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24 Jun

Wi-Fi will be a bigger part of mobile future

Wi-Fi will be a bigger part of mobile future By Mark Lowenstein Source URL: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/lowensteins-view-wi-fi-will-be-bigger-part-mobile-future/2013-06-24 Five years ago, the dividing lines were clear. There was your Wi-Fi world, drafting off a home or office broadband connection; and your mobile world, for most other scenarios. But W-iFi is becoming a much larger part of...
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23 Jun

Ten years of free wireless Internet access in the downtown

By Charles Mcmahon June 22, 2013 2:00 AM PORTSMOUTH — Ten years of free wireless Internet access in the downtown came full circle for its founders Thursday in Market Square. A decade ago, both Erik Crago and Scott Campbell were sitting in the city’s center marvelling over the fast Internet speeds they were...
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22 Jun

802.11ac is not going to give you a Gigabit of throughput

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Networking | June 21, 2013 Here’s my list of the five things you need to know before you invest in this new wireless technology. 1) 802.11ac is not going to give you a Gigabit of throughput True, 802.11ac access points working with 802.11ac devices will give you faster...
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19 Jun

Make a Wi-Fi heatmap to find your network’s dead zones and hot spots

A nifty tool for figuring out where to put your wireless access points or improve your signal coverage By Melanie Pinola Remember that game of hot or cold? One person hides something and tells you if you’re hot (close) or cold (far away) from it. Ekahau HeatMapper (Windows only) is a network utility...
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18 Jun

Facebook’s Wi-Fi Spreads in the Wild

Wired The idea of offering people free Wi-Fi in exchange for their physical coordinates began at Facebook as a one-off experiment, a project by two engineers during an all-nighter in May 2012. Since then, Facebook has gradually spread what it now calls “Facebook Wi-Fi” further and further beyond the company’s corporate walls, deploying...
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