Somewhat disappointed in the Clear PXU1900, I decided to try another 4G mobile broadband solution. Verizon began their LTE buildout after Clearwire's WiMAX was already widely deployed, but they have moved aggressively to catch up. And Verizon has the benefit of better if less-plentiful spectrum for their network. My experience with Verizon's 4G LTE service, and their Novatel … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: Verizon 4G LTE (and the Novatel MiFi 4510l)
As I discussed previously, my search for a mobile broadband solution for Tech Field Day led me to the nascent 4G networks springing up around the world. Here in the United States, two next-generation networks offered compelling performance: Clearwire’s WiMAX service (sold by Clear and Sprint) and Verizon Wireless’ LTE network. I purchased a modem on each network and tested … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: Clear WiMAX Service (and PXU1900 USB Modem)
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
Apple may make their product lines easy to understand, with simple and consistent names, but there sure are a lot of iPad 2 models. Which iPad is the best choice? I picked the 32 GB Wi-Fi model personally, but I can see cases where others might prefer a 3G or base model. Let's consider it. The iPad 2 Model Lineup There are no less than 18 different iPad 2 models: 16 … [Read more...] about Which iPad is the Best Choice?
This regular series features highlights from the week. Revolution Wi-Fi: Wireless Tech Field Day - Day 1 Quick Recap NetApp and Engenio — Part 2 — A Hypothesis Verizon Clarifies iPad Activation Fes - NYTimes.com Subscribe to my Google Reader feed or follow me on Twitter to see these in real-time. … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 18, 2011