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Wi-Fi and wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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25% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition - Deal Alert

Is there a void between your WiFi router and your devices? Add a WiFi Extender and strengthen your connection.

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61% off LEMONBEST HD 720p Handheld Wifi Inspection Scope - Deal Alert

This handheld High Definition WiFi Inspection Camera makes use of optoelectronic technology to investigate hard-to-reach area with high quality images. Broadcasts video via WiFi to your laptop, phone or tablet.

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17% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

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Best Deals of the Week - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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13% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router - Deal Alert

OnHub provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 mbps to help with smooth streaming, gaming, and downloading. Its unique design and 13 antennas provide reliable speed in every direction, covering up to 2,500 square feet. And OnHub can connect...

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15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros

Most of the newer Modern Windows apps are still very basic in their functionality, but some are quite useful even for network and IT pros

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FAQ: What the FCC’s 5G vote will mean

Thursday's vote will identify and open new high frequency bands for the next big jump in mobile data capabilities

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24% off TP-LINK AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Dual Band AC Router - Deal Alert

Create a reliable, blazing-fast network using 802.11ac, the latest, most powerful Wi-Fi technology. Dual USB ports make it easy to share files, photos, and music across your network. Currently discounted 24% to $130.

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Wave 2 Wi-Fi adoption sluggish, but it's great for some

The Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying gigabit-speed 802.11ac Wave 2 products more than a year after they hit the market

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Review: The Starry Station Wi-Fi router -- a simple solution

The stylish new Starry Station Wi-Fi router is so simple to use that your friends and relatives may no longer need to call you for help.

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The fight over a new Wi-Fi channel is coming to a head

Globalstar says it can open up another Wi-Fi channel to relieve congestion -- but with some conditions

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The coolest drone projects at big enterprise IT companies

Cisco, AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft are among the big enterprise IT companies with drone-related projects underway

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Wi-Fi's next step: High-density scenarios

At Interop 2016, Network World chats with Mike Leibovitz from Extreme Networks, about what comes next for enterprise Wi-Fi deployments after they've covered the office building and/or large campus.

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Gigabit Wi-Fi's faster, but it needs a fast wire behind it

Gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac, is slowly starting to show up in homes and public hotspots, but it’s not delivering a gigabit to smartphones

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Cisco fixes serious denial-of-service flaws in wireless LAN controllers, other products

One of the vulnerabilities is critical and the rest are rated as high severity

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Google to test innovative 3.5GHz wireless in Kansas City

Tests will last up to 18 months and use shared spectrum the FCC created last year

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New wireless tech from MIT promises password-free Wi-Fi

Chronos system developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could also help make smart homes smarter

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Network World Explains: All about HaLow

Confused about the new HaLow wireless standard proposed by the Wi-Fi Alliance? Worry no more! Network World explains what this is all about in this handy animated video.

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