wireless networking

  • Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

    Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

    Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will probably ever use. Velmenni’s technology, called Jungru, uses an LED bulb and transmits… Read More

  • Solving The Persistent Security Threats For The Internet Of Things Crunch Network

    Solving The Persistent Security Threats For The Internet Of Things

    The security problem — and, just as important, the security risks that consumers perceive in internet-connected devices — represents a real threat to the hundreds of millions of dollars companies are pouring into connected devices of all stripes. Read More

  • Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

    Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

    Israeli startup Dojo-Labs has it eye on securing the connected smart home from the threat posed by, well, all the devices that comprise the connected smart home… Read More

  • 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