The list of supported OpenWRT wireless AP vendors

Posted by Agathe Guibé on Jan 17, 2017 5:29:39 PM

Using an alternative firmware on your wireless devices allows you to push the limits of wireless device by changing its features.

OpenWRT is a Linux-based alternative router firmware for embedded devices that allows you to customize your wireless device thanks to its fully writable filesystem with package management. With OpenWRT, you won’t be locked by the web interface or the web applications of the vendor.

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Topics: Wi-Fi management, wi-fi routers, Wireless Hardware

Facebook login vs Form-based authentication

Posted by Agathe Guibé on Jan 17, 2017 3:51:43 PM

Tanaza features various authentication flows such as Facebook login, social login, voucher-based authentication, and now form-based authentication. In this article, we will speak about two practical cases: the Facebook login and the form based authentication and whether it's better to choose the first one, or the second one.

If you provide Wi-Fi to your client, you have to think about the authentication flow that lets them access your network. The authentication flow has an impact on the type of client data you will collect.

Tanaza features a captive portal that allows you to create a splash page and allows you to choose the best Wi-Fi authentication flow. Below, we will discuss in more detail two authentication flows: the Facebook login and the form-based authentication.
If you want to check our infographic, click here

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Topics: Wi-Fi management, wi-fi networks, facebook

Facebook login vs Form-based authentication 2 [infographic]

Posted by Agathe Guibé on Jan 17, 2017 3:47:19 PM

Tanaza features various authentication flows such as Facebook login, social login, voucher-based authentication, and now form-based authentication. In this article, we will speak about two practical cases: the Facebook login and the form based authentication and whether it's better to choose the first one, or the second one.

Tanaza features a captive portal that allows you to create a splash page and to choose the best Wi-Fi authentication flow.
In a previsous article, we compared the Facebook login to the fom-based authentication. Find below the infographic with pros and cons of the two authentication flow: 

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Topics: Public Hotspots, facebook

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down

Posted by Lina Diaz on Jan 11, 2017 12:36:00 PM

Late January, FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Chairman Tom Wheeler is said to step down as representative of the agency. The same day president-elect Donald Trump assumes his position at the White house.

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, plans to leave his position as chairman on January 20th, the day president-elect Donald Trump replaces president Barack Obama. Wheeler was appointed chairman of the FCC by Obama in 2013 after serving as a member of president Obama’s initial transition team and heading the wireless industry trade association CTIA.

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Topics: Industry news

Germany's access to free Wi-Fi hotspots faces new challenges

Posted by Monica Ferrari on Jan 10, 2017 5:06:06 PM

Last July, the German government amended the Telemedia Act and are now moving forward with their plan to improve the access to free Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. Nevertheless, legal vagueness together with the protection requirements of new networks may slow down the process.

The recently amended German Telemedia Act, the legislation that sets the framework for internet access across the country, officially signed the end of the so-called Störerhaftung (liability as a co-liable party) law, a law that states that Wi-Fi network owners in Germany are liable for the illegal activities run by people using their connections. With the introduction of the Telemedia law, the future of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Germany now seems to be brighter, as more business owners will feel encouraged to provide their businesses with Wi-Fi access, without fear of being prosecuted for any cybercriminal activities carried out on their networks. However, providers and retailers have complained about the lack of clearly stated rules about how Wi-Fi hotspots providers should electronically secure their Wi-Fi networks, as the act only mentions the usage of “adequate” electronic security, such as encryption methods, without clear specifications.

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Topics: Wi-Fi news, WLAN, Germany

The 5 features you need for your Wi-Fi network

Posted by Agathe Guibé on Jan 5, 2017 4:25:27 PM

Thanks to the increased adoption of Wi-Fi enabled devices and applications, the cloud-managed Wi-Fi market is rapidly growing.

Companies like Tanaza allow you to start your business in the Wi-Fi market quickly and easily, with its complete set of features. To offer the best service to your clients, you should adapt your Wi-Fi network to fit the industry you are targeting.

Due to its incomparable set of features and reliability, Tanaza has been chosen by many companies worldwide to manage their Wi-Fi network in industries like retail, education, hospitality, healthcare, to name a few….

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Topics: Wi-Fi based marketing, Wi-Fi management, WLAN, wi-fi networks

4 ways to boost your Wifi signal

Posted by Agathe Guibé on Jan 4, 2017 12:55:00 AM

The intensity of the Wi-Fi signal is one of the most important elements in a WLAN. In fact, if the signal of the Wi-Fi is too low, users might complain because they are in a blind spot, with no coverage. In this article, we will suggest you easy ways to way to boost a Wi-Fi signal, improve coverage and avoid interference.

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Digital services need to be clearer on data usage

Posted by Agathe Guibé on Jan 3, 2017 10:43:28 AM

According to a worldwide survey, customers are unwilling to share their data with companies due to lack of information about how this data might be used. Being transparent about data usage is key for marketers who wish to collect customer data.


The EU law stipulates that personal data can only be gathered legally under strict conditions and for a legitimate purpose. Marketers and organizations who collect and manage personal data must protect it from misuse and respect the rights of the data owners guaranteed by EU law. Data collection still remains a controversial subject for customers. A survey conducted by Edelman based on 34K people worldwide shows that 58% of the respondents do not use digital services because of privacy concerns. This shows that there is obviously lack of trust from the clients and lack of information about how this data is used.

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Topics: Wi-Fi based marketing

Why do smartphone users favour Wi-Fi networks over 3G/4G?

Posted by Monica Ferrari on Jan 2, 2017 10:41:14 AM

OpenSignal released a report about the amount of time smartphone users worldwide spend on Wi-Fi. Based on results, people in countries with developed mobile networks prefer Wi-Fi over 3G/4G, especially when data is expensive and limited.

According to the Global State of Mobile Networks report carried out by OpenSignal, a company that focuses on wireless coverage mapping, smartphone users in almost all developed countries spend more time on Wi-Fi networks rather than 3G/4G mobile ones. The findings refer to data points collected from 822,556 users across 95 countries. Let’s have a look at the main aspects that determine why users prefer connecting to the internet through Wi-Fi instead of using a cellular network.

 

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Topics: wi-fi networks, mobile networks

Netgear routers under threat, experts warn

Posted by Nino Gabisonia on Dec 22, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Security experts warn owners of specific models of Netgear routers to discontinue their use, as they are vulnerable to a simple hack.

Netgear recently reported that  according to end users, various router models such as R7000, R6400, and R8000, are vulnerable to hackings, and other models such as R7000P, R7500, R7800, R8500 R9000 are already being affected by them. This Friday, a researcher reported that a critical bug in the hardware is allowing attackers to run commands  from remote, as privileged users, so that they can access a user’s LAN and also change their network DNS settings. 

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Topics: Wi-Fi news, Wireless Hardware

 

 

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