Category: Networking

Sony TransferJet Technology Coming to a Gadget Near You

Move over Bluetooth, Sony is about ready to release a new technology that supposedly does everything Bluetooth promised only without the complication of recognizing like devices security difficultie…

Belkin Gigabit Powerline isn’t Wifi, but it Is Still Good

In my house, I have a mixture of WiFi and Powerline networking technology. Almost everything needs WiFi, but for my DVR systems, Powerline was the only way to go; unfortunately, my Powerline adapters …

Com One Phoenix Wi-Fi Radio

Com One advertises that their new Phoenix wi-fi radio "reinvents the radio", and I believe that radio is one invention that needs to be reinvented in the Internet age. From the ashes of the…

Use Your Windows Mobile Device As A WiFi Access Point

Imagine being able to share the 3G on your Windows Mobile device with anyone over WiFi. Thanks to a piece of software called WMWiFiRouter, you can do it! Great for traveling some place with your WiFi-…

Using Someone’s WiFi Is Illegal?

Rico Mossesgeld over at The Smart PDA expresses his surprise that using someone else's WiFi connection without their consent is illegal some places! Given the lawsuits I've heard about in th…

Detect WiFi On Your Wrist

While more people are reading time from a mobile phone instead of a watch, now we've got a watch that can also double as a WiFi detector, available from ThinkGeek for $30.

You know, my Nokia N95 …

Yoggie Gatekepper Pro

This device brings me into the realm in which I cover in my day job: network security. Or rather, network security for your personal computer.

The Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro is a device that serves as a n…

20 Gigabyte Wireless?

They haven't even approved the 802.11n standard, and they're already talking about a wireless specification that has a theoretical maximum of 20 gigabytes? Sign me up for that!

Unfortunately,…

CSIRO and IEEE In Conflict Over 802.11n Patents

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) holds a number of key patents that happened to be used in the upcoming 802.11n standard. Because CSIRO isn't pr…

LanRoamer TP500

My last house was wired with CAT5e in almost every room. One or two of the jacks had issues. In order to troubleshoot this and future problems, I bought a LanRover TP500 from Test-Um. Let's me kno…