Monthly Archives: March 2006

There’s no Server in WiFi

The purpose of a public WiFi hotspot is to share a broadband connection to the Internet.  In a small, indoor, hotspot, you only need two things to make this happen; 1) a broadband connection to the Internet (DSL, Cable, T1 … Continue reading

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Your very own Map of Visited States or Countries

A lot of people ask me how I make the maps of our travel route that are on our home page, http://www.jimandchris.com/ .  I use clipart of a map, then with a program called Fireworks I use the pen tool … Continue reading

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WiFi Antennas: Getting Creative

We teach in our seminars that line-of-sight is very important to making a good WiFi connection.  That’s one of the main reason that we don’t recommend built-in WiFi adapters or even the PC card type of adapter.  There is no … Continue reading

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RVers Computer Responsibility … my soapbox

Yoh!  Fellow RVers!  It’s your responsibility to know how to use your computer.  I just cringe when I talk to a busy RV park manager who tells stories of spending hours with guests helping them get their computers to work … Continue reading

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Health Risks to Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is the same frequency as microwave ovens – 2.4 GHz.  I’ve seen our microwave oven interfere with our WiFi signal.  I’m not about to put my head in the microwave and turn it on … but, I have had … Continue reading

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View the Road Ahead

As RVers, the road is a big part of our life.  Depending on the size of your rig, there are some roads you should not drive.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know which ones they are before you plan your … Continue reading

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Taxes are Done!

This is the 4th year in a row that I’ve used TurboTax for the web to prepare my personal tax return.  You gotta understand, me and paperwork don’t get along.  I can ignore it for months, even years.  Add to … Continue reading

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WiFi in RV parks: An attitude Survey

I do feel sorry for the people at the front desk sometimes.  When they have WiFi in their RV park, they get a lot of questions.  AND a lot of complaints.  We ask about WiFi availability whenever we check into … Continue reading

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