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Technical difficulties—no podcast today
— 1:59 PM on February 28, 2009

Due to a technical malfunction, we have decided to cancel this week's edition of the TR Podcast (which would be episode 37). Several factors contributed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Of podcasts and peanut brittle
— 10:14 PM on January 5, 2009

I'm currently sitting in my office (which also doubles as my living quarters), eating leftover Christmas peanut brittle and planning for a brand new year...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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The TR podcast will not air this week
— 3:27 PM on September 16, 2008

Hey podcast listeners, This coming weekend's edition of the Tech Report Podcast is going to have to be canceled. I was originally planning on releasing a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Where are we going from here?
— 7:40 PM on May 11, 2008

How can we make voice communications available to rural communities in mountainous regions of the developing world? I have been searching out answers to this...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Slow Vista SP1 file copies: no fix yet!
— 12:21 PM on April 29, 2008

After my post about slow file copies with Windows Vista SP1, some of you offered potential fixes and asked for an update once the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Networking

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To twitter or not to twitter
— 10:27 PM on February 20, 2008

I've been trying for the past week to get friends and listeners to start Twittering, so I thought I would explain what Twitter is and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Episode 2 has been postponed
— 5:08 PM on February 20, 2008

Due to various metaphysical and technical problems, we will have to postpone episode 2 of the Tech Report Podcast until March 8. Despite my deep...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Send in listener mail and we'll answer on the podcast
— 10:46 AM on February 13, 2008

Due to popular demand, we will be featuring listener mail on the next episode of The Tech Report Podcast. You can send questions related to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Retest day
— 9:15 AM on January 29, 2008

January 17, 2008   We were finally able to make it up to the mountains again to finish what we...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Linux-Unix Networking

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Test day
— 12:38 PM on January 14, 2008

December 6, 2007 Because of the problem with node 10 from the day before, I removed the node 10 antenna and remounted it on the other...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Final test day preparations
— 2:57 PM on January 4, 2008

December 5, 2007 Click on diagram for a larger version The diagram above...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Setting up long distance routers
— 7:53 PM on December 13, 2007

November 24, 2007 I had originally planned on using inexpensive Linksys WRT54GL devices for the long distance link. This has been done successfully in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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A few long distance links
— 12:08 AM on December 8, 2007

November 8, 2007 I realize I'm not going for any world records with a 100 km WiFi link. Many have gone before me; here is...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Permission for node 14
— 12:42 AM on December 2, 2007

October 29, 2007 Some effort was required to get permission to do our testing on the node 14 site.  It turns out that the east side...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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The antennas arrived
— 1:50 PM on November 30, 2007

October 27, 2007 After a little trouble with FedEx, the four HyperLink antennas arrived (two 30 dBi HG2430G and two 24 dBi HG2424G).

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Node 14 site survey
— 5:13 PM on November 27, 2007

October 19, 2007 We packed the usual site survey equipment and took a drive up to the area proposed for node 14, using Google Earth directions...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Building a prototype mast for village wireless VoIP
— 11:40 PM on November 25, 2007

October 18, 2007 I spent a better part of the day cutting, drilling, grinding, and assembling. The result was surprisingly stable–more stable than I could have...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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A shopping trip for village wireless VoIP
— 1:52 PM on November 23, 2007

October 16, 2007 We took a trip down to Home Depot, having only half of a design in mind for an antenna tower. We...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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