Category Archive: Wireless

Nov 24 2015

Steorn’s Stunning Orbo Claims: Neverending Electricity Produced at Point-of-use | Free Energy Times

Is this legitimate? I don’t know, but one reason I think it just might be is that it’s not making a totally outrageous claim, such as “you can run your entire home off of one of our devices.” No, this sounds more like a “Wright Brothers demonstration at Kitty Hawk” type of thing – right …

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Nov 14 2015

How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service | Ars Technica

Powered by radios in trees, homegrown network serves 50 houses on Orcas Island. Source: How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service | Ars Technica

Apr 08 2014

Link: How to Set Up WiFi Hotspot in Windows 8

Last year, my roommate moved out of my apartment and ended up taking our wireless router. I didn’t want to wait for twenty-four hours for Amazon to send me my new router, so I decided to turn my PC into a wireless router (or hotspot). My PC, which was wired directly to my modem, turned …

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Mar 26 2014

Link: Send an SMS Text Message from the Command Line

When you think of sending out text messages you probably think of the iPhone or an Android, and the command line doesn’t cross your mind, but thanks to the ever-useful curl command, you can send out a SMS text message to any phone number right from the Terminal. Note that while this article comes from …

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Feb 15 2014

Link: How to Set up a Raspberry Pi as a Wireless Access Point

The Raspberry Pi can connect to a Wi-Fi network using a USB dongle but using that same dongle you can also turn your Raspberry Pi into a wireless access point. Once set up correctly, this will allow other wireless devices to connect to your Pi and optionally you can route any traffic out through the …

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Dec 31 2013

Link: Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a WiFi access point

Would you like to use your Pi as a WiFi router? Or maybe have it as a special filtering access point? Setting up a Pi as an access point (AP) is a bit more advanced than using it as a client, but its still only a half hour of typing to configure. If you want …

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Dec 15 2013

How to use Wiconnect in Ubuntu Linux to set up a WiFi access point that Android devices can connect to (NOT an ad hoc network!)

If you run Ubuntu Linux, and you have a wired ethernet connection to your system, and it also has wireless connectivity, then at some time you might have tried to set it up as a WiFi access point.  And what you probably discovered is that you can create a WiFi access point using Ubuntu’s “Create …

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Nov 08 2013

Link: 7 Apps To Help You Run Windows Programs On Another OS

So you have switched to another operating system, but still miss some of your favourite programs on Windows? Here are 7 app to help your run Windows program on your current platform! Full article here: 7 Apps To Help You Run Windows Programs On Another OS (EFYTimes) Two additional ways that we know of that …

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Jul 31 2013

Links: How To Set Up A Wireless Hotspot (Access Point Mode) That Supports Android In Ubuntu

A wireless hotspot enables a computer to serve as a router over Wi-Fi. Ubuntu lets you easily create a wireless hotspot by using the Network Manager, but it uses an ad hoc network and most Android and Windows Phone devices can’t connect to such networks. For this reason, I’ve created (in collaboration with Satya) a …

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Jun 27 2013

How To Use The Raspberry Pi As A Wireless Access Point/Router, and other Raspberry Pi tricks

Just some quick links for the Raspberry Pi fans out there, from a multi-part series of articles on “How To : Use The Raspberry Pi As A Wireless Access Point/Router” via a blog called The Rantings and Ravings of a Madman: Part 1 — How to create a Wireless Network On Your RPi Part 2 …

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