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Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Some routers vulnerable to remote hacking due to hard-coded admin credentials

Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.

New chipsets lay groundwork for gigabit speeds to more homes

Product improvements made possible by new chipsets will make it easier for operators to upgrade their broadband networks.

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Blistering fast fiber broadband can drive up your home's value

A new study says having fiber broadband access can drive up your home's value by more than 3 percent.

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Wi-Fi signals can do rough head counts

Estimating the number of people present by looking at Wi-Fi signals could help make buildings more energy efficient

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Dish Network, T-Mobile US reportedly in merger talks

The merger would be the latest in a wave of consolidation in the U.S. media and communications industry

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New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take over the affected devices.

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Linksys is first to market with a working multi-user MIMO router, the $280 EA8500

Yes, there are a few MU-MIMO-“ready” routers on the market today, but the firmware to enable that feature doesn’t exist.

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

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ARM aims to boost Bluetooth battery life to bolster connected devices

The chip designer has acquired two companies to beef up its offerings.


This Starship Enterprise replica can help your home network hit warp speeds

It doesn't have the subspace range of a Federation communications array, but this U.S.S. Enterprise Wi-Fi access point will suit your house just fine.

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Cozify's device hub supports a slew of radios to make smart homes simple

Finnish startup Cozify has integrated as many radio technologies as possible

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GOP strikes back: Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband.

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Net neutrality passes FCC, will apply to mobile too

The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.

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FCC overturns state laws limiting municipal broadband

Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts.

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Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year