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Unlimited Data Plans – Phones vs. Hotspots

Today’s wireless world is full of unlimited everything. Every major carrier has an unlimited plan that will provide the customer with a great experience, as long as the customer realizes their unlimited plan is not truly unlimited and that “great” is a relative term to be defined by the carrier holding the upper hand...

Rural Internet When School Is from Home

Remote Learning During Covid-19 School districts across the country are providing millions of dollars’ worth of electronic devices to children this year to accommodate the stay at home order in place for many communities this fall requiring students to attend school from home. Districts are teetering between a fully digital “remote schooling” experience, a...

Working From Home in Rural Areas With An Internet Hotspot

The Benefits of Working From Home Working at home to make your living used to be something most American workers thought of as novel. When I was a teen, stuffing envelopes was touted in magazine classified ads as the way to achieve the “work-at-home lifestyle.” The perks of working from home have since spawned...

Is Unlimited Data Really Unlimited?

The truly unlimited data plan is the carrier pigeon of the internet. Like the carrier pigeon, there may be some who have seen one, but there are less witnesses each year. It is true that there are many offers for unlimited internet. They promise unlimited wireless access to rural and remote homes or to...

5G, 5GE, & 5GHz: Understand The Difference

5GHz is Not a Cellular Data Speed When it comes to understanding 5GHz wifi vs 5G cellular, the first thing one needs to know is that they are completely different things that have a relationship in fulfilling our need for internet. 5Gigahertz (5GHz) is a radio frequency. Hertz is used as a measurement of...

Why Won’t My Computer Connect To My Hotspot? How to Get It To Work

Hotspots have revolutionized our freedom to access the internet when and where we need to. Whether you just got your hotspot or if you got it some time ago, hotspot connection issues like hotspot disconnects or finding your hotspot not working, can really put a damper on your newly found freedom. Before you try...

Connecting a Printer and Other Devices to a WiFi Hotspot

Using hotspots for internet connectivity on-the-go is becoming a common tool of travelers or on-the-road business professionals. Having your own hotspot is not only a way to avoid the security issues that public WiFi presents, but it also allows one to have a personalized network that is tailored to the devices you need to...

These Router Settings Can Increase Your Security and Performance

My friends often ask me “What’s the most secure router?” or “Which router performs the best?” My first answer is, “You often get what you pay for,” quickly followed by “But knowing how your router works is the most critical step to good performance and security.“ Hacking a router to get the most out...

What Is The Difference Between WiFi And Internet?

Is Wifi the Internet? I got a call from my friend Mark the other day. He wanted to know if the internet was down at my house. I told Mark, “We have different providers!” He said, “I know, I mean like the whole internet. Is it working?” I grinned at the sincerity of his...

Using a Hotspot for Home Internet

The mobile hotspot is growing in popularity. As reliable national wireless coverage and unlimited data plans become more pervasive, the ability to take your internet on the road with mobile broadband WiFi hotspots is catching on as well. Is it feasible to use a mobile hotspot for home internet? In this article we will...