delete

The 4G LTE Amplifier: Accessing Need and...

Government safety regulations and a fixed battery life both limit the power of the built-in wireless card in your cellphone, tablet, or Wi-Fi router. While a wireless card’s power outage is directly relatedly to its range, manufacturers keep the power output in their cards low to preserve battery life and prevent radio wave exposure. In fact, most cards have a power output of just 32 milliwatts.   Wireless cards are not powerful enough to transmit at peak rates, in remote areas, on their own. Rural residences and businesses, then, use a cellular repeater system,...
delete

Use Your 4G Mobile Data on Your Computer...

USB modems (also known as USB dongles) are dedicated devices that supply portable Internet to one other device. USB dongles provide a faster connection than the alternative, mobile hotspots, and are also smaller and, therefore, more portable.   A USB modem is compatible with devices that have a standard USB port – so any computer, laptop, or e-reader, but only some tablets (and never iPads). Some USB modems require a software installation to run. USB Modems provide a faster connection than mobile hotspots. Every carrier offers its own USB modem models, here are...
delete

Forget Tethering, There are More Effecti...

In less than a decade, smartphones have revolutionized the ways and the reasons users today go online. The professional, practical, and social benefits of accessing the Internet from anywhere have caused a shift in consumer behavior away from prioritizing wireline (DSL, cable) access towards prioritizing wireless (mobile) access.   Mobile hotspots let travelers surf in commute on their own network But, as fewer Millenials invest in wireline access for their first-time homes [1], the need to connect devices other than smartphones to the Internet persists. Creating a...
delete

Compare and Contrast: Unlimited 3G vs. C...

3G is more reliable, but 4G is sexier…choices, choices. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the two most popular EVDO options: unlimited 3G wireless Internet service and wireless 4G LTE Internet service. To Infinity and Beyond: 3G Unlimited Let’s get this out of the way first: unlimited plans are not really unlimited. Unlimited usage actually means unlimited normal usage and unlimited plans are officially or unofficially capped at around 150 GB per month. Providers penalize heavy users by throttling (slowing down) their Internet speed. That being said, where...
delete

HBO Now: HBO Announces New Video Streami...

In television, internet is the new cable. On 10 March cable company HBO confirmed this trend by announcing a new video streaming service, HBO Now, available exclusively through Apple TV. HBO Now goes live this April (just in time for the new, highly anticipated season of Game of Thrones) to the tune of $14.99/month. Unlike HBO’s previous streaming service, HBO Now is available to those without cable or satellite subscriptions. Anyone with a broadband connection and an Apple TV device (which, in a joint announcement, Apple reduced from $99 to $69) can access all HBO’s...
delete

Faster Than Fast: Speeding Up a 4G LTE C...

One of the greatest advantages of EVDO 4G wireless Internet is its portability. Mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops are now the norm when it comes to browsing the internet. In rural areas where Wi-Fi is hard to come by, a portable internet service allows you to check your phone, tablet, or computer wherever you are. So why invest in stationary hardware like a MIMO antenna for your home? Typically, EVDO users access the internet outside of their homes for tasks like using maps, browsing Facebook, or checking email. Inside their homes users are more likely...