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DARPA begins work on 100GB per second

DARPA has begun development of a wireless communications link that is capable of 100 gigabits per second over a range of 200 kilometers. Officially dubbed “100 Gb/s RF Backbone”, the program will provide the US military with networks that are around 500 times faster than its current wireless links.

In essence, DARPA wants to give deployed soldiers the same kind of connectivity as a high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic network. In the case of Afghanistan, for example, the US might have a high-speed fiber link to Turkey — but the remaining 1,000 miles to Afghanistan most likely consists of low-bandwidth, high-latency links. It’s difficult (and potentially insecure) to control UAVs or send/receive intelligence over these networks, and so the US military instead builds its own wireless network using Common Data Link.

Suffice it to say, transmitting 100Gbps through the air is rather difficult; your home WiFi network probably maxes out at around 100Mbps, some thousand times slower.

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How Can You Make the Most of Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Wi-Fi has become something is considered an essential in most homes all around the world. What would people do without the internet? They would not be able to send emails, watch videos, check the weather or look for a map in order to determine the route for their weekend trip. Wi-Fi has simply become integral to work commitments and home life.

For this reason, it is highly important that individuals know how to get the most out of their Wi-Fi system. After all, there is nothing worse than an internet connection that is slow or continuously disconnects at random moments. A lot of people do not know it, but there are ways in which people can improve their connection by doing simple things which do not cost money.
This article will reveal certain tips in order to help individuals get the most out of their Wi-Fi connection:

Find the best spot for the wireless router to be placed

Where in which the wireless router is placed in the home or in the work place is highly important.

There are several factors which determine where the best place to put the router is and these will all be explained below:

The first thing that one needs to encounter is how close the router is to the outside area. A lot of routers have an omnidirectional antenna. If the one in question does not have one then this point will not be relevant. However, if the router in question does have an omnidirectional antenna then this should not be placed against an outside wall. The reason why this is the case is because it will send half of the signals outside, thus the connection is largely wasted.

In addition to this, a lot of people want their router to be placed somewhere which is not visible, after all, nobody wants a random box or wires on show in their house. Nevertheless, this is something which is highly unadvisable. Wireless routers are very susceptible to overheating and thus they need a clear air flow in order to ensure that this does not happen. The best place to put a wireless router is in open space where they are not obstructed by anything. After all, nobody wants to have to replace their wireless system because it has overheated.

Furthermore, it is important to keep in mind the height of the router. This is especially the case in houses that have more than one level. After all, the connection needs to reach the second floor so that the internet is available in that room. Therefore it is best to have the wireless connection placed as high up as is possible.

A final point worth noting regarding the placement of the wireless router is the other appliances that are nearby. It is highly important that there is nothing which will cause interference between the wireless connections reaching the other devices needed. In order to ensure this is the case it is highly recommendable to keep the router away from all appliances in general. However, if this is not feasible then simply do research to find out which appliances give out a strong signal and avoid these, for example, an oven.

Have a top quality wireless package

It is important to make sure that one has a top quality wireless package to start with if they want to ensure internet success. There are tons and tons of different internet packages available from different suppliers today and it is vital to seriously consider which one to go for before a final decision has been made.

In order to get the information you need on unlimited mobile broadband you should search online and compare different packages, read customer reviews and take the advice of experts in the field.

If the points in this article are considered then I am sure individuals will be well on their way to getting the very best out of their wireless connection.

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The above article is written by JD and he recommends that in order to get the information you need on unlimited mobile broadband, use free online resources like

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Google starts new feature to remind friends’ b’day

NEW YORK: Google has started a new feature on to remind its users about the birthday of any of their Google+ friends.

The reminders will appear on instead of Google’s social networking site Google+.

In a Google+ blogpost, Google’s Irene Chung said “starting today (August 28), you’ll see a reminder on when someone in your circles has a birthday! From there it’s easy to share a fun message, photo, or video with the birthday gal or guy.”

Chung said at first birthday reminders would only be seen for people searching in English on

“We’ll be rolling this feature out gradually over the next few days,” Chung said.

The feature can be seen on top right corner of the The birthday notification comes with a “Say happy birthday” link where users can leave a message for their friends.

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Choose the correct Network Cabling Installation Company

If you are planning to move your business in a new location or update the data and voice network in the existing facility then it is very necessary to choose and work with the right structured cabling contractor. In case of any business arrangement, you will surely want the best outcome of the business operation. If you want your voice and data network to go for at least four to five years in a good way before another update is required then it is important to choose the right voice and data cabling contractor. You must take some time to learn a little about each and every structured cabling contractor you are starting to evaluate in the area. The most important thing you need to know is the longevity in business of each of the voice and data contractor that means how long each of them has been in the business. If a company is in the business for several years then it is quite natural to say that it is obviously doing something right and you can look after it a little more closely. Though longevity is the good indication of quality work but don’t rely on only this factor, it is also necessary to know about the experience of the owner. You will find out some voice and data cabling contractor that may only a couple of years old but is owned and controlled by some impressive amount of experienced people in the industry.
Get some idea about how each of the structured cabling installation contractor works because it will help you to shorten the list of candidates. The company must start with some sort of introducing measurement of the facility and communication needs for your business, if they don’t then take it as a warning sign. These types of pre-fielding measurements are very essential in order to build up a plan that gets your data and voice network up and operating quickly with lowest disruption in the business function. The measurement will help you to see the way of collecting information of the different structured cabling contractors according to your cabling needs. Some contractors will nod their heads and promise you to stay in touch but that are not your need. You have to give a focused attention on the structured cabling contractors who evaluates physical aspects of the facility, ask questions about your company’s voice and data communications and then carefully listen to their responses.
You always want the best quality voice and data network in the lowest possible price. After identifying the potential structured cabling installation contractors, it is time to invite the reasonable candidates to submit their formal proposal. Make a RFP or Request for Proposal with all the specific questions you want to ask, include the breakdown on the pricing and surely a set a due date for submission. If any proposal comes after the due date then do not accept it. Carefully check all the contents of the proposals given by the contractors, verify all the information for every question, check whether there is a complete breakdown on the costs and other information that will help you to make the decision. Remember that the cheapest price is not always the best choice. Sometimes it is beneficial to spend a little more money if want the best cabling network for your business that will serve well for several years.
David has worked with many wiring and cabling companies, and has experience of working with various types of cable such as Cat6 Cable, Cat5e Patch Cable, network cables etc.

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