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...Range is the main benefit, as initial speeds will be at 15Mbps to 20Mbps.
Hmm, I am wondering where they get this number from?

According to the Technology For All website FAQ (the providers of this service), the speed for the "free" service is 128 Kb/sec, paid is 1 Mb/sec.

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Q: How does TFA-Wireless compare to for-profit high-speed Internet services?

A: TFA-Wireless has established a sustainable business model that allows it to provide free service of 128 Kb/sec to qualified residents with Houston Public Library cards. Higher bandwidth services up to 1 Mb/sec are available for a monthly charge that is significantly less than alternate solutions. Through subscriptions from higher bandwidth customers, TFA-Wireless will sustain the network in order to provide service to those that cannot afford it.
Also, this service is wired into the Houston Public Libray's system, and to log in you need a library card (not that that is hard to get, but their is a (small) attempt to keep unauthorized users out.
Edited by blupupher - 4/22/11 at 2:28pm
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post #52 of 77
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Hmm, I am wondering where they get this number from?

According to the Technology For All website FAQ (the providers of this service), the speed for the "free" service is 128 Kb/sec, paid is 1 Mb/sec.



Also, this service is wired into the Houston Public Libray's system, and to log in you need a library card (not that that is hard to get, but their is a (small) attempt to keep unauthorized users out.
Bits or bytes?
post #53 of 77
Why did Tom's grandmother get super wi-fi?

(hope I am the first in the thread to do the joke)
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Bits or bytes?
Not sure, that is just what the FAQ states (128 Kb/sec), Tom's article states 15Mbps. That is why I am asking.

I hate bits and bytes and their abbreviations.

b = bits
B = Bytes

Correct?

So that would be 0.128 Megabits/second per the FAQ and 15 Megabits per the article on Tom's.
Pretty big difference.
Edited by blupupher - 4/22/11 at 3:17pm
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actually your wrong about that.
Why do you say that? With a tool like aircrack-ng, it takes less time to crack WPA/WPA2 than it does for Pizza Hut to deliver.
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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"
this post is full of win.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Not sure, that is just what the FAQ states (128 Kb/sec), Tom's article states 15Mbps. That is why I am asking.

I hate bits and bytes and their abbreviations.

b = bits
B = Bytes

Correct?
Yes that is correct. lower case b = bits uppercase B = bytes. and its 8 bits to a byte and a nibble is 4 bits

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Why do you say that? With a tool like aircrack-ng, it takes less time to crack WPA/WPA2 than it does for Pizza Hut to deliver.
that utility is only as good as the dictionary you are using it with. With a proper pass phrase it could take you months to resolve the log in you need for it. WPA2 is not as easy as some may think. if your wpa key is mommy dont hack me. sure it might fall rather soon but if your wpa2 key is 30 characters mixed alpha numeric symbol then good luck cracking that with out a sweat as some have said.
    
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This is the wrong place to discuss how local governments collect taxes. If you want to have a further discussion in this area, feel free to PM me. Thanks, mate!

~~~



I have not made it "political", at all. If anything, I have made it grammatical, as you used the wrong term. The term "free" does not mean "low priced, easy/cheap to deploy". It means "costing nothing", which is not how much this will cost to deploy (or even close to as much). Using the wrong term for something leads to confusion, so let's try and use the proper terms. Thanks!
last i checked free has two meanings, coming from libre and gratis in latin.
from a libre view hes right, now stop acting like you know it all cos you clearly don't

now send that PM so i can prove you wrong again
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I think you're all missing the point here... She's 48, and a grandmother?
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I think you're all missing the point here... She's 48, and a grandmother?
My mom is 49 and a grandmother (as of last November when my beautiful daughter was born to my wife and I).
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