Monthly Archives: April 2009
Wireless Hotspot Gateway
4ipnet HSG100: Wireless Hotspot Gateway and Integrated Wireless Access Point.
4ipnet, Inc., a provider of wireless network security and management products, has recently released its unique lightweight yet feature-rich HSG100 Wireless Hotspot Gateway with built-in 802.11b/g access point and IP50 dust-proof metal housing, specially targeting mini-size stores who want to provide small, single-point wireless Internet access service. HSG100 features the most economical solution for the smaller hotspot businesses. With built-in user database and customizable billing plans which enables account generation on demand at the cashier’s desk. To open a hotspot store is at finger tips with HSG100 connecting to the Internet pipe via ADSL/ Cable/Satellite modem.
Hulu coming to iPhone
Hulu.com is working on bringing its television-streaming service to the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch, according to a report from Silicon Alley Insider. The app reportedly will be in the App Store within a few months, and it will enable mobile users to watch TV shows and movies over Wi-Fi and 3G. The app will only work when the user has a steady mobile Internet connection, and it probably won’t work over an EDGE connection because of bandwidth needs.
(Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution – or GSM Evolution)
A 2.5G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers worldwide that use the GSM technology
Time Warner Cable Drops Tiered Pricing Push
Time Warner Cable has been under harsh criticism from consumers and politicians to stop thier proposed tiered internet pricing trials. The trials would have seen users currently paying about $40 for unlimited bandwidth forced to pay $150 per month for the same service. Much of the consumer protest surrounding the metered trials was in the Rochester, N.Y. area reports the AP. In that area, U.S. Rep. Eric Massa had said he was preparing legislation that would ban metered billing of internet access.
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SF WiFi blog is live !!
Special thanks to Shaw Web Designs for getting the SF WiFi blog up and running. The Shaw web design team really has created an exceptional site for us. Great work !!
iPhone Wi-Fi failures caused by overheated battery?
The Apple forum describes a problem in which some iPhones are randomly dropping Wi-Fi signals, then failing to reconnect to any network for a period of time. Many people think that the problem is caused by the iPhone overheating.
Microsoft to start pushing IE 8 browser
Microsoft said it plans next week to start pushing its Internet Explorer 8 browser to consumers who have Windows’ automatic-update feature turned on. The software maker released the browser for download at last month’s Mix conference and had said it planned to start pushing the browser out in the coming days. Continue reading Microsoft to start pushing IE 8 browser
Conficker turns on its scareware
The Conficker botnet has stirred to life, using its peer-to-peer communication system to update itself and download scareware (fake anti-virus programs) to millions of infected Windows PC’s.Which means that millions of Conficker-infected machines will start getting pop-ups pushing a fake $49.95 security scanner.
Conficker Virus Test
Here is a simple method to determine if your PC is infected with the Conficker Virus. The conficker virus will prevent a PC from accessing the security websites. Joe Stewart is the director of malware research at SecureWorks, and he has created a neat Web page that instantly and visually tells you if you’re likely to be infected by the Conficker worm.
Simple. Very nice.
Wireless use is increasing….bandwidth use is increasing.
We are seeing more guests, devices connected to our clients wireless networks. Bandwith is getting pounded. Rate control, bandwidth monitoring and managability is becoming very important.