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`5th Generation or 5g networks were made available in the US National Mall. The National Mall is the field where many of the Smithsonian Museums are, and it is also a part of Washington DC where you can watch movies live, on your cellular phone. There is less lag now there than anywhere else in the US. 1.4-gigabyte speed has been recorded on a 5g connected cellular device. Just to put that into perspective, the best bandwidth you can get at home is the Museums gig. 1.0, not 1.4! You can buy a 4g/5g portable hub, and away you go. The number of 5g cities is increasing every single day.

One of the smart things trends I’ve noticed, lately, is the growing number of the connected device. While I realize that most people are not lining up (or running out) to buy new connected devices, I did want to point a couple of critical things out.

1. If you have the internet at home, to connect all these devices requires bandwidth. Your router is a single point of access to the internet. That means your connected devices all rush to the router to get out.

2. Many devices have two types of communication that they share – one is the I am an alive conversation; the other is net new data.

Based on that most home routers, can support 100 or so devices before there becomes an issue. One hundred devices seem like a lot I know, but in the end, it isn’t.  Most connected weather stations are two, or event here devices. The more devices you have that connection, the more you need bandwidth at the router level…  

5g gets you closer.

Now, from an I am a little paranoid when it comes to security, you also need to have a device that watches your network. I highly recommend the Fing device. It is not expensive, and it notifies you any time someone or something connects to your network. That is critical when it comes to having and using your bandwidth. If someone gets control of your wifi other than you, they control when and how much bandwidth you will have.

Don’t forget, when you consider devices remote devices you connect to, that also requires a level of bandwidth. From Netflix to Virily, there is a growing network need.

The connection is important, but it can easily be lost.

  • Most of us have fewer than 10 devices at home right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I use streaming media services?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I need to upload photos to web sites?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I don’t worry about connections at my house.

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I have more problems with our NZ phone companies. Especially our old phone company called Spark.
    Next some people try to ring up and tell us there is something wrong with our computer.
    So I am not interested and hang up, the said people say they are from Spark but they are not.

  2. Q: Most of us have fewer than 10 devices at home right?
    Yes (12 votes) – 92%
    No (1 votes) – 8%
    Q: I use streaming media services?
    Yes (6 votes) – 50%
    No (6 votes) – 50%
    Q: I need to upload photos to web sites?
    Yes (13 votes) – 100%
    Q: I don’t worry about connections at my house.
    Yes (6 votes) – 43%
    No (8 votes) – 57%

  3. The speed at which we rush is reflected in all these devices. Information overload seems to be the ailments we are all suffering from. But I wonder about the quality of information and how useful is the information that we download.

        • The nice thing about the legal agreement is for music, if you own the Cassette, LP or CD, you can have a backup copy (MP3) and that is legal. The same is true for movies.

          I am always interested in seeing the evolution of media. The biggest most critical thing that 5g buys most people is virtually instantaneous weather warnings. It will shave 20, 30 seconds off weather alerts. That is enough time for many more people to get to safety!!!!!

          • I really have no time to watch movies and honestly The music is languishing too.

            Everyone is over fed busting at seams.

            And by the way my repaired hotch potch quiz is published. Neatly done I am happy but it was a lot of work for me.

        • I suspect you have at least three camps now.

          I have too much information available
          I have the right amount of information available.
          I do not have enough information available.

          Based on that we have to see where we are, where those around us are and what we can do the bridge that gap.

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