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New Tech Connect+ Benefit!

FMCA Tech Connect+ is a benefit package that brings technology offers to FMCA members. Offers include tech product discounts and mobile data plans.

What do you get? For just $49.99 monthly, you’ll have access to a Sprint mobile hotspot data plan, plus discounts on WiFi extenders and products. With Sprint, you’ll get full, un-throttled and uncapped 3G and 4G LTE speed.

To take advantage of this benefit, your FMCA membership dues must be active for at least one year. And stay tuned – we plan to offer more discounts to this benefit package!

Why not take part in a benefit package that keeps you connected at a lower cost?

CLICK HERE to learn more.


Read Member F470953 GAIL RUSSELL's Review of the Tech Connect+ Sprint MIFI Plan Below:

Signed up for FMCA Tech Connect+ and taking advantage of the Sprint Unlimited Hotspot Plan

I would say I started with Hotspot Authorization at 11:30AM, it is now 8PM and my Hotspot Battery is at 32% after accomplishing all of the above.

I am very pleased with both the Franklin R-910 Hotspot and the Sprint unlimited data plan. Everything is working flawlessly. I am in a rural area, 30 miles from the nearest city (Buffalo, NY) and I have had enough signal strength to do everything I wanted to do on my computers & tablets and ereaders, fast & flawlessly.

I found the Hotspot intuitive to use and easy to operate. I even liked the way it felt with its rubber armour coating! After 8-1/2 hours of continuous running, the Hotspot feels cool to the touch all over. If I had to tell one Hotspot fault, it would be the display screen font type is very small, making it hard to read.

Tomorrow I will play around with more of my WiFi capable devices and let you know what I think. The unlimited data plan is just great to have! No more running to public hotspots for me like when my old data plan was getting near its limit. I am in Computer Nerd Heaven!

Gail Russell
F470953

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By Chris Guld
Geeks on Tour 

Hawking Technology wireless-G USB 2.0 network adapterThis is a topic that has received a LOT of coverage.

There are many factors in Wi-Fi, and you don’t have control over many of them. What you DO have control over is your own system, and the best thing you can own is a USB type of Wi-Fi adapter.

You need a USB adapter if you know you’re near a Wi-Fi hotspot, but you see little or no signal at your computer. Or, there is enough signal to get connected, but the speed fluctuates and even drops you. If you plug in a USB adapter, you can position that adapter in the best location and, almost always, improve the quality of your connection.

EnGenius ENG-EUB-362EXT wireless LAN network adapterWhat exactly is the product I’m recommending? Well, there are lots of them. I sometimes hear people refer to them as "boosters," but they’re really not. They stand on their own; They don’t boost another piece of equipment. Most people today use the Wi-Fi capability that is built in to their computer. What I’m saying is, Turn off the built-in feature and plug in a USB adapter to use instead.

Our current favorite is the Engenius because it is high-powered (200 milliwats) and because you can attach an external antenna if you want an even better connection.

There have been times when we have sold adapters ourselves, but it’s rare; the products and suppliers just change too frequently for our taste. You can find these online at various Web sites, or just go to any computer and networking supply store and ask for a USB wireless network adapter. The technical specification is 802.11(b or g). That means Wi-Fi, and 2.4 gigaherz is the Wi-Fi standard frequency. USB simply refers to the way it connects to your computer – through a USB port.

Zyair G-202 USB 2.0 USB adapterDon’t be swayed by the claims of faster speeds – e.g., Bs are 11mbps and Gs are 54mbps. Those speeds are referring only to "within the local network" speeds. Once you start browsing the Internet, you will be limited to the Internet connection speed, which will be less than 3mbps. When looking at detailed specifications, power and range are much more important than speed. Almost any USB adapter will be an improvement over your internal device because you can position adaptor to have the clearest line-of-sight to the Wi-Fi hotspot’s access point.

If you are close to the hotspot’s access point, you shouldn’t need the USB adapter. Your built-in Wi-Fi will work fine if you’re within 150 feet or so and have no obstructions. If that’s not the case, and you’re having trouble, a USB wireless adapter will help.

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