How are those new year resolutions going for you?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Sales, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Last year, when speaking with our clients, business owners and IT directors, I made note of some of the plans they had for their IT infrastructures. Now that we’re already done with the first month of 2016, I started making calls and sending emails to see how many have followed through and offering any assistance we could. Some of the …

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Constant wireless network connection dropping got you down?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Aruba, Business, Cisco, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Partners, Sales, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Wireless woes got you down? Tired of Wi-Fi connection issues? Here are a couple of common complains we hear, maybe one of these applies to you: You have a wireless tablet (iPad, Android, Windows, etc), notebook / laptop, point of sale system, Voice over IP phone system, etc, and as you move around your business, you lose your wireless connection, …

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Amped Wireless releases industry’s most powerful dual band wi-fi repeater

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, Technology Leave a Comment

Our partner, Amped Wireless, has announced what they call the industry’s most powerful dual band wi-fi repeater. Capable of extending ranges up to 10,000 square foot. The new long-range, high power Wireless-N 600mW GIgabit Dual Band Wi-Fi Repeater is available now and can extend your network up to a quarter of an acre. “Building materials and other electronic devices can …

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TP-Link Wireless N Router TL-MR320 lets you create a Wi-Fi hotspot just about anywhere

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Computer Sales, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Sales, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

TP-Link just announced a new product in their stable of connectivity devices called the TL-MR3020 Portable 3G/3.75G Wireless N Router. This little gadget will allow you to plug your USB 3G modem into and it in turn lets multiple Wi-Fi devices to share that connection! Sure, there are other devices out there that do the same thing, but this one …

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Did you secure your Wi-Fi acess point yet?

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, security Leave a Comment

Last week I was discussing RIAA letters to people who had supposedly downloaded music illegally and it turned out it was neighbors using their wifi connection. I wonder if anyone was paying attention?  If you did not secure your wireless access point after that, then maybe THIS will encourage you to do so… A dispute with neighbors turned ugly back …

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Cisco Small Business UC 300 VoIP system looks like a winner

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Sales, security, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) Leave a Comment

The time has come to replace that old analog phone system in your small business and upgrade to VoIP (Voice over IP) technology! The prices have never been better. One interesting option is the Cisco Small Business Unified Communications 300 series.  A few features include: Lower communication expenses Business-class calling and messaging Full key system and small private branch exchange …

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Safe Browsing from Public Wi-Fi Hotspots is possible with a VPN

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, security, Technology, Video Link, Windows 2 Comments

WSPA’s Amy Wood (@TVAmy) had a great segment on last night (2011-02-07) in which she had Doug Cone (@nullvariable) a local web/graphics “devsigner” discussing the dangers of using public Wi-Fi. You can find that story here. He demonstrated a tool which allows even the most novice of “hackers” to see a list of others who are using any given open …

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SECURE IT ALERT: FireSheep is proof of concept why public unencrypted Wi-Fi is dangerous

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

  Homeland Secure IT Alert for Saturday, October 30, 2010   FireSheep add-on for Firefox browser is proof-of-concept why you should NOT use public / unencrypted Wi-Fi to access without extreme caution. Last week, a tool was released that makes it possible for anyone to easily hijack your web sessions from within a browser view. When I say anyone, that …

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Web enabled thermostats aim to save you money and give you control from anywhere!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Web Enabled Thermostats: A not-so-new technology is becoming mainstream due to the desire to save money and be “green”. If you have been looking to purchase a new HVAC system for your home or business, you may have been given the option to include a thermostat that enables you to view statistics & make changes to the settings using a …

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Need more speed from your wireless LAN? 802.11n is IN!

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Late in 2009 the 802.11n wireless LAN standard was finally ratified by the IEEE, making way for a host of manufacturers to produce products that are certified with this standard. What is 802.11n exactly? It is an upgrade to the 802.11b/g standard that has been in use for years in homes and businesses around the world. It’s the same, but …

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