image sam  ( 2012-11-13 03:08:05 -0600 )edit

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