The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
A new industry group has unintentionally thrown light on the business interests that underlie debates over U.S. spectrum policy.
By John Cox | 18 February, 2014 15:05
What do you do when your Apple Airport Express wireless network just bogs down under too many users and big files?
By John Cox | 18 February, 2014 13:14
When an Ashes Chairman’s first 11 cricket match between Australia and England was scheduled for Alice Springs in November 2013, wireless broadband was needed to allow members of the press and public to connect online.
By Hamish Barwick | 17 February, 2014 10:13
New firmware for Celeno's Wi-Fi chips lets home gateways and routers control transmission times for clients, improving throughput.
By John Cox | 03 February, 2014 13:38
Companies will be able to buy Gigabit Wi-Fi gear in 2014, but they may not get Gigabit Wi-Fi data rates.
By John Cox | 02 January, 2014 11:55
Avaya engineers are putting the final touches on a network capable of handling up to 54Tbps of traffic when the Winter Olympics opens on Feb. 7 in the Russian city of Sochi.
By James Careless | 16 December, 2013 13:40
The wireless world is evolving rapidly in response to the explosion of intelligent devices, applications and data, and the IEEE 802.11ad standard, commonly known as WiGig, is poised to help.
By Mark Grodzinsky, Vice President of Marketing, Wilocity | 04 December, 2013 16:03
People sign up for cruise ships to get away from it all. But not quite all: Passengers still want Wi-Fi access for the growing number of mobile devices they lug with them on vacation for staying in touch, web surfing, music, photos and video. Cruise line Royal Caribbean is turning to 802.11ac to optimize their Wi-Fi connectivity for this mobile data deluge.
By John Cox | 13 November, 2013 15:21
To boost its Wi-Fi capacity in packed lecture halls, Georgia Institute of Technology gave up trying to cram in more access points, with conventional omni-directional antennas, and juggle power settings and channel plans. Instead, it turned to new high-gain directional antennas, from Tessco's Ventev division.
By John Cox | 04 November, 2013 12:13
Alcatel-Lucent is offering its enterprise switch users a free software upgrade to converge wired Ethernet networks with wireless from Aruba Networks.
By Jim Duffy | 16 October, 2013 05:16
There's no doubt about it – public Wi-Fi can sometimes be a hassle. The airport wants you to pay a fee. Starbucks makes you buy an expensive mochaccino. What's a frustrated laptop user to do?
By Jon Gold | 16 October, 2013 02:07
Here’s an alphabetic sampling of products; prices as of October 10, 2013, based on data from Google Shopping and Amazon.
By John Cox | 14 October, 2013 08:22
Think of Wi-Fi location as indoor GPS. Wi-Fi-based positioning systems are used where GPS is inadequate due (typically) to signal blockage. Though the Wi-Fi protocol fundamentals haven't changed much in the past few years as it concerns location technology, the ecology of Wi-Fi location services have completely flipped.
By Marcus Burton, Technical marketing manager, Ruckus Wireless | 10 October, 2013 19:09