Managing Wireless Networks

  • January 08, 2004 08 Jan'04

    Analyst: Enterprises poised to benefit from carrier swapping rules

    Beginning Nov. 24, U.S. wireless customers gained the option of keeping their phone numbers when they switch from one wireless carrier to another. The change, known as wireless local number portability (WLNP) was forced on reluctant carriers by the ...

  • December 18, 2003 18 Dec'03

    Group seeks to make hot spot roaming a reality

    Wireless hot spots have been springing to life all around the globe, but one fundamental problem lies in the path of large-scale adoption -- roaming. Right now, there is no simple way for, say, a Boingo Wireless Inc. subscriber to wander over to a ...

  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    Bluetooth moves past the hype, into the enterprise

    Bluetooth has already been through a cycle of hype and disappointment, which is one of the ways you can tell that the short-range wireless technology is finally ready for the big time, said Burton Group senior analyst Mike Disabato. Another ...

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    Despite UWB standards war, CoWare urges OFDM development

    Design-automation firm CoWare is encouraging ultra wideband development, even though two rival standards camps are warring over the future of the short-range wireless technology.

  • November 24, 2003 24 Nov'03

    ReefEdge switches signal new WLAN strategy

    ReefEdge's new switch architecture is intended to make distributed wireless LAN management easier. The company's move beyond gateways could put it in direct competition with Cisco.

  • November 04, 2003 04 Nov'03

    Microsoft's WLAN play changes game

    Microsoft's arrival in the wireless LAN management space with a product that simplifies Wi-Fi deployment and setup is evidence that not only is the software giant looking to expand its presence in the enterprise, but it's also looking to push ...

  • November 03, 2003 03 Nov'03

    Wireless LANs: Is more speed needed?

    Products that boost the speed of wireless LANs are starting to hit the market, but experts question whether enterprises really need them.

  • October 14, 2003 14 Oct'03

    Hackers to feast on data via Bluetooth 'war nibbling'

    Bluetooth is beginning to appear in more and more devices, from PDAs and laptops to cell phones. Unlike 802.11-based wireless LANs, which have a range of as much as 100 yards or more, Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that generally ...

  • September 23, 2003 23 Sep'03

    Syracuse police swat WLAN weaknesses

    The Syracuse, N.Y., police department says the proprietary security from Fortress Technology in its wireless LAN is secure and manageable, but experts say that a better offering from Cisco and evolving standards may cause the department to question ...

  • September 18, 2003 18 Sep'03

    MIPI Alliance: Standards group or Nokia's pawn?

    Nokia has been the driving force behind the budding MIPI Alliance standards group, but some believe the organization is merely Nokia's attempt to lock competitors out of the cellular handset industry.

  • September 03, 2003 03 Sep'03

    Maturing authentication clears last WLAN hurdle

    Many enterprises have shied away from wireless local area networks because of fears about security. But now that wireless authentication is maturing, the time for hiding from the technology has passed. The flawed Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) ...

  • August 21, 2003 21 Aug'03

    WLAN Info Center has moved

    This week, has more WLAN-related topics, tips and Ask the Expert questions than ever before.

  • July 30, 2003 30 Jul'03

    Vendors square off over wideness of ultra wideband

    Many believe the short-range wireless technology could one day replace USB and make cords all but extinct, but the technology's future is a subject of intense debate.

  • July 23, 2003 23 Jul'03

    Bluetooth stuck in the doghouse

    Enterprises aren't using the Bluetooth short-range wireless technology to the extent many once predicted, but experts say there are plenty of reasons why it should take its rightful place alongside Wi-Fi.

  • July 03, 2003 03 Jul'03

    Fidelia leaps ahead with WLAN monitoring

    Fidelia has jumped ahead of HP and the rest of the network monitoring pack by extending its NetVigil product to monitor wireless LANs, as well as hard-wired networks. The product allows WLANs to be monitored on their own and as part of a larger ...