Loyd Finally Adds an AP

I have a complicated house. It’s a dual-split level; think of it as a house sawed in half, with one-half sunk into the ground. That half constitutes the daylight basement which houses my office. My office is also home to the Comcast Business gateway and my Netgear Nighthawk X6 wireless router. The physical distance between the router and the furthest corner of the house is probably about 50 feet, up two floors in my bedroom. Despite the short distance, I […]

Podcast: The Things that Shaped Us

I’ve often been asked how I became me. That is, how did I get into tech, how did I happen to write about it, and what were the nerd influences in my life. This happened particularly often when I wrote regularly about tech for mainstream magazines and web sites, but I still get asked this occasionally. So David Bryant, a nerdy geek in his own right, sat down with me and we had a geek love fest. We talked about […]

The Home Networking Show

Eric, David and I talk about home networking. Or I should say, David and I talk about home networking while Eric decides to build a mini-enterprise network in his house. We discuss gear, wired, WiFi, routers, switches, power line networking,  and services. Home networking has become both easier — as ISPs and hardware makers build easier-to-manage gear — and harder, given the staggering number of choices. Tools Eric and David discuss some specific hardware they use for home and office […]