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Inside InteropNet's Hot Stage

April 19, 2013 02:24 PM
The hot stage lets the InteropNet team assemble and configure the hardware and software that powers Interop ahead of the conference itself. Team members test designs and work out bugs. Here's an inside look.

Motorola's New Computing Headset Pushes Mobile Boundaries

October 22, 2012 04:21 PM
Motorola has released a computing platform that straddles the juncture of science-fiction and real-world technology.

Ruckus Shakes Up Auto RF Management With New Paradigm

November 30, 2011 08:10 AM
For those who worry about things like which channel large groups of wireless access points are on, there hasn't been a lot to get excited about during the last couple of years. For most "smart WLAN systems," you put your faith in a murky channel selection algorithm, respect that the 2.4-GHz band has only three non-overlapping channels, and hope that the vendor built the right intelligence into the product set. That changes with ChannelFly, the new channel selection method from Ruckus that challenges tradition and promises big payoff for those willing to try the new magic.

It's Time To End The Wireless Client Insanity

November 02, 2011 08:44 AM
What would our wireless networks be without clients? Things can be quirky enough with power-save settings, local RF conditions, and general machine health and resources when it comes to wireless performance, but add to the mix the general confusion that the wireless client adapter industry has created, and you can hardly fault your users for not understanding the nuances of different wireless adapters in a given network.

Fretting Over 802.11ac

October 14, 2011 08:40 AM
Call me a downer, call me a cynic, but I consider myself a realist. The not-yet-draft version of IEEE 802.11ac is building up steam just off the wireless stage, and I'm here to tell my fellow wireless network administrators that now is the time to start worrying.

Xirrus Introduces Wi-Fi With Greater Range, Capacity, To Meet WLAN Demands

October 05, 2011 04:45 PM
Xirrus is rolling out technology to increase the range and capacity of WLANs and make them more programmable so they can expand as necessary. Xirrus’s XR Wireless Array product line includes a wireless modular switch that can replace the number of legacy radio access points by a ratio of as much as 8-to-1.

Extreme Networks' Pint-Sized Wireless Powerhouse

September 16, 2011 09:16 AM
In this era of waning wired client connectivity, there are lots of used and vacant UTP runs scattered about. At the same time, many wireless access points are poor candidates for taking advantage of the typical knee-high data jacks that pervade most modern buildings. And then there’s the slick little Snap-On Wi-Fi access point from Extreme Networks, which brings an innovative form factor and decent feature set to market.

Of Body Armor, Handcuffs And Fluke Networks' AirCheck

September 08, 2011 02:49 PM
In the IT media business, you tend to see a lot of press releases. The majority of these are informative but benign, and seldom make you do a double-take. Then there’s "Law Enforcement Uses Fluke Networks’ AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester to Help Combat Child Pornography." While I approve of the sentiment behind the title, a couple of the points made in the release bother me.

Ruckus Raises A Ruckus With Unique Antenna Technology, New FlexConnect Feature Set

August 24, 2011 09:18 AM
Ruckus may not be one of the biggest companies in the WLAN market, but it is certainly among the most innovative. The Ruckus antenna story makes those of us who care about things like coverage patterns and beam forming get all tingly, and its latest client-facing feature set aims to balance extremely high performance with minimal client pain for getting securely connected in interesting new ways.

RADIUS Is The Secure WLAN’s Best Friend

June 16, 2011 11:47 AM
When the topic of high-quality wireless networking comes up, its trendy to bandy about notions of blazing throughput and Star Trek-sounding features like "beam forming" and "band steering." But before a client gets to benefit from the growing magic built into the contemporary wireless network, it probably needs to be scrutinized under the lens of “triple A”: authentication, authorization and accounting. This is where the often unsung hero called RADIUS comes in.

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