Securing open hotspots

Recent advances in Wi-Fi technology that automatically secure client devices in open hotspots have the potential to forever change mobile data access. Hotspots are the thing. People everywhere now have an insatiable demand for constant connectivity. You’re probably one of those people. That’s why public hotspots are predicted to rise by 350% by 2015, and […]

Webinar June 13: Performing site surveys for location-based apps

I found this webinar taking place on 13 June 2013 (Thursday) at 11:00am Pacific Time given by Jim Geier, who has contributed many articles to MuniWireless. Jim will explain how to perform a site survey when you have to design a wireless LAN that will support location-based applications. Jim will use examples from his own […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 45: I’ll give you two 5s for 10

In this article, Rory Conaway argues why wireless ISPs should use the 10 GHz frequency for backhaul. He urges the FCC to open it up for unlicensed use. What if there were a new 500 MHz wide band of spectrum barely being used that wasn’t on anyone’s radar? What if that band already had equipment […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 43: Galactus – Destroyer of Wired Worlds

I’ve seen projections in our industry range from “the WISP market is dying, we need to move to fiber” up to “new technologies in RF are going to make fiber the horse and buggy of bandwidth industry”.  The truth is that the wireless industry is about to put the hurt on the Wired World and […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 42: Frustration, Thy Name is Backhaul Tech Support

I should have called this article, “How I spent my Christmas vacation developing an ulcer” (from the abominable state of backhaul tech support). I know, I know, WISPs never really get a vacation.  I’m so paranoid about being out of touch that I took a satellite phone on a cruise and left the number with my […]