Archive for the ‘Wi-Fi Tips’ Category


Prediction: BYOD may go to Chose-Your-Own-Device in 2013

Written By- Paul Kenyon, co-founder and COO, Avecto December 17, 2012 While forecasting the security culprits of the coming year has become a clichéd annual technology tradition, there is definite value in preparing for what may lurk ahead. Take for instance, how quickly the threat landscape has shifted. It’s hard to believe that movements, like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) [...]


Windows Phone 8 will tell users where to find free Wi-Fi Connections

IDG News Service - Microsoft will provide information about the location and quality of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Windows Phone 8 so users can find the best nearby networks. The information will come from a database of 11 million hotspots worldwide that is created and maintained by Devicescape, a vendor of Wi-Fi software for carriers. Devicescape [...]


Correcting The ‘Wireless Fidelity’ Myth

This article was written by Naomi Graychase for Wi-FiPlanet on- April 27, 2007.  It has been edited in length. If you think Wi-Fi is short for “wireless fidelity”… you’re wrong. Like a modern day game of operator being played over mobile phones with poor reception, the false notion that the brand name “Wi-Fi” is short for “wireless fidelity” [...]

Wi-Fi 802.11ac to be the New Norm in Smartphones by 2015

By Valerie Sarnataro, Brighthand Staff |  Sunday, October 28, 2012 With almost every smartphone shipped this year offering some form of Wi-Fi capabilities, the Wi-Fi 802.11n protocol has been the most commonly used in recent times, yet a new study projects that another Wi-Fi standard will soon begin to dominate mobile devices. According to [...]


Remember, Not All VPNs are Created Equal- Protecting Your Wi-Fi Connections

Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 by Kent Lawson Most of us probably assume that if we are using a virtual private network (VPN) either at home or at the office, we are completely safe from hackers. After all, who can hack a supposedly encrypted network? Well, it turns out that not all VPNs use the [...]

What you need to know about the iPhone 5 and 5GHz Wi-Fi

What you need to know about the iPhone 5 and 5GHz Wi-Fi by John Cox, Network World Sep 14, 2012 11:30 am Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from Network World. The iPhone 5 is Apple’s first mobile device to support Wi-Fi connections on the 5GHz band. Here’s what it means for you. Is [...]

OMNI-WiFi Helps Make Wi-Fi Connections More Efficient

Incorporated in early 2005, OMNI-WiFi develops 802.11 Wi-Fi compliant transmitters, repeaters and client-premises equipment (CPE) that integrate Wi-Fi Connections with existing wireless protocols and wireless hardware in a unique, advanced architecture. OMNI-WiFi’s wireless equipment is able to generate higher output and achieve longer ranges of Wi-Fi connectivity through special, patented integrations of hardware and firmware. [...]

Powerline Versus Wi-Fi Connections for AV Distribution

By Metin Taskin, @ AirTies Most of us today have a wireless network in our homes to enable us to enjoy unfettered access to the Internet and share data between PCs and networked peripherals such as printers. More recently, the trend towards using Ethernet ports to connect home entertainment devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, [...]


2 Ways to Secure Your WiFi Connections and Frustrate Hackers

Written by: M.S. Smith @ Wireless networking has become an incredibly popular way of connecting devices to a network. It is, however, full of security holes that are easily exploited by hackers. This holes can be patched, but only if you know how to properly handle your WiFi connections. The WiFi Problem A wireless [...]

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