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  • How to set up a business-grade Wi-Fi network

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Setting up a robust Wi-Fi network for your business doesn't have to be a nerve-wrecking experience. Here are seven key factors you need to consider.
  • Resources for 802.11ac 'Gigabit' Wi-Fi

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 8:20 am

    There's a ton of information out there on 802.11ac, and at least two tons of opinions. Here's a sample from Network World and other sources. Feel free to jump into comments and share links to stories, blog posts, backgrounders, videos and the like that you've found helpful in getting a grip on "Gigabit" Wi-Fi.
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    Low-cost RADIUS servers for Wi-Fi security

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) servers are common in enterprise networks to offer centralized authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) for access control. But RADIUS servers can also be useful in small and midsize networks to enable 802.1X authentication and WPA2 (802.11i) security for Wi-Fi nets.
  • Aruba tweaks Wi-Fi software to optimize mobile client links

    Posted August 16, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Aruba Networks has released the latest version of its WLAN system software, with several changes designed to optimize throughput even as the wireless network is flooded with mobile clients.
  • Fix your Wi-Fi network: 7 tips

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Wireless Internet networks afford us the luxury of browsing the Web cable-free, but a connection that relies on radio waves is subject to failure due to interference, signal range limits, hardware problems, and operator error. With that in mind, we've put together a quick guide to the most common Wi-Fi troubles and how to fix them.
  • What's next for cellular? Try Wi-Fi

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 2:19 pm

    A perception exists that a network war is unfolding in the enterprise, with Wi-Fi facing off against up-and-coming cellular services, specifically 4G.
  • O2 launches free London Wi-Fi service in time for Olympics

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    O2 has launched the free Wi-Fi it promised to central London visitors and residents in time for the London 2012 Olympics.
  • Mobile networks insist they are prepared for mobile phone traffic during Olympics

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 11:25 am

    The UK's largest mobile phone operators believe that they will be able to cope with the expected increase in demand on their networks during the London 2012 Olympic Games, thanks to real-time data and more engineers.
  • Cisco to unveil Apple Bonjour gateway for enterprise WiFi networks

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    Cisco plans to add code to its wireless LAN controllers to make Apple’s Bonjour-based technologies like AirPlay and AirPrint better behaved on enterprise networks.
  • 11ac chip with NFC, Bluetooth unveiled by Marvell

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    The next generation of Wi-Fi -- the superfast IEEE 802.11ac standard -- will integrate a range of wireless technologies on the same chip, as Marvell showed this week at Taiwan's giant annual Computex show. The semiconductor vendor announced a chip that will include 11ac with Bluetooth and near-field communications (NFC).
  • BT on track to deliver 500,000 wi-fi hotspots for Olympic Games

    Posted May 30, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    BT has confirmed that it is on track to have 500,000 wi-fi hotspots across the capital in time for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Netgear adds to its 802.11ac lineup

    Posted May 17, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Netgear's first 802.11ac router, the R6300, will go on sale next week for $200, the company announced at a news conference yesterday. Touting the benefits of the next-gen Wi-Fi standard, the company also announced two more 802.11ac products: a lower-end router and a USB adapter for notebooks, both due this summer.
  • Wi-Fi-blocking wallpaper keeps your signal in, intruders out

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    French scientists have created a they of wallpaper that can block Wi-Fi signal, meaning you can boost your network security and redecorate all in one go.
  • Extend your wireless network

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 11:43 am

    Crazy4laptops needs to extend a WiFi network throughout a "rather long house." He asked the Networking forum for advice.
  • 10 reasons your Wi-Fi speed stinks (and what you can do about it)

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Is your 802.11n router not keeping up with your 100Mbps downpipe, dropping HD video streams and copying files at mindboggingly slow speeds? We've got 10 remedies that will help.
  • Wi-Fi Alliance's Passpoint program on track for June certifications

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    The Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint Program, which aims to make Wi-Fi hotspots work more like cellular and LTE networks, is on track to start issuing certifications this summer.
  • T-Mobile commits to Passpoint automatic Wi-Fi access; other U.S. carriers mum

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Of the nation's four biggest wireless carriers, only T-Mobile USA has revealed plans to deploy Passpoint, a technology that would allow wireless users to automatically access Wi-Fi hotspots from carriers' 3G and 4G cellular networks.
  • 5 LinkedIn features you may not (but should) know about

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    If you're job hunting or looking to expand your professional network, many people turn to LinkedIn and its portfolio of features and tools to browse job listings, connect with colleagues, ask questions, join groups and more.
  • Securing your home or office Wi-Fi

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:47 am

    Even with Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (the latest security standard) enabled, hackers can exploit vulnerabilities to crack your Wi-Fi security. Here's how to combat these weaknesses.
  • Wi-Fi in flight has yet to soar

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    Launched four years ago, the use of Wi-Fi on U.S. airlines has yet to catch on, with estimates that the wireless technology is still used by only 7% of the flying public.
  • HTC vows to fix Android flaw revealing WiFi credentials

    Posted February 2, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    HTC is moving quickly to squash a security flaw that could expose WiFi credentials on the company's Android phones.
  • HTC Android phones can leak Wi-Fi passwords

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 5:15 pm

    A group of HTC Android phones is susceptible to an exploit that can steal Wi-Fi credentials and passwords and send them to attackers.
  • North Carolina's 'Super Wi-Fi' network being relegated to public spaces for now

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 6:00 pm

    So now that the first "Super Wi-Fi" network has gone live in Wilmington, N.C., we can expect the technology to quickly spread around the country and become available for residential use, right?
  • First 'Super Wi-Fi' network goes live in North Carolina

    Posted January 26, 2012 - 7:34 pm

    Lucky residents of Wilmington, N.C., will be the first in the nation to have access to a "Super Wi-Fi" network.
  • CES: Gigabit Wi-Fi takes center stage

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 8:05 am

    Vendors at CES 2012 will show the future of Wi-Fi: multi-gigabit data rates. First products are expected as early as mid-year.

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