Home networking has been a frequent topic that I pursued for personal reasons to get the best coverage in my house. My last house was a ranch style with the cable Internet coming in the center of the house. With cheap routers, this meant the signal dropped off at either end of the house. I […]
ARRIS (the company designing and selling the cable modems formerly under the Motorola name) introduced its flagship DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem available for retail sale from their website and Amazon.com. The cable modem brings the DOCSIS 3.1 standard to market, which means you can enjoy the higher speeds of cable Internet (if your ISP provides it) […]
Intel is increasing their coverage of 5G ahead of the next Mobile World Congress event. They want to position themselves to be a leader in the 5G space. Check out their video below for their angle on where 5G will take us. The 5th generation of wireless data technology is (arguably) more than just faster […]
AmpliFi, the consumer-side of Ubiquiti, will announce at CES 2017 that the “meshpoints” part of their AmpliFi system will be available separately AND that they can be used with your existing wireless router to add the benefits of mesh wifi to your home network. By working with your existing WiFi, this can actually solve the criticisms I […]
Back in June, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the specification for Bluetooth 5, the next generation for the Personal Area Network technology. This week, that specification was officially adopted according to the announcement made yesterday on Bluetooth.com. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted Bluetooth 5 as the latest version of the […]
Ubiquiti Labs announced today that it is offering a standalone version of the AmpliFi HD wireless router. This is Ubiquiti’s first foray into the consumer market that was announced in May. It is designated as the AmpliFi-R. It includes the same base as the AmpliFi HD but does not include the two additional mesh points […]
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the specs for its next release yesterday. The release should arrive in late 2016 or early 2017 with the name Bluetooth 5. The focus of Bluetooth 5 is to quadruple the range over current Bluetooth, double the speed, and increase data broadcasting capacity by 800%. Previous releases of Bluetooth […]
The Book of GNS3 acts as a workbook to go along with getting started using GNS3. It is a book that can take you from day 0 to being quite proficient with the software.
The FCC voted on the topic of Net Neutrality today and passed strong rules to pass the open Internet.
Yesterday, the FCC voted to update that definition in order to keep up with the times and reflect consumer demand. The new standard sets broadband equivalent or greater than 25 megabits per second download and 3 megabits per second upload.