New Wi-Fi Distance Record: 382 Kilometers

Imagine a Wi-Fi link between two computers that are 238 miles apart. That is just what Ermanno Pietrosemoli, President of Escuela Latinoamerica de Redes, did in Venezuela. This apparent record link was created by using some of Intel’s new equipment which can electrically steer signals and some parts that Pietrosemoli picked up at local stores.Continue Reading

AT&T To Run With LTE

AT&T’s President of Government Solutions for Mobility stated LTE will most likely be the path the company takes because there are similar throughputs but they haven’t excluded the possibility of WiMAX technology at this point. He also spent a great deal of time talking about the AT&T Networx’s latest contract win and the future ofContinue Reading

Time For Wi-Fi To Sink Or Sync

Three years ago Philadelphia Mayor Street announced that he had a dream. He dreamt of a hot city with inexpensive Wi-Fi for everyone whether they were at home or on the go. The city paired up with EarthLink to realize that dream and now, after testing a 15-square-mile area, they say they’re ready to goContinue Reading

Clearwire Enhances WiMax Plan With Satellite Deal

Clearwire has recently announced that its WiMax wireless broadband service will be offered to subscribers of DirecTV and EchoStar. This cross marketing deal is expected to go into effect by the end of this year and will let each of the three companies create a very strong marketing bundle for their consumers. WiMax companies areContinue Reading

Wireless Network Admins Wising Up

RSA Security Inc. conducted its annual survey of New York, London and Paris and found that more wireless hot spots are working to secure their networks but a fifth of corporate access points remain open. In all three cities the percentage of hot spots protected by some form of encryption increased; London went from 76Continue Reading

Pilgrims On The Wireless Trail

People in Cape Cod, Massachusetts just weren’t getting the internet service they hoped for, so instead of fighting with carriers they decided to find their own solution. The non-profit group, OpenCape Corp was started with about $300,000 in donations from local colleges, communities and development agencies. The group is already taking steps toward its goalContinue Reading

More Wireless, Not Enough Security

RSA, the security division of EMC, has found that larger cities have more Wi-Fi than ever and more security but the security is woefully outdated. Using New York, London and Paris as their target cities, they have found the number of Wi-Fi access points have risen 49%, 44% and 160% respectively. Encryption was found toContinue Reading

Network Neutrality Does Wireless

The issue of network neutrality is now a hot topic in view of the upcoming spectrum auction by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is required to sell airwaves vacated by broadcasters as a result of the digital television transition, mainly to wireless broadband carriers, by the end of 2007. It is due to announceContinue Reading

Sprint Nextel Considers How To Fund WiMax Rollout

The Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint Nextel is seeking new ways to fund its WiMax deployment project. The company, in August last year, announced plans to build a $3 billion WiMax network but with high wireless-customer churn rates and a declining stock price, securing capital investment is proving to be a challenge for Sprint.Continue Reading

New Superfast Wireless Broadband Device Prototype Submitted To FCC

The White Space Coalition has developed and submitted another prototype to the FCC. The Coalition is made up of computer giants like Dell, EarthLink, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Philips Electronics and they are looking to harness the unused television spectrum to provide wireless broadband. The FCC’s largest concern with this leap forward in Wi-FiContinue Reading

Digital World: Divorce, VOIP syle

Is VoIP all it’s cracked up to be? Some users are finding problems with the system and have decided to forego the service entirely. Users have cited differences between their needs and the actual services they receive as being a major problem. A lack of a stable internet connection can make you miss calls evenContinue Reading

Meraki Introduces First Solar Powered Outdoor WiFi Access Kit

Meraki has gone green with Wi-Fi, announcing the first solar powered outdoor Wi-Fi access kit. When used together the Meraki Outdoor repeater and the Meraki Solar accessory can cover entire neighborhoods with Wi-Fi access. For a minimal outlay of money this new technology lets several households reliably share one high speed connection. The Solar accessoryContinue Reading

Demand For Wi-Fi Mobiles To Explode

Analysts dubbed dual-mode cellular/Wi-Fi handsets as the “breakout market segment” in 2007. The devices are seen to grab 20 percent of the total chipset market in two years. Wi-Fi for voice, according to In-Stat analyst Gemma Tedesco, is also gaining momentum this year as a result of T-Mobile’s deployment of fixed-mobile convergence in the U.S.Continue Reading

Free Wi-Fi In London…Mapped

If you’re in London and looking for free Wi-Fi this is just the site for you. The Londonist has set up a map with the aim of recording all of the bars, pubs, and coffee shops that offer free Wi-Fi access. While mapping they’ve noticed that some large areas of London seem to have freeContinue Reading

Michigan Man Arrested For Using Cafe’s Free WiFi From His Car

The Michigan police arrested Sam Peterson for using from his car the free WiFi network that Union Street Cafe has reserved solely for its customers. Peterson escaped the penalty of five-year imprisonment and paying a $10,000 fee, as prescribed by the state’s “fraudulent access to computers, computer systems, and computer networks” law. Prosecutors only demandedContinue Reading