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  • Jul 11, 2014
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Mobile Edge WiFi Signal Locator

What is it? A wireless-fidelity (Wi-fi) 'hotspot' signal detector created by Mobile Edge to help travellers stay connected to the internet while on the road.

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WEB PICKS

www.warchalking.org The 1983 movie WarGames spawned the term 'war dialling', by which hackers use software to dial random numbers to break into other computers. Wi-Fi has spawned the terms 'war driving', 'war walking' and 'war flying'. Hackers walk or drive through, or fly over, neighbourhoods looking for exposed networks.

17 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Cutting Edge

Wi-Fi has become the hot item in portable computing. With an 802.11b card in your notebook, you can connect to the internet or an office network wirelessly so long as you remain within 15 metres or so of a hub. EtherLinx is a California-based company that has extended the range of standard Wi-Fi gear from 15 metres to 80 kilometres. It has also increased the speed fivefold.

21 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

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Tech Know Wireless fidelity

As you will have learned from this column two weeks ago, Blue Tooth is a wireless technology that connects various types of peripherals without the need for messy cables. Wireless Fidelity, or Wi-Fi, is the term used to describe the system by which computers can be connected to one another without wires. Also known as 802.11b, it

5 May 2002 - 12:00am