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More About the Acer Aspire One 522

Following up on an excellent tip given in a comment to my previous post (thanks sahilahuja), and after quite a bit of browsing and reading, I have quite a bit of interesting new information about the Acer Aspire One 522. First, and most important, it turns out that the problem with it hanging on Linux boot has something to do with the wired and wireless network interfaces, and not getting them initialized correctly.

February 18, 2012 by

Wireless Printing from Linux

I have been helping a friend move recently, and in the process we replaced a USB-connected printer with a WiFi printer. This was a big win, because now everyone in the house could print to it, without having to bother setting up one system as a "print server".

October 11, 2011 by

D-Link DSR-1000N Unified Services Router

The push to win the hearts, minds and wallets of small- and medium-business network administrators continues apace. D-Link's new DSR-1000N wireless router is an entry-level model aimed at companies seeking an integrated Ethernet, Wi-Fi and 3G VPN-capable solution for use in isolated branch offices.

June 23, 2011

Wi-Fi use can slow downloads by 30 percent, study finds

Video-on-demand, VoIP and online gameplay applications are noticeably slower over Wi-Fi than using wired Ethernet connections, the broadband analytics firm Epitiro has said.The company said on Thursday that a small drop in wireless signal can lead to a drop in download speeds of 30 percent and an increase of between 10-20 percent in latency, with packet loss and jitter also being affected.

March 10, 2011 by

Broadcom Wireless Networking Adapters and Linux

There has been quite a bit of discussion and celebration in the Linux community recently because Broadcom released an open-source driver for their wireless networking adapters. This is, undoubtedly, a good thing and it will yield significant long-term benefits for Linux users.

January 17, 2011 by

Sprint bringing HTC Hero to the US on 11 October

If you read my Clash of the Touch Titans series back in April you would see I awarded the HTC Hero as the device to stand out from the rest and today Sprint announced they would be the first US wireless carrier to offer the device. The HTC Hero on Sprint will be the first time we see a carrier other than T-Mobile with a Google Android-based device and Sprint will now have two Linux-powered smartphones with the Hero and Palm Pre. It will be available beginning 11 October for just $179.99 after a $50 instant savings and $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement.

September 3, 2009 by

Hallelujah! Nokia N900 Maemo 5 device supports T-Mobile USA 3G

I have the Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablets and while they can be fun to use from time to time, but their performance and speed holds them back. Today Nokia announced the rumored N900 running Maemo 5 and with T-Mobile USA 3G support I am putting my Nokia N97 for sale. The N900 is the latest Linux-powered Internet Tablet with GSM/HSDPA and just about every other wireless technology you could want.

August 26, 2009 by

D-Link turns every power outlet into wall-to-wall network

D-Link today introduced its next-generation PowerLine adapter kit that connects computers, high-definition media players, game consoles, network attached storage and Internet content in the home.The PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-303) allows the user to take advantage of existing home electrical wiring to create or extend a network by turning "every power outlet in the home into a wall-to-wall network for connecting" when connected to a switch or wireless access point.

April 14, 2009 by

Sony debuts Blu-ray player with built-in wireless networking support

I know I'm not alone in not being able to figure out Sony's strategy from one product offering to the next, and once again I'm scratching my head a bit. At the same time the company is unveiling new networked TVs with Ethernet connections (providing faster speeds but requiring a nearby Ethernet jack or some other workaround like a conversion cable or powerline Ethernet adapter), it's announcing a new Blu-ray player that comes with built-in wireless connectivity.

March 5, 2009 by

Limo adds Mozilla, Verizon to its bandwagon

The LiMo Foundation, a consortium that is building an open software platform for handsets based on Linux, has added Mozilla and Verizon to its rosterThe full roster of partners added today includes:Infineon Technologies;Kvaleberg AS;Mozilla Corporation;Red Bend Software;Sagem Mobiles;SFR;SK Telecom;And Verizon Wireless.Of those recent additions Mozilla and Verizon Wireless are the most interesting (Techmeme).

May 14, 2008 by

Intel servers and Chinese hackers

18 months ago, Intel dropped off an SS4000-E NAS box for me to look at. It was a desirable little box on the surface – Linux-based, four drive bays, dual gigabit Ethernet ports – and I lost no time in installing it in the ZDNet UK Laboratory (Holloway).

March 20, 2008 by

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