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Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?
For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video...
Still deploying 11n Wi-Fi?  You might want to think again
In this Network World Digital Spotlight, "Harnessing Gigabit Wi-Fi," we do a deep dive on the latest Wi-Fi developments.
Meru unveils speedier, higher capacity enterprise access point
Meru Networks has announced two new dual-stream, enterprise 802.11ac access points, including one designed to replace an Ethernet wall plate.
Meru unveils speedier, higher capacity enterprise access points
Meru Networks has announced two new dual-stream, enterprise 802.11ac access points, including one designed to replace an Ethernet wall plate.
Business interests push for more unlicensed spectrum
A new industry group has unintentionally thrown light on the business interests that underlie debates over U.S. spectrum policy.
Apple shop maxes out Airport access points, upgrades to 802.11ac
What do you do when your Apple Airport Express wireless network just bogs down under too many users and big files?
Gigabit Wi-Fi Case Study: Erickson Living upgrades to 802.11ac
Erickson Living, a company that manages 16 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in nine states, faces a unique challenge when it comes to installed...
Gigabit Wi-Fi Case Study: Erickson Living upgrades to 802.11ac
Erickson Living, a company that manages 16 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in nine states, faces a unique challenge when it comes to...
Smarter Celeno Wi-Fi chip manages device throughput
New firmware for Celeno's Wi-Fi chips lets home gateways and routers control transmission times for clients, improving throughput.
Case Study: Santa Clara U. graduates to Gigabit Wi-Fi
In 2006, Santa Clara University began rolling out a Wi-Fi network as a way to supplement the school's existing production network. The initial...
Macbook Pro delivers blazing speed in Gigabit Wi-Fi test
Gigabit Wi-Fi is starting to appear in mobile devices, so we got our hands on three smartphones and two laptops running the 802.11ac standard and put...
Gigabit Wi-Fi gear to arrive in 2014 but data rates will vary
Companies will be able to buy Gigabit Wi-Fi gear in 2014, but they may not get Gigabit Wi-Fi data rates.
Revealed! The best and worst 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers of 2013
It's been more than 18 months since the first 802.11ac routers hit the market, and the IEEE still hasn't approved the draft standard. If you...
First Look: Gigabit Wi-Fi adapters
At some point, desktops and laptops will come with the new Gigabit Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac built in. But if you can't wait and want to speed up the...
Avaya builds massive Wi-Fi net for 2014 Winter Olympics
Avaya engineers are putting the final touches on a network capable of handling up to 54Tbps of traffic when the Winter Olympics opens on Feb. 7 in...
A few finally find HotSpot 2.0 Wi-Fi connections
There are currently several million smartphones certified to run on a "HotSpot 2.0" Wi-Fi network. In November, about 400 of them finally got a...
Understanding where 802.11ad WiGig fits into the gigabit Wi-Fi picture
The wireless world is evolving rapidly in response to the explosion of intelligent devices, applications and data, and the IEEE 802.11ad standard,...
Extreme starts anew after Enterasys buy
Now that Extreme Networks has closed its acquisition of Enterasys, it's time to focus on the task at hand as a company twice its previous size.
Cruise line plans 11ac network upgrades for stem-to-stern Wi-Fi
People sign up for cruise ships to get away from it all. But not quite all: Passengers still want Wi-Fi access for the growing number of mobile...
Gogo's fee-based Wi-Fi misses a big opportunity
Long flights are an ideal time to get some work done. You have hours to kill, few interruptions, and little else to do aside from taking a nap or...