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Qualcomm StreamBoost Technology to Optimize Performance and Capacity of Home Networks

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Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., introduced StreamBoost technology for Wi-Fi routers and gateways. By intelligently managing a home's broadband connection, Qualcomm StreamBoost gives each device and each application the bandwidth it needs to ensure the best possible experiences in the connected home.

In conjunction with this introduction, Alienware and D-Link Systems, Inc. will be demonstrating StreamBoost routers based on Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac technology for Gigabit-class Wi-Fi at International CES. StreamBoost routers will be available to consumers this spring at e-commerce and retail outlets in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Hardware accelerated qos?
 
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This sounds great, but all this inter-connectivity and also having the whole world knowing what you do on a daily basis is nuts. Personally I don't like this environment where companies are pushing to have every single electronic device you own networked and therefore tracked. Bye Bye Privacy.
 
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I don't know about this software but I for one won't be using a Wi-Fi network any time soon. Based on personal experience I also would never again own a D-Link product.

Most people are very naive when it comes to PC/data security. Wi-Fi is a huge security risk. If you don't know what: "wardriving" is, look it up. Then have someone drive you around with a laptop with Wi-Fi and see how many Wi-Fi unprotected homes/businesses that you find in your neighborhood. Then maybe you'll understand the problem.
 
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Wardriving is only a potential problem, and security issue, if you're entering passwords while logged into unencrypted network connections... that's not a technological problem that is a 'meat-ware' problem, to put it somewhat politely.