Category Archives: Wireless

Ultra-cool Computers

My next personal computer is going to be an ultra-portable tablet. I’ve never bought a laptop of my own, since my employers tend to shower me with them, and they’ve had so many drawbacks I couldn’t see any point in … Continue reading

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Netgear dumps trash with Open Source

Dana Blankenhorn is excited about Netgear’s announcement that it’s fully supporting a router intended to run open source software, but he’s off on the relevance of the hardware: MyOpenRouter offers developers a comprehensive user guide, applications forums and downloads. Best … Continue reading

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World’s Largest 802.11n Network

Trapeze Networks finally has announced their deal with U. of Minnesota to build the world’s largest 802.11n network: PLEASANTON, Calif., March 10, 2008 – Trapeze Networks®, the award-winning provider of Smart Mobileâ„¢ wireless solutions, today announced that the University of … Continue reading

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White Space Faux Pas

The great white space coalition’s submissions to the FCC are a big bust: A group of companies including Microsoft and Google had hoped to convince regulators that some new devices could carry high-speed Internet connections over television airwaves without interfering … Continue reading

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John Kneuer on Spectrum Policy and Network Neutrality

Doc Searls asked an interesting question to John Kneuer at SuperNova: What were the rate terms and conditions for WiFi, and what would have happened if those channels were auctioned? and then David Isenberg chimed in: Wi-Fi isn’t, wasn’t auctioned. … Continue reading

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Internet over TV, maybe

There seems to be a huge disconnect on the nature of the magic box proposed to the FCC by the Usual Suspects to reclaim whitespace abandoned by analog TV: A coalition of big technology companies wants to bring high-speed Internet … Continue reading

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Aruba’s nervous breakdown

It’s come to our attention that Aruba Networks, the wireless LAN company that recently filed for an IPO, is terrified by the new architecture of the Trapeze wireless LAN system. To summarize the issues, Trapeze and Aruba both build enterprise-class … Continue reading

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Accel getting serious?

This little move probably won’t garner a lot of attention, but I think it’s interesting: Silicon Valley venture firm Accel Partners has hired mobile software expert Richard Wong as a partner, the latest sign of where investors think the action … Continue reading

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