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MediaTek is providing Wi-Fi 6 chipsets for ASUS ROG and TUF gaming laptops

Wi-Fi 6 has become a common feature in most modern laptops today, and MediaTek has today announced that its MT7921 Wi-Fi chipset will be embedded in new ROG (Republic of Gamers) and TUF (The Ultimate Force) laptops from ASUS. According to a press note shared by the chipmaker, the MediaTek MT7921 offers reliable connectivity and power...

These are the WiFi 6e routers announced at CES 2021

WiFi 6e has been one of the big talking points of this year’s CES. For the uninitiated, Wifi 6e marks a change in wireless networking that we’ve only seen once before: the use of a whole new band — 6GHz on top of 5GHz and the old faithful (but ridiculously congested) 2.4GHz. If you’re thinking “I...

WiFi Alliance begins certifying products with next-gen WiFi 6E support

The WiFi Alliance has announced that it has begun certifying products for WiFi 6E, paving the way for new devices to take advantage of 6GHz airwaves. This is the biggest update to WiFi in 20 years and should provide consumers with much faster and more reliable speeds. The Federal Communications Commission first approved the use of...

PSA: Android 11 will no longer let you insecurely connect to enterprise WiFi networks

If you own a Google Pixel and have updated to the latest December 2020 security update, you may have found that you are unable to connect to certain enterprise WiFi networks. If this is the case, then know that you are not alone. This is not a bug but is rather an intentional change that...

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...

Wi-Fi 6 support will pick up this year with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Android smartphones

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 9.6 Gbps, which is more than double the maximum speed supported by Wi-Fi 5 (3.5 Gbps). However, only a handful of Android smartphones in the market today support the latest Wi-Fi standard,...

[Update: Click to Call for Desktop] Google may add clipboard, Wi-Fi password, and phone number sharing between Chrome OS and Android

Google currently maintains only two operating systems, Android for mobile devices and Chrome OS for laptops. Though these two share a lot of similarities, they still don't make a very unified ecosystem. Google has been trying to change that, first by introducing the Play Store to Chrome OS, and then by adding Instant Tethering support...

[Update: Toggle coming in Q Beta 5] Android Pie’s throttling of Wi-Fi scans is crippling some network tools

Android Pie is still fresh on everyone's mind and we're only starting to experience some of the changes that Google has made with its latest update. Android has always been criticized for having poor battery life compared to other mobile operating systems, but this was a double-edged sword. Sure, Android used more battery life than...

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...