As a parent, especially a techie one, you never know when a teachable moment is going to appear. Last night, I mentioned that I was testing a new Ruckus access point and enthused about how fast it was. My 12-year-old asked, â€œwhy is it so fast?â€ This led to a wonderful discussion about radio waves, congestion and propagation, and spectrum licensing. Yeah, I’m that kind of dad.
Wireless Field Day 2 – Silicon Valley
A year ago, Gestalt IT hosted our very first Wireless Field Day, and the event was a smashing success. This year, we are pleased to have a number of new delegates and sponsors and have added an additional event, the Wi-Fi Mobility Symposium.
Wi-Fi Mobility Symposium – San Jose, CA
I’m really looking forward to the second â€œsymposiumâ€ organized by Gestalt IT in association with Tech Field Day. On January 25, the day before Wireless Tech Field Day 2, a number of top thinkers in the field of Wi-Fi will be part of the day-long Wi-Fi Mobility Symposium.
Which Apple Devices Support 802.11n Wi-Fi?
It is nice to see Apple out in front with a technology like 802.11n, considering their reluctance to support Blu-Ray and USB 3.0. Although expensive, the AirPort Extreme and 2011 MacBook Pro and iMac sport top-of-the-line specs and high performance Wi-Fi. But the lack of 5 GHz support across the board means many users will stick to the crowded 2.4 GHz spectrum, limiting performance.
Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, July 8, 2011
This regular series features highlights from the week. Hop By Hop TCP What is a Switch Network Fabric ? Deal: 1800 mAh iPhone backup battery for a measly $13 Web-based jailbreak returns, supports iPad 2 and any other iOS device Rumor: Apple soldering MacBook Air SSD to motherboard (and why it’s a bad idea) (updated […]