Archive for the ‘Wi-Fi’ Category

I Hate Wireless

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1486" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Wireless Challenge #163: Ice Storm! (Mount Saint Helena, Feb 2009)"][/caption] “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -  Arthur C. Clarke Wireless is magic. You point two antennas at each other over a span of miles, and broadband comes out the other end. Most of the time. I hate ...

Wi-Fi posts growth, and helps you dodge a ticket

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Wi-Fi embedded moduleThe Wi-Fi Alliance has published 2007's Wi-Fi chipset shipment numbers. The total for 2007 is 300,000,000 Wi-Fi chips. That's a lot of gear. But, the stunning part is the growth: 41% over 2006. Meanwhile, there are new uses for Wi-Fi. Skyhook is now offering location ...

Sebastopol voids Wi-Fi contract

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

(existing Wi-Fi, click to zoom) Our low power mesh Wi-Fi project has been slowly growing in coverage, and we are now serving between 250 and 300 users per day with free broadband access. Service is available in parts of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Airport Express buses to SFO, plus scattered locations ...

Pole top Wi-Fi

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Jason and Bryan are making progress on completion of our initial pole top Wi-Fi deployment in Santa Rosa. The primary coverage area will be completed shortly. Once that is done, we will be continuing deployment in Petaluma and at the SRJC campuses. An early morning in Santa Rosa, preparing ...