wi-fi

A Simple Security Flaw Puts 'Millions' Of Wi-Fi Routers In Jeopardy

A security firm has revealed that a simple mistake in a Linux device kernel could be putting millions of Wi-Fi routers at risk.


D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router: Australian Review

I never thought that I’d see a Wi-Fi router that was both bigger and more ostentatious than the Netgear Nighthawk X6, but that day has come. The D-Link AC3200 (DIR-890L) is a giant glossy red triangular prism with six huge antennas sticking out of it, and promises tri-band Wi-Fi performance of up to 3200Mbps. This is one massive router, but it does what it says on the tin very well.


Every Major US Airline's Wi-Fi Service, Explained And Ranked

You know that Louis CK joke about Wi-Fi on aeroplanes? He says, “It’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips. It’s amazing — I’m on an aeroplane! And then it breaks down.… And the guy next to me goes, ‘This is bullshit.'” It’s so true.


Screw Wearables -- Now Wi-Fi Will Monitor Your Body

The business of tracking your health with smartwatches or fitness trackers is oppressively hardware-heavy — all those wires, charging docks, and batteries. But that’s poised to change. Soon, it might be the space around you that do the monitoring.


Pro/Con: Why Google's Fi Could Be Awesome And Terrible

Today, Google announced its very own wireless network in the US. Just $US20 a month for unlimited call and texts, plus $US10 per gigabyte of data. No contracts or termination fees. Google will even refund your unused megabytes. Sounds awesome. So what’s the catch already?


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.