Computers Play Second Fiddle To Mobile Devices On Wi-Fi Networks

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don2041

But what are these devices doing on the net Ill bet 90% are connecting to facebook or twitter, and not doing any thing usefull.

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kixofmyg0t

Exactly, facebook, twitter, youtube, netflix, hulu, Maximum PC...NONE of those are useful AT ALL. People need to be using WiFi for MORE USEFUL things like pirating movies and DDOSing everyone else on the planet.

 

.....back to reality. Most of these "mobile" connections are usually one or more of the following

1. The device in question is Wi-Fi only and doesn't have it's own 3G connection.

2. Even if it does 3G speeds are still too slow for good video etc.

3. "Unlimited" data plans that aren't

Believe it or not I do not have have internet in my house other than my Xoom. I'm stationed in Georgia and live with THE DUMBEST technophobes on the planet. Asking my roomate to even turn on a PC is asking for her to either A; fry the motherboard, B; somehow dl the worlds largest collection of mal-ware in the time it takes a PC to POST or C: SOMEHOW blow up the transformer down the street and knock ojt power for the entire city block(for the 3rd time). I refuse to pay for something that they're just gonna whore out to the neighborhood because they've already made it known that they want a open network with no password because "they're hard to remember"(ugggh).

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kixofmyg0t

ZOMG NOOOOES!!! Teh sky be falling! How can you use a device that doesn't play Crysis 1?!?!?

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DDRDiesel

So, I used to have a PCI wireless adapter (Linksys WMP54GS), but that has since died, and I am now connected through an ethernet cable to a wireless bridge (Linksys WRT54GL running DD-WRT connecting to the same, main router, wirelessly).  So my question is this: Am I still connecting via Wi-Fi, or am I hard-wired?

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TerribleToaster

Not to mention that this report doesn't take into account LAN connections by PC's.

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DDRDiesel

It isn't supposed to, this is a Wi-Fi report, not an overall internet usage report

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TerribleToaster

That was my point.

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