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Cisco building switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

With a standard still far off, the company is rolling out switches with 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit options

Marriott now says it won't block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

The hotel operator will look for other ways to secure its own networks


Hotel group asks FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

Marriott and its allies say this capability is necessary to protect the security of their own networks

Qualcomm hopes to cure Wi-Fi rage with enterprise platform

The first products are expected to arrive during the second quarter from Ruckus Wireless and others

AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All

The carrier has dropped a plan to provide Internet access on airliners

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

The company's new consumer brand is designed for low price and easy setup and management

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

The specification helps users join secure networks automatically

At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

Using signals from passengers' devices, the system collects data that can help travelers plan ahead

Startup builds on Wi-Fi chips for cheaper 'last mile' to home broadband

Mimosa Networks wants to help service providers reach customers without laying fiber or copper

Belkin says router outages should be resolved

Older wireless routers were affected, including the F9K1102, F9K1105, F9K1113, F9K1102, F9K1105 and F9K1116

Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

The hotel chain blocked outside hotspots while charging customers up to $1,000 per device to access its own Wi-Fi service

MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

The RoadRunner system would use virtual tokens and vehicle-to-vehicle wireless LANs

Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

The underlying technology is scheduled to be launched in the middle of next year

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Wi-Fi Group Acts to Simplify Peer-to-Peer Video, Printing and More

The Wi-Fi Alliance has defined standard ways to carry out common uses of Wi-Fi Direct

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offering allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service

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Researchers Promote Battery-Free Wi-Fi Tech

A research team at the University of Washington pushes forward with technology that uses radio frequency for power

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AirMagnet Wi-Fi Security Tool Takes Aim at Drones

It can identify a Parrot AR Drone nearby to help narrow down the search for the rogue APs

Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi, Like Ice Cream, is Coming in Many Flavors

Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve as wireless devices proliferate and demand for video and other data explodes.

FCC approves plan to spend $1B a year on school Wi-Fi

Republican commissioners continue to question where the money will come from

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