So does this preclude QoS on contended links? For example, is the ISP now meant to allow torrent traffic to degrade video or video to degrade http or VOIP?
57 posts • joined 27 Jan 2012
Net neutrality lives... in Europe, anyway: Top court supports open internet rules, snubs telcos and ISPs
Anyone else noticed that the top countries for broadband speeds are well-known tax havens? No? Just us then?
TeamViewer is going to turn around and ignore what you're doing with its freebie licence to help new remote workers
Re: Use a second wifi hotspot
I can't understand all the downvotes. Ir's almost as if most El Rego readers don't understand how WiFi repeaters work....or rather how often they don't work or cause horrendous interference. Modern homes have a lot more wireless than WiFi routers.
ISP I work for flicks dozens of powerline kits a week. They work excellently in 99% of homes. We pretty mutch ditched WiFi repeaters/MESH due to the huge amount if support calls they generated.
Let's check in with our friends in England and, oh good, bloke fined after hiding face from police mug-recog cam
Nope. Your sub 1GHz refracts around trees and has less through buildings than 2.5/3.5GHz. Try pushing your 2.4GHz WiFi through some wet trees if you don't believe me. The mm wave stuff essentially equates to a few 100 metres and won't penetrate bulidings at all (unless you enjoy sticking your cell phone to the window) so moby companies envisage masts on every second or third buildings. That's why bar a few showcase examples at festivals and tourist spots, "proper" 5G will never go outside cities.
Re: I call bullshit on these statistics
Yep, and prohibition worked so well in New Zealand :-( My pet hate is the fun police in most small rural towns who implement unnecessary booze bans. There are already laws to target violence, drink driving, theft and anti-social behavior but somehow the goons reckon it's not OK for anyone to have a beer at the sidelines after a game of footie or have a glass of wine with the Mrs at the beach. Free country my arse.
Misleading headline much. Look, it boils down to this; if a WISP invests their own money in underserved community then gets government funded competition they should be compensated. Otherwise the WISP can't invest in other underserved rural areas and the lost revenue has to be passed on to their remaining customers.
Perhaps the feds should be funding the WISPS to upgrade to >25Mbps and extend their reach to areas fiber and LTE providers have no interest in (even with subsidys) as is done in some other countries not led by an idiot.
What can I say about this 5G elixir? Try it on steaks! Cleans nylons! It's made for the home! The office! On fruits!
Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...
>While what you say is undoubtedly veridical, it marks you out as a bit of an amateur.
Probably and that's the main reason I got out of that area of IT. Kept getting told how to do a better job by experts..
>Upgrading Windows is vastly inferior to a clean install.
I'd agree, upgrading Windows IS vastly inferior. But I never said it was my first choice and I never said I never do clean installs. But did customers always pay me to do backup their data (I did anyway), perform a clean install, migrate their user data and reinstall their applications? Beside, they've often lost the install media and didn't have the savvy to photograph the product key that was fading away on the bottom of their notebook or power supply. So economic reality won. I'd also like to point out that most of the time I'd receive the laptop/workstation AFTER windows 10 (or previous versions) had updated and borked.
>You can't reinstall the previous Windows version if you lack install media and the Product Key.
That's for that Captain Obvious, but exactly what has that got to do with my original post?
Yes, sometimes I had to use install/recovery media, bootable linux, mount a hard drive on another PC or whatever it took. Points I was trying to make was
a) Doing an upgrade, Windows stores data in windows.old
b) That anybody CHARGING folks to fix borked Windows 10 updates should be competent enough to have the means of accessing that data.
c) I never lost anybody's data from a Windows update..
I probably should have stated that yes, the windows update rollback is often a dog and I probably just got lucky with point c. However its amazing how many laptops are out there with perfectly good customer data in a windows.old folder that end users have no idea exists because some muppet has charged them an arm and a leg to fix their failed windows upgrade, not bothered (or known) how to transfer their data and just told them that it's gone and it's all Microsoft's fault.
Yes I agree that I've seen that message, I've seen upgrades fail, I've seen clean Win 10 installs fail and I've seen rollbacks fail.
I've done hundreds of windows upgrades and have NEVER lost access to the old data. It stores it in windows.old. .Whilst I wouldn't expect Joe Average to be able to recover it, ANY even semi-capable IT outfit who CHARGES should be able to reinstall previous Windows version, the old user profiles and if necessary pertinent registry data.
Re: This should not be a huge problem
So all the WISPs using Cambium, Ubiquiti, Mimosa and Mikrotik 5ghz gear are doing so illegally? I don't think so. This is a sad decision for these small innovative businesses as the LTE-U will undoubtedly cause issues. End customers will just end up having less choice and paying more to the usual big telcos
Steaming pile of
Most of the whole day setting up new Windows 10 PC. Next morning won't boot. Recovery options all fail. Spend another half day setting it up. Same again. Another half day, this time ensuring I create restore points every half hour. Craps out again. Oh...and no restore points available. WTF?
Give up, bung in Windows 7 SSD from my old dead PC. Boots up, picks up drivers from DVD and even activates.
Re: Incumbent get more cash from incumbent fund
Rural WISP's are already doing this so why can't the Government throw them a few bones? As the article indicates the situation is even worse is that BT are suitably vague about their coverage so WISP's run a huge risk of spending money on infrastructure and marketing only to find BT decide to roll in, subsidy and all.
My vote also goes on the Readynas or Synology kit. Can't say anything good about Thecus. I've got an early 2006 Readynas (Infrant before Netgear acquired them) that hasn't missed a beat despite numerous power cuts. Switches itself on faithfully every morning (except the weekends), switches itself off at night, uses bugger all electricity, supports Active Directory, FTP's its backups and sends an email alert if the backup location is missing. I could WASTE my time knocking up a homebrew NAS but these things are now cheap as chips and most businesses are after something with proven reliability, after-sales support and a long warranty. If noise is an issue then a stock Thermaltake silent(ish) case fan goes straight in.
Any why test a 4 bay NAS with Raid 0?
Agree on their excellent tellies and the easy to use software (especially compared to Panasonic). Their laptops however, are shonky as hell. Plus they're going down the Apple "can't service easily" route. Glue, tape and soft wobbly plastic abound on the latest Vaio notebooks. The CPU fans fail early tool. Junk.
We still use true SSD's in notebooks...a spinning drive in a laptop...no thanks. We've used a couple of dozen or so in desktops over the last few months and they are nowhere near as fast as true SSD. Performance "feels" slightly above a 10K raptor drive. Good price per GB compared to SSD though and they run cool and silent. They're almost perfect for upgrading all-in-one PC's.