Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

According to a recent F-Secure investigation, it seems that consumers don’t care too much for their privacy & security when connecting to free, public Wi-Fi hotspots. The security firm conducted an investigation on the streets of London and discovered that consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy. The experiment involved setting up a ‘poisoned’ Wi-Fi hotspot where unsuspecting […]

     
 
 

WiFi Performance to Improve as FCC Boosts Available Spectrum

WiFi Performance to Improve as FCC Boosts Available Spectrum

Back in February, a new lobbying group called WifiForward has been formed, consisting in such companies as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, BestBuy, Google, Microsoft and others with the purpose of reducing Wi-Fi congestion and improving its performance. This will be possible especially after unlicensed frequencies will be opened by the Federal Communications Commission, thus increasing the available spectrum. And […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi is Launching a Unique DIY 802.11ac Router with 1TB Storage

Xiaomi is Launching a Unique DIY 802.11ac Router with 1TB Storage

Those of you who are more technologically inclined will fall in love with this gadget. It makes for an awesome Christmas present or for great device to have in your home. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will be releasing this month a do-it-yourself wireless router called MiWiFi that users will build themselves. The device will be housed in a slim and stylish […]

     
 
 

Extend the Wi-Fi Range with These 9 Wi-Fi Enhancers

Extend the Wi-Fi Range with These 9 Wi-Fi Enhancers

As our homes and cities are more and more connected to the Internet and the Wi-Fi coverage increases, we enjoy the benefits of the web wherever we are. The problem today is that even the best routers can’t cover a big enough area so that we can stay connected to the Internet continuously. Also, the battery restrictions of our smartphones […]

     
 
 

Combine all your Internet Connections with Connectify Dispatch

Combine all your Internet Connections with Connectify Dispatch

A typical net-savvy user will have at-least two internet connections. A broadband connection at home and a 2G/3G/4G connection for smartphone/tablet. And not to forget the free (but slow) WiFi at the coffee shop or the ultra-fast ethernet connection at office. How cool it’d be to combine any (or all) of these connections to get a much faster and much […]

     
 
 

Foolproof Way to Get Mac Internet Sharing to Work on Windows PC

Foolproof Way to Get Mac Internet Sharing to Work on Windows PC

Back in 2009, when Windows 7 was introduced, the newly included Wi-Fi hotspot (Virtual Wi-Fi) feature hogged enough limelight. But this feature has been present in Mac OS X for a long time under the name Internet Sharing. This built-in service let’s you share your wired or USB internet on Mac with other devices like iPhone, iPad, android and Windows […]

     
 
 

Key Tips for Working Online in Public Places

With internet and also mobile devices in hand, people take advantage of their traveling, waiting or relaxing hours to do some real work, that too, online. Apart from working at office, it is more likely that you sit and work at home. In some cases, you cannot work either at office or at home, and obviously you have to choose […]

     
 
 

Can White Space Revolutionize the Wi-Fi Technology?

With the increasing numbers of devices using Wi-Fi, as well as bandwidth requirements for web-based applications, the current commercially available wireless technology is falling behind. The launch of gadgets like Google Chromebooks, has made consumers slowly embrace the principle of online-only activities. Moreover, other cloud-based services from Amazon, Microsoft and Apple are steadily becoming the status-quo. But while software innovations […]

     
 
 

Check Who is Accessing Your Wireless Network

Check Who is Accessing Your Wireless Network

Have you subscribed for high-speed broadband internet connection? Do you use wireless network/wi-fi to connect to the internet? Are you still unhappy about not getting the speed you were promised? If the answers to the above questions are YES, then you might need to check your Wireless router’s settings once again. There is a possibility of someone sharing stealing your […]

     
 
 

How to Build a Wireless Home Network Without a Router?

How to Build a Wireless Home Network Without a Router?

Usually, everyone has just one internet connection at home. What if you want to share that internet connection with across all your desktop and laptop computers, your Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones (like the iPhone), media players (like the iPod Touch), video game consoles (like the PS3/Xbox), digital photo frames and any other wireless devices that you may have at home? […]