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CarPC in my 166

Hi out there!

it's reality! My 166 owns WLAN

I've got a Notebook (IBM R52, 1,86 GHz, 512 MB Ram, 60 GB) under the front-passenger's seat and a 7"-TFT (CAR-DP 700T SW) on top of the dashboard. The headphones out is connected to the cinch-cable of the ICS-CD-changer (ICS thinks it's playing discs...). There's also connected a Navilock GPS-mouse and a USB-extension-cable to attach external devices (USB-Sticks, HDs...) in the compartment below the monitor.

The computer wakes up from hibernate by pressing the little red pushbutton in the cassette department (CC-drive is already dismounted for some weeks anyway). That's just some seconds doesn't take more time then an access to the cd-changer.

Operating system is a very-slim Windows XP, as carpc software runs cPos. Configuration can be performed by WLAN and VNC. Data transfer can be done per USB and FTP (WLAN).

What did I destroy in the car?
Just the compartment above the monitor (one big hole for the cables and 4 screws).

Why did I do that?
I'm tired burning and changing CDs. Basically I use the computer for music and later for navigation. It's possible to watch movies and connect DVB-T - but actually I don't need that.

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Sorry for my bad english............

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Re: CarPC in my 166

Very good work. Hope you enjoy it and nobody trys to pinch that monitor!

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From 3, you can buy a wireless router for mobile internet, 12v...........Internet in your car! Im gonnna do it!
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Hi out there!
The headphones out is connected to the cinch-cable of the ICS-CD-changer (ICS thinks it's playing discs...).
Do you charge the computer in the car? If so, do you get any sound difficulties with the above approach? If you don't how did you connect the PC power?
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