The musings of an IT Consultant:

May, 2012

May 31, 2012  4:26 AM

Wireless Spectrum Analysis

Posted by: Raj Perumal
802.11n, Metageek, spectrum analyzer, troubleshooting, wi-spy, wireless

Hi folks! Sometimes even using free tools to help you troubleshoot your wireless just won't work. Why is this? Well sometime the interference you are experiencing can't be detected by your wireless network card. Instead you need to use something called a spectrum analyzer to detect all signals...

May 31, 2012  4:22 AM

Troubleshooting WiFi

Posted by: Raj Perumal
802.11n, channel planning, co-channel interference, Inssider, troubleshooting, WiFi, wireless

Hi folks! Sometimes installing WiFi can just be a big pain. Sometimes, it just doesn't work as advertised. In those cases, you need to a bit of troubleshooting. More likely than not, you could be located in a zone with lots of contention for the same wireless channels you are using. One of the...

May 31, 2012  4:17 AM

Acer Aspire S5 released in UAE

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Acer Aspire S5, released, UAE, ultrabook

Hi folks! The much awaited Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook was released in UAE! Hopefully we'll see a North American release date soon. The Aspire S5 was the ultrabook that took CES 2012 by storm and was heralded as the only real competitor to the MacBook Air. Considering how good the MacBook Air...

May 31, 2012  4:10 AM

VMware’s Project Octopus

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Project Octopus, VMWare

Hi folks! So for those of you home users that use file sharing services like Dropbox, don't you wish you had something like that for work? Something more secure, something made for the enterprise? Well never fear, VMware has come up with something currently called Project Octopus. This...

May 31, 2012  4:05 AM

Shaw’s new WiFi network

Posted by: Raj Perumal
network, Shaw EXO, WiFi

Hi folks! So if you're a Shaw customer up here in Canada, there is some good news for you. Shaw has created a WiFi network to blanket the city that all Shaw customers can take advantage of. The best part is, that you can take advantage of the network in other cities that support it as...

May 31, 2012  3:46 AM

Security for your tablet!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BYOD, endpoint protection, Kaspersky, mobility, tablet

Hi folks, just as computer and smartphone security are important, so is tablet security! Any good BYOD strategy should incorporate security in some shape or form. Kaspersky builds an endpoint security product for tablets that helps secure your devices. Kaspersky is one of the few companies that...

May 31, 2012  3:42 AM

Security for your smartphone?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Kaspersky Mobile Security, smartphone

Hi folks! So if you're concerned about the security of your smartphone, Kaspersky has the solution for you. Our anti-virus friends have created a smartphone version of Kaspersky called Kaspersky Mobile Security. Not only does this product provide anti-virus, but it also provides privacy...

May 31, 2012  3:38 AM

Good time to buy a used Ultrabook

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Acer Aspire S3, ebay, laptop, S5, ultra book, used

Hi folks, with the Acer Aspire S5 imminently going to be announced, it's a great time to buy used! You can go and buy one of the older versions of the Ultrabook for a much cheaper price. The older version is the Acer Aspire S3 and it can easily be found on eBay. This is a laptop that can meet...

May 31, 2012  3:36 AM

Samsung Galaxy S III vs the HTC One X

Posted by: Raj Perumal
HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III

Hi folks, so both phones are out but which one rules the roost? I guess that depends on who you talk to. My personal preference is the HTC, it's such a great phone. However in the tests it seems these two devices square off pretty evenly depending on what you want out of the phone. I for one...

May 31, 2012  3:33 AM

Say Goodbye to the Cisco Cius

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Cisco Cius, discontinued, tablet

Hi folks! So even Cisco has followed suit with the likes of other companies and has thrown in the towel with their Cius tablet. Even though the Cius was Android based, it was not nearly as nice as some of the offerings that are out there now, and if Cisco wanted to compete it would have had to...

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