Quantenna Claims 1Gbps Wi-Fi Speeds By Next Year

Higher latency and much lower speed are keeping Wi-Fi out of a lot of business settings, even considering massive performance increases of new 802.11n over previous standards. Quantenna says it can remedy these problems with existing technology, and using techniques that are already part of the 802.11n standard.… » 10/20/08 6:10am 10/20/08 6:10am

Wi-Fire Wi-Fi Booster Now Available For Windows Vista, Linux on the Way

A couple of months ago we discovered that the notion of a 3x Wi-Fi signal boost from the Wi-Fire wasn't a load of crap after all. In fact, it delivered a 5x signal boost and a range approaching 1000 feet for only $79.99. All the more reason why Vista owners should be excited that hField has developed a version… » 11/06/07 7:00pm 11/06/07 7:00pm

Buffalo Banned from Selling 802.11a and 802.11g Gear in the US

Australia-based Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has won a patent infringement suit against Buffalo in a US district court, enjoining sales on all 802.11a, g and n products made by Buffalo as of Oct. 1 (full list here). CSIRO is apparently suing the entire wireless LAN industry, so Buffalo… » 10/30/07 6:39pm 10/30/07 6:39pm

Linksys Outs Long Awaited WRT600N Router and WPC600N PC Card for…

It's been a long time in the making, but Linksys is finally officially pulling the shroud off of the Ultra RangePlus line, including its dual-band draft-N/A/B/G router, the $280 WRT600N, and its $100 PC-card companion, WPC600N. The highlights:
• Two bands means traditional products can connect on the crowded 2.4GHz… » 10/23/07 12:01am 10/23/07 12:01am

Wi-Fire Wi-Fi Booster Tested (Verdict: Almost a 5x Boost)

The 1000-foot range and 3x signal boost hField Technologies claimed for their Wi-Fire signal boosters seemed like spec inflation, but Macenstein took precious time away from taking pictures of bikini ladies and tested it out. Their findings? An almost 5x boost. They would have hit the 1000-foot range as well if it… » 9/17/07 4:40pm 9/17/07 4:40pm

Wi-Fi Capable BlackBerry 8820 Becomes Official

We saw this Wi-Fi equipped BlackBerry make its way through the labyrinthine corridors of the FCC a few weeks ago, but now RIM's making it official. The BlackBerry 8820 is coming, and it's going to have GPS, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, microSD/microSDHC, and quad-band GSM. Wi-Fi fans, this is your BlackBerry. And if T-Mobile is… » 7/17/07 6:28pm 7/17/07 6:28pm