Friday, January 14, 2011

Broadband Comes to Langlois

Well, they haven't made it up our road yet, but at least the Langlois Library has got their broadband Wi-Fi up and running. I gave it some exercise Thursday evening and it's quite fast, compared to other Wi-Fi hotspots I've tried out near here. There is still one killer bug that still has to be worked out. Their cordless phone's frequency looks to be too close to that of their wireless router, so anytime someone uses the phone, the wireless network goes bye-bye. I'm guessing that when both the phone's and router's "channels" are set as far apart as possible, the problem will go away.

That will not be a problem at the next NCC-Mac meeting (January 27, 6:00 PM). We just won't answer the phone. If you have something online to share with the group, we can, for the first time in a long while, reach outside the room.