as a range-extender
March 7, 2019 @ 7 pm ***
*** Please plan to arrive before 7pm. The outside doors are locked promptly at 7pm ***
Keller Williams Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map****
White Plains, NY 10605
Plan now to attend!
Need to share an Internet-like connection across
two or more sites or buildings? A solution is
“WiFi radio,” which tech guru Rob Caluori will
explain and explore at the March 7 general meeting. WiFi radio has greater range than
ordinary WiFi. It unleashes the potential of WiFi
to go beyond your four walls, beam a WiFi signal
on the other side of your property for that security camera or shed,
and even can connect directly across to buildings without using the
internet (useful in an emergency!).
Rob Caluori has worked at Westchester Library
System since 2007 where he currently serves as
the director of information technology. He brings
experience from various areas of IT from working
in the medical, financial, and library industries.
He’s a member of local HAM radio club Westchester Emerg Comm Assn (WECA.org).
Rob holds MS degrees from Pace University in
Information Systems and SUNY Albany in
Information Science as well as a BS in Information Systems from Mercy College.
Oh, and one more
At every General Meeting we have door prize drawings.
This month's door prize:
Custom tower computer
AMD Athlon II 270 3.40GHz
160GB SATA hard drive
Linux Mint 19.1 64-bit
4.0GB DDR3 Memory
Libre Office 6.0
Keyboard and Mouse
door prize is open to members only but non- members can easily join at
front desk to be eligible for the drawing. Only $50 per year per
family with the winner taking home this computer.
What Is an OS?
April 4, 2019 @ 7 pm
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map***
White Plains, NY 10605
What is an OS, and why do we need one?
Most people are not aware that their computer has an OS, or they think Windows runs the computer.
But they don't realize that Windows is only the software that enables them to run their applications.
But is Windows the only choice for a personal computer?
Our John Moore will present some other options and the reasons that Windows might not be your best or only choice.
He is the leader of our every-other-month Linux & Makers workshop and is well versed in operating systems. See his blog at http://www.lions-wing.net for schedule and details.
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