Tag Archives: wifi

USB long range Wifi options

When your laptop’s internal Wifi just can’t quite get the reception you want, an external USB Wifi adapter (and antenna) can be just the ticket 🙂 Here are a couple intriguing options available from Amazon: Amazon.com: C. Crane US3 Super USB Wifi Antenna 3: Electronicshttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UR72IM?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004UR72IMProduct Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.5 x 11.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries… Amazon.com: Alfa AWUS036H Upgraded to 1000mW 1W 802.11b/g

ASUS RT-N56U WiFi Router Review

ASUS Black Diamond Dual Band Wireless-N 600 Router (RT-N56U) NOTE: Review will be updated once performance testing is complete… tentative rating so far:  [starreview tpl=16] Pros: +easy setup +small size +two USB ports! +decent SAMBA transfer speeds (6Mbs-8Mbs actual throughput) +supports NTFS on USB devices Cons: -cannot use external antennas 🙁 -unusual power connector (if the power supply dies, you are likely NOT going to have a compatible spare laying around) -unusual case design could make mounting/positioning difficult (though it does look

Android WiFi Hotspot Configuration

NOTE: these screenshots show the settings pages for Android’s cool wifi hotspot feature. These screens should apply to any Android phone running Gingerbread with wifi hotspot functionality enabled.  These steps do NOT apply to the latest Virgin Mobile LG phones, which unfortunately have this feature disabled 🙁 The photos show a LG Optimus V that shipped with the wifi hostpot feature available (once enabled by the QuickSettings app [available in the Android Market]).

Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V wifi hotspot tethering [2.2.2]

When the LG Optimus V was released by Virgin Mobile it was very easy to enable the wifi hotspot feature. However, recent version of the phone featuring  2.2.2 have disabled this feature! 🙁 Thankfully, there are still some options out there (PDAnet probably being the best one). Klink and “wifi tether” are a couple more I am researching. Rooting your phone is always an option too. I want to write a more detailed entry on the topic, but here are

MacBook Air dropping wifi? [solved]

Q. My MBA keeps dropping wifi connections, especially when coming up from sleep… it is weird because it prompts me to reenter my WPA2 password every time it does this but even after entering the password it can’t connect! Can you help? A. I have a MBA that exhibited similar issues, so far the best help has been the latest Lion update (10.7.1) Hopefully this update will help you too and get your MacBook Air working well with wifi! If

Windows 7 ethernet goes to sleep! [solved]

Question. Hello! I have a problem with my network connection in Windows 7. Everything works great until the computer has been at rest for a while, then my ethernet connection drops out! As soon as I move my mouse or keyboard the ethernet comes back on. My laptop is NOT in sleep/hibernate mode when all this occurs! Please help!? Answer. Great question :-). Here’s a potential solution for your Ethernet woes 😉 Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet