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  • iPhone 2.0 Software Upgrade
    By Troy Dreier July 21, 2008 There’s much to like about the 2.0 software upgrade, which adds a huge variety of features and programs to the iPhone and iPod touch. Related
  • Meraki: Making Network Operators
    By Naomi Graychase September 28, 2006 This MIT-born firm has grassroots plans to bring mesh Wi-Fi connectivity to the masses who lack in-home broadband or dial-up. Related Articles Wi-Fi in the
  • Minimize WLAN Interference
    By Jim Geier April 16, 2008 Interference from microwaves, 2.4GHz phones, Bluetooth-enabled devices, or other RF sources can degrade the performance of your wireless LAN. We show you how to identify
  • WiFi and the Penguin: Setting Up 802.11b Under Linux
    By Michael Hall January 11, 2002 As with 802.11b in general, the world of wireless LANs as experienced through Linux is an interesting and challenging mix of implementations and approaches. Setting
  • AVerMedia AVerDiGi EB1704HB WiFi-4
    By Lisa Phifer February 27, 2009 This new Wi-Fi-enabled NVR simplifies residential video surveillance. Related Articles Control Your Home with iPhone Los Angeles Deploys Wireless Video Surveillance Network Southlake, TX Deploys
  • Sanyo R227 Internet Radio
    By Gerry Blackwell November 21, 2008 Sanyo R227 Internet Radious.sanyo.com/home.cfmPrice: about $200Pros: Looks good; sounds good; works as Internet radio, FM tuner, media player; thousands of pre-programmed Internet radio stationsCons: Media player functions difficult
  • HAVA Titanium HD Wi-Fi
    By Joseph Moran October 13, 2008 The Hava Titanium HD Wi-Fi’s ability to stream high-quality, if not high-definition, video and audio to around the house or around the world–and do it
  • Wi-Fi Planet Guide to Hotspot Safety
    By Lisa Phifer January 08, 2008 Five easy ways to protect yourself when using public hotspots. Related Articles Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 Meraki Frees the Net in San Francisco How
  • Axentra HomeSeries Net-Box
    By Gerry Blackwell November 12, 2004 The HomeSeries Net-Box from Axentra, a new kind of all-in-one home network “appliance”—a combination LAN/Web server and wireless cable/DSL router—is a good idea and the product
  • Netgear WNR854T RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N Router – Gigabit Edition
    By Craig Ellison October 30, 2006 While the software is the same, the Gigabit ports and the best performance we’ve seen yet (without obstructions) give this Draft-N product set something to
  • 802.11n Unlocks the Potential of the 5 GHz Band
    By Phil Belanger August 09, 2007 802.11a, the first 5 GHz Wi-Fi spec, lacked effective coverage. N changes that equation. The IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standards have long included service on
  • Sprint First with Windows Mobile 5.0 Handset
    By James Alan Miller September 22, 2005 Sprint PCS this week launched the first Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone in the United States, the PPC-6700 Pocket PC Phone. This handset is also the
  • CIO Update Q&A; with iPass
    By Allen Bernard May 11, 2006 Dreaming of ubiquitous, seamless enterprise-class mobile connectivity? It’s almost here but a few hurdles still remain. Like many a new technology, 3G (and 4G) holds
  • Hotspot Road Trip, Part 5
    By Jeff Vance Truckers aren’t the first people to come to mind when you think of Wi-Fi early adopters, yet you’re as likely to find a Wi-Fi signal in a truck
  • Era of VoIP Over WiMAX Is Here
    By Ted Stevenson October 8, 2008 Utah-based Alianza Corp. has been developing its integrated VoIP/UC platform for some four years now, and selling it around the world to a variety of carriers, CLECs,
  • Troubleshooting Common Wi-Fi Connection Problems on your iPhone or iPod touch
    By Wi-Fi Planet Staff November 30, 2007 Tips to help you manage Wi-Fi connections with an iPhone or iPod Touch. Related Articles Wi-Fi Planet 2007 Holiday Gift Guide Review: iPhone–Music &
  • Wi-Fi Goes to War
    By Gerry Blackwell November 30, 2006 A new technology incubator will investigate the use of wireless in the battlefield. Related Articles Public Safety Broadband Consortium Launched Mountains of Mesh Help One
  • NoCatAuth Authentication Server Configuration
    By Matt Gunter December 8, 2003 The NoCatAuth system is composed of two servers: the gateway server and the authentication (auth) sever. The configuration of the gateway server was covered in
  • Linksys Wireless-G PTZ Internet Camera
    By Joseph Moran October 26, 2006 Model: WVC200Price: $299.99 (MSRP)Pros: Bargain price, pan/tilt controls, motion detection featureCons: Serious connectivity problems with WPA-encrypted connections; unrealistic color reproduction; scant documentation; browser video plug-in
  • D-Link RangeBooster G Multifunction Print Server
    By Ronald Pacchiano July 11, 2006 If you need a print server that can support multiple printers and performs double duty as an Ethernet bridge, the DPR-1269 may be for you.
  • 802.11n Coverage and Range in the Enterprise
    By Phil Belanger June 21, 2007 Think simply swapping old APs for new 11n APs is all you have to worry about? Think again. Related Articles 802.11n Delivers Better Range Trapeze
  • Evaluating Readiness to Support Wireless LANs, Part II
    By Eric Geier February 28, 2007 Make certain you have solid support plans and polices before you give a thumbs-up for that new wireless network. Related Articles How to Protect Your
  • Home Networking Made Simple(r)
    By Joseph Moran January 26, 2007 Most people with a reasonable amount of networking know-how would probably tell you that Windows XP makes it pretty easy to perform basic networking tasks
  • Belkin’s Router Shows All
    By Eric Griffith July 11, 2007 While most wireless router vendors settle for upgrading their chips and maybe improving their Web-based interface, Belkin is one of the few going the extra mile to
  • The First Wi-Fi Certified 11n Product is…
    By Eric Griffith June 29, 2007 Fountain Valley, California-based D-Link says its router and network card are the first two products to get certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance for interoperability between products supporting the 2.0
  • Wi-Fi’s Latest Fixes
    By Eric Griffith April 16, 2007 Apple and Cisco both took the time to patch some problems with their Wi-Fi implementations last week.  And the Linux community seems to have already
  • Fluke AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester 1.0
    By Lisa Phifer March 12, 2010 We wouldn’t want AirCheck to be the only tool on our belt, but it could well become our first-look-go-to for routine trouble-shooting. Fluke AirCheck Wi-Fi
  • RLECs Deploy Wireless
    By Gerry Blackwell Here’s some good news for aspiring wireless ISPs: outside America’s cities, the Digital Divide continues to yawn. Many rural and suburban markets are still begging for broadband. The
  • Consumer Ultrawideband: Coming Soon
    By Jeff Goldman February 16, 2005 A white paper published by the research firm Parks Associates takes an optimistic view of the prospects for successful deployment of ultrawideband (UWB) technology in the coming year, despite
  • Determining WLAN Capacity
    By Jim Geier February 17, 2004 When deploying a wireless LAN, you need to know how many users the access points will support. This helps in determining whether the WLAN will
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Security: Using VPNs
    By Eric Geier November 29, 2006 Virtual Private Network tunnels supplied via your office, a paid service, or even DIY pave the way to secure connections. Related Articles Networking Notes: Four
  • Using RADIUS For WLAN Authentication, Part III
    By Lisa Phifer December 15, 2003 In part two of this tutorial, we considered using a managed RADIUS <DEFINE: RADIUS> service to support 802.1X Access Control for Wireless LANs. Here, we conclude
  • SMC Wireless Print Server
    By Gerry Blackwell January 16, 2004 Print servers are the latest thing for small offices and home offices. Wireless print servers that use 802.11b (Wi-Fi) technology are cutting edge. Do you need one?
  • Linksys Router Named Top Wireless Product
    By Drew Robb March 25, 2004 It was a one-horse race in Datamation‘s Product of the Year wireless category, with the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router/Gateway (model WRT54G) grabbing 69 percent of the vote. The
  • IPv4 Isn’t Dead … Yet
    By Sean Michael Kerner January 8, 2010 We’re not out of IPv4 addresses … yet … and ARIN is out at CES this week to spread the word on IPv6 to
  • Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux
    By Carla Schroder October 25, 2005 Those little, blue consumer-grade WAPs make nice experimental Linux boxes. A lot of Linux geeks are master scroungers, because Linux is so adaptable that old
  • WPA Vulnerability Discovered
    By Naomi Graychase November 11, 2008 Last week German researchers announced that they’d found a way to crack the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard commonly used to protect data on
  • The Future of 4G: LTE vs. WiMAX
    By Gerry Blackwell October 22, 2009 LTE, the 4G mobile broadband technology backed by major cellular network equipment providers and operators, casts a long shadow across the WiMAX landscape—even though LTE