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British Airways to offer wi-fi on short-haul flights

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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IAG-owned Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling will also provide wi-fi. Many rival airlines already offer internet access during flights, with some providing it free of charge. But one travel expert warned in-flight internet was often unreliable and was unlikely to influence travellers’ airline choices. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37848554

How to Turn Your Windows PC Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows can turn your PC into a wireless hotspot, allowing it to share its wired or wireless Internet connection with other wireless devices. But how you set it up that depends on what version of Windows you’re running. Here’s how it all works. Share a Wired or Wireless Internet Connection in Windows 10 If you’re […]

How to Add Wi-Fi to a Desktop Computer

June 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Wi-Fi is becoming more common in desktop computers, but not all desktop computers have it. Add Wi-Fi and you can connect to the Internet wirelessly and host Wi-Fi hotspots for your other devices. This is a simple, inexpensive process. Buy the right little adapter and you can even take it with you, quickly adding Wi-Fi […]

What Does the “Fi” in Wi-Fi Mean?

June 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Quite a few people have gotten into “interesting” debates and discussions about the true meaning of the term “Wi-Fi”, but what does the “Fi” portion of the term itself actually stand for? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a […]

How Much Wi-Fi Signal Strength Is Lost Per Foot of Antenna Cable Length?

June 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you are getting ready to add an antenna to your router in order to extend the Wi-Fi range in your home, just how long of a cable can you use? Does the cable’s length even matter? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes […]

Don’t Worry: Wi-Fi Isn’t Dangerous

May 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There are a staggering number of articles on the Internet trumpeting the dangers of “Wi-Fi radiation” and how risky it is to your health. Don’t worry: it’s a bunch of nonsense. If you don’t want to read a single sentence further, that’s fine, we’ll spoil the whole article for you: Wi-Fi poses absolutely no threat […]

How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password

April 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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So you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network from way back when, but you can’t remember what the password is. Whether you’ve changed the default password or not, it’s simple to find it. You can look up any Wi-Fi network password if you’ve previously connected to that network from your computer or phone. First: Check Your Router’s Default […]

Football: English stadiums to get free wi-fi for some apps

April 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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England’s Football League has announced that free wi-fi, for a particular set of official apps, will be made available at Championship, League One and League Two stadiums. Fans will be able to access club-branded apps to get news, social media content, highlights and betting. However access to the wider internet would not be possible. The […]

Raspberry Pi 3 adds wi-fi and Bluetooth

February 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Raspberry Pi has become the most popular British computer yet made. The title was formerly held by the Amstrad PCW which is believed to have sold a total of eight million units. Sales of the Raspberry Pi will surpass that figure this month, said the Raspberry Pi project founder Eben Upton. The milestone comes […]

Why You Shouldn’t Host an Open Wi-Fi Network

January 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Open home Wi-Fi networks are still too common. The situation has improved as wireless router manufacturers began shipping with wireless passwords enabled by default, but there are still too many unsecured Wi-Fi networks out there. Hosting an open Wi-Fi network can cause a number of problems for you, whether you’re trying to do a good […]

Update your iPhone to stop free Wi-Fi networks stealing your logins!

January 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’re an Apple user, you should have been notified of the latest updates to iOS and OS X. Official updates are available for the most recent three OS X versions via the App Store or as standalone installers: OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan. (Upgrade from 10.11.2 only.) OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan Combo. (Upgrade […]

Don’t Worry: Wi-Fi Isn’t Dangerous

January 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There are a staggering number of articles on the Internet trumpeting the dangers of “Wi-Fi radiation” and how risky it is to your health. Don’t worry: it’s a bunch of nonsense. If you don’t want to read a single sentence further, that’s fine, we’ll spoil the whole article for you: Wi-Fi poses absolutely no threat […]

What is 802.11ac, and Do I Need It?

January 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve been down to your local computer provider lately, you might have noticed that a whole new class of wireless routers are on the market on the premium end of the product scale, emblazoned with an “802.11ac” label in bright letters on the front of the box. But what does 802.11ac mean, and is it really […]

Free wi-fi to be provided in all NHS buildings – Jeremy Hunt

December 21st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Free wi-fi is to be provided in all NHS buildings in a bid to improve services and reduce costs, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said. At present some hospitals charge for wi-fi and others have no access at all. The move is a recommendation from a government-commissioned report on improving the use of online technology in […]

Fairy lights could ‘slow’ wi-fi speeds warns Ofcom

December 1st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Christmas tree lights can slow your wi-fi warns watchdog Ofcom as it releases an app that can check home broadband. The app samples wireless signals to see if data is flowing uninterrupted from routers to phones and tablets. The app is released alongside research which suggests wi-fi in six million homes and offices is not […]

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