Wi-Fi

BT launches the UK's first mesh network for Whole Home Wi-Fi

Mesh networks are a novel way to get good Wi-Fi connectivity in buildings that suffer from "not spots". They're already available from several firms …

Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router Review, The World's Fastest WiFi Router?

Looks like we are on a world record kick this week. Yesterday we looked at the World's Smallest Drone and today we review the World's Fastest WiFi Router - the <b>NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router</b>.<p>Is The Nighthawk X10 really the world's fastest router? How fast can it go? Is it really …

How to use Snapchat without Wi-Fi or data

When you're traveling abroad and without a data plan, posting stories to your Snapchat can be a pain, if not impossible. But there are ways to get …

Snapchat

AT&T’s 2G Network Has Been Shut Down

AT&T has announced that it has now finished shutting down its 2G network in the US, the service was discontinued from the n1st of January 2017.<p>AT&T …

AT&T

Does Anyone Need 750 Mbps Internet? Verizon Hopes So

I spent last Thursday afternoon in a fake home Verizon had thrown together in their offices near the World Trade Center. The point of the visit: to …

Verizon

Unium, previously Coco Communications, raises more cash for in-home WiFi software

A Seattle startup has its sights set on becoming a standard for robust in-home WiFi software.<p>Unium, previously known as Coco Communications, just …

Google Fiber

These are the airlines most likely to have a Wi-Fi connection, according to a new report

Frequent fliers around the world have a 39% chance of getting on a plane with Wi-Fi, an 8% increase from last year, according to a report from RouteHappy.<p>The company analysed airlines around the world to find where Wi-Fi is readily available to passengers, and it turns out flying in America gives …

Airlines

D-Link AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-885L/R)

D-Link's family of Ultra Wi-Fi routers, including the DIR-895L/R and the DIR-890L/R, are known for their speedy performance and unusual design, and …

Linksys

Denver takes fastest airport Wi-Fi crown, with Philly and Sea-Tac as runners-up

Bragging rights for the fastest airport Wi-Fi go to Denver by a long shot, according to Speedtest.net’s latest data, although Philadelphia, Sea-Tac, and Dallas Fort Worth bringing up the rear. But mobile speeds, particularly in Detroit and San Francisco, may soon have them all beat.<p>The data come …

Texas

What Happens When Cafes Pull the Plug on Wi-Fi

I can’t stand the cafe around the corner from my place. While it’s elegant and cozy, it’s infested with laptop jockeys.<p>Every time I stop in with a friend, we’re the only ones talking. Our chatter feels out of place. Indeed, I’ve gotten looks from patrons who clearly felt our conversation was …

Linksys Velop Whole Home Wi-Fi System review

A fast but overpriced home mesh system<p><b>The Good</b> The Linksys Velop delivers fast Wi-Fi speed over a large area. Its hardware is well designed, and the system is generally easy to use.<p><b>The Bad</b> The system is expensive and lacks basic settings as well as common features. An account is required for its …

Technology

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi

WiFi at hotels remains a common source of traveler complaints, and it’s usually about the cost.<p>More often than not, hotel WiFi is a negotiable …

Hotels

This Wi-Fi alternative rides on LTE rails

A group that sees enterprises and even consumers setting up their own LTE-like networks now has a formula to work from.On Tuesday, the MulteFire Alliance announced MulteFire Release 1.0, which defines an LTE-like network that can run entirely on unlicensed spectrum like the frequencies Wi-Fi uses. …

VPN. Here’s how I do it anyway.

There’s no end of VPN solutions on t’interweb. Likewise, if you have a look on iTunes or Google Play there’s a big list of VPN apps for you. However, …

VPNs

CES 2017: Can a Self-Steering Antenna Fix Both Wi-Fi and TV Reception Issues?

Ethertronics says its antenna steering technology can remove Wi-Fi deadspots and let you cut your cable TV bill Photo: Tekla PerryFour antenna …

Antenna

Unprecedented Speed and Range with the Now Available ATHENA-R2 AC2600 Router with MU-MIMO by Amped Wireless

Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 01/17/17<p>January 17, 2017 --<p>Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for …

Brick And Mortar

5 Things I Think About CES 2017

As I arrived at CES 2017 the first thing I picked up in McCarron Airport was my badge. Along with the badge this year, I received a ribbon for “10+ years” of attendance. Since 10+ is 10-19 (and I’ve gone to the Comdex / CES trade shows for more than 20 years), I realized I’ve been involved in CES …

Smart Homes

Better Fixation For Nook Wireless Issue

<b>If you’re a Nook users, then you can easily fix the wireless issue by following these simple steps or you can simply call the professionals. For more</b> …

Qantas Soon To Have Fast Internet On Flights

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has slowly been rolling out here in Australia to bring better internet to homes and businesses. While the wait …

Airlines

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to kill dead spots

After unveiling Whole Home back in October, BT has launched their Whole Home system this week.<p>Called the BT Whole Home, it is a mesh WiFi system that …

Tech Trends

KickThemOut, a powerful Python tool to kick those nasties connected to your network

KickThemOut – A Python Tool To Kick Out One or All Devices Connected To Your Wi-Fi NetworkYour Wi-Fi connection has now become the heart of …

Ethical Hacking

NBN Co says network build will be half finished by July

NBN Co believes its network build will be halfway complete by the end of this financial year, as its roll out moves into metropolitan areas.<p>As of …

Brisbane

Pogue’s Basics: Money - Supply your own cable modem

At this moment, you’re paying about $10 a month to rent your cable <i>modem,</i> the gadget that brings high-speed Internet into your house. $10 a month, …

David Pogue

Blue Laser Diode Enables Underwater Communication at 12.4 Gbps

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Tsai-Chen Wu<br>• , Yu-Chieh Chi<br>• , Huai-Yung Wang<br>• , Cheng-Ting Tsai<br>• & Gong-Ru Lin<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>7</b>, Article number: …

Materials Science

Expand your Wi-Fi reach with this TP-Link Range Extender ($47 off)

Is your Wi-Fi signal not strong enough in your home or office? It’s frustrating. Luckily, there’s an easy, affordable solution available. Range …

Common Amazon Echo problems and how to fix them

What to do when your Amazon Echo isn't working right?<p>The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are the best voice-controlled smart home speakers you can buy. They …

Amazon Echo

Facebook's new public Wi-Fi locator is raising privacy concerns

Facebook wants to help… but what does it want in return?<p>| January 16, 20173:19 pm | Filed under: Facebook, iOS, Privacy 0<p>Facebook is testing a new …

Facebook

Poor broadband puts children's education at risk in rural areas

Better broadband banner<p>Poor broadband connections in remote areas hinder children’s learning because they cannot do their homework properly, a report has found.<p>Brian Wilson, director at Rural England said that pupils who grow up in rural communities are at a disadvantage compared to their urban …

Education

Wi-Fi, Part I: the Technology

My family and I recently moved into a new house. Well, that’s only partially true. We moved into a 63-year-old house, but it’s new to us. One of the …