WI-FI Posts on XDA

FCC opens up 1200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band, paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E

Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 802.11ax is the latest Wi-Fi standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance. The new standard supports transfer speeds of up to 9.6Gbps, which is more than double the maximum speed supported by Wi-Fi 5 (3.5Gbps). But since Wi-Fi 6 still broadcasts over the 2.4Ghz and 5GHz bands, it suffers from some of the...

New Kr00K vulnerability affects many devices with Broadcom and Cypress Wi-Fi chips

ESET, an Internet security company that offers anti-virus products, just publicly disclosed a vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips made by Broadcom and Cypress. The vulnerability, which ESET calls "Kr00K," allows for the unauthorized decryption of WPA2-encrypted network traffic. Devices with Broadcom and Cypress FullMac Wi-Fi chips, which, according to ESET, are found in the Amazon Echo/Kindle,...

Broadcom’s new BCM4389 chip brings Wi-Fi 6E support to smartphones

Wi-Fi 6E is an extension to the Wi-Fi 6 standard and it lets devices operate in the 6 GHz spectrum. An additional 1200MHz can be split into fourteen 80MHz or seven wider 160MHz channels, thus offering higher throughputs. It was announced just over a month ago by the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the FCC still hasn't...

Google Nest WiFi may include Google Assistant speaker beacons

A rebooted version of Google's "Google Wifi" is expected to launch at the Made By Google event next month. "Made by Google" is Google's yearly hardware showcase event, where we typically see announcements to the tune of new Pixel devices. Not all of the focus is going to be on the latest Pixel devices, however....

New “Dragonblood” vulnerability affects the Wi-Fi WPA3 standard

It's less than a year old, but the WPA3 security standard for Wi-Fi has already had a host of flaws made public by two researchers. Released back in June of 2018, WPA3 was a necessary upgrade after WPA2 was split wide open by the KRACK exploit. WPA3 offers a host of features that make it...

Qualcomm’s next-gen 60GHz WiFi chips will deliver 10Gbps speeds

Companies have been talking about the status us Project IEEE 802.11ay for a couple of years now and slowly but surely we've seen some progress being made with it. The project started off as a proposed enhancement to the current state of wireless networks and is the followup to the 802.11ad protocol (which was originally announced in...

Google’s updated Chromecast with Bluetooth also has better 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Chromecast has undoubtedly been Google's biggest hardware success. For $35-70 you get a cute little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and turns it into a Smart TV. The only remote you need is a smartphone. It's a simple concept executed very well, and now almost every home has one. A...

OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS 5.1.11 with display flicker fix and improved HDR mode

The OnePlus 6 is one of the best 2018 flagships so far. It's fast, will be one of the first phones to get Android Pie, and, so far, it is well supported by the company that released it. OxygenOS 5.1.11 is here and it promises a number of bug fixes, optimizations, and camera improvements. These...

Android Oreo’s “Turn on WiFi Automatically” feature is available for all in Android Pie

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners will remember the disappointment when getting the official Android 8.0 Oreo update and not getting features like Night Light and automatic Wi-Fi wakeup. The latter feature was introduced with the Android Oreo update for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. What it does is automatically turns on  Wi-Fi...

WPA3 WiFi security standard is final & coming to devices with the Snapdragon 845

The WPA3 WiFi security standard has been certified, as announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance earlier today. It's yet another incremental network security protocol upgrade and was necessary after WPA2 was cracked wide open early last year - eleven years after it was officially unveiled. Devices require more enhanced security hardware to utilize it, something which...

Share your Wi-Fi Password easily as a QR Code with this app

With so many smartphone users being stuck on limited data plans, a free Wi-Fi network is a very valuable commodity. We've all been in the situation where a guest comes over to your house and asks for the Wi-Fi password within the first 5 minutes. Even if you have the password memorized, it can be...

PAIRS App Allows You to Quickly Restore Your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Settings

Frequently switching between ROMs and flashing new software updates is something that many of us often find ourselves doing. Playing around with a new ROM or other bit of software that the wide world of Android has to offer is great, but a side effect of doing this is having to manually re-add your Wi-Fi...