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Topic: wi-fi

Keyboards, MacBook Pro rumors, Amazon has people listening to you, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/12/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, talking about William's favorite keyboard, the rumored 17-inch MacBook Pro and whether or not it might get a new keyboard when the screen gets larger, Wi-Fi security risks, and the risk of speaking around an Amazon Echo device.

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New lawsuit alleges patent infringement by all Wi-Fi-enabled Apple products

04/11/2019, 06:04 pm

A company called Red Rock Analytics in a new lawsuit charges that Apple is infringing a patent covering transceiver technology in Wi-Fi chips.

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WPA3 Wi-Fi still saddled with security flaws, researchers claim [u]

04/11/2019, 09:04 am

WPA3 -- a Wi-Fi security protocol launched by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2018 -- is, in practice, better than WPA2, but still fraught with security flaws, according to a recent research paper.

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Eero promises transparency in collecting analytics data following Amazon buyout

03/12/2019, 10:03 am

Fresh off its acquisition by Amazon, mesh router maker eero on Tuesday promised to be "upfront and transparent" about analytics data it's collecting from Wi-Fi networks.

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Amazon's eero buy is the clearest sign yet that Apple should revive the AirPort

02/13/2019, 10:02 am

Amazon's purchase of eero for its Wi-Fi router technology has put the corporation in the position of ultimately being able to see all our web traffic, should they see fit to do so. Apple should plant a flag in the ground for user privacy and return to manufacturing, designing, and securing Wi-Fi networking gear.

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How to keep your iPhone from repeatedly dropping Wi-Fi network connections

01/11/2019, 12:01 pm

You either never get this problem or you get it so often that it's extremely irritating. If your iPhone keeps switching back to 4G cell when you know you're on a Wi-Fi network, this is what you need to do.

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Netgear boosting its Orbi mesh networking with Wi-Fi 6 later in 2019

01/07/2019, 03:01 pm

Netgear has used CES 2019 to introduce an updated version of its Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi system, its mesh-based networking product, with the latest version offering connectivity using sixth-generation Wi-Fi, 802.11ax.

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Review: 802.11ac Synology RT2600ac router is the best AirPort replacement we've found yet

12/31/2018, 08:12 am

At AppleInsider, we've reviewed a number of routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems trying to find the best ones after Apple discontinued the Airport and Airport Express. Right now, the Synology RT2600ac is our favorite for a stand-alone router.

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Hands on: AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System

10/09/2018, 09:10 am

The AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System is designed to deliver hassle-free Wi-Fi that can be set up functioning in two minutes. But is it a worthy replacement for Apple's AirPort systems?

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Wi-Fi spec naming getting simplified with new numbering scheme

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance is rebranding the terms used to identify different types of Wi-Fi connection in a bid to simplify the naming system for the general public, with 802.11ac being retroactively renamed "Wi-Fi 5" and the next-generation 802.11ax technology arriving next year as the more easily understood "Wi-Fi 6."

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Review: AmpliFi Mesh Wi-Fi System and AmpliFi Teleport Kit

07/11/2018, 02:07 pm

Amplifi, a subsidiary brand of Ubiquiti, sells Wi-Fi mesh routing systems that target the same market Apple's AirPort routers were focused on: easy-to-manage networks with high performance and industrial design pleasant enough to put in the home.

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WPA3 will improve your Wi-Fi security, if your router supports it

06/26/2018, 08:06 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance has started to certify wireless devices for WPA3, a new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2, with it boasting enhanced authentication and encryption measures to protect both consumer and enterprise networks from unauthorized access.

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How to set up your home network for many Apple TVs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads

06/12/2018, 09:06 am

Maybe you can get away with a single Wi-Fi basestation, if you have modest needs, but with the arrival of 4K media streaming, home network bandwidth demands are growing quickly. AppleInsider shares a few tips on how to build out your network, and points out some problems to avoid along the way.

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Why you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

05/21/2018, 02:05 pm

There's a lot of bad "science" floating around about radio frequency and electromagnetic field exposure from Wi-Fi routers and the wireless network that your iPhone accesses. AppleInsider delves into the subject, and the actual science behind it.

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'EasyMesh' standard could simplify Wi-Fi mesh networks, allow interoperability

05/14/2018, 10:05 am

A newly-introduced Wi-Fi standard, EasyMesh, could potentially simplify the growing mesh router market and let people mix and match satellite units from different makers.

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Review: Linksys Velop dual-band routers are an affordable mesh networking solution

05/13/2018, 06:05 pm

Mesh routers are the new hot trend in wireless networking, though they tend to be expensive. We took the new budget-friendly Linksys Velop dual-band whole home Wi-Fi system for a test to see how it performed, and compared it to the popular tri-band version.

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How to find your saved Wi-Fi network password stored in your Mac's Keychain

04/19/2018, 08:04 am

Wi-Fi passwords can be hard to remember, and sometimes difficult to reacquire if the router or the information is not easily accessible by users. If you have previously accessed the wireless network via a Mac, AppleInsider explains how you can rediscover the Wi-Fi password using Keychain Access.

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How to extend your wireless network by turning a Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot

03/19/2018, 03:03 pm

Most people like the idea of having Wi-Fi available throughout their home, but in black spots at the edges of the hotspot's coverage area, the signal may be too weak to use properly. Rather than paying for more network hardware to extend the range, AppleInsider shows how to use a Mac connected to a wired network as an impromptu wireless access point.

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Issue in Google's Cast-enabled devices, including Chromecast causing home Wi-Fi outages, router crashes

01/16/2018, 02:01 pm

Google's Chromecast and Home devices are reportedly causing issues with some Wi-Fi networks, with the Cast-enabled hardware like the Google Home Max flooding the network with packets of data after waking from 'sleep mode,' a problem Google is working to rectify.

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Wi-fi to get security updates in 2018 with new WPA3 protections, old hardware likely left behind

01/09/2018, 08:01 am

In the wake of security problems with wi-fi security in 2017, the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that not only will it "enhance" WPA 2, but a new security protocol, WPA3, will debut at some point in 2018 that will require hardware certification before it can be used in networking gear.

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