urn:uuid:5744ca78-da26-5771-9f52-ef8ff6766b8a Topic: Wi-Fi – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-09-04T14:01:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:c4e5ee2d-3514-42bb-a27e-2760b2f37758 2022-09-04T14:01:00Z 2022-09-04T14:01:00Z TP-Link band-steers 2,4 to 5 GHz Wi-Fi even when the radio is off TP-Link Wi-Fi access points mindlessly band-steer clients off 2,4 GHz to the 5 GHz radio; even during periods when the 5 GHz radio is powered off. <p>My TP-Link EAP653 (available on Amazon) Wi-Fi access point (AP) has some features that don’t work well together. Who would have thought that its proprietary extensions to the Wi-Fi standard would cause compatibility issues with clients?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/tplink-band-steering.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5d3ddbad-63cd-4b48-9b9c-1e64cd21d5c6 2021-05-25T12:54:00Z 2021-05-25T12:54:00Z How I fixed the intermittent Wi-Fi dropouts on my MacBook The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Pro has intermittently stopped working. (Likely a Broadcom driver issue). Here’s how I turned a simple workaround into a more permanent fix. <p>The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Pro (a late-2013, 39 cm model, MacBookPro11,2) randomly stops working. It doesn’t lose the connection, and Wi-Fi Diagnostics can’t find anything wrong. The networking just stops working. Here's how I found out what was wrong, how you can find out if you’re having the same problem, and how I found a fix.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/macbook-wifi-dropouts.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:cb393ba5-b4f0-4717-a3d6-1eb8cb639503 2019-12-30T23:02:00Z 2019-12-30T23:02:00Z What is Samsung Secure Wi-Fi for Android? Secure Wi-Fi is a paid VPN network service from Samsung and McAfee. What it does and how to stop its adverts and remove it from your Android phone. <p>Samsung Galaxy and Note smartphones come with a pre-installed app called Samsung Secure Wi-Fi. The app can’t be uninstalled from the app manager on the device. Scroll to the bottom of the article for uninstallation instructions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/what-is-samsung-secure-wi-fi.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5cbaf11f-1a9f-490f-a093-bfa1413dec9f 2018-11-14T14:58:00Z 2018-11-14T14:58:00Z Tor router-maker InvizBox chases VPN subscriptions down rabbit hole InvizBox wants some of that sweet VPN subscription service revenue. Abandons Tor Onion network anonymity in favor of a more lucrative venture. <p>The InvizBox Tor-gateway router stopped receiving firmware and secuirty updates two years after release. Ten months later, InvizBox decided to try to reinvent their product with an alternative firmware that focused on selling virtual private network (VPN) services from InvizBox instead of relying on the free Tor onion network.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/invizbox-vpn-upgrade.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:85d99920-6004-474d-aa6b-834a729a1461 2018-05-23T15:08:00Z 2018-05-23T15:08:00Z What is Lenovo Wi-Fi Security and should you enable or ignore it? Lenovo Wi-Fi Security collects information about your device and networks. It can warn you about insecure networks, but it doesn’t proactively protect you. <p>Lenovo laptop customers with the Lenovo Vantage app for Windows 10 (preinstalled by default) are being prompted to enable a new feature called <em>Lenovo Wi-Fi Security</em>. Lenovo claims the feature will help protect its customers against “malicious Wi-Fi networks”. But what does the feature do? and should you bother enabling it?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/lenovo-vantage-wifi-security.html">Read more …</a></p>