wireless networking

  • Luma, Quite Improbably, Makes Wi-Fi Setup Fun

    Luma, Quite Improbably, Makes Wi-Fi Setup Fun

    Wi-fi setup is usually pretty easy: you find a space in the house, hire a team of radio experts to scan it for dead spots and an entire IT team to manage security and QoS. Then you try to connect from the back patio and discover that you can’t watch YouTube from the picnic table. To remedy this Dr. Paul Judge and Mike Van Bruinisse created Luma. This tiny Wi-Fi hotspot connects using a… Read More

  • Smart Wireless Router eero Gains FCC Approval, But Delays Product Due To Manufacturing Challenges

    Smart Wireless Router eero Gains FCC Approval, But Delays Product Due To Manufacturing Challenges

    Wireless router startup eero had several announcements for its supporters this morning, including an official FCC approval, and a delay in shipment of its product to early next year. The company also disclosed it had raised somewhere in the neighborhood of $35 million in funding from Playground Global, Redpoint Ventures and Shasta Ventures. The startup didn’t want to talk exact… Read More

  • Congress Can Fuel Tech Growth Crunch Network

    Congress Can Fuel Tech Growth

    Without prompt action from lawmakers and regulators, much of what fuels a critical segment of the U.S. economy — especially tech-savvy California — is at risk. U.S. wireless networks and the companies that rely on world-class connectivity could experience stagnation or decline due to a shortage of spectrum. Estimates suggest that agencies hold as much as 70 percent of the spectrum… Read More

  • SMC Adds New Draft 802.11n Devices

    Irvine, California-based network hardware company SMC recently added a new Draft 802.11n router, access point, and USB adapter to its lineup. The SMCWGBR14-N router includes a 4-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit LAN switch, draft 802.11n wireless, hardware firewall, WPA/WPA2 encryption, and a USB2.0 print server. It retails for $174.99. You can connect to the router with the SMCWEB-N access point… Read More

  • The AudioFile: The iPhone Is Eyeing Your Living Room

    This week: Computers, set-top boxes (like AppleTV), and AV
    receivers are battling to be your household hub, streaming music and
    movies back and forth across your pad until you become sterile and
    glow in the dark. All this gear is versatile, but it’s hard to know
    which one to pick — especially when hefty sums of money are involved.
    Sonos and now Denon seem to have the most… Read More

  • Belkin N1 Vision Router Available Later This Month

    Belkin’s N1 Vision wireless router has recently been announced and if you’re the type of supergeek who likes speedometers, bandwidth usage meters, and other various readables, you’re gonna love this router. That is, of course, if you can stomach the $199 it’ll take to buy this thing when it comes out later this month. If you can, you’ll enjoy some drafty… Read More

  • Apple vs. The World: Playing Dress-Up With Your Apple

    Windows users always pull out the old “there are no peripherals for Mac” chestnut whenever they’re backed into a corner by rabid Apple addicts. While it’s true there aren’t as many extras for Mac as there are for Windows, there are still plenty of peripherals to go around. To prove our point, we rounded up a bunch of our favorites. There are of course tons more… Read More

  • Belkin Wi-Fi Phone For Skype

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6338486291606550545&hl=en I’m a little late to the pleasures of Skype-ing, but Belkin was kind enough to loan CrunchGear one of its Wi-Fi phones to use with the service. Setup was easy, just connect to a network (it tells you if there’s an open one to connect to or you can type in an SSID and password for a secured one) and… Read More

  • Intel's Draft-N Plays Nicely With Buffalo, Others

    . Products labeled with the Intel “Connect with Centrino” Identifier, such as Buffalo’s new AirStation Wireless–N Nfiniti Dual Band Router and AP (WZR-AG300NH), are thoroughly tested by Intel for product compatibility, performance, range, co-existence with 802.11b/g clients and elimination of dead spots. Other certified access points include models from ASUS… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Samsung's Mobiles, Kodak's Colors And A Wireless Router That Launches Missiles

    Hooray for Tuesday! It’s now the morning of January 9 and I’m headed to a 9 a.m. meeting with Samsung Mobile, but my cab takes the Strip to get to the LVCC making me late. (In case you missed the previous entries, here are Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, parts one and two.) Despite the continued accolades heaped upon Samsung’s phones by others, I’ve always been
    a bit sour on them. Read More

  • Audiovox Wants You Wireless In Your Living Room

    <img src="https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/video components." The adapters will be sold under the Terk brand name (the antenna people!), using UWB to send high-definition video streams wirelessly around your place of occupancy or business. It’s non-line-of-sight so you can send signals through walls and ceilings with wired transmission quality from… Read More