For those of you old timers who used to deal with Coax and Vampire
Taps, Dlink’s new Coax Ethernet Adapter Kit will bring back some
painful memories. The DXN-221 bridges existing coaxial cable wired
homes with Ethernet networks and can transfer at a top speed of 175
Mbps. The kit comes with a Coax/Ethernet switch and two Coax/Ethernet
adapters that can plug onto the ends of cables or wall outlets.
Comcast wants to put the brake on its top downloaders and is mulling
a monthly transfer cap and overage charges. According to Broadband
Reports, the cable Internet company plans on imposing a 250 GB soft cap
on transfers and would charge $15 for every 10 GB excess. Customers
would get a free pass on one month’s overage in a 12-month period.
It is an old story, broadband in this country isn’t a fun topic to talk
about. Bandwidths available to consumers is trailing the bandwidth
available in the top 10 broadband nations around the world, while we
are in the leading group when we look at how much you pay for your
blazing fast Internet access. At least those who can live in Qwest territory, however, now have the
option to upgrade their service without having to mortgage their house.
Connecting your laptop to a Wi-Fi access point is
pretty easy, but how do you connect your computer to a myriad of other
devices like wireless cameras and printers? To answer that tough
question, Intel has been developing its ‘Cliffside’ technology which
basically turns your computer into a software-based access point.
Travelling on an airplane within the U.S. means that you lose Internet
connectivity as soon as your plane leaves the gate. Since Boeing’s
shutdown of Connexion, travelers have been left without Internet
access, but it seems that in-flight Internet is making a comeback as we
are approaching the end of the decade.
In an never-ending quest for as much bandwidth as possible, Fujitsu and
Pacific Crossing announced that they have upgraded the PC-1
trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable mo more than 1 Tb/s.
Apple’s mobile Wi-Fi base station Airport Express has been upgraded
from 802.11g to draft 802.11n, which, according to the manufacturer,
boosts the available bandwidth by “up to” 5x.