computers

AT&T doing more fixed wireless trials

AT&T’s new fixed wireless plans may not make sense to you, but they will… in the future. The company announced that they are operating trials of fixed wireless service to parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia,…



Windstream changes from DISH to DIRECTV

It’s ok of you haven’t heard of Windstream. As an internet service provider, they’re not as big as Comcast or Charter, but they are very big in the southeast. In the past they’ve offered DISH…


Windows 10 S is no more, and I told you so

Last year I first introduced you to Windows 10 S, a deliberately crippled version of Windows designed to make school computers more secure. It seemed like a total waste of time to me, especially since…


Best of the Blog 2017, Volume 8

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2018 marks our twelfth year since our humble beginnings, and today over 200,000 people read the blog…



What is a MAC address?

And it’s not where Mayor McCheese lives either. A MAC address is used in networking to help identify a specific part of your computer, phone or tablet.MAC stands for Media Access Control address, that it is…



Someone INVENTED it: Transistor

You never think about transistors, but you’re surrounded by millions of them if not billions. There are several million in your computer, another million or so in the monitor, plus they’re in the remote, in your…