Android App Selection for 08/05/2019 – OpenSignal

Open Signal

(Android OS)

Source: Google Play

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The free OpenSignal app is packed with features to help you accurately measure the everyday experience you receive on your mobile network. No estimates. Includes:

  • Download speed, upload speed and latency test, test speeds on cellular or wifi
  • History of speed tests, visualized on a map or list
  • Stats on network availability – how much time you are connected to 2G, 3G, 4G, or have no signal
  • Stats on speeds experienced on all networks worldwide
  • Independent coverage maps made with data contributed by users
  • Free and ad-free

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What is the differences between 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G?

Computer and smartphone users at home are beginning to get curious about the new 5G cellular technology. To help you understand what the differences are between the different generations of cellular transmission technologies, I extracted the below information from a PCMag article (see source link below).

The G in this 5G means it’s a generation of wireless technology. While most generations have technically been defined by their data transmission speeds, each has also been marked by a break in encoding methods, or “air interfaces,” that make it incompatible with the previous generation.

1G was analog cellular. 2G technologies, such as CDMA, GSM, and TDMA, were the first generation of digital cellular technologies. 3G technologies, such as EVDO, HSPA, and UMTS, brought speeds from 200kbps to a few megabits per second. 4G technologies, such as WiMAX and LTE, were the next incompatible leap forward, and they are now scaling up to hundreds of megabits and even gigabit-level speeds.

5G brings three new aspects to the table: greater speed (to move more data), lower latency (to be more responsive), and the ability to connect a lot more devices at once (for sensors and smart devices).

Source: PCMag – What Is 5G?

How To Use The Electric Lines In Your House To Create A Wired Computer Network

Many folks at home are unaware of the technology where, with inexpensive devices, you can create a wired computer network within the confines of your home by using your existing electrical wiring. Setting this up is actually quite simple (plug and play) and be done by using the devices manufactured by TP-Link. Typically one device is plugged into an electrical outlet at your router then plugged (via ethernet cable) to your router. The other device(s) are then plugged into outlets in your home, paired with the main one at the router, then plugged into the computer or components using an ethernet cable.

Wired networking will give you better security, speed, and performance; which, are the main reasons to give this a try. It is one of those networking options that people do not think about and/or are totally unaware of. This eliminates having to run networking cable all through your house and is a good option if your wireless connectivity is poor in certain areas.

Check out the various TP-Link Powerline Adapters HERE

 

 

 

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