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Free Wi-Fi mes to Queenstown

Tourists and locals alike are set to benefit in Queenstown, with free Wi-Fi hotspots popping up in the town.Four downtown Queenstown areas ‘turned on’ the new service today.

Google wants to use wireless to bring gigabit Wi-Fi to more fiber customers

One problem that Google and its rivals both face, however, is the expense of running fiber to each individual home.It’s not clear, however, if 60GHz spectrum can be easily adapted to real-world conditions.

Plume mini-routers promise a mesh network on the cheap

There are a few (expensive) ways to get a mesh network in your home right now, but a device called the Plume might do the same job for a lot less.All the Plume pods communicate with each other to create a mesh network which you can then connect to via Wi-Fi.

Norton tackles hackers using Wi-Fi

Norton tackles hackers using Wi-Fi According to the Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report, the online habits of consumers gives hackers unimpeded access to sensitive data like banking information or social media passwords.“What turns people into easy targets is confusion about the security of public Wi-Fi networks.

GM cuts onboard 4G LTE pricing as usage goes up

GM cuts onboard 4G LTE pricing as usage goes up General Motors is cutting the cost of its OnStar 4G LTE data plans in half, saying increased customer usage has driven down the cost of technology in the two years since GM began offering a Wi-Fi hotspot inside GM vehicles.It’s the only mainstream automaker with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi across the line.

How to boost your Wi-Fi speed by choosing the right channel

How to boost your Wi-Fi speed by choosing the right channel If you want maximum throughput and minimal interference, channels 1, 6, and 11 are your best choice.For example, if you’re using channel 1, but someone next door is annoyingly using channel 2, then your throughput will plummet.

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and how much faster than 802.11n is it?

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and how much faster than 802.11n is it? If you’re looking for faster Wi-Fi performance, you want 802.11b/g model, like the perennial favorite Linksys WRT54G — and are thinking of upgrading to 802.

Netgear Orbi aims to kill your wireless dead zones with mesh networking

Netgear Orbi aims to kill your wireless dead zones with mesh networking Demand for in-home Wi-Fi bandwidth continues to soar.Until recently, getting high-performance Wi-Fi coverage through a large home or apartment has required some technical heavy lifting.

The FCC may investigate the $200 Wi-Fi at the first presidential debate

The FCC may investigate the $200 Wi-Fi at the first presidential debate In the lead-up to the first presidential debate on Monday, Hofstra University dropped a bombshell on journalists attending the event to cover it for various publications.Instead of providing free Wi-Fi or offering the service for a nominal fee, attendees were expected to pony up $200 per person.

Intel may add Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 to next-generation chipsets

Intel may add Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 to next-generation chipsets 0 (aka USB 3.Objectively, there aren’t that many consumers who currently need USB 3.

DIY: Extending WiFi throughout your house

DIY: Extending WiFi throughout your house So it is by far the most convenient approach to have a single SSID, that you use across all your wireless access points.Most WiFi access points and routers allow you to specify which channel they should use, or they can be set to Automatic.