Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

lifx a19 primary

LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.

mobile smartphone wireless iot virtual network

Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

Netgear Orbi Outdoor

Netgear Orbi Outdoor Satellite review: Great range, but only so-so speed

This node will extend your Orbi mesh network far into your yard—for a price.

bullseye hospital healhcare

IoT could help at-risk seniors

A chain of Ontario-based retirement homes is looking to add sensor bracelets to its Aruba Wi-Fi networks, internet of things devices that will track whether residents are starting to wander away from the facilities so staff can...

mobile wireless network

Cisco, Verizon take Information-Centric Networking for a real-world spin

A recent demonstration by Cisco and Verizon showed that ICN could hold benefits for 5G networking, gathering IoT data and boosting security.

What is 802.11ax Wi-Fi, and what will it mean for 802.11ac

802.11ax is the emerging Wi-Fi standard that will likely displace the current 802.11ac standard with higher throughput and overcoming poor performance in crowded environments.

rajeev suri nokia mesh wi fi

Nokia expands home networking reach with mesh Wi-Fi product

Nokia wants to help carriers upgrade their mobile networks to 5G -- but it also wants to give home Wi-Fi a boost

copy of nest cam iq lifestyle
Updated

Nest Cam IQ review: Lots of exciting features, but the price tag triggers less-desirable emotions

The latest security camera from Nest Labs is super powerful (and super expensive).

snail rocket fast speed

5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi networks can be slowed by use of old protocols, overlapping channels and low data rates, and here’s how to fix these and other performance problems.

Wi-Fi tools

REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at...

wifi patternwi fi

802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works.

binary neural network - artificial intelligence - machine learning

Cisco adds new capabilities to its IBN infrastructure

Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking gear so now it can both verify that networks are actually running according to the intentions set by admins and also so it can help to find and resolve network problems faster on both...

cam iq outdoor6
Updated

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner

Nest follows the blueprint of the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera with its second outdoor model.

hp alexa

9 new products for the enterprise from CES 2018

CES 2018 wasn’t just about electronics for consumers: It also saw the unpacking of a crate-load of products that can do duty in the enterprise. Here’s our pick of the delivery.

onelink connect

The latest Wi-Fi mesh router comes from... First Alert?

Showgoers were doing double takes when they saw the smoke-alarm manufacturer exhibiting routers—and smart speakers—at its booth at CES.

Wi fi Certified

WPA3 is coming to Wi-Fi routers in 2018, with better encryption and login management

The Wi-Fi Alliance announces the next-gen WPA3 standard, which will help secure routers even with lousy passwords.

Nighthawk router and switch

Netgear targets gamers with its Nighthawk Pro Gaming router and SX10 LAN switch

Netgear's Nighthawk Pro Gaming router and Nighthawk SX10 LAN switch boast gamer-centric network management software.

dlinkax6000 2

D-Link introduces its first 802.11ax routers

The IEEE 802.11ax standard that promises to deliver more bandwidth and better traffic management on saturated home networks.

D-Link COVR systems

D-Link’s latest COVR whole-home Wi-Fi systems look a lot more like whole-home Wi-Fi systems

The company’s first efforts in this space were much more conventional.

linksys wrt32xb router

The Linksys WRT32XB gaming router is tailor-made for the Xbox One series

Yeah, it looks just like the Linksys WRT32X from last fall, but Linksys says this one’s designed to recognize and prioritize Xbox gaming traffic.

Load More