Please help me figure this one out. I used to be relatively competent in wired networks, but that was years (yarns!) before WIFI hit the market.
I have a small ranch with numerous distinct "functional" buildings separated far enough so access points don't reach from one to another -- in this case, what I want.
My dad can't work an abacus, let alone a computer, but I want to enable him to do inventories of our feed, supplies, fertilizer, tractor parts, etc. For this purpose, I ebay-hooked a used Symbol 9660 handheld computer with a bar code scanner. It runs Windows CE.net 4.2.
Each barn has an access point in a small office. Each office has a printer on an ethernet print server. They're all connected to the main "server" (no, not a server yet, just an XP box with a bunch of remote printers and access points).
When _I_ go to each building, I pop up an excel spreadsheet unique to the building, tally the goods, then print a "re-order" sheet on the local printer (by manually selecting which printer I'll use). The sheet gets hung up on a clip board for another helper to collect during rounds, and to fill on his trip to town.
What I'd like dad to do is find that whenever he enters an access point's field, a "web page" unique to the building automatically pops up, giving him only the lists/fields appropriate to that building, and enabling him to just scan what's there by 'dumb' trigger pulls on the 9660. No thinking, just point-n-push. Then, by scanning a special bar code hung up on a post, to trigger printing of the order sheet on that local printer.
So... how do I get an unique page to display when each access point is in range? I think I can make the application select the printer - believe I know how to do that. But how to I "push" a new page onto the browser from each access point without any interaction on dad's behalf?
Was I clear? Dad's not terribly happy with "machines" doing what a pencil could do. But heck... this is a toy, and it's fun (so far). Now I need to make it so dad can use it. (please, don't say, "train him to do it".... that _never_ did work)