networking

Researchers claim 81% of Tor users can be identified by router information

Researchers claim 81% of Tor users can be identified by router information

Internet users who don’t want to be tracked have many tools at their disposal. One of the most commonly used tools is Tor. Tor is a free software platform and open network that is designed to allow users to defend against traffic analysis as they surf the web. Users of Tor want to keep their business activities, relationships, and privacy secret. It appears that Tor may have a significant flaw.

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Samsung 60Ghz WiFi promises 4.6Gbps data transmission

Samsung 60Ghz WiFi promises 4.6Gbps data transmission

Samsung is talking up its new WiFi technology that it claims will improve data transmission speed compared to current generation WiFi gear by up to five times. WiFi tech currently tops out at around 866Mbps. The new 60GHz WiFi technology will allow data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps of throughput. Samsung says with this new WiFi technology consumers will be able to transfer a full HD movie from a mobile device to a TV in less than three seconds.

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Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you're likely aware of the massive protests taking place in Hong Kong. What you might be less aware of is the effort being put in to keeping afloat despite censorship efforts: the protestors have started using mesh networks to get around attempts to shut them down.

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FireChat now lets Android and iOS users chat off-grid

FireChat now lets Android and iOS users chat off-grid

OpenGarden has a new update for its rather unique FireChat app that users on both sides of the mobile divide would most likely love. With the aptly named the FireChat <3 (Love) update, Android and iOS users will now be able to message anyone of the opposite mobile inclination even when they don't have an Internet connection at hand.

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Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

Quantenna Communications has announced that it is working on what it claims to be the world's first 10G WiFi chipset. This chipset will eventually find its way into the next generation of access points for WiFi users in the home, public locations, and enterprises. The company says that the new chip uses an architecture that allows MIMO configurations up to 8x8.

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D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

In some homes and offices, it can be difficult or impossible to get a clear and consistent WiFi signal into all rooms and offices. That leaves some people resorting to using wired networking or power line networking. Another option is to use range extenders for a wireless network to boost signal strength.

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Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

When it comes to wireless connectivity, getting connected and staying connected can be a challenge in a building. Researchers from Stanford University have been working on making more efficient WiFi networks for use inside crowded buildings. The new network allows all users in the building to share connectivity.

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XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has paired with Open Garden to bring mesh-networking to the new XO Tablet, allowing users of the low-cost open source slate to get online via bridged connections with other owners. Part of what OLPC describes as its vision of "a network made of connected devices and internet access to everyone", the new deal will see the XO Tablet - which hit retail back in July - preloaded with the Open Garden app, and able to create and join dynamically created mesh networks even if they're far from the original access point.

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AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule refreshed with new design and 802.11ac

AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule refreshed with new design and 802.11ac

Apple has revealed a brace of new networking equipment, with a completely redesigned AirPort Extreme and a matching Time Capsule. The new wireless connectivity kit has been entirely reworked from the short, squat, white boxes of today, now taking the form of tall, extruded aluminum columns.

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ASUS RT-AC68U 802.ac router promises up to 1,900Mbit/s (but it won’t be cheap)

ASUS RT-AC68U 802.ac router promises up to 1,900Mbit/s (but it won’t be cheap)

Patient when it comes to shuttling files around your network? No, us neither, and so ASUS' new RT-AC68U router is looking mighty appealing. The new 802.11ac wireless hub may have an unmemorable name, but it's probably worth a second glance as the first dual-band WiFi-ac router around, with the promise of data rates of up to 1,900 Mbit/s.

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Trendnet outs new Nano Wireless Extender and cloud camera

Trendnet outs new Nano Wireless Extender and cloud camera

Trendnet is a company that's been around for a long time producing all sorts of networking hardware and other peripherals for computer users and other needs. The company is probably most famous for its line of network adapters, particularly power line networking adapters and routers. Trendnet also makes an interesting lineup cloud-based cameras for security and other needs.

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Edimax unveils new 802.11ac router and USB 3.0 network adapter combo

Edimax unveils new 802.11ac router and USB 3.0 network adapter combo

When it comes the bandwidth for wireless networks, many people always want more. More speed and more bandwidth are very important if you make heavy use of your wireless network for transferring large HD video files or streaming content locally. It's surprisingly easy to use more bandwidth than is available if you have several computers or devices streaming high-definition video within the home or office leading to lots of buffering or stuttering playback.

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