Author Archives: Konrad Roeder

FCC Report And Order To Create New 2495-2690 MHz Band

The FCC has recently issue a Report and Order (R&O) which will restructure the 2500-2690 MHz Band to create two new services: BRS (Broadband Radio Service) and EDS (Educational Broadband Service).Continue Reading

Should Voting Machines Go Wi-Fi?

Many wireless protocols are open to “man-in-the middle” attacks which could allow the voting results to be changed by an intruder pretending to be a voting machine. Recently we have seen that the part of 802.1x, the replacement for WEP was vulnerable to this kind of an attack if not properly implemented.Continue Reading

Speakeasy Lets You Become Your Own Wi-Fi ISP

Seattle Internet service provider Speakeasy has recently introduced Wi-Fi NetShare, a service that allows Speakeasy customers to easily and legally share their high-speed Internet connections with their neighbors.Continue Reading

802.11g Consumer Products Now Available

Buffalo Technology Inc. is shipping the industry’s first products based on the 802.11g draft standard. The AirStation G54 broadband router access point will carry an MSRP of $199. The Broadcom based 54Mbps AP will also support 802.1x and WPA with TKIP and AES with a future firmware upgrade. The matching PC card has an MSRPContinue Reading

Will UWB Be The Next Step After 802.11 And Bluetooth?

Ultra-Wideband technology has been used by the Government for close to 50 years for military radar and applications such as radar surveillance systems that can look right through walls and precision location equipment.Continue Reading

Planet3 Wireless Eearns WLANA Endorsement For CWNA Certification

Planet3 Wireless, Inc., creator of the Certified Wireless Network Professional training and certification program, announced today that the Wireless LAN Association (WLANA), the educational trade association for the wireless local area networking industry, has officially endorsed the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNAâ„¢) certification.Continue Reading

MeshNetworks Announces Mesh Networking Software

Earlier this week, MeshNetworks, Inc. announced the limited availability of its new MeshLAN Multi-Hopping software solution for industry standard 802.11 (Wi-Fi) based wireless LANs. MeshLAN software extends the range and robustness of existing Wi-Fi networks by adding multi-hopping peer-to-peer capabilities to off-the-shelf 802.11 cards, according to the company.Continue Reading

Verizon 3G Broadband… NOT

Last week Verizon Wireless became the first company to roll out commercial 3G service in the United States. It announced a new CDMA 1xRTT based data service called Express Network.Continue Reading

WiFi Metro Launches Today

For $19.95/month you get unlimited monthly minutes, UNLIMITED access to hundreds of hereUare JumpStart sites located throughout the U.S., including many of your favorite Starbucks coffee shops — No roaming charges!, and no contract minimum requirement or activation fees!Continue Reading

Mesh Networks – A DiSrUpTiVe Technology?

Mesh Networks, a wireless startup company in Maitland, FL is developing an alternative to 3G, that will carry data, voice and other multimedia streams. Their plan is to be disruptive as possible.Continue Reading

Apple Co-founder To Tackle Wireless Market

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and organizer of the first US festival has announced today the founding of a new company called the Wheel of Zeus, or wOz. Wozniak said wOz had secured $6 million for his startup.Continue Reading

Boingo Or Splat?

Boingo Wireless has gotten a lot of news lately about their new business venture. They promise one source for access to a number of IEEE 802.11b wireless systems. To fulfill this, they offer a free client from their website which supposedly sports a NetStumbler-like mechanism to find access points, a database of known access pointsContinue Reading

HP’s 802.11b Products Ship

Hewlett-Packard Company announced several new mobile and wireless products today, including the new HP Pavilion zt1000 notebook PC series with optional embedded 802.11b or Bluetooth wireless capabilities. Via []Continue Reading