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Archive for January, 2009

3G MicroCell for AT&T Network

January 26th, 2009 No comments

I found this article very interesting. This might be something to look into for those who are on ATT and want a better signal reception in and round their homes. Best part is that all you need is an DSL/Cable connection already working.

T-Mobile has HotSpot @Home, Sprint has AIRAVE, and Verizon has its Wireless Network Extender, leaving just AT&T among the States’ big four carriers without a launched WiFi or femtocell solution for extending signals into the home — but it looks like that’s finally getting close to changing. We know that they’ve been in the process of trialing some units recently, and tipsters have observed that there’s now a pretty slick site launched on AT&T’s domain for its 3G MicroCell, an indication that they might be looking to go retail eventually. There’s quite a bit of detail here; from the picture, we can make out that the unit comes from Cisco (versus Samsung for Sprint and Verizon), and like its competitors, the MicroCell will require a broadband connection to operate. It’ll cover up to 5,000 square feet, allow up to four simultaneous voice or data connections (locked down so that your neighbors can’t pilfer the signal), and most interestingly, will only work with 3G phones. We’ve heard that femtocells are more difficult to manage in a 2G GSM environment than in CDMA and WCDMA — hence the 3G requirement — but the cells offered by Sprint and Samsung only offer 2G coverage, so AT&T’s arguably got an advantage here. We still don’t know exactly when this is coming or for how much dough, but the site makes mention of a “3G MicroCell service plan,” so we’d count on a fee for the pleasure of extending AT&T’s network on their behalf. Follow the break for AT&T’s full rundown of the device.

What is an AT&T 3G MicroCellâ„¢?

AT&T 3G MicroCell acts like a mini cellular tower in your home or small business environment. It connects to AT&T’s network via your existing broadband internet service (such as DSL or cable) and is designed to support up to 10 3G capable wireless phones in a home or small business setting. With AT&T 3G MicroCell, you receive improved cellular signal performance for both voice calls and cellular data applications, like picture messaging and surfing the web for up to 4 simultaneous users.

Device Features:

* Enhanced coverage indoors – supports both voice and data up to 5000 square feet.
* Available unlimited minute plans – Individual or Family Plan.
* 3G handset compatible – works with any AT&T 3G Phone.
* Up to 4 simultaneous voice or data users supported.
* Device is secure – cannot be accessed by unauthorized users, easy and secure online management of device settings
* Seamless call hand-over – start calls on your 3G MicroCell and continue uninterrupted even if you leave the building.

Device Requirements:

* 3G wireless phone/device
* Broadband service over DSL or cable
* Computer with internet access for online registration

Additional Information:

* Installing your device near a window is strongly recommended to ensure access to Global Positioning System (GPS). A GPS link is needed to verify the device location during the initial startup.
* The 3G MicroCell device is portable. The device may be moved, provided the new location is within the AT&T authorized service area and properly registered online.

 

 

New Business Technology Services in Kenosha WI

January 15th, 2009 No comments

Small business always seem to run into the problem of trying to stay up with newer technology, but often fall short do to the costs and knowledge required to do it right. That is where Small Business Technology Solutions comes in; we take care of the technology so you can worry about more important things like running your business! We provide services and support to all small businesses, from 1 to 200 employees. Some of the services offered include;

•   Network Setup and Support
•   Computer Repair/Cleanup
•   Web Hosting
•   Email
•   Off Site Storage and Backup

All of our work is done keeping one important fact in mind; we will work around you and your business, not the other way around. We have offices in Kenosha WI, and now in Janesville WI to serve you better. We offer free quotes and dependable service to keep your business technology running it top shape all on a small business budget. Check out our website at www.seeus4it.com or call our Kenosha Office at 262-671-4898.

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We are a technology company providing small businesses and the general public with affordable technology services. From single PC’s to medium enterprise networks, you worry about running your business; we will worry about the technology.

Small Business Technology Solutions Inc.
Kenosha Office

 

Windows 7 Beta Download Links

January 12th, 2009 No comments

Step 1 – Download:

The first thing you want to do is of course, download the ISO images of Windows 7 Beta.

Click here to download Windows 7 Beta (32-bit)
Click here to download Windows 7 Beta (64-bit)

Update: If your download keeps disconnecting, you must open Internet Explorer, then click on one of the following links:

Windows 7 Beta (32-bit) Download
Windows 7 Beta (64-bit) Download

Step 2 – Get your activation key:

First login to your Microsoft Technet account using your Windows Live ID. Once you have done that, just click the links below and you should receive an activation key.

Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Activation Key:
https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033

Windows 7 Beta 64-bit Activation Key:
https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-64-ww&LCID=1033

Now you should be good to go with Windows 7 Beta. Make sure you apply the KB961367 MP3 corruption patch. You can download that here.

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