networking

WiFox boosts WiFi by 700% using wireless traffic cop

WiFox boosts WiFi by 700% using wireless traffic cop

Faster WiFi from public hotspots could be in the pipeline, with researchers developing software that can make browsing in wireless-congested environments around four times faster. WiFox is the handiwork of a team at NC State University, and acts as a "traffic cop" to balance use of individual wireless channels so that multiple routers don't build up a backlog of data. In fact, WiFox only gets better the more people are active, with up to 700-percent boosts observed.

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Western Digital outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

Western Digital outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

Western Digital has jumped on the 802.11AC bandwagon, revealing a new flagship wireless router selivering speeds up to 1,300 Mbps and promising no drops in your online gaming performance even under heavy load. The WD My Net AC1300 HD Dual-Band Router - and its My Net AC Bridge sibling - promise the fast speeds the latest generation of WiFi can deliver, as well as super-straightforward setup.

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Netgear Powerline Music Extender streams music and more

Netgear Powerline Music Extender streams music and more

Netgear has a new powerline networking device called the XSUB2511. Like most powerline networking gear, it will connect your Internet connection to your power lines in the house to share that connectivity without needing a wireless network. This new adapter allows more than simply allowing you to share your Internet connection.

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D-Link announces Cloud Router 5700 802.11ac router shipping now

D-Link announces Cloud Router 5700 802.11ac router shipping now

D-Link has announced that it's now shipping its very first 802.11ac wireless router called the Cloud Router 5700. The router uses the 802.11ac standard supporting significantly faster wireless throughput of up to 1750 Mbps. The significantly faster wireless speeds compared to 802.11n mean that users can transfer large files and stream high-definition video around their home or office network more smoothly and quickly.

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Researchers in Japan use terahertz frequencies to transmit data at 3 Gbps

Researchers in Japan use terahertz frequencies to transmit data at 3 Gbps

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have made a very interesting breakthrough that could have serious implications for wireless high-speed data networks. The researchers have developed a new wireless transmission system that works using a frequency that is unregulated by any country or standards organization in the world. The system the researchers developed works in the range of 300 GHz to 3 THz.

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Google, Microsoft, and others buy networking gear directly from Asia

Google, Microsoft, and others buy networking gear directly from Asia

Massive Internet companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook would seemingly consume networking gear like breath mints. These companies are some of the biggest online, and as they grow, they would need a never-ending stream of new servers and networking gear to maintain the speed and efficiency of their networks. You might expect these companies purchase their gear from big names like Cisco or HP.

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Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

The Australian government was accepting bids for building a high-speed Internet network within the country. When bids opened up the Australian government decided to block the Chinese firm Huawei from the bidding process. The reason cited for blocking Huawei from bidding was security with many cyber attacks carried out against corporations in the West believed to have originated from China.

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