Wi-Fi
Computing

Confused by Wi-Fi standards? Simplified branding will start with Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced a changing of its naming conventions for wireless generations starting with 802.11ax. Moving forward, it will be known as Wi-Fi 6, with previous generations known as Wi-Fi 5 and 4.
Computing

Don't buy a new router, fix your Wi-Fi with these quick tips

Don't panic when your Wi-Fi goes down. Instead, fix it. These simple solutions to the most common Wi-Fi Problems will get you back online at high speed in no time (hopefully) without buying a new router.
Computing

Is your Wi-Fi screwing up again? Here's our list of the best wireless routers

Check out the best wireless routers for a variety of homes and apartments. We've collected the top routers for wireless management, 4K streaming, professional gaming, Wi-fi on a budget, and much more. Take a look at our top pick, then check…
Home Theater

Banish the buffer screen with these tips for silky-smooth streaming video

If you’ve been having troubles with streaming Internet videos from Netflix and other services in HD, the problem may be your network. Here’s how to make sure your streaming video experience goes smoothly.
Emerging Tech

Regular Wi-Fi can accurately detect bombs, chemicals, and weapons in bags

Surveillance cameras and bag searches have become commonplace when it comes to security in public venues. But researchers may have found a different way to detect suspicious items: regular Wi-Fi.
Computing

After 14 years, a new generation of Wi-Fi security is coming. Here’s what to know

Wireless security rarely gets as big an upgrade as WPA3 will bring about. As new hardware begins to support it, we should see much better password protections for all Wi-Fi users whether at home or in public.
Computing

Updating your router to WPA3 could protect your home Wi-Fi network

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified Wi-Fi Security Protocol 3 (WPA3), which should mean safer and more secure routers for all -- assuming manufacturers roll out their own updates to existing hardware.
Computing

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi

Are you worried that slow internet speeds and weird activity mean someone is using your Wi-Fi network without permission? It's important to find out immediately if anyone is stealing your bandwidth. Here's how to tell if someone is stealing…
Social Media

Qualcomm joins Facebook’s Terragraph Project to bring fast Wi-Fi to U.S. cities

Qualcomm has joined with Facebook on the social network's Terragraph Project, a multinode wireless system focused on bringing high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas.
Mobile

As unlimited data plans grow more popular, Wi-Fi loses its dominance

As major cellphone service providers continue to re-introduce unlimited data to their content-hungry customers, it looks like folks are spending more time surfing the web on their phones in Wi-Fi free zones.
Emerging Tech

SpaceX has successfully launched its first broadband satellites

Elon Musk has long outlined plans to launch low-orbiting satellites to beam high-speed internet to folks around the world as part of a program called "Starlink." The first two satellites were successfully launched on February 22.
Computing

Can’t get service? Head to an English church, soon to become a Wi-Fi hot spot

Thanks to a new agreement between the Church of England and the English government, churches in internet "dead zones" are now going to help facilitate the spread of information by facilitating broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Smart Home

Wi-Fiber is creating safer cities by combining wireless tech, smart streetlights

An emerging networking and technology company, Wi-Fiber is building mesh-enabled Wi-Fi networks and smart streetlights to help cities gain connectivity, oversight, and advanced security solutions.
Computing

Intel wants to bring you faster Wi-Fi in the next couple of years

Intel recently made an announcement that it will be readying new chips for what is going to be the next generation of Wi-Fi. In 2018, Intel is going to make its home Wi-Fi portfolio larger with its new 802.11ax chips.
Mobile

Wi-Fi wherever you go: Here’s how to set up a hot spot on Android and iOS

Being able to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hot spot can be a huge help in times when there's no other Wi-Fi. But how do you do it? Here's how to set up a hot spot for Wi-Fi using your Android or iOS phone.
Emerging Tech

3D-printed objects can connect to Wi-Fi without electronics

Researchers at the University of Washington have made it easier to bring mundane objects online, enabling 3D-printed objects to connect to Wi-Fi without electronics or batteries.
Emerging Tech

Scientists create unpowered 3D-printed objects that can communicate via Wi-Fi

Using only mechanical elements like gears and springs, researchers have devised a way for unpowered plastic objects to communicate with your Wi-Fi network, opening the door to new possible applications.
Mobile

What’s the Wi-Fi password? Share it easily in iOS 11 with Wi-Fi Sharing

Did you know you can easily share your Wi-Fi connection with other people if you’re using iOS 11? No? According to our latest Twitter poll, you’re not alone. Wi-Fi sharing allows you to easily connect friends to your network.