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  • Verizon establishes early lead in iPhone customer complaints

    Posted February 3, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Pre-orders swamp Verizon's ability to deal with them; AT&T to make iPhones into hot-spots on a network that's already spotty.
  • Ford wants your car to avoid crashes on its own

    Posted January 28, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Ford is showing off a GPS and WiFI-enabled crash avoidance system designed to be practical, cheap and effective.
  • 2 Wi-Fi vendors adding cloud-based networking

    Posted January 19, 2011 - 9:28 am

    Two Wi-Fi vendors are adding routers, coupled with cloud-based network management to create subscription networking services, both wired and wireless.
  • Time to kill Bluetooth

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 3:33 pm

    New WLAN protocol Wi-Fi Direct can link your phone to a headset, keyboard, disk drive or network, simpler, more securely and more easily than Bluetooth.
  • CES mini-exhibit forgets to use technology to demonstrate technology

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    In the giant, crowded, geek-infested center of the technology universe, the air is just not thick enough to support everyone.
  • 2011 tech priorities: How to take your enterprise Wi-Fi network to the next level

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 10:34 am

    With 802.11n, enterprise Wi-Fi networks are shifting from convenient to critical. They’re becoming the preferred and primary network access for users – which means IT groups have to rethink how they deploy, secure, manage and run the wireless LAN.
  • Wi-Fi sales rebound strongly in Q3

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    Quarterly Wi-Fi equipment sales have rebounded strongly compared to both the previous quarter and to one year ago, spurred by 802.11n deployments and a jump in Wi-Fi phone sales.
  • Techs for the memories: What did we do before...

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Take a look back at the pros and cons of life before HDTV, Facebook and Wi-Fi. You do remember life before texting, don't you?
  • Review

    Cisco CleanAir battles Wi-Fi smog

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    There's a long-standing need in wired networks to verify the quality of connectivity of wire, cable, and fiber with appropriate test equipment. But with wireless nets, this requirement extends beyond initial site surveys and occasional troubleshooting.
  • AirMagnet bolsters Wi-Fi management tools

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    AirMagnet's new versions of its Wi-Fi Analyzer and Survey applications let enterprise network administrators dig deeper into a chronic problem: wireless clients that roam from one AP to another and end up with a worse connection.
  • Sheraton hotel picks Meru for Wi-Fi

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:34 am

    In the hotel business, Wi-Fi reliability can be the difference between getting guests or not. Sheraton Springfield upgraded to Meru Networks
  • Wi-Fi Direct provides P2P wireless sans hot spots

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Wi-Fi Direct officially became a concrete technology today with several new laptop components certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • How 'smart antennas' could boost Wi-Fi performance

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    A question and answer session with Gonzaga University's Dr. Steven Schennum.
  • Wi-Fi, smart antennas power new carrier gear from Ruckus Wireless

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    Ruckus Wireless has launched new Wi-Fi products that let wireless network operators create an affordable, end-to-end, 802.11n network. The goal is to offload data traffic from cellular networks, and create a viable last-mile wireless service option.
  • Aruba strengthens Wi-Fi network software

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    The new version of Aruba Networks' Wi-Fi network software includes code to improve voice and video performance, automatically identify non-Wi-Fi radio interference and trap rogue wireless devices.
  • Motorola shifts Wi-Fi smarts to access points

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Motorola’s new wireless LAN software offloads control tasks and traffic from the Wi-Fi controller to the access points. It’s not the only vendor touting the benefits of such a change: more efficient networks, better performance and reliability.
  • IPass now supports Android for Wi-Fi connections globally

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    iPass unveiled an application Thursday designed to give Android smartphone users secure connections to 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots globally
  • What You Need to Know About White Space Wi-Fi

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Yesterday the FCC voted unanimously to approve the use of broadcast television white space as unlicensed wireless spectrum. The advent of white space "Wi-Fi on steroids" could be the catalyst for a new wireless revolution leading to unprecedented investment and innovation. So, what exactly is the big deal about this white space Wi-Fi thing?
  • 6 Ways to Improve Your WiFi Network

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Four out of five Cisco enterprise customers have to shore up their wireless networks, says Chris Kozup, director of mobility solutions marketing at Cisco. Many were caught unprepared to handle the sudden swell of mobile devices--iPhones, Androids and now iPads--during the last couple of years, he says.
  • Why No-Contract Wireless Is on the Rise

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 10:09 am

    An ever-growing number of service providers--joined most recently by Walmart and AT&T--now offer a wide array of prepaid or pay-as-you-go cellular service plans.
  • Wireless consumer-ization: User joy, IT's misery

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Wi-Fi support has made its way into all kinds of consumer devices -- from smartphones to gaming consoles, cameras, DVD players and televisions -- and it is often implemented with native connection sharing capabilities. While great for consumers, this creates security and performance issues when any of these devices end up at work.
  • Best practices for 802.11n Wi-Fi design, deployment

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    As 802.11n takes hold as the enterprise Wi-Fi standard, wireless tester VeriWave has recommendations for designing and testing enterprise wireless LANs.
  • FCC Paving the Way to 'Wi-Fi on Steroids'

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 11:49 am

    The FCC will vote next week to make the white space portion of the television broadcast spectrum publicly available for use in wireless networks. If approved, it could enable a new generation of "Wi-Fi on steroids" devices capable of transmitting data through walls and over much greater distances than current wireless technologies.
  • Linux Wi-Fi Gets Easier with New Broadcom Driver

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Wireless chip maker Broadcom on Thursday announced good news for Linux users in the form of a fully open wireless driver that's compatible with the operating system.
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi making huge impact 1 year after standard ratified

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 10:22 am

    A year after the IEEE 802.11n standard was ratified, the high-octane Wi-Fi is reshaping the wireless experience for users, and for enterprise IT.
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