Netgear RangeMax Wireless Router

This new(ish) wireless router is the answer for those of you who hate loosing your connection mid game. This beast delivers a whopping 25,000sq metres of coverage (that’s 500% more wireless coverage than standard 802.11g).

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The RangeMax is designed to work on the fly and will adapt to any situation. If someone uses a mobile phone or microwave in the presense of one of these then it will auto adjust and create a new path (as shown on the funky animation below).

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Check it out at Firebox.com for the UK and below to buy in the US.

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BT to install Broadband to UK Cities. Cheap VOIP maybe??

BT have announced that they are to install wifi networks and broadband connections in several major cities in the UK. These are Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff and London’s Westminster area. As with most business decisions, this decision aims to boost revenue and push mobile device sales and use in the future. The implementation of the networks will be done in stages with an initial 12 cities piloting the scheme. According to BT,they are already in discussion with other places to install their blanket network, so watch this space for this being available near you.

BT Fusion may be made compatible with this new service allowing cheaper calls from a mobile network while connected to a wifi hotspot. The current BT Fusion works over Blue Tooth when in range of your home or office.

Other firms such as The Cloud are already operating in a few cities across the UK.

It will be interesting to see exactly how much is charged for this service. From past experience, wifi has been a tad on the expensive side. We will have to wait and see!

Current prices for Wi-Fi access on contract is £6.99/Month for a single device or £9.99/Month for multiple devices. (Updated July 2008)