Hi Lifehacker, I've just finished building a new house which has Cat5e cabling and am looking at my modem and router options. It seems that the best speed I can get is ADSL2+ so the download and upload capabilities of the modem aren't going to be critical; the ability for the router to transfer traffic around the home network at maximum speed is going to matter more. However, most of the hardware offered by ISPs doesn't offer gigabit ports; 100/10 is as good as it gets.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Dear Lifehacker, My girlfriend is moving into a house with five people, and she's asked me to setup her network and ISP. At her last house there was one person always hogging the bandwidth though everyone paid an equal share; is there any way I can monitor which computers are using the bandwidth each month? Thanks, EquallityInDownloads
Latest odd change from the world of eBay: from August 22, it will be cutting back on its categories to "make it easier for international buyers to find items". The three big areas where this might potentially impact Lifehacker readers are in mobile phones, modems and games. However, while the changes appear to offer less choices, there's not really any need to panic.
It's catch-up week at Optus, it seems. Following its plunge into terabyte broadband plans, it has now launched into another growing product category: prepaid WiFi modems that let you share a 3G connection with multiple devices.