The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP

Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options—WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster,… » 12/17/14 10:30am Wednesday 10:30am

Don’t Use Personal Information in Your Wi-Fi Network Name

Routers often come with easy-to-guess passwords out of the box, which is why you always need to change the default settings. For the wireless network name, many people choose something easy to remember, like your name or your address. If you use that personal information for the network name, you might make a… » 12/07/14 3:00pm 12/07/14 3:00pm

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Is Trying To Bring Wi-Fi to More Schools

Tom Wheeler, the FCC Chairman who's been a bit of an internet villain lately, is expected to announce a pretty good idea later today. He reportedly wants to raise federal funding for in-school Wi-Fi by a whopping $1.5 billion. That brings the annual cap on helping kids learn via Wi-Fi up from $2.4 billion to $3.9… » 11/17/14 12:14pm 11/17/14 12:14pm

Una persona con sordera crea una app para oír las redes WiFi

Frank Swain es un escritor de ciencia que comenzó a quedarse sordo a la edad de 20 años. En lugar de intentar mejorar su deteriorada audición, Swain y un diseñador de sonido llamado Daniel Jones han creado un software que permite a Swain oír el "canto" de las redes WiFi. Su sonido es más musical de lo que creíamos, y… » 11/12/14 5:20pm 11/12/14 5:20pm

Watch That Wi-Fi: Hackers Use Hotel Internet to Steal Nuclear Secrets

Security researchers recently identified an elite team of possibly state-sponsored hackers that infiltrate hotel Wi-Fi networks to gain access to the computers of high-level executives and leaders, probably to steal nuclear secrets. They're calling this band of cyber-spies DarkHotel. » 11/11/14 11:24am 11/11/14 11:24am

Remembering Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood Star Who Helped Make Wi-Fi

Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr would be 100 years old today, which is a perfect excuse to celebrate her contributions to the field of wireless communications. Lamarr was best known in her lifetime for her job as an MGM film star in the 1930s and 1940s, often playing a smoky-eyed glamor girl. But her most impressive… » 11/09/14 9:01am 11/09/14 9:01am