WiFi can provide good Layer 1 connectivity . Wifi can be part of a Decentralized RF networks,
Slow, non secure Wifi can be terrible and slow. 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.
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 1996.
Internet connectivity has changed in 25 years. 2019 kids have never heard the screechy sound of a dial up modem connecting. They have no idea of the sound of the digital handshake. DSL was replaced by Cable Broadband over Coax 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
The new Microsoft “white space” network using unused VHF TV channels from existing high elevation high power towers might replace Wifi for downloading content. Wifi (or 4G LTE) will still be necessary for the uplink. This new wireless connectivity using TV spectrum (ATSC 3.0) will not be a Wifi killer.
Wifi can be fast or it can be VERY slow Most consumers do not care about why Wifi slows down. The technology does not matter.
Consumers want Wifi that always work and always work fast.
Datajam has a sister site hotspotonwheels – a portable Wif – 4G “trailer”