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Google Wifi

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  1. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    Okay so this got comfirmed... not let's start saving for laptop/pda's with Wifi :D

    Source: Reuters
     
  2. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    So what does this mean? Surely Google aren't going to eventually give everyone free WiFi wherever they want?
     
  3. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Thats what I'm thinking, I'm not sure how Google will benefit out of this, but nonetheless its good for everyone, it'll probably only be for city centres and restaurants etc.

    Don't expect this service to be available in the UK, for a long long time. There is a lot of area to cover as wi-fi only works for metres, not miles!
     
  4. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    That's exactly it. They will be offering service for people who already have a multitude of different wifi or broadband choices to choose from. I'm thinking they are going to be using a special encryption scheme and offer ad-based, free internet service similar to how those old free ISP's were back in the 90's.
     
  5. mUrml

    mUrml What's a Dremel?

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    Well not restaurants etc.. It says in the article that it will be close to google headquarters.
     
  6. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Yes, but that is only for the trial basis.
     
  7. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well this confirms it... google is officially trying to take over the internet.

    Still, free wifi access everywhere is always a good thing. Ad-supported or not. Unless it's faster than my current BB I doubt it'd be good for much more than out-and-about connectivity but I'm sure that's what's expected.
     
  8. bloodcar

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    Those free AD based ISP were soooooooooo easy to get by not having the banners. :whistles innocently:
     
  9. planki

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    im more interested in their secure access program tbh, its a really nifty program that establishes a vpn connection to their network so all of your traffic is encrypted and routed throught their computers.

    Ive had a play with it and i didnt notice a huge amount of speed drop or an incredible amount of latency when browsing the web using msn etc.

    I can see this program being really useful especially when you are hooked up to someone elses network where you dont neccessariily trust them or any other users on their network etc. (LIke checking your online banking at a lan party or summit!)
     
  10. Froggy

    Froggy What's a Dremel?

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    Fixed
    :)
     
  11. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well duh, but every takeover they've worked on so far has been internet related. Still, I'd rather see gooovernment than Bush.
     
  12. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    I vote Google calls it G-Spot. Who's with me!? :D
     
  13. planki

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    Now that would be an awesome name for a wi-fi "hotspot"
     
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    John Cena What's a Dremel?

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  15. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Do you have too rub it the right way too get full access :p




    morgan.
     
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