Tagged: wifi

Broadcom / Netgear’s 802.11ac Event (Gigabit Wifi) 1

Broadcom / Netgear’s 802.11ac Event (Gigabit Wifi)

Earlier this week Broadcom and Netgear had a joint release event for their new 802.11ac “Gigabit” WiFi equipment. Broadcom is providing the chipsets while Netgear is providing the “finished product” which included the R6300 router, R6200 router, and the A6200 USB WiFi adapter (dongle). So far these three items are the only 802.11ac products available, but the presenters mentioned that they expected to see a shift from 802.11n to .11ac...

How to: Disassembling (and reassembling) the Globalscale DreamPlug 1

How to: Disassembling (and reassembling) the Globalscale DreamPlug

At work we received a couple of Globalscale DreamPlug (Model: 003-DS2001) units for a research project of mine. These are nifty little plug based computers with an impressive array of features for their form factor, including: 1.2 GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, onboard 4GB MicroSD, Dual Gigabit NIC, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and bluetooth. Of course, as soon as I got the device in, I decided to take it apart (officially so I...

Happy Wi-Fi Day! 0

Happy Wi-Fi Day!

Today is August 2nd, 2011 or 8/02/11. Written another way… 802.11 which you might recognize as the wireless standard, e.g. 802.11a/b/g/n. As someone who uses wireless at home, work, and while traveling, I am happy to offer a day of celebration to the wireless standard which has been so helpful to me, both personally and professionally. Go forth and rejoice in our sea of non-ionizing radiation!

Prevalence of Free Wi-Fi 1

Prevalence of Free Wi-Fi

Recently, I went through several airports (RNO, SLC, ATL, MSP, and YUL) and became indignant when a couple of them (ATL and MSP) required a payment in order to utilize their Wi-Fi. In retrospect, I realize that I really shouldn’t feel that way, but it is hard not to, given the preponderance of free WiFi.

Prevalence of Free Wifi 0

Prevalence of Free Wifi

These days, traveling is really quite easy. Sure security is a bit of a hassle, but once you get through that, you generally have access to a plethora of food/snack options and possibly more importantly (especially for business travelers/techies), free WiFi.