CRWIFI Will Install New Fiber Link

September 3, 2012

Dear CRWIFI Customer, We would like to inform you that based up the weather tonight (Monday, September 3rd), at approximately 11pm we will be interrupting service for up to three hours to install a fiber link between our tower and office here in Atenas. This upgrade is to help reduce the chance of a severe [...]

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Breaking News: CRWiFi Upgrades System

August 15, 2012

During the last two weeks we have been preparing for our newly installed fiber backbone connection located in Alajuela. Our plan is to switch to the new carrier between now and the end of the week if all goes as planned. This transition should only cause a few minor outages to each segment of our [...]

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Live Traffic Reports Available for San Jose Via Google

August 13, 2012

Google just launched live traffic information for San Jose Costa Rica. Click the link and then zoom in on the area you wish to view. A color coded bar indicates traffic conditions from “slow” to “fast.” For the most part, this feature relies on data Google gets from Google Maps and Google Navigation users who [...]

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Cat Falls Through Ceiling At Costa Rica University of Peace

August 13, 2012

Cats are hot on the internet. A girl screaming is hot on the internet. Surprises are hot on the internet. So when a cat falls through the ceiling surprising a girl who screams like – well a girl – then this video has viral written all over it. The cat interrupted a class at the [...]

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ICE and Public Service Company Reach Agreement to Operate Fiber Network

July 30, 2012

LaRepublica.net reports on an alliance between the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and the Empresa de Servicios Públicos de Heredia to create a company dedicated to developing and operating a fiber optic network. This network would use the existing of poles owned by both companies, something ICE has denied for other companies who wanted to develop their [...]

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“It’s You On Photo” Malware Link Hits Twitter with Blackhole Exploit Kit

July 28, 2012

Some Twitter users have found messages reading “It’s you on photo?” or “It’s about you?” are links that lead to pages that infect computers with malware known as Blackhole Exploit Kit. This malware is especially dangerous to your system’s health because The links, when clicked, will infect your computer with the Blackhole exploit kit. This [...]

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Fiber Provider Causes Network Outage

July 26, 2012

Our main internet connection was down yesterday, July 25th 2012 between 10:36 a.m. – 11:58 a.m. The problem was caused due to a series of technical difficulties with our fiber provider. During this period of time, the CRWIFI internal network connections maintained in proper working conditions. The problem was solved at approximately 11:58 a.m. the same morning. If [...]

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Did Costa Rica Pass The First Anti WikiLeaks Law? Scholar Says Yes

July 20, 2012

An internet scholar, Andres Guadamuz (@tecnnollama), is claiming that a new law in Costa Rica is an anti WikiLeaks law. He outlines the law in his article “Is this the first anti-Wikileaks law?” and describes the changes it introduces: The most controversial part of the law is that it modifies the existing type of espionage to [...]

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Skype Bug Raises Privacy Issues

July 16, 2012

Skype has  a bug. The bug occasionally sends IMs between two contacts to an unintended third contact. Skype kept this morning’s statement on the bug brief, but this evening it’s being a little more specific about the bug, and it turns out its occurrence isn’t all that random. The bug causes the  “last IM entered or [...]

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Symantec Antivirus Update Crashes Some Windows XP Machines

July 16, 2012

Symantec updated its antivirus software, and some PCs are crashing repeatedly. The “blue screen of death” is showing up on machines running Windows XP. The company released a statement on its website saying it received a number of reports with machines running Windows XP that were continuing to show the blue screen after rebooting. Computers using any combination [...]

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