Polls

Is there an unsecured wireless network near you?
 
wi-fi trademark

Urban Wireless - Your one stop information portal for wireless networking, connectivity, and security goodness.

The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
That other controversial Chinese telco: The FCC rejects ZTE's petition against its 'national security threat' designation
Thursday, 26 November 2020 01:15

The US Federal Communications Commission has rejected a petition [ PDF ] from controversial Chinese teleco kit maker ZTE asking the agency to reconsider whether it should be deemed a national security threat.

Although the US has long held a chilly disposition towards ZTE, things reached a particularly low point in June, when the FCC formally declared it was a threat to national security, along with fellow Middle Kingdom rival Huawei.

ZTE's office building in ‍Shanghai

ZTE's office building in ‍Shanghai

In practice, this means that carriers are prohibited from using federal subsidies to acquire new infrastructure from ZTE and Huawei, according to rules passed

...
Read more...
 
NASA building network cables that can survive supersonic flight - could this finally deliver unbreakable RJ45 latching tabs?
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:57

NASA has revealed it’s building network cables capable of surviving supersonic flight.

The cables are needed for a project called “SCHAMROQ” – aka Schlieren, Airborne Measurements, and Range Operations for QueSST.

Keen-minded Reg readers will recall that QueSST is NASA’s attempt to create a new supersonic jetliner , code-named the X-59, that doesn’t make a deafening sonic boom.

SCHAMROQ is the project that will build the instruments used to measure the X-59’s audio output. Those instruments will fly on an F-15 aircraft that follows X-59 test flights so will need to survive supersonic flight and the X-59’s shockwave.

NASA deputy

...
Read more...
 
Comcast to impose 1.2TB-a-month broadband download limits across more of America from next year
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 09:51

Comcast has vowed to enforce its 1.2TB-a-month download limit in more US states, expanding the policy to cover the nation's northeast and mid-Atlantic corners.

From early next year, the Xfinity giant will cap subscribers in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia, just as it does elsewhere in the country. Comcast has, until now, held off limiting download totals in these latest states where, we're told, it faced some competition from Verizon.

As clocked by the Stop the Cap campaign, if you're not

...
Read more...
 
Telcos face £100k-a-day fines unless they obey new UK.gov rules on how to deploy Huawei 5G gear in their networks
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 22:27

Not content with its planned ban on Huawei equipment in the UK's 5G phone networks, the British government now wants to threaten Huawei-using telcos with fines of £100,000 a day unless they follow binding new rules on how existing kit can be used.

A new law being laid in Parliament today will allow the government to write binding security rules that shut so-called "high risk" vendors' equipment out of parts of networks – and could even dictate how their existing equipment can be used within telcos' networks.

Oliver Dowden, Culture Secretary, aka Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and

...
Read more...
 
It's always DNS, especially when a sysadmin makes a hash of their semicolons
Monday, 23 November 2020 19:15

Who, Me? DNS (or the Devil's Naming Service as we've heard it called) takes centre stage in this week's tale from the Who, Me? vaults: a warning of the terrors of the forgotten typo.

A Register reader, "Hugo", shared today's story, which takes us back to the late 1990s, when the commercial internet was an optimistic glimpse of the future and outages were a thing that happened when someone accidentally picked up an extension elsewhere in the house.

Hugo was a senior sysadmin for the UK division of a certain global ISP (let's call it "BigNet", for that was certainly

...
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 91