Wide Area Networking (WAN)

Wide Area Networking news, information, and how-to advice

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ExpressRoute: The toll lane few need to Microsoft Azure

The direct link to Microsoft's cloud is more about providing a security blanket for nervous IT organizations

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

Silver Peak made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving...

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Getting started with power-line networking

Power-line networking makes use of your electrical lines to give you a de facto wired network. It gives you the range of a wired network without any of the mess or the need to run cable behind the walls.

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

The new Un-leashed offering allows unlimited calls and text message outside the U.S. and on U.S. airliners with Gogo in-flight service

4 cloud horror stories -- and how to survive them

Here are four cloud horror stories along with spoilers, so you can make it out alive

Researchers promote battery-free Wi-Fi technology

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

PwC: IoT will become multitrillion-dollar market by 2020

The number of businesses adopting 'Internet of things' technology continues to grow

The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT trying to protect corporate data and IP

IoT inspires innovations in energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest developments

Must-have tools for setting up a Wi-Fi net

AirMagnet, Ekahau and TamoGraph simplify Wi-Fi planning and surveying.

What's next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax

While you consider which 802.11ac router to buy, the industry is working hard to render it obsolete

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