Wi-Fi is not an Island


As hard as it may be to predict the future, when it comes to networking technologies, one thing is for sure: The future is wireless! According to a study by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, by 2019 only 19% of Internet traffic will come from wired devices, while 81% will arise from wireless ones. […]

How Wi-Fi is revolutionizing healthcare


The healthcare sector is undergoing a remarkable change. Whereas the quality of treatment used to be the sole consideration for patients choosing a hospital or clinic, today other criteria have also come to play a role—primarily the presence of wireless Internet access. More and more hospitals and healthcare facilities are hoping to attract patients by […]

Getting to Grips with Switch Security – 4 Ways of Using 802.1X

802.1X Switch Security Standard

When you visit a company or public building these days, on arrival you often receive the Wi‑Fi login data for the free guest access. In most cases, hotspots that offer guest access are securely separated from the company network and prevent any access to internal data. So when it comes to wireless network security, we […]

Hello, hello, can you hear me…? How to improve your Voice-over-WLAN quality

VoWLAN quality

We all know the situation: One moment we are talking to someone on the phone and, the next, the connection cuts out, repeatedly. All you can hear is garbled nonsense, so you hang up in frustration. This will keep happening as long as the telephone or internet connection is poor or unstable. So

3 years after Snowden – what has really changed?

Edward Snowden 3 years anniversary NSA scandal

Last week saw the third anniversary of the day when a young man named Edward Snowden revealed the extent of and details about the mass-surveillance conducted by his employer, the National Security Agency. The secret documents he disclosed to the world proved that the US intelligence services had been undermining our rights of privacy and […]

Wi-Fi in historic buildings – signal different

Wi-Fi in historic buildings

The process of digitalization is unstoppable, even taking hold in places of historical significance. For example, where buildings under monument protection are being converted into modern offices, or in centuries-old buildings such as museums or theatres which, of course, have to keep pace with the digital age. This is the collision of two worlds that […]

Network forecast: It’s clouding over

LANCOM Management Cloud Logo

Cloud applications have become a part of our everyday lives at home, on the move, and at the office: Streaming videos, exchanging photos and documents, e-mail, and much more are “in the cloud” these days. For companies in particular, the potential of cloud computing is huge. Current statistics show how great this is: For example, […]

Why we need to end crypto wars, now!


The ongoing political debate about government built-in or specially created backdoors in IT products is hitting the nerve of millions of people. This is about far more than “merely” decrypting a single mobile phone of a suspected criminal. It threatens our fundamental right to personal data privacy and security.

Securing Voice-over-IP – Put an End to Eavesdropping


Analog telephony has a long history, dating back to the 19th century inventors and pioneers of the telephone Innocenzo Manzetti, Philipp Reis and Alexander Graham Bell. But the days of analog communication are numbered and, gradually, digitalization is taking over.

Hotspot 2.0 – Re-defining Wireless Access


Early this year, New York City announced that it was replacing its public phone booths with fast and free public Wi-Fi hotspots. The sheer scale of this network is not the only thing of interest, though. These hotspots differ from most of those we may be familiar with. They use a technology called Hotspot 2.0, […]