It was 25 years ago, when the 802.11 WiFi specifications were first defined, back in 1997. Since then WiFi has helped to reshape the world we live in, making pervasive wireless data connectivity the norm and giving birth to a new era of mobility and connectivity.
Adrian Stephens, chair of the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that the IEEE is a standards body where natural competitors come together.
Microsoft Windows 10 will have a number of improvements when it launches tomorrow, including a revamped Start menu, a speedy Microsoft Edge web browser, a built-in Cortana digital assistant and the ability to stream games from an Xbox One console to another device. But there is a controversial feature shipping with Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense — which will be enabled by default.
Poor router security puts your network at risk. While we know that running a tight ship starts with router security, what you may not know is some security settings may slow down your entire network.
The primary choices for router-based encryption are WPA2-AES and WPA2-TKIP. Today we’re going to talk a bit about each and show you why AES is the clear winner.
A lack of connectivity options in devices like smartphones is clearly what stops location-based advertising from being the saviour of physical retailing.
That, or something like it, seems to be behind the Wi-Fi Alliance's “Wi-Fi Aware” project, announced at CES in January and now launching its product certification program.
Today, a phone will likely offer multiple methods of mobile connectivity and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (with Bluetooth LE for beaconing) and NFC.
You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your wireless router—until it stops working, that is. Our inattention to routers has been a security problem for years, most recently last week when Brian Krebs reported that researchers at the Fujitsu Security Operations Center had discovered hundreds of routers were being used to spread a financial fraud malware called Dyre.