Motorola shifts Wi-Fi smarts to access points

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Motorola Inc. has launched new software for its existing line of Wi-Fi access points and controllers, partly reversing the wireless LAN controller architecture that its Symbol Technologies acquisition helped pioneer.

Published on: October 6th, 2010 John Cox

How Ontario schools secure WLANs

A Northern Ontario school board is using wireless local-area networks (WLANs) to allow students and staff to connect to the Internet without cables, but security is a constant concern.Event:  GovSym - Executive Track

Published on: November 18th, 2009 Greg Meckbach

What’s next for Wi-Fi?

The recent formal approval of the IEEE 802.11n wireless standard marks not the end but the start of a wave of Wi-Fi innovation. In the next three to five years, the Wi-Fi experience will

Published on: November 12th, 2009 John Cox

IEEE approves 802.11n high-speed Wi-Fi standard

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has finally approved the 802.11n high-throughput wireless LAN standard. Bruce Kraemer, the long-time chairman of the 802.11n Task Group (part of the 802.11 Working Group, which

Published on: September 15th, 2009 John Cox

Wireless 802.11n standard set for final approval

Sometime on Friday, at the sprawling Hyatt Regency hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., an IEEE group called the Standards Board is expected to approve the 802.11n wireless LAN standard. For some enterprises, that’s

Published on: September 11th, 2009 John Cox

China pushes WAPI in mobile phones

Some mobile phones released in China this year will support the country's homegrown security protocol for wireless LANs that once fueled a trade dispute with the U.S. The expected release of the phones

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Owen Fletcher

Security problems still plague retailers’ wireless LANs

A large-scale scan by Motorola's AirDefense group has found that wireless LAN vulnerabilities in retailer networks though much improved over last year, are still all too common, despite repeated, widely-publicized wireless security breaches.

Published on: February 8th, 2009 John Cox

Motorola sees Symbol at heart of goals

Motorola is getting a lot for its US$4 billion buyout of Symbol Technologies. But whether that includes a future for what Motorola executives call enterprise mobility remains to be seen. The acquisition, announced

Published on: October 26th, 2006 John Cox

Product hits

Sierra Wireless expands HSDPA AirCard PC Card line New to the market is the AirCard 875 wireless wide area network card for HSDPA networks from Vancouver’s Sierra Wireless. It offers increased data speeds

Published on: June 22nd, 2006 ComputerWorld Canada staff