Riverside California Municipal Wifi

January 23, 2007

Another municipal wireless network: "Call it a municipal status symbol, but when Phase I of a three-phase rollout becomes available in early February 2007, the City of Riverside will blanket its entire 86 square miles with free wireless Internet network, giving the City an entirely new identity as one of the most wired – or […]

More Free Wi-Fi in LA (Who Knew There Was Free Wi-Fi in LA?)

January 10, 2007

Los Angeles expands public Wi-Fi network found at Muniwireless: "Expect a growth spurt from Los Angeles’ free public wireless Internet service in 2007. Yesterday, the Board of Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the public agency charged with revitalizing the city’s downtown, announced $225,000 in contract extensions and […]

Flexible Wireless Internet While Travelling

December 22, 2006

This week I attended the Funeral of a very dear aunt. Unfortunately, in my line of business I must continue to work even when traveling and on vacation. This forces me to have 2-3 options at any time to gain access to the Internet. I have a Sprint EVDO card, a T-Mobile PDA, a high […]

RF Interference? Choosing Vertical versus Horizontally Polarized Antennas

November 10, 2006

Look at the antenna on a typical wireless router or a 2.4GHz cordless phone base station. It’s a stick pointing up, that makes it vertically polarized. If you use a wifi antenna that is horizontally polarized, it has a great amount of isolation from the other signals that are vertically polarized. This nearly doubles the […]

Does Google’s Mountain View Network Fold Under Pressure?

November 8, 2006

"One of my closest friends is a contractor for FEMA and occupied an apartment in French Quarter of New Orleans. His balcony was located across the street from a node. He told me even sitting on the balcony and trying to check email, it was giving him about 28k best effort. It’s amazing to see […]

Tibet and Monkeyproof Wi-Fi Presented by Xeni Jardin at October 2006 SOCALWUG Meeting Video

October 2, 2006

Sept 2006 Meeting Mike Outmesguine Cellular Cantenna:

Tibet and Monkeyproof Wi-Fi – So Calif Wireless Tonight Thursday 9/28/06

September 28, 2006

That’s right, we are meeting in Sherman Oaks this month. Our time in Pasadena is at an end. The iHop is closed. Time for an upgrade. We found a nice auditorium at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park. Just north of the 101 on Van Nuys Blvd. After some discussion on the SOCALWUG mailing list, […]

World’s smallest 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer, TripLite, Giveaways, Monkey-proof Antennas and more

August 21, 2006

The So Cal Wireless Users Group is meeting, Thursday 08/24/06 at 7pm (Pacific). We’ll be giving away one Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer and one Connector Adaptor Kit must be in person at the meeting to win. Presentations: 7:20pm Tripp-Lite enabling mobile and wireless – More details to follow 7:30pm Pasadena Networks, LLC neat new products Live […]

Xeni Jardin on NPR: Exploring the impact of a wireless renaissance in Tibet

August 11, 2006

From WiFi-Toys: "Hacking the Himalayas is a four part series on NPR from tech journalist Xeni Jardin. She explores how Tibetan exiles are reconnecting with their past and embracing the future partly from a growing wireless mesh network. Technicians have to monkey-proof the system. Literally from monkeys swinging on antennas! Meanwhile, buddhist monks are emailing […]

Heathrow Public Internet

July 24, 2006

While waiting for our flight home to Los Angeles in June. I turned on the wifi scanner in my PDA. At any given moment there were 10-25 wifi Access Points detected. Internet access was everywhere. See these public Internet kiosks: