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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
Recently, I decided to challenge myself and actually use OSX (for a daily machine) and an iPad (because it was there). Part of this was to increase my familiarity with the devices and partially because my workplace runs basically all Mac. I was going to have to get used to them sooner or later, and [...]
Yesterday, much to my glee, the new Wifi only version or a Kindle DX, I know this one won’t be returned to Amazon. I’ve had more than enough time to get a good idea of how the Kindle 3 works, and how it compares to the Kindle 2, so I thought it was time to [...]
At the office we use Symantec anti-virus. Recently we upgraded to Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 which includes Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Proactive Threat Protection and lastly… Network Threat Protection. The reason why I single out that last component is because it contains MASSIVE amounts of failure – or lack of QA work. This last week I finally [...]