Items tagged with WiFi-Alliance

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that it has added new enhancements and features to WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) that will make the feature more secure. The new features include configuration, authentication, and encryption enhancements across the portfolio to ensure that Wi-Fi Certified devices are using state of the art security protections. The Wi-Fi Alliance wrote, “WPA2 provides reliable security used in billions of Wi-Fi devices every day, and will continue to be deployed in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices for the foreseeable future. Wi-Fi Alliance will continue enhancing WPA2 to ensure it delivers strong security protections to Wi-Fi users as the security landscape evolves. New testing enhancements... Read more...
You know it’s frustrating: We have two tremendous technologies in WiFi and mobile broadband that let us connect to the Internet, yet getting the two to work seamlessly together has been a bit if a headache to this point in time. Further adding to the consternation over the whole thing is that an automatic handoff between a mobile broadband network and a WiFi hotspot would relieve a mountain of traffic for the former, leading to substantial consumer savings on data rates. The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) are collaborating on an effort to make the mobile-broadband-to-WiFi transition simpler with WiFi roaming. The groups are developing “technical and commercial frameworks... Read more...
For all the computing power and innovation built into today’s devices, connectivity is always a bottleneck. Even as streaming, video chats and meetings, and mobile connectivity becomes a normal part of computing life, the limitations of network speeds are constantly there, reminding us how far the technology and associated rollouts still have to go. With the introduction of the new 802.11ac wireless standard, WiFi is getting a nice boost, at least. The new standard promises gigabit WiFi speeds, as much as 1.3Gbps. Channel bandwidth is slated to be double or even quadruple that of the 802.11n standard, with double the spatial streams. 802.11ac will also operate in the 5GHz spectrum, where... Read more...