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[Tom's] Grandmother Gets Super Wi-Fi

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Last fall, the FCC approved Super Wi-Fi, which is Wi-Fi on steroids. The FCC opened up the spectrum between 50MHz and 700MHz that were previously used for television signals.

The massive benefit to the spectrum between 50MHz and 700MHz over the currently used 2.4GHz is that the lower frequencies travel better through walls and for further distances. Instead of measuring your router's range in feet, Super Wi-Fi routers will be able to reach for miles. Range is the main benefit, as initial speeds will be at 15Mbps to 20Mbps.
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WiMax successor?
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daaaaaaammmn. thats impressive

We\\ll most likely get it here too than, since we brought down the non-digital Television frequenzies last year :>
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WEP encrypted traffic with default password + 3 mile range =
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WEP encrypted traffic with default password + 3 mile range =
sweet, i can get free internet now? awesum!!!
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WEP encrypted traffic with default password + 3 mile range =
Agreed, but if the end user actually changes the default password, it would be great for people who have relatives nearby who are too cheap to get internet
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Yeah, I thought the same thing. Limited range is the only reason some poeple have the bandwidth to check their email. I only have the 200MB data plan on my iPhone since I can pick up unsecured wi-fi almost everywhere when I am in city limits. The closest I've come to 200MB has been like 80MB and I use my phone a lot.

Though of corse a lot of it is from restraunts and coffee shops...but a large share is from SSIDs named "linksys"
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Houston TX represent!

Better use WPA2 with a good passphrase
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WEP encrypted traffic with default password + 3 mile range =
You think the crappy little linksys router that Joe Public is using is going to broadcast out of his living room for 3 miles? Really?
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15-20 mbps sucks seeing as most of the people I know gets 30 mbps+ from their ISP
    
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