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
I spent this week at the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, WA. It was an excellent trip, full of great information that I can't talk about: Microsoft is the only company I have an NDA with! But I can say that no one should count that company out. Although Apple, Google, and Facebook (?!) get all the attention, Microsoft is making some good moves. The Kinnect and Windows … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 4, 2011
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!
I love my Cradlepoint PHS300 router. It's been a constant companion for me for two years, providing Internet access for me and my friends at just about every conference I attend (and organize!) It's a battery-powered box with a USB port and Wi-Fi radio. Attach almost any 3G or 4G modem or smartphone (other than the iPhone) and you're online and sharing. And it's better than a … [Read more...] about Get a Cradlepoint PHS300 Portable 3G WiFi Router For Just $99!
As I posted the other day, my new Cradlepoint PHS300 3G router is just awesome, and I would happily recommend it to anyone. If you do get one, however, be sure to change the default password immediately. The seemingly-strong password is worse than insecure - it's available to anyone who asks whenever the router is powered on! Let's back up, though. When I first set up the … [Read more...] about MAC Addresses Are Bad Passwords