Wireless Networking

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Report: HP to Buy Aruba for Wireless Tech

HP is in talks to purchase Aruba Networks, with an eye toward acquiring that company’s wireless networking infrastructure technology, according to a report published today by Bloomberg News.

Extreme Networks CEO Touts Open SDN Strategy, Robust Wireless as Key Assets in Changing Net Market

It’s been about 15 months since Extreme Networks completed the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, a move that bolstered not only Extreme’s financial heft, but widened its switching line and beefed up its wireless LAN capabilities....


Chip companies working to make Wi-Fi more maker-friendly

The goal is to make adding Wi-Fi connectivity much easier

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Call it 802.11baaa: Rural Broadband Experiment Could Use Sheep as Wi-Fi Hotspots

Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.

Wi-Fi backers warn about unlicensed LTE while Ericsson claims speed boost

The Wi-Fi Alliance plans collaboration to make sure Wi-Fi users don't get squeezed out

As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Software features from Ruckus Wireless are designed to help access points better handle voice calls

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Security, Privacy Gaps Put U.S. Drivers at Risk of Hacking

New standards are needed to plug security and privacy gaps in cars and trucks, according to a report released by U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.

Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

LTE will soon tap into unlicensed spectrum, but not without safeguards

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Over-the-Air Software Coming Soon to Your Next Car

As Tesla Model S's sat quietly in their garages, Elon Musk tweeted that the all-electric vehicles will receive wireless upgrades to their powertrain – boosting their performance. This first-of-its kind wireless powertrain upgrade is...

FCC Banks Nearly $45 Billion in Landmark AWS-3 Spectrum Auction

The FCC announced today that Auction 97 has closed after roughly two and a half months, with winning bids totaling $44.9 billion for the 65MHz of mostly AWS-3 spectrum on offer. That figure is far and away the highest ever seen in a...

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How Not to Waste Your Money on the Second Wave of 802.11ac Wireless Gear

The best way to avoid wasting your money on wave 2 of 802.11ac access points is to not buy them right away, and the second-best is to not overreact to their presence on your network.

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Google Preps for Wireless Services with T-Mo and Sprint

Google is prepping to offer its own wireless voice and data service over the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile -- a move likely to be markedly different from traditional virtual network operations.

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Big Visions for 5G Before the FCC

Drones, robots, high-altitude balloons and low-altitude satellites are all envisioned to provide fifth-generation (5G) wireless connections as early as 2020, according to recent FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google,...

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10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are advanced, wait until you see what's cooking in the labs at universities...

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

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Wireless Charging -- McDonald's is Lovin' it

McDonald's is installing 600 wireless charging hotspots in 50 of its restaurants in the U.K.

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Bluetooth in Your Snowboard Bindings?! Meet the XON Snow-1

Balance and flex sensors collect data about each ride, and the app can even overlay that data on a video of your run.

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Ericsson Pushes Plan to Send Wireless Apps Over Unlicensed 5GHz Spectrum

Ericsson announced wireless technology today at International CES that's designed to improve coverage and speed for bandwidth-hungry smartphone applications such as streaming video.

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

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