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FMCA Campground Alert

We love having FMCA members stay at the FMCA campground in Cincinnati. Please note, however, that because of rallies taking place, the campground will be full immediately following the Indy convention through July 23 and again from July 27 through 30. So, if you were planning to stop by on your way home from Indy, you’ll want to make arrangements to stay elsewhere. Please feel free to stop by and stay another time. Apart from special chapter rallies, spaces are available on a first-come basis. It’s always a good idea to call the national office to find out whether a rally is taking place during the time frame when you wish to visit.

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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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