June 27, 2013 14:31 PM
PowerCloud Systems aims to gain share in the cloud-managed WLAN market by expanding into retail, but the company faces stiff competition from established vendors.
June 20, 2013 11:21 AM
The Wi-Fi Alliance is now certifying interoperability of 802.11ac products for the consumer and enterprise markets. It's a milestone on the road to full ratification of the 11ac standard.
June 17, 2013 14:43 PM
There's talk that 802.11ac requires 10Gig uplinks to support maximum throughput. But you may not even need 2Gig uplinks. Here's why.
June 04, 2013 13:53 PM
Cisco has introduced the Cisco Meraki Managed Services Dashboard, which lets managed service providers run their customers' WLANs and wired networks.
May 28, 2013 15:40 PM
What will it take to reap the benefits of 802.11ac, the next generation of wireless networking? A whole lot of wire, and a whole lot of hardware.
May 21, 2013 10:47 AM
Aruba Networks is announcing 802.11ac access points and new software that addresses roaming problems caused by “sticky” wireless clients.
May 15, 2013 11:54 AM
Motorola joins a growing number of enterprise WLAN players with early 802.11ac products. Here's how its new APs stack up.
May 02, 2013 14:05 PM
This tutorial shows how to configure a Cisco wireless network. It covers controller setup, WLAN configuration and some advanced settings. Screenshots are included.
April 19, 2013 16:19 PM
Wireless bridges that provide high-speed, site-to-site connectivity have boosted throughput from megabits per second to 100 Gbps, but challenges such as licensing and beam alignment remain.
April 12, 2013 17:24 PM
Ubiquiti offers an 11ac AP for under $300 in a bid to grab early adopters and price-conscious companies--and to entice customers from WLAN vendors such as Ruckus and Aruba Networks.
April 01, 2013 16:16 PM
Meru Networks has rolled out new WLAN capabilities for unified access, device onboarding and more, but its "me too" efforts do little to distinguish it in a competitive market.
March 19, 2013 19:45 PM
San Jose's downtown is newly awash in Wi-Fi from Ruckus Wireless. But is a catchy slogan and established technology enough to triumph in the failure-prone municipal wireless space?
March 07, 2013 15:18 PM
Mersive's Solstice software lets mobile devices connect wirelessly to projection systems and flat screens, eliminating the need for cords and adapters in conference rooms and campuses. But we're still a ways away from ubiquitous connectivity.
March 05, 2013 13:06 PM
Aerohive Networks widens the field of cloud-managed switching, which has largely been ruled by Meraki. Aerohive's three new switches unify both wired and wireless network access.
February 26, 2013 16:29 PM
Wireless hardware testing can shed much-needed light on Wi-Fi products when every vendor claims to have the best stuff. But you have to pay attention to the testing details.
February 22, 2013 09:12 AM
Republic Wireless offers unlimited mobile voice and data for $19 a month. While the data is unlimited, the carrier’s reliance on Wi-Fi means poor call quality and no ability to hand off calls between wireless and cellular connections.
February 19, 2013 12:06 PM
WLAN location-based services are hot, wireless technology is getting more complex, and WLAN interoperability just isn’t going to happen. These are the three big ideas I took away from Wireless Field Day.
February 11, 2013 12:31 PM
The DuoSense digital pen from N-Trig captures the experience of pen on paper for tablet users. But OS and device support are limited, and more apps are needed before this technology can go mainstream.
January 29, 2013 16:58 PM
Cisco has announced new hardware and software to integrate wired and wireless networks under its Unified Access initiative, including the Catalyst 3850 switch that includes a built-in WLAN controller. New versions of ISE and Prime Infrastructure are also available.
January 23, 2013 16:16 PM
A new partnership between WLAN vendor Aerohive and retail analytics company Euclid turns in-store access points into customer tracking systems.