Monday, January 31, 2011

tested Rocket Hub

Brought the evaluation unit up to the observatory. The intent was to perform testing of signal quality and speed. We need to know our options when choosing a new internet service provider. The installation was a little perturbing, not for the meek, but in relatively short order, I got it running. I hung the living room computer off Rocket Hub via the very-hard-to-find ethernet port and the netbook via integrated wifi. The link was made by 3G+. HSPA network connection. So that was good news. However I was surprised by the frequency of drops in signal. I thought it would be much faster and very stable. I did side-by-side speed tests with our current wireless provider (microwave) and the Rogers box. Also, I experienced a bit of sticker shock. Is it really $400 a month?

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