Wifi

  • Qantas flicks the switch on world-leading in-flight WiFi

    When you take your next Qantas flight, there’s a chance you could strike gold and be connected to the internet thanks to the NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service. Today marks the day when the first Australian flight to the service. Starting with the first aircraft today, the rollout strategy is...
  • D-Link’s got a new 802.11AC spider that could be your perfect NBN router

    As our escalating thirst for internet overtakes us, we need to take every step possible to make sure the internet coming into our homes reaches our devices at the highest speed possible. Pair that need with the increasing availability of the NBN in many parts of Australia (now available...
  • City of Bendigo gets free WiFi, has no idea what speed it is.

    The Victorian government has funded a 5 year project worth $6.7 million dollars to deliver free public WiFi to Bendigo and Ballarat. Typically delivering more internet to more people, for free, is a wonderful thing. Problem is, one of the two city councils has no idea what speed they’re...
  • Cat11 LTE devices are coming to Telstra, with up to 600Mbps

    It’s not everyday we get world firsts in Australia, but today we did. Telstra has shown off new wireless device, the first category 11 device that comes with a seriously increased data speed. This is capable of a stunning, theoretical speed of 600Mpbs. Telstra, in collaboration with NETGEAR, Ericsson...
  • ASUS claims ‘world fastest WiFi’ with RT-AC5300 Router

    If you’re wondering about the future of WiFi speeds in the house, wonder no more. Asus have just announced a new insane router at IFA. The sexy upside-down red-back spider is known as the RT-AC5300. This router features no less than 8 antennas to make sure the 2.4GHz and...
  • Telstra launch new WiFi API for developers

    Telstra have just released a new API for developers to leverage in their applications. The latest API is for WiFi hotspots and allows apps to surface the location of Telstra AIR WiFi Hotspots for a specified location. Typically developers would leverage the user’s current latitude and longitude coordinate of...
  • EVOKE chauffeur service using Tesla Model S, provides power and WiFi

    If you want to get to your destination in style, then check out Evoke, a brand new luxury chauffeur service with a difference. Right now the service is using the very popular, all-electric Tesla Model S and say they offer a sleek, uber-quiet and spacious vehicle with unparalleled technology....
  • Pretty soon you’ll see these everywhere

    Telstra have announced an additional 1,500 phone boxes have been converted to WiFi Hotspots. This almost doubles the total hotspots nationwide and Telstra says since launch, they’ve had an impressive 1 Million unique devices access the free Wi-Fi. According to customer feedback, the service is typically strong enough to...
  • Is 30 minutes of free WiFi acceptable ?

    While enjoying the gorgeous Surfers Paradise this morning, I headed to Starbucks for the daily caffeine hit and thought I’d make use of some free WiFi while I’m here. When asking about it, I was provided with a printed one-time use access code. Starbucks WiFi is now limited to...