Tag Archives: Wi-Fi

Terk Trinity Xtend review: This TV antenna tries to pull double-duty as a Wi-Fi range extender

TechHive contributor Jason Cipriani and TechHive executive editor Michael Brown collaborated on this review. Jason evaluated the Trinity Xtend’s performance as a TV antenna, and Michael measured its chops as a Wi-Fi range extender. Before you cut the cord, you need to figure out two things: How you’re going to tune in local over-the-air TV channels, and how you’re going ... Read More »

Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Flaw Threatens 1 Billion Smartphones, Google and Apple Roll Out Fixes

A Broadcom chip flaw found and demoed by Exodus Intelligence’s Nitay Artenstein exposed a potential critical threat to 1 billion Android and iOS smartphones. This exploit was possible due to a specific Broadcom Wi-Fi chip bug that let the hacker gain remote execution access on smartphones. Fortunately, before this could happen, Google and Apple both have fixed the bug. The Wi-Fi chip is vulnerable ... Read More »

Symantec Says 96 Percent of Indians at Risk While Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

HIGHLIGHTS Consumers are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi network 73 percent of Indians will do or swap something for a strong Wi-Fi signal 31 percent use public Wi-Fi for viewing explicit or suggestive content A whopping 96 percent of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos, ... Read More »

Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi: 802.11ax

Qualcomm will start shipping sample chips for the next generation of Wi-Fi by June, helping device and network vendors develop products that might quadruple users’ speeds and lengthen battery life. The new silicon uses an early version of IEEE 802.11ax, a specification designed to make wireless LANs more efficient and increase their performance as a result. The formal standard isn’t ... Read More »

Hacker shows how easy it is to take over a city’s public Wi-Fi network

A buffer overflow in a single router model could have endangered thousands of Wi-Fi users A sign advertises free WiFi at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Oct. 25, 2015. Credit: Martyn Williams 2COMMENTS Lucian Constantin IDG News Service Nov 10, 2016 1:18 PM In a perfect example of how public wireless networks can be dangerous for privacy and security, an ... Read More »

That private network on the Wi-Fi band? Won’t happen

Globalstar has dropped the plan to run its own network in unlicensed spectrum The Federal Communications Commission’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Credit: Federal Communications Commission COMMENTS Stephen Lawson IDG News Service Nov 10, 2016 4:42 PM Satellite service provider Globalstar has dropped its controversial plan to launch a wireless network in the U.S. in part of an unlicensed band that ... Read More »

Jamia enters into collaboration with MHRD to make a 100 per cent Wi-Fi zone

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Jamia Milia Islamia and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to turn the campus into a 100 per cent Wi-Fi zone, the university said in a statement on Wednesday. For the upgradation of Wi-Fi facilities in the campus, the ministry has sanctioned Rs 8.75 crore “Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad has signed ... Read More »

Slide suggests iPhone 7 can have wi-fi charging and waterproofing

Rumors approximately the iPhone are like fishermen’s stories – they develop bolder and grander as timegoes on. A photo of a presentation slide lists the highlights of the imminent phone. The slide indicates an iPhone 7 Pro (dual cameras) however is labeled iPhone 7 Plus. That aside, thecellphone will run iOS 10 (obviously) and could lack a headphone jack ( ... Read More »

Linksys EA7500 Wi-Fi router review: MU-MIMO made affordable (but no more useful)

Linksys thinks MU-MIMO is the EA7500’s key selling point. It’s not. While this might be the least-expensive router to support MU-MIMO, that technology is just too new and under-supported on the client side to be anything other than a checklist item. Fortunately for Linksys, the EA7500 includes most of the features that do matter, and it delivers strong performance in general—particularly in the ... Read More »