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 […]

The War Driver Returns

May 15, 2006

"May 15, 2006  (Computerworld) — I am back on the prowl. Stealthily I slide through the night, searching for unprotected wireless networks. I find one! And then I find hundreds more. Who cares? War driving is so 2004. Wireless security has matured and moved on. When’s the last time you heard of a wireless hack? […]

Solar Powered WiFi Repeater

May 11, 2006

Popular Science just published an article from my friend Mike Outmesguine: "The promise of Wi-Fi is freedom—the ability to bring your laptop or PDA away from the anchor that is your desk and into your life. With most wireless routers, however, your life had better stop at around 300 feet, and forget about heading outside. […]

Ultimate Automotive Laptop Setup

May 11, 2006

Perhaps not the ultimate, but close. It does nearly all the tasks that I like in the laptop mounted in my Toyota Tundra. I’m often asked which applications I’m running, so here they are: Here’s the list of software applications I run on the laptop: UI-View: An Amateur Radio mapping, position tracking and messaging application. […]

Wireless Networking in the Developing World – book release

January 27, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from http://wndw.net: Imagine trying to piece together a wireless network with no manuals, sporadic and slow access to the Internet, inadequate tools, a shortage of supplies, and in the most inclement weather. The authors of a recently published book, "Wireless Networking in the Developing World" don’t need to imagine.  They have been […]

So. Ca. Wireless Users Group hosts 50th meeting!

January 16, 2006

From WiFi Toys: Fifty, 50, L, 110010, 0.5c, 0x0032, nun. However you express it, this month marks SOCALWUG meeting number fifty! I never imagined what started as a wild idea posed by two Wi-Fi enthusiasts would become practically an institution spanning several years. Frank Keeney and I hosted the first meeting in May 2002. See […]

Los Angeles SoCal Linux Expo Early Bird ticket sales held open!

January 10, 2006

SOCALWUG.org will have a booth and we’ll be volunteering the free WiFi Internet access again. SCALE: If you’ve never been to the SoCal Linux Expo, you’ve been missing a fun, exciting, education event. It’s THE Linux event in Southern California. Come and hear movers and shakers in Linux and Open Source speak. Compared to other […]

DEFCON WiFI Shootout 2005

December 22, 2005

DEFCON WiFI Shootout 2005 This was accomplished with a 12 foot dish on a mountain on the outside of Las Vegas and their remote station with a 10 foot dish on a mountain to the west of St. George Utah.