The Tech Field Day events I run are hotspots of social media, but it has been hard building an Internet presence to keep up. Constantly on the move, I need a flexible network with scalability and failover (and fail-back) between 3G/4G and wired Internet. My latest design relies on CradlePoint's MBR1200 "Failover Router", which can load-balance across multiple 3G and 4G data … [Read more...] about Building a Combination 3G/4G/Wired Wi-Fi Network
Amazon is offering the PHS300 for just $79 with free shipping available. This is $100 off the retail price! My PHS300 has been a constant companion for me for two years, providing Internet access for me and my friends wherever I go. I'm using it right now, in fact! The PHS300 is a battery-powered box with a USB port and Wi-Fi radio. Attach almost any 3G or 4G modem or … [Read more...] about Get a Cradlepoint PHS300 Portable 3G WiFi Router For Just $79!
Prognostication is a perilous business, but pundits are drawn to the topic in the month of December. The fact that most predictions fall on their faces demonstrates the intoxicating mix of hope, dreams, and irrationality that mark both geniuses and fools. I am neither, so I like to make predictions after the fact! But this year I've been asked to look to the future, so I'll … [Read more...] about Eleven Tech Trends To Watch In 2011
This regular series features highlights from the week. Enterprise technology VMware Info: rant : Why do I have to log into your Knowledgebase? Customers embracing Vblocks, but VCE sales harmony a work in progress An Introduction to the Force10 S25N Predictions For Storage Networking In 2011 Inter-Fabric Traffic in UCS Thoughts on pNFS Has HP Got the 'X … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, November 5, 2010
Americans have terrible mobile broadband network infrastructure, yet our service providers make it sound awesome. Now that 2 of our 4 national wireless providers now offer 4G service, one might conclude that the United States is awash in mobile broadband. But neither of these supposed 4G offerings is anywhere near fast enough to meet the ITU standards for 4G, and even our 3G … [Read more...] about 4G: Is It Really A Standard If No One Cares?