Thursday, 21 September 2017

Scottish Trains to get free Wifi from Cisco

In our daily life internet has played an important part. With the help of internet we can easily contact with nearby people or people staying far away through social media. So some places are there where people are not having internet connection there and some people cannot use internet outside their houses and offices because of their data plans. So People travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh will get free Wifi from Cisco and ScotRail to trial 300 Mbps. 

So five company along with Cisco has provided an idea of superfast internet on trains. Not only free Wifi but it is also providing people to take phone calls in blackspots that is where no tower is present and also offering in-depth security and safety data to the train operatives. Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) had made a research and found that 33% of the internet requests in train fail. So this project wants to offer free Wifi for the 1.4 billion people travelling every year from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Wifi zone - People who are travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh in train will get free Wifi so they can use the internet for their purpose. This connectivity is having a speed of 300 Mbps. The connectivity will be given even if the train travels at a speed of 140 mph.

Project Swift – The project of providing Wifi by the Cisco and ScotRail is termed as the Project Swift. It will offer a speed of 300 Mbps where people travelling between two cities can access less than 10% of their capabilities. It is offering such a speed where people can download the whole Beatle back catalogue, seamlessly within time span of two minutes. 

Because of the presence of tunnels, cuttings and regional 3G/4G blackspots in United Kingdom the train connectivity is not so successful so this project will ensure this drawbacks and overcome it. By seeing this project SWIFT other trains with long distance are also planning to offer a Wifi with great speed to their passengers.

Other Facilities due to connectivity – By using the connectivity the train operators can easily display which carriage is having spare seats. This SWIFT Project have also provided advanced insight for train operators which enables a great amount of safety and security and is also having maintenance capabilities which will have an access to the CCTV and train will be monitored in real time. This CCTV will store the footage for future as if any incident occurs then it can be solved by seeing the footage of the CCTV. 

With a connectivity of high speed these cameras can be networked with monitoring and detecting live incidents which will alert the train operators and will help in transporting the police. More over people can also do online shopping and can pick up their product from their destination point.

So this fast and effective Wifi system from Cisco will help people a lot in their travelling time from Glasgow to Edinburgh. For slow internet at home, you can try our tricks as well.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Top 3 Tricks To Get Rid of Poor Wifi Connection - Apply Now

Wi-Fi is a very significant invention in the evolution of internet, and slow Wi-Fi connection can really test you patience in this modern world where all you probably need is food, air and fast internet connection. If you are plagued by poor Wi-Fi connection then here are the tips which can help you boost your Wi-Fi at home.
Poor Wifi Connection

WiFi Range Extenders

You can install best wifi range extender (802.11b) at your home to boost your Wi-Fi signals to the farthest corners of your home. It is a device which helps in spreading the signals emitting from a router to as far as possible. It collects the signal from the router and then throws it forward to increase coverage and cover all the dead spots and dead zones. There are tons of technically advanced Wi-Fi range extenders present today in the market which you can easily opt for but if you don’t want to spend any more money on another hardware then you can also use your old wireless router as a range extender but for that you need to hack your router and install DD-WRT firmware in it which will provide you access to loads of enhancements and other features.

Latest Wi-Fi Router

One of the best solution to boost your poor Wi-Fi connection is to use a modern router, it is one of the thing that we always ignore until it is totally unable to perform. What we need to keep in mind that technology gets better every day so must also keep our hardware updated to get best service. N, G, B, and A are the older wireless standards and are slower as compared to the latest wireless AC standards. Using latest Wi-Fi routers will definitely boost your poor internet connection.

Ideal Spot for the Router

Routers might not be very good looking but just because of that you also should not be placing it behind a cabinet, to get the best signal quality, you must always put it in an open spot which is free from any type of obstructions. You can place it on a table or mount it on the wall, you need to elevate the router as radio waves which are emitted from a router, reaches out and downwards from its source.Point the antennas perpendicularly and you should also make sure that it is placed in the middle of your home to get best possible coverage in every room.

No Interference

It is not like that only other router can hinder your router’s signal to make it poorer. Microwaves, mobile phones and other several appliances can also muck your signal very well. You should not also place any metal item near your router as metal very well dissolves the electromagnetic energy. Approximately the operating frequencies of a microwave and a router are same so having a microwave nearby will definitely slow down your internet speed. You can also opt for dual band routers to somewhat overlook this problem but if you are not willing to spend some cash then just place your router bit further away.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Android Oreo Uses Mobile Data, Not WiFi Data

Oreo is the operating system of android mobile and it is the eight major version. This was released in the year 2017 as an alpha quality developer on March 21 which was the first preview, it’s second preview was developed in the same year on May 17. Later on the third preview released in June 8 which finalises the API. The fourth preview released in July 24 including the final system behaviour and optimizations and latest bug fixes. For public it was released on 21st of August, 2017.

Why Android Oreo Uses Mobile Data, Not WiFi Data?

Android Oreo
Many latest features was introduced in the operating system. Android Oreo is having the integrated support for the picture in picture modes. The setting application is having a white theme with new design and there is deeper categorization for different settings. And with the upgrading of new version one cannot get back the old one, so this restriction of getting back the old version of android system is a drawback. A  tailored distribution for the operating system of low end devices which is termed as Android GO will be used for all devices with 1GB Ram or devices with less than 1GB Ram. It also prefers mobile data.

Android Oreo prefers mobile data over WiFi

It have been noticed according to the reports that android Oreo is using mobile data even when the WiFi is enabled. This problem is experienced by number o users. Spike have been noticed in the data usage and mobile data has to be turned off so that there is no waste of the mobile data. So now Google has already started working on how to fix this problem. Other reviews came like other person stated that there is an enabling of always active mobile data present in the developer option where by default it was set to be disabled. This is not an issue for the user who is having unlimited data plans, but people having limited data will suffer due to this problem. Avery less people is going through this problem as android Oreo is present only for Nexus phones and OTA for Pixels.

How to check Data usage which may get lost due to preference of mobile data in case of android Oreo

If one is having data plan with limits then he or she might face problem as he or she may not be further able to access mobile data if all the data is lost due to android Oreo even if the WiFi is turned on. For checking you have to swipe down the quick settings and the hold down on the mobile data. For stopping the usage of mobile data unnecessarily you can disable the option “Mobile data always active” present in the Developer option. Google is working on this problem so that it can be fixed but the actual date when Google will fix this problem of unnecessary data usage has not been announced by the Google. So this issue is effecting Nexus and Pixel users only as other phones are not having the android Oreo operating system.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

World’s First 802.11ax router Announced

Wireless router in every aspect of our lives has become something of one of the most common utility. In all the 17 years of wireless router usage, we have encountered standards, technologies and speed getting up grated since the advent of the 802.11b wireless router to the 802.11ac version. 

World’s First 802.11ax Router Announced

First 802.11ax router
If you think that the speed as provided by 802.11ac at 1,300 Mbps at its peak is the ultimate bystander, then you are wrong. Its successor version, the 802.11ax promises a peak speed of 2Gbps which practically means transferring data in real time.

Technical Specifications

  • In the theoretical approach of the new version, the 802.11ax is a fierce 1,148 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 4,804 Mbps on 5 GHz.
  • It comes with four MIMO streams (multiple-input-multiple-output) compounded with OFDA (orthogonal frequency division access).
  • Huawei in their hypothetical approach says that spectral efficiency is increased by 10x by the use of OFDA.


  1. For a 160MHz channel, one single 802.11ax stream will provide maximum speed of 3.5Gbps. Now with 4 MIMO streams, the speed will come at a whopping 14Gbps. A laptop or phone supporting 2/3 streams will give a speed of around 1 Gb/sec.
  2. In a practical setup with a 80MHz channel, single 802.11ax stream will provide maximum speed of 1.6Gbps at a decent 200MB/sec. With a MIMO supporting device, speed could go up to 500-600MB/sec.
  3. In more believable circumstances with 40MHz channels, speed for a single stream of the 802.11ax will net around 800Mbps or 100Mb/sec or a total speed volume of 3.2Gbps for all the 4 streams

Range and Reliability

  • Wi-Fi Alliance, Huawei and Asus have assured improved interference co-ordination, so we can assume a better working range.
  • With the inclusion of OFDA technology, it is safe to assume far better reception with reduced congestion.
  • The working process of the 802.11ax will be the same as 802.11ac but with a massive throughput.

The Cons

  • Congestion – The speed that the 802.11ac is providing is more than what our smart phones are capable of handling, even at lowest speed of 100MB/sec. Unit megabyte/sec range of file transfer in such smart phones hence becomes a problem and a desktop is required to utilize the full capacity of the Wi-Fi.
  • Video streaming at the usual 4K resolution will also fail to utilise its full speed.

In the Market

It is expected to hit the market soon and aims at the online gaming franchise as the most definite consumer as of now. It will also be available for house and business environments and with some pending fixes, this might as well become the new big uproar in the market

Having said all that, with the proper fixations and technical specifications, the new 802.11ax will probably reach a new zenith of its kind and will surprise and satisfy us as the world reaches a new dimension of real time speed attainability.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Europe's First, Virgin Airlines to Provide Free Wifi

A revolutionary step-up in the history of airline services across the world, Virgin Airlines have now launched their in-flight Wi-Fi services in all of their flights. The first airline to have included this service has already tasted its perks in terms of increase in gross economy and encouraging feedback from customers. Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and Virgin Australia have released their detailed user guide and respective pricing for the same.

Europe's First, Virgin Airlines to Provide Free Wifi


  • All Airbus A330, A340, 787  and 747 Virgin Atlantic aircrafts
  • All Virgin America aircrafts and ViaSat Wi-Fi in Airbus A320
  • Free trial going on in selected Virgin Australia aircrafts, domestic aircrafts Boeing 737 and A330 are expected to be fully upgraded by end of 2018
  • Network available at 35,000 ft

Technology and Speed

The technology has been developed as a result of collaboration with some of the best Wi-Fi providers in the business. There has been a lot of performance testing before the service was launched for the customers. A few highlights:
  • Partnered with Gogo and ViaSat Inc., promised next-level connectivity
  • Virgin Australia has teamed up with Optus Satellite for an uninterrupted service
  • ViaSat Wifi is 8-10 times faster than any other Wi-Fi service provided by airlines
  • Super-fast streaming of videos, movies shows, etc

Pricing and Super-saver Packs

Virgin Atlantic

  1. ‘Messaging Pass’ at £2.99 – Perks include Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and the likes, no data limit. Photo and video exchange not included.
  2. ‘Wi-Fi Light’ at £4.99 – Up gradation from the Messaging Pass service. Unlimited data for one hour.
  3. ‘Wi-Fi Max’ at £14.99 – No data or time limit throughout the flight
Note: The services may vary depending on which aircraft you are flying on.

Virgin America

  1. Short Haul – For less than 2 hours of flight duration at $4.99
  2. Short-Medium Haul – For 2-3 hours of flight duration at $7.99
  3. Medium Haul – For 3-4 hours of flight duration at $9.99
  4. Medium-Long Haul – For 4-5 hours of flight duration at $13.99
  5. Long Haul – More than 5 hours of flight duration at $17.99
Note: Wi-Fi services free for Gogo pass holders (both monthly and annual)

Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia has hinted at their in-flight Wi-Fi service packs to be launched at reasonable prices.


  • Aircrafts with ViaSat Wi-Fi will have free access to the full library of Linkedin’s
  • Gold members will have free Wi-Fi access with airline provided promo codes.
  • Unlimited Netflix streaming for all ViaSat affiliated aircrafts at no extra cost.
So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy the benefits of ground-level fast Wi-Fi connectivity when you fly. Virgin Airlines guarantee fair price and the best service in the business. Fly the world. Stay connected. 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Infrared Wi-Fi 100 Times Faster - Pros/Cons of Infrared Wifi

In recent news, researchers have found a solution to address the global Wi-Fi speed complaints. Slow Wi-Fi is a hindrance in work, data transfer, streaming, etc. Home Wi-Fi setups use up a lot of uploading and downloading data not to mention network traffic and congestion being the most frustrating experiences of all. The technology is based on harmless infrared rays that promise to be compatible with most of our electronic devices. On more surprise, it is said to be 100 times faster than the existing Wi-Fi systems at a transfer speed of 40 Gb/sec.
infrared wifi

Technical Specifications

  • The technology uses terahertz as opposed to traditional microwaves.
  • Centralized light antennas, as they are being called are used in this system which accurately direct light rays from its inbuilt optical fibre cable. The pair of gratings radiate rays of various wavelengths at differential angles
  • Location finder of wireless devices more specific
  • Existing Wi-Fi radio signals have a frequency of 2.5-5 Gigahertzes. This system fetches lights with wavelengths of more than 1,500 nm which upgrades its frequency to an astounding 200 terahert.


  • With a huge capacity, the speed is more than 40 Gb/sec
  • With large frequencies and capacity, file and data transfer reaches a new level in terms of speed.

The Pros

  • Devices connected to this Wi-Fi system will all have different light wavelengths which results in individual spaces of capacity for them, hence eradicating network interference.
  • Congestion between cross networks will be reduced.
  • Only the device in use will have its corresponding illuminated light beam functioning for it instead of the whole area of network coverage. Hence power efficiency is at its peak.
  • Since it is a light-based network system, and light does not travel through walls, outside interference is next to nil, confirming a secure internet usage.
  • It is easy to install.

The Cons

The advantage of the system could stand as its disadvantage since it is confined within an area of particular coverage, it may be a problem. Scientists are working towards it and promise to address this challenge first thing.

In the Market

This technology is still under testing and requires many other fixes to curb its shortcomings. Also, there is a lack of funding which hinders a smooth delivery at the earliest. Researchers are expecting a market launch and easy availability in the next five years.

With each passing day, scientists are achieving the unthinkable. The world is just a touch away and with new systems, it is all the more real and a lot faster. We sure are living in an age of ultra-modernization, rapid development and discoveries. 

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