Phones, Microwaves and WiFi

Warning, engineers, scientist and those who like to argue should skip this article.
All information given here is “baby steps” and not meant to be the science of what I am covering.

If you would like to argue about the exact specifications of this weeks topics please join the U.N., W.T.O. or some other useless group of arguers.

Cordless phones are a blessing. I can check out e-mail, go to the kitchen, walk next door to get one of the kids and even sit on my backyard swing and enjoy the freedom of America, all while still talking or listening on the phone. Cordless phones use radio frequency just like the radio you use to listen to music or your favorite local talk show. Instead of being in a low range and with high output, phones use a higher range and lower output. This prevents you from going to the store using your home phone. Continue reading

Continue to avoid Wireless N products.

Even though wireless products have been around for years, I still do not have much faith in them on the business level. Many individuals and homeowners have benefited by not needing to run cables in their apartments or homes, however video and large file transfers and remote sharing are still troublesome at best.

Introduce Wireless N, the standard that was supposed to solve all that. In June this year the Draft 2 versions were released. Well, that just sucks! Let me give you a brief overview of the Wireless N fiasco.

Before the Christmas rush of 2004, “Pre-N” products were released. Almost three years later the final version still has not been ratified. As a matter of fact the 2nd “Draft” of the “standard” was not ratified (approved) until June of this year. Continue reading