Wi-Fi - Infoworld http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/21396 en The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/security/the-data-dangers-of-free-public-wi-fi-247202?source=rss_wi-fi <p>New York City is asking vendors to take over the city's almost-universally abandoned pay phones (a transparent, glass-enclosed structure on street corners was probably never a good choice for Superman's changing room anyway) and use them to <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249457/Free_Wi_Fi_networks_in_SF_San_Jose_join_hands_through_Hotspot_2.0" target="_blank">deliver free Wi-Fi</a> to <a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428060/google-may-bring-wi-fi-new-york-city-pay-phones">residents</a>. What's not to love?</p> Networking Security Wi-Fi Data Security Internet Privacy Wireless LAN Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:45:20 +0000 admin 247202 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi problems persist despite a new update http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/laptop-pcs/surface-pro-3-wi-fi-problems-persist-despite-new-update-245836?source=rss_wi-fi <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_surface_rt.jpg" alt="Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi problems persist despite a new update" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft started shipping the brand-spanking-new i5-based Surface Pro 3 on June 19. That same day, Microsoft released a firmware update for the Surface Pro 3. Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Microsoft Wi-Fi Anti-virus Laptop PCs Tablets Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:55:28 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 245836 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com What's next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/whats-next-wi-fi-second-wave-of-80211ac-devices-and-then-80211ax-245645?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Now that blazing-fast routers based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard are finally entering the mainstream, intrepid engineers are busily cooking up all-new hardware that will make that gear's performance seem quaint by comparison.</p> <p>That's not to say 802.11ac is about to fall by the wayside--after all, the IEEE didn't officially ratify the standard until December 2013. It's just that the chipsets capable of delivering all the features and performance in that standard are still in development.</p> Networking Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Networking Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:53:08 +0000 admin 245645 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Oops! Surface Pro 3 firmware and driver update causing sluggish Wi-Fi http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/tablets/oops-surface-pro-3-firmware-and-driver-update-causing-sluggish-wi-fi-245242?source=rss_wi-fi <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_surface_rt.jpg" alt="Oops! Mobile Technology Microsoft Wi-Fi Tablets Patch Management Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:06:22 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 245242 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/security/the-eff-wants-improve-your-privacy-making-your-wi-fi-public-244795?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Conventional wisdom dictates that to maintain your security and privacy, you should encrypt your Wi-Fi network. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argues that partially opening up your home Wi-Fi network could actually <em>enhance</em> your privacy, and is working on a tool to make it easier to do so.</p> Networking Security Wi-Fi Internet Privacy Networking Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:28:50 +0000 admin 244795 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Qualcomm chip combines Wi-Fi and LTE http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/qualcomm-chip-combines-wi-fi-and-lte-244128?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Qualcomm is bringing 4G coverage to offices and homes with a low-cost chip that will power wireless routers with both Wi-Fi and LTE.</p> <p>The introduction of the FSM90xx SoC (system-on-a-chip) is a change of pace for Qualcomm. When the company entered the small cell sector it did so with high-performing products, but has now started to scale down the underlying technology, according to Dan Rabinovitsj, senior vice president at Qualcomm.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology LTE Wi-Fi Processors Mobile Technology Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:32:38 +0000 admin 244128 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Exclusive: Google mulling Wi-Fi for cities with Google Fiber http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/exclusive-google-mulling-wi-fi-cities-google-fiber-241306?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service.</p> <p>The disclosure is made in a document Google is circulating to 34 cities that are the next candidates to receive Google Fiber in 2015.</p><p><strong>[ Cut to the key news for technology development and IT management with the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/newsletters/subscribe?showlist=infoworld_daily&amp;source=fssr">InfoWorld Daily newsletter</a>, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]</strong></p> Networking Google Wi-Fi Internet Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 admin 241306 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Can we talk? Internet of things vendors face a communications 'mess' http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/can-we-talk-internet-of-things-vendors-face-communications-mess-240809?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Vendors will tell you that the Internet of Things (IoT) is here today. We're here to tell you that it isn't. This is your warning label. It's the small print on the prescription that outlines all the nasty complications.</p><p>The first thing to realize is that many wireless communications protocols that allow home devices to exchange information <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245507/Why_the_Internet_of_Things_may_never_happen" target="_blank">aren't interoperable</a>.</p> Networking Internet of Things Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:06 +0000 admin 240809 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com 7 reasons to deploy Wi-Fi security in Enterprise mode http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/security/7-reasons-deploy-wi-fi-security-in-enterprise-mode-240008?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Although it's tempting to use the Personal mode of Wi-Fi security, which is easy to setup and use, businesses and organizations really need to use the Enterprise mode of WPA2--also known as 802.11i. Although it requires a RADIUS server to do the 802.1X authentication and is more complex to setup, it provides superior Wi-Fi security and can save you time and money in the long run.</p> <p>Here are several reasons why businesses and organization should utilize Enterprise-level Wi-Fi security.</p> Networking Security Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Network Security IDG Insider Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240008 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Google asks US Supreme Court to review ruling on Wi-Fi packet sniffing http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/google-asks-us-supreme-court-review-ruling-wi-fi-packet-sniffing-239622?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by an appeals court that its collection of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks is not exempt under federal wiretap laws.</p> <p>The company argues that its data collection does not violate the Wiretap Act as it fell under an exemption that makes it lawful to intercept electronic communications that are readily accessible to the general public.</p> Networking Security Google Wi-Fi Federal Regulations Internet Privacy Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:38:21 +0000 admin 239622 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com HP makes printing easier, secure in BYOD environments http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/hp-makes-printing-easier-secure-in-byod-environments-238474?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Using mobile devices for one-off printing tasks on office printers may not be a big deal, but Hewlett-Packard is trying to mitigate any security risk through direct wireless printing features it is bringing to enterprise printers.</p> Computer Hardware Hewlett-Packard (HP) Wi-Fi BYOD Printers Mobile Security Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:15:24 +0000 admin 238474 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Gigabit Wi-Fi case study: Erickson Living upgrades to 802.11ac http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/gigabit-wi-fi-case-study-erickson-living-upgrades-80211ac-236023?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Erickson Living, a company that manages 16 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in nine states, faces a unique challenge when it comes to installed a wireless network each retirement community has common areas where residents share available bandwidth, but there are also individual residential units where end users have their personal phone and Internet connections.</p> Networking Wi-Fi Wireless LAN IDG Insider Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:35:56 +0000 admin 236023 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Movirtu turns your tablet or laptop into a virtual smartphone http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/movirtu-turns-your-tablet-or-laptop-virtual-smartphone-235850?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Movirtu has unveiled CloudPhone, a software platform that lets users make and receive calls over Wi-Fi networks using their mobile phone numbers on tablets and laptops without a regular SIM card.</p> <p>Mobile operators have to find ways to compete with companies such as Skype, which offer Internet-based communications that are challenging traditional services. Movirtu's CloudPhone will allow them to do that, CEO Carsten Brinkschulte said.</p> Mobile Technology Wi-Fi VoIP Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:30:34 +0000 admin 235850 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Old-school Wi-Fi is slowing down networks, Cisco says http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/old-school-wi-fi-slowing-down-networks-cisco-says-235108?source=rss_wi-fi <p>The early Wi-Fi standards that opened the world's eyes to wire-free networking are now holding back the newer, faster protocols that followed in their wake, Cisco Systems said.</p> <p>The IEEE 802.11 standard, now available in numerous versions with speeds up to 6.9Gbps and growing, still requires devices and access points to be compatible with technologies that date to the late 1990s. But those older standards -- the once-popular 802.11b and an even slower spec from 1997 -- aren't nearly as efficient as most Wi-Fi being sold today.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Mobile Technology Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:37:32 +0000 admin 235108 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Fon working with Qualcomm to expand Wi-Fi hotspots http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/fon-working-qualcomm-expand-wi-fi-hotspots-234587?source=rss_wi-fi <p>With new Qualcomm-based products, more funds and a U.S. expansion, free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon expects to reach 35 million hotspots by 2016.</p> <p>Since its inception in 2006, Fon has been working to build a crowd-sourced network of hotspots, where users share their broadband connection via Wi-Fi and in return get free access to other hotspots around the world. The company also has programs for small businesses and enterprises that are invitation-only, for now. The recipe has been successful: Fon's network now stands at over 12 million hotspots.</p> Networking Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:25:31 +0000 admin 234587 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Citrix buys Framehawk to give virtual desktops a boost http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/citrix-buys-framehawk-give-virtual-desktops-boost-233751?source=rss_wi-fi <p>Citrix Systems has acquired Framehawk for an undisclosed sum, and will use the company's technology to improve the performance of virtual desktops and applications over wireless networks.</p> <p>With the increased adoption of tablets and smartphones in enterprises, performance becomes an issue over Wi-Fi and cellular networks where access may be intermittent or poor due to congestion, high packet loss and or high latency, according to Citrix.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Virtualization Citrix Systems Wi-Fi Virtual Desktop M&A Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:31:21 +0000 admin 233751 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com The 5 mobile technologies to watch in 2014 http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-5-mobile-technologies-watch-in-2014-233049?source=rss_wi-fi <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mobile_app_dev.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Wi-Fi Android iOS iPad iPhone Processors Smartphones Tablets Wireless LAN Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 233049 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com San Francisco gives its main street free Wi-Fi, eyes citywide service http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/san-francisco-gives-its-main-street-free-wi-fi-eyes-citywide-service-232765?source=rss_wi-fi <p>If you want something done, sometimes you just have to do it yourself.</p><p>The city and county of San Francisco <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/010607-update-san-francisco-earthlink-agree.html" target="_blank">teamed up</a> with Earthlink and Google nearly a decade ago to build what was planned as a citywide Wi-Fi network, only to see Earthlink <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/networking/update-current-earthlink-deal-sf-looks-dead-977" target="_blank">retreat from</a> its municipal Wi-Fi business in 2007. The citywide system was never built.</p> Networking Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Government Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:44:22 +0000 ccraig 232765 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Cisco weighs in for multi-gigabit addition to Wi-Fi http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/networking/cisco-weighs-in-multi-gigabit-addition-wi-fi-230332?source=rss_wi-fi <p>A high-frequency supplement to Wi-Fi that's several times faster than most of what's available now appears headed for enterprises through a partnership between Cisco Systems and a specialist in the technology.</p> Networking Cisco Systems Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:42:33 +0000 admin 230332 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com iOS apps vulnerable to Wi-Fi hijacking bug http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/wireless-security/ios-apps-vulnerable-wi-fi-hijacking-bug-229811?source=rss_wi-fi <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_intruder_hp.jpg" alt="iOS apps vulnerable to Wi-Fi hijacking bug" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Researchers from device security firm <a href="http://www.skycure.com/" target="_blank">Skycure</a> have unearthed an unnerving vulnerability in iOS that can be used to hijack a number of apps when used on an insecure Wi-Fi network. Mobile Technology Security Wi-Fi iOS Mobile Apps Mobile Security Smartphones Wireless Security Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:14:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229811 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com