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  • For IT, enterprise wireless to be more gnarly in next decade

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 9:07 pm

    From Wi-Fi to smartphones, wireless technology has become ubiquitous in businesses and is growing more vital every day. But it also can be frustrating as hell for IT groups.
  • Major Wi-Fi changes ahead

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Almost any mobile device you buy today either has a Wi-Fi radio chip in it, or can be fitted with one. But the still annoying and baffling part of Wi-Fi is that while it lets you move around, you still have to move around from one place to another, each having a Wi-Fi hotspot or network.
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    Review: Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    If you're like me, you need to be connected to the Internet constantly, on multiple devices, and at the highest speeds possible. Wi-Fi is great for connecting from places like home, work, and local coffee spots. But when I'm on the road, finding usable Wi-Fi hotspots for connecting my wireless devices is a challenge, and I often use (or wish I could use) cellular data service instead.
  • Purdue, USF test-drive Cisco CleanAir, uncover RF interference

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    CleanAir gives Cisco WLAN administrators something they never had before: a real-time, remote view of RF interference anywhere in the network.
  • Cisco announces CleanAir for Wi-Fi interference on new access points

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Cisco Systems announced a new series of high-end wireless LAN access points with so-called CleanAir technology that is designed to give network administrators the ability to monitor Wi-Fi interference from a variety of devices.
  • Hot spot dangers

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Security experts say that employees are increasingly exposing personal and professional information unknowingly as they log in at Wi-Fi hot spots. Although these breaches haven't yet made big headlines, given corporate America's increasing reliance on smartphones, laptops and other portable devices, it's only a matter of time, experts say.
  • Spectrum analysis to be built-into Aruba's Wi-Fi product line

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    Aruba Networks will offer radio spectrum analysis built-into its line of 802.11n Wi-Fi access points for the enterprise market.
  • Wi-Fi issues dominate iPad user complaints

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Some owners of Apple's new iPad have complained of weak wireless signals, dropped connections and slow surfing speeds
  • US Airways joins growing list of airlines with Wi-Fi

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:45 am

    US Airways launched GoGo inflight Wi-Fi service on five aircraft, joining eight other airlines working with wireless service provider Aircell.
  • Why the National Broadband Plan Should Include Public Wi-Fi

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    As the FCC prepares to release its National Broadband Plan next week, I hope it will address expanding Wi-Fi as part of improving mobile data access. It appears no amount of repurposed radio spectrum is likely to meet the expanding wireless data demand for very long.
  • AT&T CEO: iPad will be 'Wi-Fi driven' device

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    In an odd move, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference on Tuesday that the iPad would be primarily a "Wi-Fi driven device." This despite Apple's plans to release a 3G-enabled version that will run on AT&T's own network.
  • Wi-Fi aid for Haiti

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    CHF International shared its satellite link with other aid organizations in Haiti via a Wi-Fi network built by Inveneo.
  • Enterasys enhances Wi-Fi management, 802.11n performance

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    A new version of Enterasys' Wi-Fi software simplifies network management and operations, and improves client performance in 802.11n enterprise wireless LANs.
  • Enterprise IT: The top priorities

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Cautious optimism is the anecdotal sentiment we hear most often when discussing the health and demeanor of enterprise IT, and data from a recent study bears that out.
  • Turn your car into a mobile hotspot

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 10:10 am

    Transform your car into a Wi-Fi hotspot, supplying sweet, sweet Internet connectivity to anyone with a laptop or Wi-Fi-enabled handheld.
  • Free Airport and in-Flight Wifi thanks to Google

    Posted November 10, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    From now until January 15, 2010, Google will offer free wireless access in more than 45 different airports around the US, and in all Virgin American flights. The airports, including my home town of St.
  • Unfinished Windows 7 feature turns laptops into WiFi hotspots

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 9:38 pm

    A Philadelphia developer has rooted out an unfinished feature of Windows 7 that turns any laptop into a wireless access point, allowing other WiFi-enabled devices to share the connection without special software.
  • BlackBerry Users Get Free Boingo Mobile WiFi App

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Boingo Wireless, an international network of both wired Internet zones and WiFi hotspots, today released Boingo Mobile for BlackBerry, a free application that lets the company's subscribers know whenever they're in range of Boingo hotspots so they can then connect "with a single click."
  • Outdoor 11n WiFi gear grabs spotlight

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    A big focus for WiFi makers these days is on building equipment that supports high-speed outdoor network applications. For example, there are enterprises that want to extend their wireless LANs outdoors. There are municipalities with wireless public safety and city service applications. And there are service providers wanting to build hot spots that offload data traffic from 3G networks that are quickly growing saturated.
  • Brocade taps Motorola for WiFi

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    Brocade Tuesday said it is refreshing its WiFi product line via a five-year strategic partnership with Motorola.
  • WiFi Direct Could Be the Death of Bluetooth

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 9:33 am

    The WiFi Alliance announced a new wireless networking specification which will enable devices to establish simple peer-to-peer wireless connections without the need for a wireless router or hotspot. WiFi Direct has a wide array of potential uses, many of which encroach on Bluetooth territory and threaten to make the competing wireless protocol obsolete.
  • WiFi Alliance Announces WiFi Direct Spec

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    The WiFi Alliance, that governing body that argues for years about, eventually ratifies, and certifies official WiFi specification, is about to make the peer-to-peer connected world a bit easier. It has just announced that is nearing completion of a new "WiFi Direct" specification for peer-to-peer communications.
  • UNCC hopes Meru tool can help keep WiFi running

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:17 pm

    A North Carolina university says a new Meru Networks WiFi tool help it more quickly determine the cause of problems on its wireless network.
  • New WiFi spec allows access point bypass

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    A new industry specification promises to un-network WiFi networks. Dubbed WiFi Direct, the spec will let your laptop or smartphone connect directly with other wireless devices.
  • Where to look for better WiFi deals

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 8:45 am

    There are ways to access WiFi hotspots more affordably. Bundlers and access aggregators offer a range of options.
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