Depending on the power output it might not be legal, but interesting for sure. (via Makezine.com)
Brick has news on a new Wouxun handheld, the Wouxun KG-UV8D. Dual-band, cross-band repeat and a lovely display. No price is given.
Yes, reviews (Puxing PX-973, Luiton DG-318) are about to be finalized, but I had to solve an urgent network problem first.
Too many WiFi connections
The WiFi access point of my modem/router (Siemens SX-762) couldn’t handle the load anymore — I had to reset the router a daily basis. What was connected?
- Internet radios x 4
- Android tablets x 3
- Android phones x 2
- Sony SMP N200 media player/streamer x 2
- WD TV Live x 1
- Notebooks x 3
To solve the problem I extended the wired network with three 8-port TP-Link switches, one for each floor. Now the Internet radios, the SMP-N200s and the WD TV Live are wired, which reduces the number of WiFi devices by 7. No WiFi suffocation occurred to date.
To take the load off the WD TV Live, which also functioned as my NAS, I ordered a Synology USB Station 2. This cheap NAS can make use of my existing 3TB USB drives instead of internal ones.
Synology seems to be the brand of all brands when it comes to NAS technology, thanks to
nerd / geek IT expert Alex PA1SBM I didn’t make the wrong decision. I will have 6TB at my fingertips within a few days.
Rag Chew Central CLOSED
Effective immediately, the forum Rag Chew Central has been closed.
QRZ was flagged by a major advertising network for providing adult content and this has resulted in a significant financial impact to our company. Regulars in this forum will know who to blame for the bad behavior that took the site down for all.
The ‘adult content’ part is nonsense, but the forum won’t be missed.