wi-fi

Google Now Tells You If Your Flight Will Have WI-Fi

Snagging in-flight Wi-Fi can be somewhat of a lottery. Now, Google will let you find out before you fly if your aeroplane will provide you with data as you cruise through the skies.


Inflight Internet Is The Most Useful Thing In The Entire World

As I write this right now, I’m over the coast of southern India, about 41,000ft in the air on an Emirates Airbus A380. But I’m not disconnected from the world; the ‘net up here is actually quite fast.


August Smart Lock And Connect Review: I'll Use Keys, Thanks 

When we first reviewed it, we called the August Smart Lock superb. I knew that sooner or later, I’d invite one into my home. I got my chance a few weeks ago with the August Connect dongle, a $50 add-on that gives the lock internet access so you can control it from anywhere in the world. Sadly, it also revealed the lock’s nastiest flaws.


Find Your Wi-Fi Password In Windows 8.1

A friend wants a slice of your home Wi-Fi but you’ve completely forgotten what the password is, as you connected your laptop about two-and-a-half years ago. If you’re running Windows 8.1, then looking up your password from your laptop or desktop only takes a few clicks of the mouse. Here’s how to do it.


D-Link Viper DSL-2900AL Modem Router: Australian Review

If you’re building a new home or making a significant upgrade to your current setup, it pays to give some careful consideration to which wireless router you choose. Good coverage across your house, as well as fast connectivity, can soothe a lot of potential headaches before they happen. The D-Link Viper isn’t perfect, but can muscle up some very fast file transfers when it needs to.


How To Get A Strong Wi-Fi Signal In Every Room Of Your House

If you live in a particularly tall or wide house, or one with a complicated layout, then you might have problems with Wi-Fi dead zones where your high-speed wireless broadband connection just can’t reach. That can seriously hamper your movie binge-watching or Spotify streaming. You don’t have to settle for patchy coverage though, and there are several ways in which you can extend the reach of your Wi-Fi.


FCC Finally Lays Down The Law: Hotels Can't Block Wi-Fi 

The FCC released a blunt warning to hotels today: Stop blocking guests’ personal Wi-Fi connections.


Cuba's Illegal, Porn-Free Underground Internet Is Thriving

In Old Havana’s last remaining internet cafe, an hour online costs about almost a quarter of an average monthly salary. But armed with some piecemeal networking equipment and rebellious sensibilities, some Cuban youths have taken connectivity into their own hands.


A Smart 9V Battery Adds Phone Notifications To Any Smoke Detector

There are plenty of smart smoke detectors on the market that connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network to provide smartphone notifications when there’s trouble, but they’re an expensive upgrade to the dumb smoke detector you’ve (hopefully) already got watching over your home. The $US40 Roost promises pretty much the same functionality as those smart alternatives, but on the cheap, upgrading only the 9-volt battery your smoke or carbon monoxide detector already relies on.


D-Link's New Wi-Fi Routers Look Like Reverse-Engineered Alien Technology

At one time when all you needed to connect was a couple of laptops, a cheap wireless router would more than suffice for most homes. But these days, when there’s everything from phones to tablets to TVs relying on your Wi-Fi network, it makes sense to splurge on your hardware. And D-Link’s new 11AC Ultra Performance Series routers promise speeds of up to 5.6 Gbps optimised for the myriad of different devices constantly hopping on and off your network.