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Marriott backs off push to block your Wi-Fi hotspot

Marriott International has reversed course and announced that it will not block guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots on its properties.

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Is it time to move to beamforming 802.11ac?

No, it’s not a drone. D-Link and Linksys launch two of the fastest Wi-Fi routers ever. And one certainly looks like it.

Wi-Fi Aware certification process revs up

An emerging wireless service called Wi-Fi Aware could allow smartphone and tablet users to easily locate users of nearby devices in crowded locations to play games or collaborate.

Wi-Fi most important hotel feature, survey says

A good night’s sleep isn’t as important as Internet connectivity, according to a recent report.

Aerohive and Cloud4Wi offer retailers turnkey customer engagement solution

Capitalizing on the arms race for tools that improve the in-store shopping experience, Aerohive establishes a strong partnership.

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Comcast sued for launching public Wi-Fi hotspots from customers' routers

Customers complain of higher electric bills, slower internet speeds since Comcast used their in-home routers to launch public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

It's not clear what this second beta of the OS is designed to fix

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New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has satellite WiFi with speeds that rival land-based counterparts

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Ruckus hopes to raise a rumpus in the small-business Wi-Fi market

Already a major player in the SMB networking space, Ruckus now wants to grab a slice of the small office/home office pie.

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X

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Passpoint Wi-Fi system makes it even easier to roam between hotspots

Jumping from one Wi-Fi hotspot to the next will be easier, thanks to an expansion of the Wi-Fi Alliance's Passpoint program to streamline the formation of new accounts.

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‘Free’ Wi-Fi for first born? … Well, about that

The press is having a field day with a report that a half-dozen Londoners unwittingly agreed to give up their first-born child in exchange for otherwise free Wi-Fi access.

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12 tips to tune your Wi-Fi network

More and more people are looking for Wi-Fi connectivity, especially at public venues -- on their laptops, smartphones and tablets -- to help conserve cellular data usage.

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How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE might eventually change the way voice calls are handled in the enterprise.

Going rogue

A quick drive around Washington DC found 15 rogue cell phone towers.

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Windows 9 leak shows Storage Sense and Wi-Fi Sense coming over from Windows Phone

The next version of Windows could make it easier to get online and clear up storage space.

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Consumers will adopt the IoT, report says

A report predicts that the Internet of Things is inevitable, with nearly two-thirds of consumers planning to buy an in-home IoT device in the next five years. However, it’s not all trouble-free.

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Review: New Gigabit Wi-Fi options for enterprise, SMB, SOHO

Meru hits enterprise sweet spot, EnGenius and ZyXEL target SMBs with 802.11ac access points.

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