Microsoft deploys Linux powered WLAN

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The next time Bill Gates sends an e-mail through Microsoft's shiny new Wireless LAN it will be passed through a behind-the-scenes Linux-based network appliance. Earlier this year Microsoft and Aruba Networks jointly announced...

WLAN Standards Get a Push

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Officials from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will meet in San Francisco this week to bring the wireless LAN industry closer to standards for high throughput, mesh networking and secure management frames. Since...

WLAN Security Spec Goes Open Source

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Wireless LAN (WLAN) chipset maker Atheros Communications has released one of its key security technologies to the open source community. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company submitted code for its JumpStart for Wireless security...

Cisco fixes latest WLAN flaw

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Wireless local area network (LAN) products from Cisco Systems are under fire again after the release of a software tool exploiting an old vulnerability, but the company says it has a new protocol that fixes...

Second Cisco WLAN Security Threat Exposed

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Cisco faced its second serious WLAN security threat this week when a network and security analyst released a tool that attacks the company's proprietary Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP) wireless authentication system. Joshua...

WLAN Future Lies in 802.11n Kit

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The 802.11a standard has failed, according to some wireless LAN (WLAN) vendors, and it will take the implementation of the IEEE's proposed 108Mbit/s 802.11n specification to persuade both WLAN equipment makers and users to invest...

Intel to produce 802.11g WLAN module by year end

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Intel will begin mass-producing its long-awaited 802.11g wireless networking module at the end of this month, a senior Intel Asia Pacific executive has said. The Pro Wireless 2200BG unit will be offered alongside...

Intel to Bring Free WLAN into Desktop PCs

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Intel disclosed plans to integrate WLAN capabilities into its next-generation desktop chipset code-named Grantsdale. Earlier the company did not disclose plans to add support for Wi-Fi into its next year's mainstream core-logic. The move may...

Intel buys WLAN chip maker Mobilian

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Intel has acquired the assets of little-known wireless networking chip maker Mobilian for an undisclosed sum. Mobilian's web site was recently updated to state: "Substantially all of the assets of Mobilian have been acquired. Mobilian...

WLAN logs onto GSM SIMplicity

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We live in a world of complex technology. Especially the world of personal computers, and even worse when we take them out of the office and still want to connect them back to the network....

Cisco eyes WLAN enterprise markets

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Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc said it is fully committed to WLAN (wireless local area network) technology, and is positioning its products specifically at the enterprise market space. "There are clearly two...

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