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Topic: WiFi

Linksys, Netgear, Norton taking different approaches to whole-home Wi-Fi

01/04/2017, 11:01 am

Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.

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As ax awaits Apple's AirPort, wide swath of Netgear routers found subject to serious vulnerability

12/14/2016, 09:12 am

Nearly all recent Netgear home routers have a serious flaw, allowing nefarious hackers to take control of a router and use it for denial of service attacks after the router's owner simply visits a malicious website.

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Stock-outs of Apple's AirPort Extreme could hint at new 802.11ac model

09/10/2012, 01:09 pm

Availability of the AirPort Extreme base station has run out at some major third-party resellers, potentially signaling that an updated model with support for 802.11ac could be en route.

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Apple working to adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit WiFi this year

01/21/2012, 02:01 pm

Apple is expected to rapidly deploy support for the new 802.11ac specification this year, adding so called "Gigabit WiFi" to new AirPort base stations, Time Capsule, Apple TV, notebooks and potentially its mobile devices.

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Apple granted patent for wireless antennas built into Mac keyboards

08/16/2011, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office granted Apple a batch of 20 patents on Tuesday, including one for an invention that describes integrating wireless antennas into a keyboard.

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to support 450 Mbps WiFi on 2011 Thunderbolt MacBook Pro, iMacs

05/06/2011, 08:05 pm

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will unlock the latent capacity of recently released Thunderbolt MacBook Pro and iMac systems to use faster 450 Mbps 802.11n wireless networking, thanks to triple send and receive antennas capable of supporting three spacial streams of wireless traffic.

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