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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Nintendo Wii Games You Can Use Wifi With

After the difficulty of getting hold of one since its release, Nintendo Wiis are becoming more commonly available in the shops. If you have a Nintendo Wii and also have a Wifi router which allows you to connect to the net from your console, you might be interested in this list of wifi-compatible Wii games.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Still not secured your wireless network?

If you haven't got round to securing your wireless network yet, check out this video that came from the BBC's "Real Hustle" programme.



The video makes some good points though when they approach the homeowners, I have no idea why they claim to be from Ofcom, since they proceed to just tell him everything they know anyway. Why not just say they were from the BBC? I've seen the show a few times and personally I've never quite believed that the interactions with members of the public are as straight forward as they seem.

But that aside, the video should demonstrate to you why you must secure your network. WPA is your best option, and WEP (128 bit) if you don't have that.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

New Wifi Forum from myHotspots

We've just started a new forum dedicated to wireless internet related subjects. Hopefully it will be a place where people can meet up and ask for technical help or just discuss the latest news and developments in the arena of wireless internet.

Check it out and get involved. It's brand new so there's hardly anything there at the moment but hopefully it will soon become an active place for wifi related conversations.

Visit the myHotspots Wifi Forum

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Devolo Homeplug: Reaching the parts that Wifi can't reach

Sometimes, unfortunately, wireless internet can let you down. Particularly in older buildings with thick walls, you can occasionally find that a signal just cannot be received from the access point. Wireless N technology is a leap forward but even then, depending on the layout of your building, it might be the case that wireless it not a suitable solution.

There is a solution however. Devices are becoming increasingly available that allow you to run ethernet over power cables. You'll need at least two and you plug one into the mains near the router (and then connect with a CAT5 cable) and then you plug another one into the mains in the room in which you want access, and connect up to your computer with a cable.

It's an almost instant setup and works a treat in giving you network access in hard to reach areas. Different speeds are available, and the more you pay the faster the LAN speed you will get.

The Devolo 1154 Homeplug High Speed Starter set offers speeds of 85Mbps and costs £94.99 from PC World.

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