August 2017



FUN FRIDAY: Literally?

So this one’s way off topic and maybe it isn’t even that fun. But so be it. I’m one of those guys who really gets wound up when people say “literally” and they mean “not literally.”…


How long does a satellite last?

Here’s one more thing you have to worry about… space junk falling out of the sky. Not so much because it could hit you, but because today’s space junk was once a shiny new satellite. With…




Do you still have this dish?

Look carefully. This is the DIRECTV AT-9 “Sidecar” dish. It’s different from other dishes because it has a separate LNB head set off at an angle. It’s been out of production for years. Chances are you…


PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Flat RG6 cable

Dish outside… TV inside. In a permanent installation you would drill through the wall and use approved connection points to try to make everything look good and clean. What about an RV or apartment installation? That’s…


AT&T Expands its Fiber Footprint

It just keeps getting better for AT&T customers and those folks who want to become AT&T customers. The company’s 1000Mbps technology continues to roll out across the country, and it’s bringing a new standard of internet…


Why would you use power over ethernet?

Power over ethernet. It seems like a pretty simple subject. The same standard that governs all other ethernet connectivity, IEEE 802.3, allows for a pair of wires to be used to carry up to 25 watts…


Who should use powerline networking?

Everyone talks about Wi-Fi and cellular… but what if those aren’t an option? You don’t have to go to the expense of running network cables all over your house just because your Wi-Fi signal isn’t great….