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Stop Worrying, and Learn to Love Free WiFi

WiFi logoInspired by David Precht’s great article on Medium about the ethics of using coffee shops, I really wanted to look at this idea of using free Wifi in these sorts of establishments.  As coffee lover, blogger, and a rather rabid Internet user, I’m likely the category these companies target. With more and more of us working for ourselves from home, we’re increasingly plunking our collective butts down in the local Starbucks, ordering a drink and connecting. By my count, the numbers coffee shop and fast food chains that offer free Wifi in Canada are increasing rapidly. In fact, I am sitting in a coffee shop as I write this.

Test Run: Ubiquiti’s UniFi WiFi System

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Things are changing for companies with networks. When previously, a good reliable cabled network was enough to meet the needs of most users – users requiring wireless (or WiFi) access are exploding. Every single new smart phone and tablet device sold today includes WiFi support and Apple has been, for some time, shipping notebooks that don’t have wired Ethernet connectors. More and more, businesses are facing the need for having a working and secure wireless network. Add to that, the need to restrict those colleagues who may be connected for a short time – and today’s ISP provided wireless routers can’t cut it. Just as Small Businesses may be looking to upgrade printing options, they may also look to a more robust wireless offering. Today, we take a look at the Ubiquiti’s UniFi WiFi System – will it be a worthy upgrade for the cost?

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