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  • What is WPA3? Wi-Fi security protocol strengthens connections

    The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new Wi-Fi security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized encryption for Personal and Open networks, and more secure encryption for Enterprise networks.

    02 Nov. 18 21:00 Written by Eric Geier
  • What to expect from Wi-Fi 6 in 2019

    Wi-Fi 6 – aka 802.11ax – will begin to make its way into new installations in 2019, bringing with it a host of technological upgrades aimed at simplifying wireless-network problems.

    02 Nov. 18 05:32 Written by Jon Gold
  • Wi-Fi site survey tips

    Wi-Fi can be fickle. The RF signals and wireless devices don’t always do what’s expected – it’s as if they have their own minds at times. Wireless site survey tools can help avoid Wi-Fi interference issues and WLAN configuration problems.

    23 Oct. 18 03:17 Written by Eric Geier
  • The best office apps for Android

    Create an optimal Android office app power-pack with these thoroughly researched recommendations.

    18 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by JR Raphael
  • Mingis on Tech: The Pixel 3 arrives

    The Pixel 3 (and the larger Pixel 3 XL) officially arrive this week. Just in time, Computerworld's Dan Rosenbaum offers up insights and observations about the new device after several days' hands-on experience.

    16 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by Ken Mingis
  • How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

    Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation performance testing and verification, and troubleshooting Wi-Fi performance issues.

    10 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by Craig Mathias
  • Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

    The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

    09 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by Jon Gold
  • 802.11ax preview: Access points and routers that support new Wi-Fi protocol on tap

    Aerohive, ASUS and D-Link are among vendors readying 802.11ax access points and routers that take advantage of 802.11ax speed. The latest update to the Wi-Fi protocol standard, 802.11ax has been designed to transmit data even faster, to better negotiate bandwidth, and to more reliably deliver high-bandwidth applications than the protocol standard it succeeds, 802.11ac.

    01 Oct. 18 23:25 Written by Howard Wen
  • Why 5G will disappoint everyone

    Wireless connections that are 20 times faster? What could be disappointing about that?

    29 Sept. 18 20:00 Written by Mike Elgan
  • What Apple’s iPhone eSIM support will mean for you

    Apple's inclusion of an electronic SIM or "digital" SIM in its iOS 12.1 beta, will allow users of its newest iPhones to switch virtually between carriers and phone numbers, allowing business and personal use to be separated.

    29 Sept. 18 06:49 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Four industries Apple is set to disrupt

    Though Apple tends to focus on the consumer aspects of its devices and software, the new iPhones and Apple Watch unveiled this week could shake up everything from healthcare to retail and even media.

    14 Sept. 18 21:18 Written by Ryan Faas
  • Microsoft and Red Hat hit on winning growth formula

    Microsoft is riding a wave of cloud success with Azure, but one of its key advantages is – counterintuitively – a unique partnership with a Linux vendor.

    Red Hat and Microsoft

    Red Hat has partnered with Microsoft to offer its renowned open source solutions on Azure. Together, Microsoft and Red Hat offer the most comprehensive, up to date, enterprise level technology and services across hybrid environments in Australia. This includes integrated, co-located support for end-users; enterprise grade security thanks to Azure’s status as the world’s most trusted cloud provider; and considerable cost savings.

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