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Understanding Decentralized RF networks is the main focus of datajam.com 

Examples of the new chaotic space called – Decentralized RF  are  Gotenna, Lora, Firechat, Airchat and Helium

All of these use some combination of a Smartphone app and the existing smart phone radio (Wifi, Bluetooth) or separate RF device.

Gotenna, Lora, Firechat, Airchat, Helium , are different but all in the same general Decentralized RF network space

Why the Decentralized RF network space chaotic is chaotic

Helium discovered unlike software, the world of sensors, hardware, radio modules, connectivity, was different.  Routing wireless data requires piecing together foundation layers and navigating through a confusing mess of transports and protocols.

One of the other most important ingredients is the specific  radio frequency to use. Is this frequency Licensed or unlicensed spectrum? Unlike the internet where there are TCP/IP standards and there is NO standard NO one size fits all for RF data connections.

Decentralized RF networks are different, hardware, frequency, and protocol make a big difference in trying solve any wireless data connectivity problem.

For example, a gotenna type RF device would be expensive “over kill” for a rain sensor or a parking space monitor.  However a GoTenna is the prefect device when the cell sites are down or when hiking out of range.

WiFi can work and can provide Layer 1 data connectivity .  Wifi can be part of many Decentralized RF networks,

“Bad” meaning slow and non secure Wifi can be terrible.  There are many “bad” public Wifi access points.  It is NOT easy for consumers away from home to find secure, fast Wifi connections.

Automatically saved wifi networks can be a big security risk.

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He has WiFi

History of the datajam.com Web domain name

Datajam.com and Packetjam.com were registered as web domains in the “dark ages” of dial up internet connections in about 1996.

Internet connectivity has changed in 20 years. No kids today recognize the screechy sound of a dial up modem connecting…the sound of the digital handshake.  First came DSL lines, then Cable Broadband and now fiber optic connections. Internet connection speeds are much much much faster than in 1996. But even with increased “advertised” speed, many consumers still have a slow connection problem. Many experience a slow internet connection to a “mobile’ device. Slow speed is usually via a Wifi or a cellular 3G or 4G  LTE Connection.

How to fix a slow connection? The first step to understand what is wrong with Internet connectivity?

The most important consumer information needed is not the specific slow speed data …exactly how slow in mbs (mega bits per second) is my connection?  Consumers do like this specific information so they can complain to the cable company the telco whoever is proving the connectivity.

Consumers want to know how do I fix my connection right now? What can I do right now to improve my connection speed?

Datajam was set up as a ad supported site to first analyze your specific connection and then provide you with specific easy to follow consumer instructions written in simple English.

These are things you can do right now. You don’t have to call Tech support and be walked through the same checklist by a person who can’t help. Datajam believes in using the best ideas available and we constantly test all of these ideas ourselves.

We also call on our Wireless and wireline ISP experts for help.

What causes data jams on the internet?  The Short answer too much data too many 0’s and 1’s sent in packet form in a small pipe at same time.

Streaming Video and voice. This is just over the top voice not over the top video which uses much more data. No wonder there are data jams. The voice only phone lines (POTS, PSTN) are in massive decline for lots of reasons but consumers still want to talk maybe not as much as SMS TXT but lots of voice has moved to OTT from the PSTN

over the top voice

OTT voice over 4GLTE or WiFi

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