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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 261: Hasty Treat - Rural and Mobile Internet Revisited



Jun 29th, 2020

Hasty Treat - Rural and Mobile Internet Revisited

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about rural and mobile internet — options, tools, and things to be aware of.

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Show Notes

05:04 - Satellite

08:43 - WISP

  • Can be different techs - LTE, LOS, Long range WiFi
  • Local towers put up in town
  • 900mhz, 5 + 2.5gz
  • Pretty cowboy

12:09 - Cellular LTE

  • Goes over the cell signal
  • Can be super fast or slow depending on your reception
  • Cell plans can be rate limited

12:52 - Routers

17:03 - Modem

  • Two types of modems:
    • Host modems
    • PCI-e / M2 Cards
  • Sierra Wireless
  • AT Commands
  • Band locking
  • Enable carrier aggregation
  • Get detailed values on modem power
  • See cell tower IDs

23:16 - Antennas

  • Omni
  • Yagi
  • Gotta get them high
  • Lots of connectors - Type N, SMA, RP SMA

25:47 - Boosters

  • Adds noise

26:04 - Plans

29:27 - Speeds

  • Depends on tower, congestion
  • Depends on pre paid, post paid or first responder
  • Depends on if you hit the cap or not

30:15 - Tools:

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