WFN247: WiFi? Because We Said So.

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Words from Nerds podcastSummary:

Tom is back in the house and we are following up on the discussion around home WiFi challenges. We’ve done some tech refreshes and can share the results. The new Airport Extremes do some crazy cool things. But there is a critical feature that John could use that they do not offer. But other routers just might with some open source firmware.

Hosts: Tom Kresic, John KresicMike Kresic

Running Time: 35:09

 

Nerd News Flash:

 

Featured Story: WiFi Update

Wifi upgrades at Tom’s house. From running bandwidth testing on the older generation wireless router to swapping out for the latest and greatest, what, if any, improvements have been made and are they something that the average home consumer will benefit from.

  • range
  • extenders
  • music/video/tablets and phones
  • security

 

The changes in speed when you go from wireless extenders to hard wired.

 

The results of running HeatMapper at home.

  • How does this change your thoughts on placement of gear in your home?
  • A heads-up: It’s gotta be on Windows. Not in a VM either, because of the NIC requirements.

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