Category Archives: WiFi

Triple-boot OS X, WindowsXP and Linux on a Lenovo Ideapad S10-2

The aim: to get my Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 netbook to allow me to boot into Mac OS X, Windows XP or Ubuntu Netbook Remix as and when I need each OS – and to get a nice clean Windows install … Continue reading

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Why is Windows WiFi so slow?

A friend of mine has just bought a netbook – a Samsung… I tell everyone I love my Lenovo and they buy Samsungs anyway – and he noticed how slow its wireless networking was compared to his MacBook. I fired … Continue reading

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Hands on with the Lenovo IdeaPad S10

Times are hard and my Apple PowerBook G4 is on its last pixels… its Firewire port doesn’t work, I think the Bluetooth is bust and the final straw was the screen – most of the time two thirds of it … Continue reading

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Tiny cheap solid-state laptop

Tired of waiting for the One Laptop Per Child laptop? How about one of these cuties from RM / Asus? It’ll be £169, uses flash memory not a hard drive, has WiFi and runs Linux. Ticks all the boxes for … Continue reading

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Why Your Neighbour’s WiFi security is so poor

I think I might now know why there are so many unsecured wireless computer networks around. I could never understand this, it seems so stupid to leave your network wide open. Security is easy enough to set up with MacOS … Continue reading

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