Wireless Internet Basics

Jul 11, 2008

Wireless Internet refers to Internet access options where the “last mile” connectivity is wireless in nature. The advantages of having a wireless last mile are mobility and greater ease of deployment. The disadvantages are lower security and performance.

Fixed Wireless Internet works via a dish antenna receiving signals from an elevated line of sight tower within 50 km. Or via Satellite. Mobile Wireless Internet works via Bluetooth, WiFi, Mesh networks, WiMAX, GPRS, 1xRTT, EDGE, EV-DO and HSDPA.

A very approximate way of describing the mobile options would be to say that access via Bluetooth is like a television remote, which works only within a room. Access via WiFi is like a cordless phone, which works only within a building. Access via mesh networks or WiMAX is like a mobile phone without roaming, which works only within a city. While access via EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO or HSDPA is like a mobile phone with roaming, which works across the country or at least wherever the cellular signal exists.

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Latest browsers offer greater security and efficiency

Jun 28, 2008

Browsers keep getting better and better. The latest and best browser seems to be Firefox 3. But Internet Explorer still enjoys the highest market share

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Review: Strong, innovative Web browsers emerge

http://ap.google.com/article/
ALeqM5jrTJ2xmceQU6D6HK9R35lzNyBbhAD91HAHT02

With all the recent attention on the new Firefox 3 Internet browser, it’s easy to miss two strong, innovative rivals. Add it all up, and Microsoft Corp.’s market-leading Internet Explorer has some impressive challengers.

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Welcome to Netsavvy Solutions

Feb 21, 2008

Welcome to Netsavvy Solutions.

This blog tries to keep track of the various Internet access options available in Pune and Mumbai (India).

http://www.vccircle.com/2008/02/15/
2008-will-be-year-of-inflexion-point-for-broadband-penetration/

Even till date, a lot of Internet users are still on dial-up and other forms of sub 256 kbps access. But things are changing now. 2008 might turn out to be the year when India upgrades to broadband access en masse.

http://www.bsnl.co.in/service/internet_typeofaccess.htm

The above page details the various access options provided by India’s No.1 Internet Service Provider – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). According to

http://www.bsnl.co.in/service/dataone.htm

BSNL is in the process of commissioning of a world class, multi-gigabit, multi-protocol, convergent IP infrastructure through National Internet Backbone-II so as to offer speeds upto 8Mbps.