Friday, August 26, 2005

Tempe Preps for Wireless


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Friday August 26, 2005
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TODAY'S TOP NEWS
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1. Tempe Preps for Wireless
Within six months the Arizona city plans to become a major metropolis in the U.S. with
true city-wide Wi-Fi, long before Philadelphia, San Francisco and others.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,k036,bq9v,ff69,9abz
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2. Intel & Cisco Plan to Improve Wireless
An extended partnership between the powerhouse companies will focus on enhancements for
enterprise Wi-Fi.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,he0j,6iud,ff69,9abz
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3. Hotspot Hits
The latest in public access Wi-Fi: new bookstore chain locations feature hotspots;
Skyy-Fi tries encryption; Virginia region celebrates 50 free hotspots; and more.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,l0p5,ecft,ff69,9abz
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4. Intel Advances Faster Wireless USB Spec
Put your printer anywhere you want it.
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INSIGHTS
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1. Free Wi-Fi on Iowa Highways
The deployment is part of a broader plan by I Spot to create an advertising-supported
hotspot network.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,76d8,7xru,ff69,9abz
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2. Alvarion Speaks Out on WiMax Certification
The company is upset about marketing tactics by competitors who claim their equipment is
being tested right now -- when the real certification tests won't begin until October.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,3mb5,6ax1,ff69,9abz
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3. WiMAX, Local Access Savior
WiMAX promises relief for businesses dreading the tortuous and costly process of wiring
for broadband. For our writer, the cure couldn't arrive soon enough...
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,jj29,kgrs,ff69,9abz
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REVIEWS
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1. WatchGuard Firebox Edge X5w
The Firebox Edge X5w is designed to be an all-in-one wireless firewall and VPN appliance
for your small network. It promises to do it all and it delivers.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,aeae,7nkk,ff69,9abz
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2. Netgear RangeMax Wireless Router
Combine the best range/throughput features of an Atheros chip with smart beam-forming
antennas, and you've got this small and slightly expensive device that will reach all
areas of your home.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,ccfk,11c8,ff69,9abz
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3. palmOne Wi-Fi Card
This SDIO card permits owners of several of Palm's handhelds to link up with public and
private 802.11b-compatible wireless networks.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,8ijn,jju6,ff69,9abz
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4. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX
MIMO in the home gets a workout with this retro-looking unit that in fact carries all the
most up-to-date wireless tech and security a home user could ask for.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,fqk1,3zar,ff69,9abz
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TUTORIALS
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1. RF Math Made Easy
When working with wireless LANs, you’ll eventually need to perform some RF
mathematics. These tips will make conversions much easier.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,jhld,hwgb,ff69,9abz
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2. Two Firewalls Too Much of a Good Thing
One Internet connection and two computers each running firewall software can mean PCs
that refuse to talk to each other. Here's an easy way to break down walls. Plus,
diagnosing the cause of a dysfunctional wireless network.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1ums,1,9l5b,dr8w,ff69,9abz
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