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Broadcom Announces BCM4389 Wi-Fi 6E Client Chipset

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced the new Wi-Fi 6E terminology for 802.11ax operation in the 6 GHz band last month. At CES 2020, Broadcom announced a number of Wi-Fi 6E access point solutions. Today, Broadcom is announcing the BCM4389 client Wi-Fi 6E chipset. From a report: Consumers can expect to see the chipset in the next generation of high-end smartphones. We have already covered the advantages of Wi-Fi 6E in terms of lower latency, higher throughput, and the availability of more number of 160 MH...
Tags: Tech, Broadcom, Wi Fi Alliance


IEEE Bans Huawei From Peer-Reviewing Papers, Chinese Scientists Quit To Protest

New submitter AntiBrainWasher writes: Running away from the fear of legal/political persecution, the New York City-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) told editors of its roughly 200 journals yesterday that it feared "severe legal implications" from continuing to use Huawei scientists as reviewers in vetting technical papers. They can continue to serve on IEEE editorial boards, according to the memo, but "cannot handle any papers" until the sanctions are lifted. The IE...
Tags: Nsa, New York City, Tech, Beijing, Huawei, Wi Fi Alliance, Peking University, AntiBrainWasher, Haixia Alice Zhang


Daily News Roundup: Huawei Kicked From SD and Wi-Fi Standards Groups

Huawei is in a tough position. Google pulled its Android vendor license, Intel, Qualcomm, and ARM refuse to work with the company, Microsoft pulled its laptop and cloud offerings, and now the mobile company finds itself ejected from the SD and Wi-Fi standards associations. If you want to make a product that uses SD cards, you need to join the SD Association. It’s a non-profit organization that sets standards for SD and microSD cards, and membership is required to build products that use the sta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Asus, Samsung, Sony, Ikea, Amd, Corsair, Gizmodo, Huawei, World Health Organization WHO, Engadget, Wi Fi Alliance, Intel Qualcomm


Huawei Has Now Been Cut Off By the SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance (slashdot)

Both the SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance have cut ties with Huawei following President Trump's executive order barring companies from doing business with the Chinese company. PhoneDog reports: First up, Huawei has been removed the from the SD Association, a non-profit group that sets the standards for SD and microSD cards. Huawei's name has been removed from the organization's website, and the SD Association confirmed to Android Authority that it's complying with the recent executive order tha...
Tags: Google, News, Huawei, Trump, Wi Fi Alliance, BeauHD, Android Authority, SD Association, PhoneDog, Nano Memory Card, SD Association Wi Fi Alliance, Huawei Earlier


WiFi alliance and SD Associates’ ban won’t affect Huawei (badly) (yet)

If you think your life sucks, you should look at what’s happening to Huawei. Last week, a bunch of companies stopped doing business with the Chinese tech giant. The list included Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and ARM. Now, over the weekend, WiFi alliance and SD association have broken up with Huawei. Nikkei Asian Review noted the Chinese company has been “temporarily restricted.”  The alliance said in a statement it’s complying with the US commerce department order: Wi-Fi Alliance is fully complying ...
Tags: Startups, US, Huawei, Wi Fi Alliance, U S Department of Commerce, Huawei Technologies, Plugged, Google Intel Qualcomm, SD Associates, Huawei Nikkei Asian Review


Dragonblood Vulnerabilities Disclosed in Wi-Fi WPA3 Standard (slashdot)

Two security researchers disclosed details this week about a group of vulnerabilities collectively referred to as Dragonblood that impact the Wi-Fi Alliance's recently launched WPA3 Wi-Fi security and authentication standard. From a report: If ever exploited, the vulnerabilities would allow an attacker within the range of a victim's network to recover the Wi-Fi password and infiltrate the target's network. In total, five vulnerabilities are part of the Dragonblood ensemble -- a denial of service...
Tags: News, Wi Fi Alliance, Msmash


New Super-Secure Wifi is Actually Full of Security Holes

When the Wi-Fi Alliance released its next-generation WPA3 wifi security protocol last January, it was touted as being nigh impossible to crack. That made it a serious upgrade over WPA2, the current protocol used by modern wifi networks—including the one you’re probably reading this on. Except, researchers on Wednesday …Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Passwords, Wifi, Wi Fi Alliance, WPA3


Dragonblood Vulnerabilities Disclosed in Wi-Fi WPA3 Standard

Two security researchers disclosed details this week about a group of vulnerabilities collectively referred to as Dragonblood that impact the Wi-Fi Alliance's recently launched WPA3 Wi-Fi security and authentication standard. From a report: If ever exploited, the vulnerabilities would allow an attacker within the range of a victim's network to recover the Wi-Fi password and infiltrate the target's network. In total, five vulnerabilities are part of the Dragonblood ensemble -- a denial of service...
Tags: Tech, Wi Fi Alliance


Why You (Probably) Don’t Want a 5G Router

CES is underway, and D-Link has already announced a new 5G router. But while 5G might sound great, you probably don’t have it in your area right now. So, you shouldn’t plan to jump on this router just yet. It’s a 5G Modem and Router The D-Link 5G NR Enhanced Gateway (what a name!) is a cellular modem that happens to provide Wi-Fi. It’s not a standard Wi-Fi router. Think of it like a more powerful Mobile Hotspot that isn’t mobile. You’ll connect this to a carrier (like Verizon or AT&T if they ...
Tags: Crafts, Verizon, Wi Fi, Wi Fi Alliance


Get Ready for Wi-Fi 6: Certification Launches in Q3 2019

The Wi-Fi Alliance already announced Wi-Fi 6 back in October. Today, it’s announcing the details of the Wi-Fi 6 certification process, which will launch in the third quarter of 2019. Expect many new Wi-Fi 6 devices later this year. Some manufacturers have already released routers and other devices advertising Wi-Fi 6 support, but they’re not “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6.” That certification program ensures devices are compatible and that they have specific features. The Wi-Fi Alliance told us they expect...
Tags: Crafts, Don, Wi Fi, Wi Fi Alliance


Here’s why you might still be using Wi-Fi after cellular 5G launches

Cellular 5G might be around the corner and promising to deliver lightning fast speeds, but the folks over at the Wi-Fi Alliance have a few reasons why they think you shouldn't dump Wi-Fi just yet. The post Here’s why you might still be using Wi-Fi after cellular 5G launches appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Wi-fi, Trends, Computing, Wi Fi Alliance, 5g


Why You'll Still Need Wifi When 5G Is Everywhere, According to the Wi-Fi Alliance

Good news for fans of getting stuff fast—all of us, then—because a new version of wifi is just around the corner. Wi-Fi 6 is going to be better than current wifi in every regard, and the body behind it just published a paper extolling its virtues, emphasizing that, yes, we will still need good old wifi internet…Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Wifi, 5g, Wi Fi Alliance, Wi Fi 6


What is WiGig, and How Is It Different From Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 is on the way, but it isn’t the fastest wireless technology you can get. WiGig is designed for super-fast speeds over short distances, and an improved version is coming in 2019. WiGig Basics HTC’s Vive Wireless Adapter connects a Vive headset to a PC wirelessly, using WiGig. WiGig transmits data wirelessly on the 60 GHz frequency, unlike Wi-Fi 6 and other “normal” versions of Wi-Fi that use the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies. The 60GHz frequency is less congested than 2.4GHz or 5GHz, ...
Tags: Crafts, Asus, Htc, Wi Fi Alliance, Gbps, Wireless Gigabit Alliance


Qualcomm's New Wi-Fi Chips Are Meant To Rival 5G Speeds

"Qualcomm is launching a family of chips that can add incredibly high-speed Wi-Fi -- at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second -- to phones, laptops, routers, and so on," reports The Verge. The Wi-Fi standard used for something like replacing a virtual reality headset's data cable with a high-speed wireless link is being updated. Qualcomm's latest chips improve a wireless technology called WiGig, which relies on a connection standard known as 802.11ad, which can hit speeds up to 5 gigabits per seco...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Tech, Qualcomm, Wi Fi, Wi Fi Alliance, Dino Bekis


Wi-Fi Alliance gets rid of ‘802.11’ in favor of a much simpler naming system

For years, the names of Wi-Fi standards have been needlessly complex. It can be hard to remember which one your router supports – is it 802.11n or 802.11ac? Thankfully, the Wi-Fi Alliance – the organization which certifies Wi-Fi products – has introduced a simpler nomenclature that should make it easier to tell these standards apart. The rebranding applies to existing Wi-Fi standards as follows: Wi-Fi 5: Devices that support 802.11ac technology Wi-Fi 4: Devices that support 802.11n technology Ol...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Wi Fi Alliance


Wi-Fi Alliance introduces Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi Alliance today has introduced the Wi-Fi 6 as the industry designation for products and networks that support the next generation of Wi-Fi. It is based on 802.11ax technology and is also a part of the new naming approach by Wi-Fi Alliance that provides users with an easy-to-understand designation for both the Wi-Fi technology supported by their device and used in a connection the device makes with a Wi-Fi network. The company says that the new naming system identifies Wi-Fi generations b...
Tags: News, Blogging, Wi Fi, Wi-Fi-alliance, Wi-Fi 6


Wi-Fi Alliance ditches 802.11 spec codes for consumer-friendly naming scheme

Meet Wi-Fi 6, the protocol previously known as 802.11ax Wi-Fi, known for about two decades by its wonky Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers designation, IEEE 802.11, has adopted a new consumer-oriented naming scheme.…
Tags: Software, Wi Fi Alliance, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


The new version of Wi-Fi is called Wi-Fi 6 because rules don’t matter

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the working group that has long offered such euphonious, IEEE-defined names for Wi-Fi protocols such as 802.11ab and 802.11n, has finally decided enough was enough with the numbers and letters and such. Their decision? The next Wi-Fi version will be Wi-Fi 6 — and sucks to your ass-mar if you don’t like it. “For nearly two decades, Wi-Fi users have had to sort through technical naming conventions to determine if their devices support the latest Wi-Fi,” said Wi-Fi Alliance C...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Wikipedia, Wi-fi, Tech, Computing, Ipad Mini, Wireless, Wi Fi Alliance, Wireless Networking, Edgar Figueroa


Wi-Fi Gets Simplified Version Numbers and Next Version is Wi-Fi 6

Do you know what is the latest version of Wi-Fi? It's okay if you don't know. It is — Wi-Fi is 802.11ac. I am sure many of us can't answer this question immediately because the Wi-Fi technology doesn't have a traditional format of version numbers… at least until yesterday. The Wi-Fi Alliance—the group that manages the implementation of Wi-Fi—has today announced that the next version of WiFi [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Tech, hacking Wi-Fi, Wi-fi Signal, Mohit Kumar, Wi Fi Alliance, WiFi Alliance, Wifi Security, WiFi 5, WiFi 6, WiFi standard, WiFi technology


Confused by Wi-Fi standards? Simplified branding will start with Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced a changing of its naming conventions for wireless generations starting with 802.11ax. Moving forward, it will be known as Wi-Fi 6, with previous generations known as Wi-Fi 5 and 4. The post Confused by Wi-Fi standards? Simplified branding will start with Wi-Fi 6 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Wi-fi, Trends, Web, Computing, Wi Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi 6


Wi-Fi Now Has Version Numbers, and Wi-Fi 6 Comes Out Next Year

The Wi-Fi Alliance said Wednesday it was rebranding the "802.11" Wi-Fi standards that have long served as a source of potential confusion for users. From now on, said the Wi-Fi Alliance, the current 802.11ac standard will be known as Wi-Fi 5, while its successor 802.11ax will be known as Wi-Fi 6. From a report: In the past, Wi-Fi versions were identified by a letter or a pair of letters that referred to a wireless standard. The current version is 802.11ac, but before that, we had 802.11n, 802.11...
Tags: Tech, Wi Fi, Wi Fi Alliance


Easy on the Wi-Fi — wireless internet rebrand makes generations more obvious

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced a changing of its naming conventions for wireless generations starting with 802.11ax. Moving forward, it will be known as Wi-Fi 6, with previous generations known as Wi-Fi 5 and 4. The post Easy on the Wi-Fi — wireless internet rebrand makes generations more obvious appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Wi-fi, Trends, Web, Computing, Wi Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi 6


Palm PVG100 passes through regulators with Android 8.1 Oreo (OSNews)

Back in March, a trusted source revealed to us that a Palm-branded Android smartphone was slated to launch on Verizon in the second half of 2018. We haven't heard anything since then, but a Palm device with model name 'PVG100' has just rolled through both the FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance. As is commonplace with these filings, much of the information and all photos are obscured at the request of the manufacturer. However, there's still a bit of information that can be gleaned. The FCC page is barren a...
Tags: Verizon, News, Fcc, Palm, Wi Fi Alliance, Thom Holwerda, Wi Fi Alliance PDF


A Palm phone running Android 8.1 Oreo may be on the way

A reboot of the classic Palm could be on its way. A device called the PVG100 recently filed with the FCC and passed through the Wi-Fi Alliance certification program. The phone is expected to feature Android 8.1 Oreo and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. The post A Palm phone running Android 8.1 Oreo may be on the way appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, News, Fcc, Trends, Palm, Wi Fi Alliance, Android Army, Android Oreo


Palm, the super-popular PDA brand of the early 2000s, might release a new budget smartphone before the end of the year

A new Palm device could be on the way before the end of 2018.  Filings spotted by both Android Police and Android Authority point to a new Palm smartphone with the model name PVG100.  The device will reportedly have Bluetooth 4.2, will run Android 8.1 Oreo, and will support 2.4GHx WiFi, meaning that it's likely to be a budget device.  Another smartphone from the early aughts could be making a comeback in 2018.  Android Police has spotted filings with both the FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance that poin...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Facebook, Fcc, Trends, Hp, Palm, Nyu, Tcl, Wi Fi Alliance, Android Police, BlackBerry KEYone, Android Police and Android Authority, Android Police Android Authority, Palm Pixi


New WPA3 WiFi Standard Released

Well, it’s finally here. In the fall of 2017, a vulnerability in WPA2 wireless encryption was discovered. Known as the Krack Attack, the flaw impacts every implementation of WPA2. The manufacturers needed to provide a patch update to fix the flaw. The Wi-Fi Alliance has now announced the availability of the WPA3 standard (to be implemented in certified devices starting later this year), vastly improving security over WPA2, which has been around for over 15 years and should be the current WiFi en...
Tags: Law, Legal Technology, Wi Fi Alliance, WPS, KRACK


Wi-Fi Alliance Launches WPA3 Security Standard

wiredmikey writes: The Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization responsible for maintaining Wi-Fi technology, announced the launch of the WPA3 security standard. The latest version of the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol brings significant improvements in terms of authentication and data protection. WPA3 has two modes of operation: Personal and Enterprise. WPA3-Personal's key features include enhanced protection against offline dictionary attacks and password guessing attempts. WPA3-Enterprise prov...
Tags: Tech, Wi Fi Alliance