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Project Taara beams Internet connectivity wirelessly at fiber-optic speeds

Bringing broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved areas is very important. Internet connectivity brings access to jobs, healthcare, education, and entertainment. People who live in developed nations like the US and other countries typically have plenty of access to broadband in cities, but those in rural areas often go unserved. Project Taara is investigating wireless means to bring fiber-like speeds … Continue reading

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Is It Safe to Sell My Old Modem or Router?

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If you have an old router lying around that you no longer need, you might be tempted to sell it or give it away. Fortunately, your old router is unlikely to give away any revealing information about you, but it’s a good idea to reset it before you ship it off.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/747327/is-it-safe-to-sell-my-old-modem-or-router/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

Point-to-point Wi-Fi bridging between buildings—the cheap and easy way

We tested these TP-Link outdoor Wi-Fi bridges—both 2.4GHz and 5GHz versions—across 80 meters of partially wooded terrain, with great success.

Enlarge / We tested these TP-Link outdoor Wi-Fi bridges—both 2.4GHz and 5GHz versions—across 80 meters of partially wooded terrain, with great success. (credit: Jim Salter)

Extending your Wi-Fi properly from one building to another is, unfortunately, a bit of a secret art—but it doesn’t need to be either difficult or expensive. The secret lies mostly in knowing the right tools for the job. This is a job that shouldn’t involve range extenders or rely on standard Wi-Fi mesh pieces. The good news is, with the right gear, you can connect your home to an outbuilding without either professional expertise or a ditch witch and a spool of burial-grade cable.

Although the Salter household (current generation) is planted firmly in suburbia, my parents stayed rural when they moved closer to their grandkids. Their place is beautiful, but it’s the kind of home where a riding lawn mower is optional—a tractor with a bush hog is a necessity. Said tractor lives in a barn about 80 meters from the house, much of which is a moderately wooded grove. And that made it an excellent test candidate for a little DIY networking experiment.

Our goal in this exercise is not to geek out as hard as possible by mounting and aiming everything with millimeter precision. Instead, we’re simply out to demonstrate that wirelessly connecting two buildings quickly, cheaply, and easily is possible for anyone. In fact, you can even enjoy more-than-acceptable results in the end.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/point-to-point-wi-fi-bridging-between-buildings-the-cheap-and-easy-way/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Jim Salter

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Mac

mac-sitting-on-desktop.jpg If you often travel with your MacBook, you’ll probably end up connecting to more Wi-Fi networks than you care to remember. Once you’ve finished using these networks, though, it’s likely that they remain somewhere on your computer. What can you do if you want to forget one or more of these? This article will walks you through how to forget a Wi-Fi network on your Mac. Related: Should You Use Public Wi-Fi Networks in 2021? Why You Should Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Your Mac Just as with your iPhone, you may want to forget a… Read more14671716.gif

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This Is the Best WiFi 6E Router You Can Buy Right Now, If You Must

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Given how new and expensive WiFi 6E routers are right now, is it even remotely reasonable for you to buy one? You’ll have to search your own heart for the answer to that question, but you’re here, so I’m going to help you figure out which one is best. Over the last couple of months, I’ve looked at four different WiFi…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-best-wifi-6e-router-you-can-buy-right-now-1847167799
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Wes Davis

This WiFi 6E Router Proves Next-Gen Connectivity Is Just Too Expensive

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In home networking, bigger isn’t always better. Anyone who has spent time with the diminutive Eero or Ubiquiti AmpliFi routers can attest to this. Case in point: The Linksys Hydra Pro 6E is a pretty big router, though it doesn’t feel like it, yet it seems like Linksys put stability ahead of blasting data every which…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/this-wifi-6e-router-proves-next-gen-connectivity-is-jus-1846812993
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New York City project to use clean energy to fund high-speed broadband, WiFi access

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A new type of housing initiative kicking off in New York City seeks to address two major problems facing the U.S. today: The lack of widespread, high-speed broadband access for low-income residents, and the need to more widely deploy clean energy technologies.

Why it matters: The project is a unique marriage between two of the Biden administration’s top infrastructure policy goals, except on a local level.


Driving the news: Using funding from the New York Green Bank and New York State Housing Finance Agency, the Workforce Housing Group — a New York-based affordable housing development organization — is set to launch a project involving about two-dozen buildings in New York City.

  • These buildings will capitalize on the cost savings of solar power to bring high speed broadband and WiFi access to residents who might not be able to afford it otherwise.
  • One goal of the project is to improve low-cost, high-speed internet access to residents of affordable housing units in East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, according to an announcement set to be made Tuesday.

The details: The project is being funded through a loan to cover the up-front costs of the installation, with loan payments to be offset by the expected energy savings on utility bills.

  • Additional savings from generating solar power would go towards providing free wifi and high-speed broadband connections for residents.

What we’re watching: Brandon Gibson, co-founder of Flume Internet, a New York-based company that will be providing the broadband access, told Axios the project could be replicated by other communities.

  • “We’re not aware of anyone else really doing that around the country,” Gibson said. “[We’re] really excited to set this as a precedent, and we’ll use it moving forward while working with other developers and other landlords in and around the country.”
  • “We expect this innovative structure to serve as a model for further partnerships with housing finance agencies and affordable housing developers as we continue advancing New York State’s equitable energy transition,” said Andrew Kessler, acting president of the New York Green Bank, in a statement.

Source: https://www.axios.com/new-york-city-solar-energy-affordable-broadband-a3207461-b00e-465e-8a1e-140290b5dd3d.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Freedman

Why a Proper Smart Home Needs a Hub

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If you’ve ever gone down the rabbit hole of smart home gadgets, you’ve probably run across devices that require a “hub.” You might think, “Why would I buy something that requires additional hardware?” I think you should seriously consider a hub.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/730467/why-a-proper-smart-home-needs-a-hub/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joe Fedewa

You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

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Users of Amazon Ring and Echo have only about a week to opt-out of the tech giant’s sketchy new IoT service, Sidewalk. The feature goes live on June 8th and promises to share an encrypted sliver of your home network with the networks of other nearby Amazon IoT device users as a way to “improve services.” Unless you…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/you-have-a-week-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk-do-it-no-1847008190
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