Posts Tagged "wifi"

Mobile wireless hotspots
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 7, 2011 - 1 Comment in MOBILE

Off the Grid and On the Cloud

Give yourself net access everywhere for Christmas – these little gizmos fit in your handbag and provide four or five wireless internet access points out in the middle of the boonies

While most like having a data plan on their iPhone and iPad so they don’t have to have one tethered to the other to get a 3G connection, the bills add up quickly.

In North America Novatel or Sierra Wireless’s little hot spots (buy it here for UK and Europe) can provide a connection that covers all with a single monthly payment (more…)

My Magic Jack, it’s been a year
by WRETHAOFFGRID on APRIL 21, 2009 - 30 Comments in LAND, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

magicjackI can’t believe it’s been a year since I received my Magic Jack.

For those who don’t know about this device, it’s an internet phone service, they send you a USB memory stick with a few extras, you plug this into your computer and then you plug your telephone into the other end. After a bit of a setup (it’s pretty simple), you pick out a phone number and viola, you have phone service anywhere you have a broadband connection and a computer.  Unfortunately MJ does not play well with satellite internet service, other than that, you should be good to go. (more…)


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