Wi-Fi Is Out There and Spreading Fast

Written by Anton Komarov

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As an Angeleno who lives with real threats like smog, gang warfare, earthquakes, wildfires, landslides and rush-hour traffic, I decided to fully embracerepparttar Wi-Fi movement. I wanted to be one of those happy people plucking away on laptops at Starbucks Latest News about Starbucks or Borders in between sips of cafe Americanos. So I called up Terry Halberg, telecommunications planner forrepparttar 133327 city of Los Angeles, to get me started with a personal tour ofrepparttar 133328 Van Nuys community Wi-Fi zone. To prepare, I boughtrepparttar 133329 cheapest wireless modem card I could find for mylaptop Latest News about laptop - $20 at Fry's.

The city's free Wi-Fi network itself is not much to look at. It's as visual as radio. There's not much to see other thanrepparttar 133330 Wi-Fi routers placed strategically inside meeting rooms and out on utility polls onrepparttar 133331 streets surroundingrepparttar 133332 MBSFVCSC. The routers are no bigger than a hardback Jackie Collins novel, with two antennas on top and two onrepparttar 133333 bottom.

"It looks like a little robot guy," Halberg said. They beamrepparttar 133334 signal all aroundrepparttar 133335 area and intorepparttar 133336 computers of anyone who wants to access it.

Anyone with a laptop or PDA Latest News about PDAs with wireless capability (such as my $20 card) can plop down anywhere aroundrepparttar 133337 Van Nuys Civic Center/ Courthouse complex and log on for free torepparttar 133338 community network. Becauserepparttar 133339 city is providingrepparttar 133340 service, users must start at a registration page and agree not to userepparttar 133341 network to do illegal things such as download child porn or sell unregistered firearms to Third World countries, and not to sue if you get hacked while online.

Logging intorepparttar 133342 Wi-Fi Community Network hooks users up not just torepparttar 133343 network but with anyone else using it. This brings up more disturbing questions such as, if my computer can pick up data from these Wi-Fi waves, can data be sucked out of itrepparttar 133344 same way?

Yes, it can.

According torepparttar 133345 nonprofit Wi-Fi Alliance's Web site: "If your transmissions are not secure, you takerepparttar 133346 risk of others intercepting your business e-mails, examining your corporate files and records, and using your network and Internet connection to distribute their own messages and communications."

In other words, people can peek on what you're looking at online as if they were looking over your shoulder. That might not bother Net surfers who limit their online travels to sites such as Howtoknit.com or Allaboutmarsupials.net, but most people want their Internet experiences to be private. If that'srepparttar 133347 case, dial-up may still berepparttar 133348 way to go until there's improved security Latest News about Security for Wi-Fi networks. That probably won't be too long. This revolution is spreading in months, not years. And though it may not be televised, it is definitely coming to a screen near you.

A cisco certified engineer. Working in Wi-Fi area in Russia. Chief master of http://www.greezle.com wi-fi resourse.

Cable TV and Satellite TV - which is better?

Written by Teddy

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Cable TV vs Satellite TV: Programming

Cable TV and satellite TV both served high quality programming channels. Cable TV can handle up to 260 channels. Satellite TV can handle more channels. Also, Satellite TV is more advanced in HDTV (High Definition Television) services.

Cable TV vs Satellite TV: Pricing

Pricing for cable TV and satellite TV have huge differences. Satellite TV is less expensive than Cable TV due to many additional costs that are related to Cable TV: franchise fees, taxes, plus costs for any pay per view services, and equipment costs. Dish Network Programming Package starts at only $29.99 per month.

Cable TV vs Satellite TV: Interactive Services

In general Satellite TV has more interactive services than Cable TV. Digital services like Dish Network's DVR (Digital Video Recorder) which givesrepparttar option to rewind while recording even in live broadcasts, EPG (Electronic Program Guide), Instant Weather, video on demand, etc. are all available on Satellite TV, but not all are available on Cable TV.

Cable TV vs Satellite TV: High Speed Internet

Cable has high speed broadband internet services. Satellite has this too, but is somewhat slower. DirecTV: offers Direcway High Speed Internet, which is ultra fast but somewhat expensive. Overall conclusion: Satellite TV is less expensive, has better picture quality (digital signal) and gives you more channels and programming options than cable TV.

I believe that currently satellite TV providers are giving a better services with a lower price. Satellite TV apparently is a must if you want excellent picture quality, fantastic value with excellent features and varieties in TV programming. There are lots more of satellite TV benefits to be talked about, in case you want to find it oput your self, I suggest this site to be viewed: http://wwww.satellitetvissue.com

Teddy L.Cc., an experienced freelance internet webmaster/writer, frequent writter on Free satellite TV deals, electronics goods as well as web hosting.Also, you can find more consumer info at this site: Dish Network Satellite TV

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