Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Kid On The Block

By now, I'm sure most of you have seen the ads for Windows Phone 7.  No doubt these creatures will be invading our infrastructure very soon, promising the same multimedia centric experience we've come to know and love from the folks at Apple.  But keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground as this introduction isn't without its Wi-Fi problems.  A recent blog post by the folks at TWN points out some issues of which you should take note (TNW):

"According to a report and corroborated by several emails from newly adopted Windows Phone 7 owners, a few if not all of the WP7 launch devices are experiencing issues connecting to Wi-Fi.  When attempting to connect, users are greeted with a friendly “couldn’t reach the Wi-Fi network” message.  Strangely, the problem doesn’t seem to extend to public connections and only seems to be affecting owners in the United States. However, it’s a little disheartening that this one, this is coming up a day after launch and two, it’s affecting multiple devices.  As of right now, HTC, Dell and Microsoft have all stayed mum on the subject but if the bug  turns out to be a widespread issue, expect them to address the situation in the near future."

Announcing Our First

I'm pleased to announce the availability of the Multimedia-Grade Wi-Fi Working Group's first white paper, "A Blueprint For Multimedia-Grade Wi-Fi".  This document represents the group's collective thoughts and experiences for establishing or upgrading an existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to become Multimedia-Grade.  This is the first in a line of content the group is committed to publishing in support of effective multimedia propagation over Wi-Fi infrastructure.  You can download the paper by following the link in the Resources section of this blog.  Check it out!