Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Alliance Simplifies 802.11 Networking Names, Chooses 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced a new naming system that will make it easier for consumers to identify Wi-Fi generations. According to a new press release from the Wi-Fi Alliance —a non-profit organization that promotes Wi-Fi technology and certifies Wi-Fi products for conformity to certain standards of interoperability — new generations of Wi-Fi internet connectivity will, going forward, have a simplification...

Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Launch Free Public Wi-Fi

Following a petition started by a patient back in April pledging need to stay connected with friends and family while in hospital, Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital have now made free Wi-Fi available to both patients and visitors. According to Victoria News, the service was made available Sept. 6 with financial support from local hospital auxiliaries....

Wi-Fi Networks Will Be Safer With WPA3 Security Protocol

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization that tests and slaps the "Wi-Fi Certified" logo on products that meet certain standards of interoperability, has announced enhancements for WPA2 and the imminent introduction of WPA3. According to a new report from ZDNet, the Wi-Fi Alliance, backed by industry giants including Apple, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, will oversee the...

New iOS 11 Feature Prevents Automatic Connection to Spotty Wi-Fi

As pointed out by the folks over at Cult of Mac (via The Verge), a new feature in iOS 11 automatically disables auto-join for Wi-Fi networks with patchy connectivity. The feature should be quite handy for travelers and for those who find themselves using a lot of public Wi-Fi.  Apple introduced the auto-join button in an earlier version...

D-Link Introduces Covr AC3900 Whole Home Wi-Fi System

D-Link has just launched its all new Covr AC3900 Whole Home Wi-Fi System in Canada, that uses a high-performance router and seamless extender to create a single network with ultra-fast speeds and reliable connectivity, with up to 6,000 sq. ft. of Wi-Fi coverage. Additional seamless extenders can be added to expand coverage in the largest of homes making the...

Apple Exploring Wireless Charging Through Boosted Wi-Fi Signals

A popular rumour regarding this year’s iPhone is that Apple could finally be introducing wireless charging. Many believe that Apple’s solution could offer up “true” wireless charging without the use of charging mats, like competitors have have implemented. Now, according to a patent filed by Apple and reported by AppleInsider, the Cupertino company might be exploring...

Find Nearby Wi-Fi Hotspots with New Facebook Feature

According to a report by TheNextWeb, Facebook is testing a new feature that lets you find nearby Wi-Fi hotspots. The social networking giant started asking Pages to list Wi-Fi locations at their physical addresses a little while ago, which seems to be the backbone that the information is built on, notes the source, although it may give inaccurate...

Apple to Discontinue Wireless Router Development [REPORT]

Apple has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, another move to try to sharpen the company’s focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, according to a new report from Bloomberg. To recap, the company’s AirPort lineup comprises up of the $99 AirPort Express, $199 AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule products […]

Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport Lands Free Wi-Fi Sponsored by AMEX Canada

Thanks to a new sponsorship from American Express Canada, airport travellers at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto now have free Wi-Fi. "We're excited to bring complimentary Wi-Fi to all Billy Bishop travellers. This newest sponsorship is yet another example of the traveller experience our brand aims to provide." said David Barnes, Vice President, Advertising and...