First things first, I’ve got to agree that WiFiFoFum is the best from my experience with WiFi scanning apps for Windows Mobile. I tried MiniStumbler but it wouldn’t recognise the WiFi in the Windows smart phone (Palm Treo Pro) i’ve been been given to test. WiFiFoFum saves in all the formats I want, Google Earth (KML), text, Wi-scan, Tom Tom POI, MemoryMap & Netstumbler (ns1) formats, which means I can fit it in with the information I’ve collected very easily. Not to mention it can use the GPS built into the phone which is a big plus for me, no need to carry a notebook with GPS dongle.
Here is an interesting device for you all out there. I decided that I was sick and tired for the horrible radio reception I have at my house given that I pretty much have hills in all directions accept for the ocean to the east. My solution to the problem is however not unique, there are probably a fair few of these things out in the world these days. It’s rather uncomplicated to steam content online these days, and I must say the Reciva Logik IR100 is rather uncomplicated. (Well from my perspective anyway)
First thing I noticed was that the box is not in English, not like I care as long as the unit inside is what it’s meant to be, I did order this from here in Australia so obviously DStore who I got it through, obtained them from a source in Europe.
There is probably no sellers here in Australia at this point, not to mention it’s hard to find any Internet Radios here in Australia anyway. Dick Smith had one (SAGEM My Du@l Radio 700), the guys in the shop didn’t know much about it, and to be honest with you after reading online about it I’m happy with my Logik choice. It might cost a bit more but functionality wise it’s a breeze.
First place I’m going to point you all to is My Reciva Logik IR100 Internet Radio Resource page, now this isn’t My page, it’s some else’s, but it will give you some good ideas about Reciva Logik IR100 Internet Radio. (Not to mention a link to the manual) You will notice from my pictures that my unit is different to the one listed on the above site, that’s because I think mine is a latter generation model.
So let me just get to the point, here are my criticisms:
- For some reason it doesn’t appear to be compatible with my Netgear WG302 Access Point
- Wifi range from the unit is poor considering what a PCMCIA card with no visible antenna can do, good thing I have high power antennas on my Router and Access Point to saturate my house
…that’s all I can find at this point, so it’s pretty good at this point. Will update if I find any others.
Ok did a firmware update to my router (Draytek 2700VG) and now the signal is way better so maybe the weak signal was caused by the router & not the player.
I was looking at some of Draytek‘s CPE devices today and low and behold they have a new model on the horizon. The soon to be released Draytek Vigor 2820 Series is now offering 802.11n (Draft) capability. Plus as usual the plethora of high grade features I expect from Draytek.
While I personally consider Draytek to be a little lacking in longterm firmware support, they tend not to need it based on their devices just working well from day one. Did I mention the great features. e.g 32 VPN Tunnels, Easy configuration, WAN fail over, WAN load balancing, USB port for 3G mobile broadband Internet access and printer server, QOS.
Basically if you don’t want to spend the money on a Cisco devices, which will prob ably be overkill anyway, then Draytek are pretty damn good devices. Now yes you will say I use a Billion at home and all be it they are good devices, but Draytek blows it away on ease of configuration.