Posts tagged “wireless”

Wireless XBOX 360 + DirecTV

Wireless XBOX 360 + DirecTV

Update Feb 2017: If you are lucky enough to have one of the newer DirecTV DVRs, you may notice that there are two networking / CAT-5 ports on the back. If the DVR is on your WiFi network and / or connected to it via the top port, you can plug a CAT-5 cable directly

Boost Your Belkin Wireless Router

We’re running a Belkin Wireless G router in my office. I had to rummage in my garage for a few old wireless USB dongles, but it’s much nicer than having to string CAT-5 all over the place. (I hate cables.) Some of us were suffering deadly latency and frequently-dropped connections, which was annoying as hell.

Free WiFi in Los Angeles

I added my house to Hotspotr. If you are desperate for free WiFi in Los Angeles, feel free to sit in my driveway and use some of my bandwidth. I have had a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router with no password for years and I’m also broadcasting with the free FON wireless access point I got

A Media Bonanza

Just how long, do you think, until OscarTorrents gets slammed by Hollywood? They’re making it a snap to download all of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Stuck somewhere without internet access? There’s a company named FON that’s giving away wifi routers in the hopes of blanketing the country with free wireless internet access. Already own one


AvantGo is a pretty cool site if you have a PDA (a Palm Pilot or a Handspring Visor). It’s been around for a long time and I’ve used it before to get updates on the Gators and Red Sox and such. They have a new page that allows you to connect your mobile phone to

Sprint PCS

The Sprint PCS web site is cool. I can see exactly how many minutes I’ve used on my phone this month. You can add features and change passwords and voice mail and yadda yadda yadda too. Technohip.

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