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WiFi Alternatives In The Home Other Than PowerLine Networking?

HomePNA_logoRecently, reading a blog over at GigaOM, they talked about the possibility of 2011 being the “year of powerline networking?” with no mention of other alternatives. As more mobility and performance is being required in the home, increasingly people are looking to alternative technologies to fill the gap when WiFi either doesn’t cut it or just doesn’t work at all. What we need to do, however, is stop looking to what we’re using (power lines) and look to what we’re using less of in the home. There are current technologies that provide for ways of extending home networks through use of existing phone lines and television cable. Read on for more.

Free Network Diag: The ICSI Netalyzr (help us, help you)

ICSI-Netalyzer-LogoOne of the more challenging aspects of working with network connections is the ability to test the health and usability of connections. Today, connections are available in all sorts of ways and locations. Often with this sort of ubiquity, we’re not able to tell if this Internet connection is going to be reliable. The ICSI Netalyzr is one such utility that can help in gathering more details.

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