Wi-Fi News

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Wi-Fi Security Issues Fixed For Good?

Norton has recently launched an application that should prevent hackers from stealing information from less savvy Internet users. Many people in Australia access their banking accounts using public Wi-Fi networks, for example, and this means that hackers can easily access their private information. Despite this sad situation, close to 65% of the Australians believe that their data is very well protected.

The Norton Wi-Fi Privacy app for Android and iOS devices has just been launched. Whenever people are using the app, sensitive info is routed through a virtual private network. As a positive side effect, many advertisers are blocked as well, and there will be no more cookies on the device that runs the app.

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Norton Wi-Fi Privacy can protect your passwords, credit cards info and blocks hacker access. If you don’t use an app like this, your information can be sold, or simply used to get access to your bank accounts. Anyone who wants to use this app will have to pay a subscription.

 

New Wi-Fi Residential Products

Two new Wi-Fi products which are built for residential use have been recently launched. These mesh-network routers come from Eero and Luma. They have internal antennas, and this makes them smaller and attractive.

Both Eero and Luma declare that their products will offer a strong, stable Internet connection, because they consist of three units which are placed in different areas in the house and are interconnected. Of course, if signal strength is a problem, you can use a wireless repeater, and even plug in a high gain external antenna into it, by making use of one of these RP-SMA adapters: http://www.data-alliance.net/rp-sma/

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The setup is fast and can be performed using a simple phone app.

 

Europeans Will Soon Get Inflight Internet Access

Many of the American domestic flights offer inflight Wi-Fi services included in their standard packages, whereas most European flight companies have not yet included this service in their packages. Recent studies have proved that more than 80% of the people who are flying over Europe and Middle East would appreciate an inflight Internet access service. Since the costs have diminished, soon inflight Wi-Fi will be common in Europe as well.

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Virgin America is the first company in the world that offered free Internet access during flights back in 2009. Their Internet connection speed is six times faster today in comparison with the speed that was available seven years ago.

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Asian Tech News – June 2016

Posted by in Asia, News, Wi-Fi

 

1000 New Hotspots in East Delhi

The end of 2016 will hopefully bring more high speed hotspots, which will be spread over the entire New Delhi. People living in the area or passing by will have access to the Internet at much better speeds, and without paying any money.

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Free Internet access across the entire Indian capital was one of the most important promises made by the Indian government. This service should bring many positive changes, as more and more people have access to information related to education, health, security and even public transportation, for example.

 

High Quality Internet Connections in Trains

Google has set up free Internet hotspots in many Indian railway stations. The plan was initiated back in September 2015, and its first phase is supposed to cover 400 different railway stations.

The authorities moved fast, so in January 2016 Mumbai Central Station started to provide free Internet access for travelers. Right now, 20 more railway stations are offering the same free service. Google expects to have Wi-Fi installed in close to 100 railway stations by the end of the year.

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In India, many small cities need free high quality connections badly, because Internet connectivity is quite poor. To give you an example, when free Wi-Fi was offered to the citizens in Mumbai, about 100,000 persons made use of it in 2015. But when the same offer was made in a much smaller city – Bhubaneshwar – 100,000 people used the free Wi-Fi service in a single day!

People in India widely use low speed, 3G Internet connections. It is true that the download speed isn’t capped for them, but they are automatically disconnected after one hour, which is more than enough to download regular files, read emails, etc. People use Google’s free Internet connections to check their exam results, download software and upgrades for it, or search for all sorts of info – most of it related to education.

 

Postal Offices Will Provide Free Internet Access to Indians

As mentioned above, most railway stations now offer free internet access to Indian travelers. Recently, the postal department started to follow the same trend. The Vijayawada division plans to provide fast Internet connections to as many Indian citizens as possible.

Soon, people coming to the Head Post Office will be able to connect to the Internet using their devices for free. The costs and the needed technology are currently evaluated, with the goal of expanding the project to as many areas as possible.

 

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