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WIFI again 14 years 2 months ago #852

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I've been trained as and worked for a number of years as a journalist and editor -- and am able to "translate" tech jargon to lay terms -- Soooooooooooo....

IF anyone out there is technically trained in WIFI and Satellite TV and related systems and is willing to develop a "mini-guide for the novice" and define the terms and how the systems operate -- I'd be more than willing to write up same in "layman terms" and try for an explanation that a tech novice (like myself) can understand ...

Then maybe Larry can post it under some kind of heading that everyone can access ... Please PM me if you're interested ...

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Re: WIFI again 14 years 2 months ago #855

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I knew there was a reason that I like you. I taught journalism at the Defense Information School, edited military newspapers and have worked as an editor for a book agent for years. Sounds like we could be twins.

Hope some techie takes you up on the idea and if I can be of help, please get in touch.

Glenn

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Re: WIFI again 14 years 2 months ago #858

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Will do Glenn -- Skyking says he has the tech knowledge, so we might get you to proof-read as we go so another set of eyes watches the words ... should be an interesting project.

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Sounds good.

Mayhaps perchance we can provide a true service to the community. I look forward to hearing from you.

Glenn

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Sent a couple messages to Skyking about this ... am waiting for his input and we can get started when he's ready.

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I am not a tech expert by any means, but I do have recent experience with both WiFi and Dish Network in my rig and both are working great. I will help explain as best I can to anyone that needs help.

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I think the best way to do this is for me to coordinate the info and then eventually write up the explanation ... so anyone interested in helping can send me a PM and we can hook up via regular email to send info back and forth -- that way, I can copy it into my MSW program and edit etc...

I sent an email to Skyking but have not heard back -- this may take a little time as we're all traveling and busy, I'm sure - but we should get a good solid description when it's finished.

Open to any other ideas too ??

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Another option could be a list of willing participants to answer specific questions via direct email or even a phone call. As I am sure most people have discovered, almost every situation is different. I do think a generic, common language guidebook is a good idea. This would just give people another option if that doesn't work for their particular circumstance.

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Re: WIFI again 14 years 1 month ago #966

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I have very good knowledge of DirecTV and TiVo al the way up to the latest HDTV technology as well as a very good understanding of wireless networking (WiFi) technology.  I'd be happy to contribute to any pulic domain (free) handbook that you might want to publish. I would prefer to work with others through email rather than the forum however. Has anyone created an outline of the handbook and what topics you'd like to cover? Its best to work from these that to just start writing.

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Re: WIFI again 14 years 1 month ago #969

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matter of fact, I'll update you guys on this now.

I've been working with Skyking on this for a couple weeks ... we're trying to "explain" how WIFI works and how to get it, how phone-web works and how to get that too ... and then we'll go on to the Satelitte stuff too. It does take time to do this, and we're going back and forth with email as it is much more effective.

At this stage, I'm writing a "capsule" of what the two of us discussed. So in a few days, I'll see if Larry can post that and link to it as a "read only" file, instead of putting it on the forum. Once I do that, others can email me with ideas or corrections, or relevant info ... and then Rick (the tech guy) and I (the writer guy) will coordinate all in one place so we don't have a bunch of different pages confusing the progress. The intent here is to eventually post this as an over-view of the "on-the-road" electronic technology available -- both web and cable ... so we all can better use this "new-fangled" stuff that all of our children find second nature !! M44

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Re: WIFI again 14 years 1 month ago #977

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Sounds great. I would love to know how to get internet through my cell phone when I'm out of Wi-fi range. Looking forward to it.

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Re: WIFI again 14 years 1 month ago #994

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Just a comment.
As you guys are working on WI-FI and Sattelites ETC. How about a comment about GPS Navigation. I purchased a GARMIN c340, and have not used it for a trip yet just around town, but it looks to be a great tool. Maybe you could discuss their usefullnes in the RV world, what to look for when purchasing, and if others members read this and have one, they could comment on why they purchased theirs, their make and model, and how satisfied they are with it.

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