WiFi Slower than Fixed Broadband

Recent research has suggested that many people using WiFi broadband in the home are getting significantly slower speeds than those with fixed broadband.

These days many people decide to get wireless routers so that they can get online wirelessly in their home. This enables them to move around the home with their computer rather than being tied to one particular location, and they can even go out in the garden and use their broadband service for work or pleasure. Another reason why people opt for wireless is because it means that more than one internet device or computer can get online at the same time and via the same connection.

However, whilst wireless does offer many benefits to those that have more than one user or device in the home and those that want more freedom and flexibility when going online, there is also a downside to consider as well. According to recent reports those that are using WiFi in their home to get online are actually getting significantly slower speeds than those that are using their fixed line connection.

A study was carried out where over fourteen thousand WiFi connections were tested in the United Kingdom as well as in Spain, Italy, and the United States. The results showed that there was an average thirty percent drop off in terms of speed. However, it is also thought that many people are prepared to lose some of their speed in exchange for the convenience and ease that WiFi offers.

The study was carried out by the network measurement firm Epitiro, and an official from the firm said: “People are voting with their feet and trading speed for the benefits of mobility. Most of us do e-mailing and web surfing and for these things there is precious little difference between the 50Mb/s services and an 8Mb/s service.”

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What is a Compatible Printer Ink Cartridge?

There are 3 different categories that you can buy a printer cartridge;

  1. “Genuine” cartridges
  2. “Compatible” cartridges
  3. “Refilled” cartridges

Genuine cartridges are simply described as cartridges made by the manufacturer that made the printer. These ar sometimes called OEM products, which stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer”

Compatible products are brand new products that have been made by someone other than the manufacturer of the printer. For example “jet tec” is a manufacturer of compatible cartridges. They make new cartridges that are suitable for use in Epson, Canon, HP and other types of printers.

Refilled cartridges are cartridges that have been used and have been refilled with ink or toner ready for re use. This type of product is a topic unto itself that I will discuss in another article.

What about My Printer Warrantee

Contrary to popular belief the warrantee or guarantee on your printer remains 100% in tact regardless of which category of cartridge you choose to use. That includes Genuine, compatible and refilled cartridges, as we quoted from MyHomePrinters.com.

In fact it is against the law for an Original Equipment manufacturer to “Void” a warrantee or guarantee through the use of a non genuine part.

The reality of warrantees and guarantees is that the consumer is entitled to expect their product to function without fault for a reasonable period of time. They are also entitled to choose to use whatever consumable products they wish to operate the product.

In the event that a consumable product causes harm to the printer, under no circumstances does any one have the right to “void” the consumers entitlement to a warrantee or guarantee.

What simply happens is that the responsibilty for the consumer to be taken care of, shifts from the original manufacturer, to the retailer who provided the compatible product, and subsequently on to the manufacturer of the compatible product.

This is another reason to have trust in the retailer you choose to buy your compatible products from. In fact this is a question you ought to be proposing in your intial research.

If the retailer has complete confidence in their product, they should have no hesitation in accepting their responsibilties in this area.

Naturally you can expect that the retailer will want to make their own investigations as to the validity of the claim that it was their cartridge that was at fault.

This is only fair, however you would want to be sure that an independant person was employed to make that judgement.

Some Advantages of Mobile Hotspots

Universal Connectivity – Mobile Hotspots work with any device that is Wi-Fi enabled and made within the last 10 years. Since the connection is 100% Wi-Fi, no configuration is needed on connected devices, just browse for your SSID (name of wireless network), enter the password and connect – exactly as you would on a home Wi-Fi network.

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Secure and Private – All mobile hotspots support the industry’s strongest encryption methods, including WPA2 Encryption, IP Filtering, Secure VPN, and WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) – just remember to only give your Wi-Fi password to those you entrust to your personal network.

Ease of Use – Mobile hotspots contain everything you need to get online in one tiny box; the 3G or 4G cellular radio, Wi-Fi router, rechargeable battery and management software is self contained. All the technical aspects are encapsulated in an all-in-one device. Just press the power on button and you’re good to go.

Cost effective – Each wireless carrier has an array of plans that can cater to the anticipated needs of the user, which are often more flexible and wider ranging than smart-phone data plans. Given the fact that up to ten people (or devices) can simultaneously share the single data plan, the cost divided amongst all the users who benefit from the mobile hotspot is pretty reasonable.

Portability – The newest mobile hotspots are typically no larger than a small stack of credit cards. With absolutely no wires needed, these hotspots will allow up to 8 hours of uninterrupted use wherever your providers wireless signal is available. Use it at the beach, in the car, at the airport, school, hotel or park.

Router vs Switch

Do you know what is the difference between router and switch ?? For beginner, it’s not easy but If you already have learned about networking, you can find easily the difference between these devices, okay.. let’s take a closer look in video below so you can learn more about them