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Great app for listening to the police scanner

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Net neutrality ends and rates go up. At least in a capitalist society you get to choose which corporation cheats you out of your hard earned money.
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Messaging For Web will be rolling out for users of the Android Messages app, enabling messages to be sent from the web browser on a computer.
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I had to write a review for the Linksys Velop mesh WiFi system: An important aspect of setting up the Velop WiFi may be to locate the Scan Channels option in the Linksys Smart WiFi phone app after initial setup. Run that optimization process after all nodes have been installed. In the app, click WiFi Settings, Advanced WiFi Settings, Channel Finder, Scan Channels. I say this because after doing the required minimal installation for 3 nodes, the dBm signal strength readings obtained using a free WiFi analyzer app were not as strong as the dBm signal strength on the N750 WiFi router being replaced. My Internet service is 150-Mbps service through a DOCSIS v3.1 cable modem. I live in an older two story townhouse which is only wired for cable on the lower level. Each level is about 700 square feet. I placed the first node downstairs, approximately in the middle of the building, and two nodes upstairs at opposite ends of the building. Speedtest downloads consistently hit 150-Mbps on smartphones and a laptop after running the Scan Channels optimization. The old router afforded slightly better dBM signal strength ratings but given great download speeds, a 10 dBm difference in signal strength must not be an issue. I probably spent one hour setting the three nodes and familiarizing myself with the phone app. Later I attempted to use the web browser on my computer to reach the administrative IP address of the router. There were some hoops to jump through but I accessed the router via web browser on the PC and found an administrative interface which is roughly the same as the preferred smartphone app. This is the first router I've owned which required creation of an online account in order to initialize the router setup. The process to initialize a new online account was easy to accomplish. So far, so good. The packaging, power supplies, WiFi nodes, and Android app are all high quality. My supposedly Smart TV acts stupid when attempting to make a wireless connection and was formerly connected via Ethernet cable to the old router. Unique to my household, the second of two Ethernet ports on the Velop node must be connected to a Cat 7 Ethernet cable which runs upstairs in my old inadequately wired condo; up the stairway and under the carpet to a gigabit network switch attached to two desktop computers in an office. I have a spare network switch, so I guess I'll plug it into the main Velop unit so that I can attach both the TV and the Ethernet cable which goes to the PC's. The PC's have older WiFi cards in them and download speeds are cut in half when an connection Ethernet is unavailable. I'd encourage Linksys to add a third Ethernet port since some people in older buildings may need more than two Ethernet ports on a node. Or perhaps I should upgrade the PC WiFi cards and forget about using an Ethernet connection upstairs. I'm happy. I can even step outdoors about 10 feet and get fast download speeds on my phone, regardless of a brick wall. Works great. The Velop units are far more attractive than the router they're replacing, and they are well vented to prevent overheating. The setup process on the smartphone app is pretty easy to follow, but if you are technologically challenged, you might ask your local geek for assistance. And remind them to run the Channel Scan after all nodes are initially installed. Additional tips for system optimization can probably be found on the Internet. By default 2.4-ghz and 5-ghz channels are combined into one resource somehow; this can be changed to two separate resources but it appears it is best to accept the default settings.
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Google Project Fi is a good cell phone carrier and the Moto X4 phone is on sale since new models are arriving. The X4 started out at $399 and now $249 while supplies last. Use the following coupon code an both of us get $20 off. U355TR
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For a limited time, the Moto X4 smartphone (retail $399) is on sale for $249. Bargain!
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