Intel NUC External Antenna

One of the primary uses for our Intel NUC is as a cable box replacement HTPC – so that means there’s always movies, recorded TV or live TV streaming to it over the network. In the past, I was able to direct wire and use the ethernet port giving 1Gbps speed which is more than enough. But now that we moved, that is no longer an option – fortunately, I installed an Intel AC-7260¬†wireless card … Read more…

Why I Dislike Comcast

Happy New Year!! And with the new year comes new internet\TV service for the house – actually, it isn’t completely new, it’s the same service, just at a different address. Who is the ISP you ask? Why, it’s Comcast. Admittedly, I am one of the outliers in their “median network usage” calculation¬†between lab traffic, cloud backups, and (legitimate) streaming traffic – and I also probably know and care more about security and networking than a … Read more…