George Hardesty

Feb 142014
  1. Speed:  4G is capable of providing down speed of 0.4 to 50 Mbps and an up speed of 0.2 to 6 Mbps while satellite internet promises down speed of 0.5 to 1 Mbps and up speed of less than 1 Mbps.
  2. Equipment:   With a 4G connection you only need a USB dongle to get access to internet where as a lot of equipment is required to get satellite reception. Hence, 4G is convenient to use and requires less paraphernalia compared to satellite internet.
  3. Weather effects:  Satellite reception is highly affected by weather disturbances at the antenna end while 4G remains unfazed by weather.
  4. Cost:  Satellite internet is much more expensive to install and use than 4G primarily because of the entire hardware setup that satellite internet demands.

Conclusion:  Satellite internet is prohibitively expensive for a private user when compared to 4G and the speed is also nothing
much to write home about. It shall be resorted to only at places where the service provider has no network and hence 4G is unavailable.

 Posted by at 10:59 pm Frequency Bands: LTE, GSM, WiMax & WiFi 802.11 standards Comments Off on Satellite Internet Compared to 4G
Jan 212014

As long as you have line of sight from each camera to the central Wireless Access Point, this setup will work fine.

 Posted by at 9:09 am IP cameras, Ubiquiti Gear Tagged with:  Comments Off on Outdoor IP cameras: How to link to WiFi network
Dec 112013

As the old AG models run out of stock, we are receiving AGs with M after AG in the part#

The differences are
1. These are AirMax so they are compatible with all the other AirMax products – those that have an M in the name like NSM5, LOCOM5, etc – big improvement –
2. a minor change in the feedhorn design

Customers should like them better even if they ordered the "old" version


 Posted by at 4:14 pm Ubiquiti Gear Comments Off on AirGrid – minor changes / new versions
Dec 062013

Hi Richard – I’m all but certain that it’s not possible to share a USB WiFi adapter and it’s internet connection, using MS internet sharing network wizard on XP with my network

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM, Richard Erskine <rickerskine> wrote:

Hi George,

Thanks for the info. I ordered those products.

I have another question when you have a moment. I have tried several times to interface the awus036h using MS internet sharing network wizard on XP with my network. I have not been able to get it to work. This is why I got the R36 to begin with. Do you know of a faq or tutorial that might explain how to do this?

Thanks again


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:52 AM, George Hardesty <gh> wrote:

Richard – this is the cable that you need:

and since that is 30 feet, you could add a 10-FT RP-SMA extension cable: SKU E3

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Richard Erskine <rickerskine> wrote:

……..and while on this subject (grid antenna), would this be the best and correct cable for it. I do need the length.

Best Regards,


RP-SMA Extension Cable: 40-FT Male to Female. LMR-400 equivalent cable

Price: $44.95


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:12 AM, Richard Erskine <rickerskine> wrote:

Hi again George,

Thanks for you information for my past queries. If you don’t mind, I have another…..

I am looking to extend my range and am looking at the Alpha 2.4 ghz. antenna below. At present I have an Alpha omni 18 db gain whip. I know it says that you should have two of these grid antennas to maximize performance. My question is, If I use one only, do you think it will be worth the bother for the amout of increase in my two way distance/range. Thanks again.


Antenna 2.4GHz 24dBi Long-Range Grid Parabolic Directional WiFi High Gain

On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM, George Hardesty <gh> wrote:

The 036H is a higher quality WiFi adapter but is not being carried forward to Windows 8 and beyond.

You would be better off using 036H with the R36


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 8:04 AM, Richard Erskine <rickerskine> wrote:

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Subject: wifi adapters
I have been using the awus036h with R36 and lately bought the awus036nhr and upgraded software in r36. I find that the performance is much lower than the awus036h. Any suggestions??
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Time: 11/08/2013 08:04:45
Name: Richard Erskine
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 Posted by at 12:26 pm USB WiFi adapters: Alfa Comments Off on Not possible to share a USB WiFi adapter, using MS internet sharing
Nov 082013

There are no firmware upgrades for WiFi USB adapters
My brother has a AWUS036H he’s been using for six years

Customer: could it be something the friends have change in the signal

me: That’s another angle, yes

Sent at 1:30 PM on Friday

Customer: that link is to the H not the NHR
does it appply?

Sent at 1:32 PM on Friday

me: He can re-install his driver

Customer: it only has v2 on there and he says his isnt v2
would it still work?

me: I think he should try it

Sent at 1:42 PM on Friday

Customer: does he need to uninstall firmware already on there or just go ahead and install?

Sent at 1:44 PM on Friday

me: Uninstall what he has and then re-install
He could have a corrupt installation

 Posted by at 1:52 pm Troubleshooting Comments Off on USB WiFi adapter troubleshooting
Aug 032013
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