GTPCC MEETING MINUTES
September 20, 2009
Meeting Location: Howell Furniture
6095 Folsom Drive
Meeting Presentation Start: 2:40 PM
Meeting Presentation End: 4:30 PM
New member: 0
Featured Speaker #1: Dr. Sam Giglio.
Featured Topic #1: Wired and Wireless Networking.
A. Wired Networking:
Essentially, all components are physically (cables) connected to the
B. Wireless Networking:
A wireless access point is required. This component is especially
complicated. Two configurations exist - Type G and Type N.
The general rule-of-thumb is to use only one type. The Type N
system is a factor of 10 faster than Type G. Also, Type N will
extend coverage beyond the range of Type G (this situation has
methods to overcome the deficiency). Mixing the systems will
reduce speed to the slower system.
Using Router Software, MAC address filtering is most effective for
self protection of the Wireless Network (other methods are within
the router software).
Benefits of Networking:
Sharing hardware (resources).
Sharing software between computers (requires setup within the
C. A Different Style of Networking:
Connect an Internet modem to a router. Then, connect multiple
computers to the router. All connected computers are capable of
surfing the Web simultaneously.
Featured Speaker #2: Stuart Griggs (Lake Charles, SWLPCUG)
Featured Topic #2: Sprint Smart Cell Phone to Laptop.
The setup was using a Sprint Smart Cell Phone running Windows
Mobile with an Unlimited Data Plan (purchased). The Sprint Smart
Cell Phone was directly connected to the laptop. Internet Explorer,
on the laptop, was surfing the Web. Awesome!!!!!
Door prizes Winners:
Ira Monroe:Logitech Keyboard donated by Computer Shak.
Jerry McDaniel: Dazzle Smart Media Reader/Writer donated by Computer Dimensions
John L. Mikeska: Antec Blue LED Fan donated by Zydeco Technologies.