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How to pick the right router for 3G/4G broadband
Some very solid advice here.
People regularly ask me what router or antenna to get for mobile broadband.  Most people who ask are in rural areas that are stuck on a slow DSL or fixed wireless connection. [...] This article will mainly focus on routers, see my other article for antenna advice.  I recommend that one first sees how they get on with a suitable router as an antenna may not be necessary. 
3g  4g  broadband  hardware  modems  wireless  rural 
6 days ago by jm
IrelandOffline broadband availability map
Marking the locations of broadband options in your area, along with VDSL cabinets, local exchanges, and wireless ISP coverage, and the landing sites of submarine cables (presumably from submarinecablemap.com data)
irelandoffline  cables  network  internet  ireland  coverage  wisps  vdsl  broadband 
august 2013 by jm
Filters 'not a silver bullet' that will stop perverts, warns Interpol chief - Independent.ie
Sunday Independent interview with Interpol assistant director Mick Moran:
Moran spoke out after child welfare organisations here called on the Government to follow the UK's example by placing anti-pornography filters on Irish home broadband connections. The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children argued that pornography was damaging to young children and should be removed from their line of sight.

But Moran warned this would only lull parents into a false sense of security. "If we imagine the access people had to porn in the past – that access is now complete and total. They have access to the most horrific material out there. We now need to focus on parental responsibility about how kids are using the internet."
mick-moran  cam  interpol  policing  ispcc  filtering  parenting  children  broadband 
august 2013 by jm
Netflix ISP Speed Index for Ireland
Via Mulley. Magnet doing well, with UPC coming second; UPC have dropped a fair bit in the past month. Would love to see it broken down by region...
upc  ireland  isps  speed  bandwidth  netflix  broadband  magnet  eircom 
april 2013 by jm
Jim Gettys and a star-studded cast explain the 'bufferbloat' problem breaking TCP/IP on modern consumer broadband
'the [large] buffers are confusing TCP’s RTT estimator; the delay caused by the buffers is many times the actual RTT on the path.' [..] 'by inserting big buffers into the network, we have violated the design presumption of all Internet congestion avoiding protocols: that the network will drop packets in a timely fashion.'  QoS traffic shaping avoids this -- hooray for Tomato firmware
jim-gettys  via:glen-gray  buffering  tcp  ip  internet  broadband  routers  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
o2 Broadband Dongle Working on Ubuntu 10.04
the Huawei E1752 dongle does that horrible thing where it defaults to acting as a USB storage device containing the Windows drivers, instead of acting as a 3G modem by default. usb_modeswitch should be in the Ubuntu base install to deal with this crap
usb  broadband  o2  hauwei  e1752  ubuntu  dongle  from delicious
september 2010 by jm
Today Finland officially becomes first nation to make broadband a legal right
'every Finnish citizen now has a guaranteed legal right to a least a 1Mbps broadband connection, putting it on the same footing as other legal rights in the country such as healthcare and education.'
broadband  finland  legal  rights  law  human-rights  three-strikes  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
Internet access is Britons' top priority
'Britons will choose to cut back on almost anything other than food before economising on electronic communications services. Crucially, we will even cut spending on their mobile phone and TV package before foregoing Internet access'
internet  broadband  uk  ofcom  research  recession  cutbacks  spending  consumer  mobile  tv  linx 
august 2009 by jm

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