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  • Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

    With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank02 July 15 13:53
  • Fon keeps adding Wi-Fi hotspots, but struggles to crack the US

    Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is continuing its mission to cover the world with shared broadband Internet connections, with recent deals giving it a boost. But the U.S. market continues to elude the company.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 July 15 00:40
  • Juniper, Ruckus join hands with an eye on mobile growth

    The newly-announced alliance between Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless underscores the importance of Wi-Fi in enterprises, where employees increasingly work and access cloud applications on mobile devices.

    Written by Stephen Lawson24 June 15 05:59
  • Qualcomm may adapt LTE into a network anyone can deploy

    As if the all the controversy over LTE networks crowding out Wi-Fi isn't enough, a new technology in the works at Qualcomm Research might allow a lot more people to set them up.

    Written by Stephen Lawson16 June 15 06:03
  • Shopping for Wave 2 Wi-Fi? Don't rush into it

    The new world of Wi-Fi is a bit like the proverbial airplane being built in mid-air: Unless you really need to enter the new world of LANs right now, it might make sense to hold off. A case in point is the first 802.11ac Wave 2 access point from Cisco Systems, introduced on Tuesday in advance of the Cisco Live conference next week.

    Written by Stephen Lawson05 June 15 00:24
  • Chipmakers giving home networks a gigabit boost

    Chipsets that power equipment capable of smoothly moving 4K video streams inside homes over wireless and wired networks were on display at the Computex trade show.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 June 15 02:41
  • Faster Wi-Fi coming soon to a device near you

    Wi-Fi in your home or office could get a big speed boost by the end of this year with Qualcomm's newest chip, which reaches new highs in data transfer speeds.

    Written by Agam Shah02 June 15 12:00
  • Home security demystified: How to build a smart DIY system

    Everyone wants their home to be safe and secure, yet <a href="http://www.safeguardtheworld.com/statistics.html">only 17% of homeowners</a> own a home security system. Why? Because traditional systems cost hundreds of dollars to install, require long-term contracts and mean a lifetime of monthly fees.  

    Written by By Jennifer Tuohy28 May 15 22:34
  • Super-fast Wi-Fi coming to a public hotspot near you

    Wireless hotspots that can deliver hundreds of megabits per second in real-world bandwidth will become more common as operators increase their investments in Wi-Fi networks.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs11 May 15 23:53
  • FCC asks how LTE can share the airwaves with Wi-Fi

    A way to let cellular operators share Wi-Fi frequencies without jamming up Internet service is now in the spotlight at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

    Written by Stephen Lawson06 May 15 07:34
  • Broadcom pitches new chipsets to clear Wi-Fi network bottlenecks

    Most of us have had the experience of being unable to connect to a Wi-Fi network in a location with lots of people. A technology that promises to alleviate that problem is, however, slowly but surely making headway.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 April 15 03:26