Mobile phones with WiFi on the increase

Mobile phones with WiFi capability has increased making up about one-quarter of Wi-Fi devices, and more smart mobile devices will soon offer 802.11n.

The number of smart phones shipped with WiFi jumped to 139.3 million in 2009, up from 92.5 million in 2008. It is expected that by 2014, 90 percent of all smart phones will have WiFi technology.

iPad WiFi: Does not automatically rejoin known WiFi networks

Under certain conditions, iPad may not automatically rejoin a known WiFi network after restart or waking from sleep. This can occur with some third-party WiFi routers that are dual-band capable when:

* Using the same network name for each network
* Using different security settings for each network

More Info:

Note: Always ensure that your WiFi router firmware is up to date.

SF WiFi April Newsletter

“By the time March turned into April, the whole woodland was dancing around to celebrate the new spring season – especially the lamb-like spring breeze that had once blown fierce as a lion in winter”. 

Noteworthy news this spring:

• Bandwidth capacity is becoming an issue. Application bandwidth hogs such as: streaming video, music and even the efficient user (actually doing work) are increasing demands on Internet bandwidth. Solution is simple – add bandwidth!! SF WiFi has worked on many new T1 installs, upgrades or bonded T1’s and we have contacts that will help clients receive best pricing for a new service. Contact SF WiFi for more information.

• Clients are beginning to replace legacy wireless gear and improving speed, signal coverage and reliability with 802.11n. SF WiFi is pleased to see the new Apple iPad utilizes 802.11n. It maybe a good time to upgrade your wireless to 802.11n. Ask SF WiFi how 802.11n dual band can improve your wireless network.

• It maybe time to think about Microsoft Office 2007/2010. Pick up a copy of Office 2007 between now and September 30, and you’ll be eligible to get a free upgrade to Office 2010 with the Microsoft’s Technology Guarantee Program. Contact your Microsoft reseller or SF WiFi for more information.

• Marketing trends via WordPress and blog pages: Shaw Web Designs is designing web pages almost exclusively with WordPress allowing clients to easily edit and add content themselves as often as required. Updating web site content is great way to improve search engine discovery and improve marketing.

• And always make sure you have some sort of file backup running!!

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Geek chortle for April: Adding software patches too soon after being released and then worse yet – not installing patches at all.

SF WiFi would like to thank you for your business.