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Fine-tuning Wi-Fi access

roundup A wireless group pushes a new security standard intended to reassure business customers. Meanwhile, wireless ISPs burn for "hot spots."

roundup Everybody, it seems, wants in on the Wi-Fi action. The wireless technology continues its spread from coffee shops to airport lounges--and as security improves, it's bound to be adopted by a growing number of business users.

The Wireless Fidelity Alliance is pushing a new security standard intended to help reassure business customers that the technology is safe.
October 31, 2002

The company is stitching together a network of wireless "hot spots" to cash in on the growing popularity of wireless networking.
October 31, 2002

Sip And Surf is giving away Wi-Fi gear, looking to boost the number of urban areas that offer wireless Web access. Meanwhile, Canada's FatPort chats up a deal with Covad.
October 30, 2002

A division of Germany's Deutsche Telekom says it will set up wireless "hot spots" for business travelers in airport lounges across the United States.
October 30, 2002

previous coverage

As wireless home networking catches on, the climate is right for growth in the Wi-Fi market, according to a new study.
October 28, 2002