The Wi-Fi 6 certification program kicks off as faster Wi-Fi is on its way
The Wi-Fi Alliance announced the kick-off of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification program. What this means is simply that the technology is ready to go
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What is WiFi 6? And why it’s so important to the future of your mobile lifestyle
WiFi 6 is the future. We’re telling you all about what it is, as well as why it is important to the future of your mobile lifestyle.
Companies are planning on replacing WiFi with private 5G networks
A recent report talks about how companies are considering replacing the good old WiFi with next-generation private 5G networks
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Wi-Fi 6 coming, as new Wi-Fi naming system has been announced
The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced Wi-Fi 6, and, at the same time, has announced a new naming system for Wi-Fi standards moving forward.
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Faster next-gen 802.11ax WiFi coming this year from Intel
As a successor to the 802.11ac standard, the upcoming 802.11ax will offer 4x the throughput of its predecessor; however, speed is not the only advantage of the tech. Read to find out more.
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Security & Privacy: The Hidden Risks of WiFi
Every person who carries a WiFi enabled device with them can be tracked. The people they’re with can be tracked. Even if you have the WiFi on your device turned off, the device will occasionally turn it back on to “look around”.
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The future of WiFi is Mesh, and Google might be missing out
While I’m excited about Google WiFi and will probably deploy it at my home, there’s a lot of unnecessary overlap, and a lot lost potential Google could leverage using products that are already in people’s homes.
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WiFi is evolving: What you need to know about 802.11 ad, ah, and HaLow af
As if WiFi wasn’t confusing enough already, soon we’ll have 802.11ad, 802.11af, and 802.11ah to figure out.
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What is LiFi and why you should care: the next generation light-based WiFi
WiFi is great, but the wireless spectrum is getting awfully crowded. What if we could use the visible spectrum instead? We could, and it’s called LiFi.
The Pros and Cons of 5GHz WiFi 802.11ac
802.11ac 5GHz WiFi has a lot of advantages over traditional 2.4GHz WiFi, but will it work for you? Here are the pros and cons of 802.11ac 5GHz WiFi.
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Should you leave your smartphone’s WiFi on or turn it off?
WiFi is a great technology but leaving your phone’s WiFi radio on all the time might waste energy. Here’s what you need to know about leaving it on or off.
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Here’s why city-wide WiFi deployments are a bad idea
Location tracking, over-zealous law enforcement, paying for someone else’s Internet access. Whatever the reason, here’s why municipal WiFi is a bad idea.
5GHz versus 2.4GHz
With so many devices crowding the airwaves, is 5GHz really better than 2.4Ghz in practice?
With so many devices crowding the airwaves, which frequency are you better off using: 5GHz versus 2.4GHz.
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802.11AC versus 802.11N in practice
As we increase the number of devices we own, we must also update the tech in our homes. Such is the case with 802.11AC versus 802.11N.
Which tethering method is better: WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB cable?
When you need to access the Internet away from home you could connect through your smartphone. But which tethering methods are available and which is best?
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Here’s why you should use 5GHz WiFi instead of 2.4GHz
With keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, microwaves and even wearables using 2.4GHz, here’s why 5GHz WiFi is a good idea!
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Voice and text should (optionally) fall-back to WiFi networks whenever possible
Cellular telephony isn’t perfect & users can find themselves falling into coverage holes. Read on to see if the solution could be a WiFi fallback strategy.
Wireless Energy
Can we use ambient Wi-Fi signals to trickle charge cell phones?
Radio signals are all around. Isn’t there some way we can make a Wi-Fi phone charger? According to researchers at Duke University, the answer may be yes!
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Why is WiFi so much worse on smartphones than on laptops and computers?
WiFi is great, isn’t it? The power of a local area network…
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How Scared Should I Be To Use Public WiFi on My Smartphone?
Read about public WiFi and what you need to do to protect yourself on public networks.
With LTE, Are You Still Prioritizing WiFi?
Read about the benefits and draw-backs of LTE and Wi-Fi, and let us know if you’ve turned off Wi-Fi in favor of LTE.