Cisco Linksys routers still not IPv6 ready

It's hard to fathom why Cisco hasn't added IPv6 to its Linksys consumer routers yet, but the company has promised support will come this spring.It's 2011, IPv4 addresses are officially exhausted, and the

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Julie Bort

Telus tweaks HSPA network to 4G standards

A new dual cell (DC) upgrade to Telus' HSPA (high speed packet access) network bumps up the networks' capability to support download speeds of up to 42 megabits per second (mbps) and uploads

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Prepare for SMS fraud wave says report

The first and long-awaited wave of mobile crime is hitting users in the form of crude tariff and messaging fraud, an analysis by security company AdaptiveMobile has suggested.In its Global Security Insight for

Published on: February 10th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Wi-Fi is the real deal

Network World (US)With all the hype surrounding 4G technologies such as LTE and WiMAX, it's easy to forget just how useful Wi-Fi is in our daily lives.And as many at this week's ITEXPO

Published on: February 7th, 2011 Brad Reed

Small businesses join revolt over usage-based billing

From music downloads to streaming videos, data backups to online classes and video conferences, usage based billing (UBB) has the potential for skyrocketing the cost of Internet service for individual and business users,

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

IPv6 transition hazards

With the last IPv4 addresses about to be allocated, the good news is that IT managers -- at least in the U.S. and Europe -- don't suddenly have to get the next Internet

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Improve WiFi security with 3 VPN services

It's a truth universally acknowledged that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren't secure, but they're so convenient that most of us use them anyway. That's why there was something of a panic last year when

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Matt Lake

Facebook, Google, Yahoo sign up for ‘World IPv6 Day’ trial

Several of the Internet's most popular Web sites - including Facebook, Google and Yahoo - have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Cisco shrinks Catalyst Ethernet switches

Cisco this week is rolling out two lines of Catalyst Ethernet switches in compact form factors intended for deployment in workgroups closer to users vs. wiring closets. The Catalyst 3560-C and 2960-C Compact

Published on: January 11th, 2011 Jim Duffy

LG shows off Wi-Fi Direct on Optimus smartphone

Wi-Fi Direct, a wireless LAN mode that doesn't require a hotspot, is starting to emerge in handsets and will be demonstrated on an LG Electronics smartphone this week at the International Consumer Electronics

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Skype blames outage on ‘supernode’ problem

Internet telephony giant Skype blamed its peer-to-peer interconnection systemfor a problem that some reports said resulted in millions of users being unable to make calls using the service on Wednesday.According to an official

Published on: December 24th, 2010 Elizabeth Heichler and Jared Newman

What SMBs can learn from WikiLeaks’ resilient network

The recent cyber attacks on WikiLeaks and the site's resiliency are a case study in Web survivability that many businesses would do well to take note of, according to Canadian security experts. In

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Tech that will boost broadband in 2011

A number of different technologies are being developed or improved to offer higher speeds for fixed and mobile broadband networks, as operators are preparing to compete with each other and carry video traffic

Published on: December 8th, 2010