Wifi

  • D-Link Covr Seamless mesh Wi-Fi System is now available in Australia

    D-Link are launching their wireless mesh system in Australia. Known as COVR (C1203 for those playing at home), these Wi-Fi systems are designed to expand your WiFi range around your home, simply by plugging in another hotspot to power. Covr has been available internationally for a little while now,...
  • iRobot Roomba now works with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT

    When I reviewed iRobot’s Roomba 980 in January, one of my biggest complaints was the lack of support for home automation connectivity. Thankfully the Wi-Fi connected robot vacuums are now compatible with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT (If This Then That). This means you can now command your Roomba to IFTTT...
  • 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....