eero Home WiFi Mesh Network

Someone finally commercialised a configuration I have been using with multiple Airport Express/Extreme routers since 2009.

From the eero

With eero, you simply plug one device into your modem. Additional eeros simply need power from a standard outlet. They automatically connect to each other to create a single wireless mesh network that covers your whole home. If you already have Ethernet wiring, you can always choose to hardwire your additional eeros.

From the article I wrote in 2009 when I first set up my Apple Airport Wireless mesh network.

Apple’s online documentation mentioned that I could use WDS to “set up two to five base stations as a unified network that shares one Internet connection.” In other words, I could setup multiple Apple WAP to create a single large wireless network that I could reach from multiple locations in the home. I could put a WAP in the basement, one in the family room, and one in the living room (near the back of the house) basically saturating my home with wireless. This is exactly what I did.

The eero doesn't support AirPlay, but from the documentation may be easier to configure than the AirPort and has seven antennas to ensure signal strength and reduce collisions. On Amazon, you can purchase a pack of three for $500. That's enough to cover a 2000-3000 square foot home and is slightly more expensive than an Apple AirPort setup.

Mt. Gox Doxed

Smart Meter Security

I occasionally read articles that say the Mt. Gox experience shows that bitcoins are an unusable and ultimately doomed form of currency because they’re a digital only medium and that they’ll always be open to fraud and theft because of it. I laugh at those people. Have they looked at our modern banking system and realized that 99% of the money in the world now only exists in digital format somewhere, sometimes with hard copy, but generally not? Yes, we’ve had more time to figure out how to secure the banking systems, but they’re still mostly digital. And eventually someone will do the same to a bank as was done to Mt. Gox. Network Security Blog » Mt. Gox Doxed

Read with trust

Jorge Quinteros on the launch of the Read & Trust Network

I read the blogs from those writers who eloquently share detailed information on one subject but who can then easily toggle onto something else. These are the people that I make it my business to learn from because they inspire me to hone my own craft. I’m not only deeply interested in what they write but on who they trust to get information on topics they have interest in.