Items tagged with Wi-Fi Alliance

Stronger wireless security is headed to homes and businesses. That's because the Wi-Fi Alliance this week formally introduced Wi-Fi Certified WPA3, the next generation of Wi-Fi security with new capabilities to bolster personal and enterprise wireless networks. The new standard builds upon and ultimately replaces WPA2, which has seen widespread adoption over the past 10 years, enabling more robust authentication. No small upgrade, WPA3 delivers increased cryptography strength for highly sensitive data markets. There are two modes, WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Etnerprise, both of which use the latest security methods and disallow outdated legacy protocols. Both also require the use of Protected Management... Read more...
Abbot confused the tar out of Costello when he tried to explain Who's on first, and while the ambiguity surrounding the 'Super Wi-Fi' moniker isn't on the same level of stupid hilarity, the Wi-Fi Alliance nonetheless feels consumers will end up equally confused. Super Wi-Fi, after all, isn't Wi-Fi at all, it's unlicensed spectrum known as Television White Spaces to expand connectivity. "The Wi-Fi Alliance supports efforts to use the unlicensed spectrum known as Television White Spaces to expand connectivity. However, there is currently no Wi-Fi technology that operates in this spectrum," said Wi-Fi Alliance Marketing Director Kelly Davis-Felner. "It is important that users not be misled into... Read more...
Right now, most Wi-Fi routers run on the 2.4GHz wave. Most people who set up routers in the home use the 2.4GHz band, with or without their own knowledge or understanding. Some of the more technologically savvy users may opt for a 5GHz transmission, which is more rarely used and is generally less saturated. Really savvy users may even use a dual-band Wi-Fi setup that relies on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for different types of transmissions. But as of now, no one in the consumer realm uses the 60GHz band to transmit Wi-Fi signals. That's all going to change in the upcoming months, as the Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliance have allied themselves today in order to being 60GHz transmissions to the... Read more...
There was once a time where the Bluetooth SIG was looking into pairing BT devices with Bluetooth, and even now, Bluetooth 3.0 relies on 802.11n for high-speed transfers. But we get the feeling that Wi-Fi wouldn't think twice of stabbing that "other" short-range communication protocol in the back, as evidenced by a new release by the kind folks over at the Wi-Fi Alliance.The Wi-Fi Direct program, as it's so innocently called, could honestly spell the death of Bluetooth. We know, we know--BT has a solid following, but it never has worked perfectly well 100% of the time. Connection drops, short ranges and pairing conflicts always held it back, while Wi-Fi seemed to creep into the hardest of hearts... Read more...