CradlePoint manufactures the PHS300 and with their technology and any broadband-enabled mobile phone or modem, simply plug in the phone or USB modem to the CradlePoint router then connect your computer, get access and share. I guess you could add in a few extra steps if WEP/WPA security options are required.
“The personal hotspot includes a built-in lithium-ion battery that will keep it running for several hours and can be recharged via USB when connected to your computer. It can even be used to recharge a phone thatâ€™s connected to the USB port, though that will no doubt reduce its own battery life.”So lets take a look at some applications the CradlePoint PHS300 would be valuable for: Continue Reading
I know a wi-fi detector would have been handy during the hField wi-fi extender review.Â As I was driving through my business complex looking for signal, I found it oddly ridiculous to have my laptop booted up on the front seat of my car. The USB Fever wi-fi detector is a simple, cheep gadget where a click of a button can detect wireless hot spots.Â With 4 LED lights to communicate signal strength, you can spot the best signal Continue Reading
This might be the perfect tool for any parent to monitor their kids webcam activity as the SX-2000WG+ can stream audio and video from any USB webcam over a standard 802.11b/g network. What Silex has been able to do with the wireless USB server is breakdown the barrier of accessing USB devices from remote computers.
“With the addition of isochronous support, users can now share virtually any kind of USB device over a wireless or wired network. No other company can match our capabilities and compatibility in this market.” says Keith Sugarwara, GM.The wireless USB server will be available for $150.Â Mac and PC compatible.Â Turning your USB gadgets into groupies couldn’t be easier. Continue Reading
WUSB is a high-bandwidth wireless extension for short range communication between computers, devices and gadgets.Â The WUSB specification claims a transfer speed equal to USB 2.0 of 480Mbit per second.Â Although that has yet to be seen (even with USB 2.0 wired products). The USB Implementors Forum based this wireless technology off the WiMedia Alliance’s Ultra-Wideband or UWB platform.Â WUSB will work up to 9 feet away and then slow down to 110Mbit/s with a max range of 30 feet. WUSB works on the 3.1 to 10.6 GHz frequency range and spreads communication over an ultra-wideband of frequencies.Â For this reason you will not see wireless interference between WUSB and Wi-Fi or Bluetooth wireless networks. If I have peaked your interest for Wireless USB, check out some other WUSB articles. Continue Reading
None-the-less, if your boss doesn’t allow Instant Message software on your PC then roll in the Wireless USB Missile Launcher. At 15 feet distance, it would be easy enough to hide it behind a plant and fire “at will” from an office down the hall. Albeit a direct hit on the forehead of your boss would be funny enough, I don’t think Continue Reading
Text-based program alerts can be set to remind yourself and friends of what’s coming on the tube. TV Guide Mobile is available to Helio subscribers for $2.99/month, in addition to carrier data charges. BeSocial: methodshop Continue Reading
â€œWi-Fire is the perfect deviceâ€”light weight and easy to useâ€”for the seriously mobile Vista user and those who have problems connecting to their regular wireless network because of distance, obstacles or other interference,â€ said Tom DiClemente, hFieldâ€™s CEO. â€œWeâ€™re dedicated to empowering people to connect better, faster and more economically.â€The Wi-Fire USB extender is available for Continue Reading
WUSB or Wireless USB products just began to ship and WUSB 1.1 is ramping up. Although a mild ramp, as with current transfer rates of 40Mbits/second the 1.1 spec needs to hit at least 500Mbits/second otherwise it’ll never see the light of day.
The 1.1 spec will support band groups at 6 GHz and above, including the 3-4 GHz supported by wireless USB 1.0. It aims to lower power consumption by an undisclosed amount. It also will adopt the techniques of near-field communications for letting two devices identify themselves to each other with a simple contact.
As (source) Gizmodo said: “…realistic or not, we like the ambition.”
Currently the USB Implementers Forum has certified a handful of notebooks and hubs for the 1.0 spec. The WiMedia Alliance is expected to certify the first 1.0 products shortly.Continue Reading