How to Share USB Printers with Multiple Computers on a Network

By | March 6, 2014

Having a printer networked in your home/office environment makes printing convenient and simple. It can be very irritating if you printer is only connected to one computer. You’ll frequently find yourself transferring files between computers or hooking your printer up to different computers. So how can you fix this problem? The answer is sharing a printer over a home wireless network!

Benefits of Sharing a Printer over a Network:

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  • It’s easy for everyone to use the printer.
  • A shared printer doesn’t require you to be around every time someone has to print.
  • You don’t have to buy a separate printer for each computer in your home or office.
  • It’s easy to set up!

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Digital Signage Expo 2014

By | February 28, 2014

DSE 2014We recently attended the Digital Signage Expo at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. We had some customer meetings and visited the booths there to meet with current partners, forge new ones, and see the products and technology at the show. It was fairly crowded when they first opened the show.

We are excited to see that Silex seems well poised for the future of Digital Signage with our technology portfolio. We saw a lot of interactive displays and digital signage.

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802.11d to be banned as of Jan 1st, 2015

By | February 13, 2014

What is 802.11d?

802.11dIEEE 802.11d is an amendment approved in 2001 to the 802.11 Wireless LAN specifications, which allows clients to automatically configure themselves to their local regulatory domain.  The AP beacon includes the country code for the region it is operating in.

This was done to make it easier for smaller countries that are not part of a larger domain like North America or Europe to configure its clients to the correct operating bands/channels for that country.  This is known as world or world-wide mode.

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Understanding Wireless Regulations in China

By | February 4, 2014

China Wireless RegulationsPrior to 2013, the Wi-Fi airwaves were getting clogged in China as the 5GHz band was confined to 5725-5850 MHz. To solve this issue, China opened up the 5GHz band to add the 5150-5350 MHz frequencies to create more breathing space and a less congested Wi-Fi environment. Some of the changes are as follows:

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CES 2014 Buzz: Ultra Low Power Wi-Fi to Drive Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

By | January 16, 2014

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hosted in Las Vegas, is the venue to kick off the New Year to see the latest technology including wearable tech, 4K and OLED TV technology, 3D printers, and high-tech cars.

One of the exciting new trends that was buzzing at CES, is the continued emergence surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT).  While the term was first coined in 2009, there continues to be recognition that connecting devices to the Internet wirelessly could transform daily life.  USA Today identified “The Connected Home” as one of five trends to watch and Cisco Systems Inc. Chairman and CEO John Chambers predicted the Internet of Things would be a $19 trillion market over the next several years in his keynote address.

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