CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. roundup Wi-Fi technology has the spotlight this week at the 802.11 West conference in Seattle, where Microsoft, Toshiba and others are finding more ways to put wireless to work. Wi-Fi's new job: Doing the dishes?Once a one-trick pony, the wireless networking technology is now popping up in a variety of places, from the church to homes and offices.June 18, 2002 Microsoft boosts Wi-Fi security Microsoft will extend the security measures now found in its Windows XP operating system to Windows 2000 and the slimmer version of the OS used in handheld devices. June 17, 2002 Toshiba handheld packs Wi-Fi The company's new e740 Pocket PC incorporates 802.11b wireless capabilities, though at $599 it's at the high end of the consumer handheld market.June 17, 2002 For two home devices, wireless is more New software promises to turn handheld computers into universal remote controls, and hardware from Toshiba aims to be a hub for photos, music and data.June 18, 2002 Looking for a few good "hot spots" The 802.11 West conference will address Wi-Fi sector frustrations, including a shortage of cafes, hotel lobbies and outdoor parks in which people can access networks for a low price.June 16, 2002.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, Since it burst upon the computing scene two years ago, wireless networking based on Wi-Fi--also known as 802.11b--has been a one-trick pony, Wi-Fi networks send data from one device to another, whether it's a digital television signal being beamed to an upstairs bedroom or a Web-surfing session a floor away from the digital subscriber line jack, But strongfit designers series case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - pink wood the technology has done little else--a phenomenon that attendants at this week's 802.11 West conference here say needs to change soon to meet the soaring expectations of analysts..
Analysts at Instat/MDR believe that by 2005, there will be more than 55 million of these wireless networks in homes and offices. "Some people told us they'd like to see it load and unload the dishwasher, but that's still a ways off," said Tony Barra, president of the nonprofit Internet Home Alliance (IHA). Turning off the lightsIHA has been operating at least four pilot projects using Wi-Fi. In one trial under way in Michigan, called "OnStar@Home," wireless networking plays an integral role. The four-month project, which will let a car pulling into the driveway automatically arm or disarm a home's security system, turn on or off lights in the home, or adjust the home's thermostat. IHA, General Motors, security firm ADT, Panasonic and a handful of other companies are participating.
In 150 Houston homes, the refrigerator billboard is going wireless, Wi-Fi-powered devices similar to Web tablets have replaced the scribbled notes stuck under refrigerator magnets holding reminders about late soccer practices, Barra said these systems can use Wi-Fi to shuttle a short message to children's cell phones if their ride home is going to be late or automatically reconfigure an entire schedule based on a parent's sudden late meeting at work, Such systems can even take into account the growing number of high schools that aren't letting students use cell phones for voice calls in school, "For kids, during school hours, we can set it up to vibrate for notifications; or notifications can strongfit designers series case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - pink wood be forwarded by short text messages," Barra said..
Another IHA pilot project uses Wi-Fi to help cook a meal. The idea, Barra said, is to couple wireless networking with new devices from the likes of Whirlpool, which can act as both a refrigerator and an oven. A few clicks from another device operated remotely, and you've got dinner. Wi-Fi is also part of a pilot project trying to keep energy companies from suffering the same woes as California's companies did during the energy crisis of two years ago. These companies found themselves spending billions of dollars to buy electricity on the spot market when there were peak usage times. What they needed was a way to take control of the situation inside homes by adjusting thermostats automatically to avoid brownouts.