Stories by John Cox

Wardriving for WLAN security

The 4th Annual Worldwide Wardrive is under way this week, with volunteers scanning the airwaves in a neighborhood near you for WLAN access points.

Cisco's WLAN plan has landed

Cisco Systems Inc.'s idea seems simple enough: Save time and money on building an enterprise wireless LAN by plugging new modules into Catalyst 6500 switches that exploit the wireline infrastructure.

Ultra Wideband gets a boost at Intel show

An emerging wireless technology, called Ultra Wideband, may be getting off the launchpad faster than expected, thanks to several announcements at the Intel Developer Forum.

Vendor trio develops self-adjusting WLAN

FRAMINGHAM (12/03/2003) - A trio of wireless LAN vendors say they are "actively collaborating" to offer enterprise users a self-adjusting WLAN infrastructure.

WLAN client vendors make news in Vegas

Wireless LAN infrastructure vendors are bypassing Comdex this year as many hold off on making announcements and putting on exhibitions until the WiFi Planet show in early December. But there is an array of WLAN client news at Comdex including launches of software, components and silicon intended to make WLAN and other wireless technologies run faster and be easier to use and manage.

Cisco broadens WLAN offerings

Cisco Systems Wednesday will announce a series of products and product improvements to bolster its wireless LAN offerings, including additional software that shifts WLAN features into other parts of the corporate net.

WLAN protocol hits standards trail

FRAMINGHAM (11/07/2003) - At the Internet Engineering Task Force meeting next week in Minneapolis, the standards group is expected to clear the last hurdles before launching work on a new wireless LAN protocol.

Trapeze airs latest WLAN switch software

FRAMINGHAM (11/04/2003) - Trapeze Networks Inc. this week unveils an updated version of its wireless LAN switch software that aims to offer improved security and performance.

Switch vendors readying for WLAN battle

FRAMINGHAM (11/04/2003) - Two wireless switch start-ups, Vivato Inc. and Trapeze Networks Inc., last week announced layoffs. Meanwhile, Cisco Systems Inc. and Nortel Networks Ltd. are expected to announce details on adding wireless management features to their wired switches.