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Road-Testing Republic Wireless and Its $19 Mobile Plan

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.

Pervasive Wireless Means Persistent Frustrations

November 13, 2012 08:28 PM
Despite impressive advances in WLAN technology, a small number of wireless devices drag down performance rates and irritate network engineers.

Enterasys Launches New Devices for High-Density Wi-Fi

November 05, 2012 11:21 AM
Enterasys today announced new access points and controllers designed to support large numbers of WLAN clients in hyper-dense environments.

Wireless for Beginners Part 2: Avoiding Collisions

November 02, 2012 04:34 PM
Wireless networks must avoid collisions to ensure packets reach their destination. This post reviews CSMA/CA and RTS/CTS techniques that let wireless devices share common airspace without disrupting traffic.

Academia To Apple: Fix Your AirPlay Wireless Protocol

July 13, 2012 09:00 AM
College campus users are increasingly looking to use Apple TV and AirPlay in the classroom, but to really embrace the products, they'll need to bid adieu to the Bonjour protocol.

If I Were King Of The Wireless Jungle

April 11, 2012 09:00 AM
Given the number of players involved across all of today’s wireless and networking spaces, it is pretty amazing that our mobile connectivity is as good as it is. Regardless of what 802.11 standard you connect with, or what carrier facilitates your mobile data, the wireless world of today is generally impressive. But it could be better. If Wireless World were mine to run, here’s what I’d change. (Cue the day dream sound effects and wavy fading video.)

4G? No, It’s More Like 4Gee!

March 26, 2012 09:00 AM
Have you actually held a 4G device in your hands while it does a speed test? Has your brain struggled to reconcile the numbers displayed at the end of the test with the fact that you’re connected to a mobile network and not Wi-Fi? Have you felt your reality get pleasantly rocked in a way that left you a bit confounded over the numbers that your device was showing you? This 4G stuff is simply amazing.

Security Professionals Get The Best Toys

March 23, 2012 10:00 AM
Do you think penetration testers--the people that companies hire to break into organizations and test their defenses--remain immersed in the pale glow of a stack of monitors listening to techno and mainlining over-caffeinated fruit drinks? I was visiting Steve Stasikounis, CEO of Secure Network Technologies and Dark Reading contributor, last week in his offices, and he couldn't help showing off his latest penetration testing and forensic investigation tools.

HP Flexes Its Wireless Wares

March 01, 2011 08:00 AM
HP is poised to carve out a bigger slice of the growing wireless market with its Mobile Access Solution, the industry's first access points that transmit three data streams per wireless radio as opposed to two, and that can support up to 50 percent more mobile devices than existing technology. According to Dell'Oro Group, overall wireless LAN (WLAN) market revenues are expected to surpass $7 billion by 2014; 2010 revenues were up 23 percent year-over-year to $2.1 billion. During the third quarter of 2010, both HP and arch-rival Cisco grew their enterprise revenues by over 20 percent.

Meraki Challenges The WLAN Market to Do More With (And For) Less

November 23, 2010 09:30 AM
Meraki has been the leader in cloud-based wireless networking for years. With a mission statement of providing the "easiest to manage enterprise WLAN", the cloud Wi-Fi management system challenges the controller based systems of Aruba and Cisco, and shares some characteristics with the likes of Aerohive and Bluesocket. With their latest access point offerings, Meraki goes beyond hosting their clients' central system control functions by shrinking both the size of their primary access point offerings and their costs. The changes may not seem like a big deal at first blush, but they may well be a barometer of where the WLAN market is going.

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