It focuses the signal for faster transmission, and it's built into many of the latest 802.11ac routers.
Unlike traditional Wi-Fi routers which use radio signals, this system relies on light to send and receive data wirelessly.
The wireless signal from Aidan's router doesn't reach throughout the house. Here are a few ways to fix the problem.
While you're munching on your third hot dog, an army is at work behind the scenes, armed with serious tech, to give you a modern sports spectacle.
More hotels, shops and other businesses will soon be offering free Wi-Fi to customers if they agree in return to "check-in" at the business from their Facebook account.
Security-savvy mobile-device users are increasingly casting a skeptical eye on public Wi-Fi, and now the vendor consortium behind the wireless standard wants to make logging in via that coffee shop network a bit safer.
Communications chipmaker Broadcom announced an 802.11ac/5G chip that will let cars sync better with mobile devices, and stream audio and video from those devices to multiple in-car displays. But don't get too excited: Cars that will use the chip have yet to be announced, and their longer development cycle means it could take a while to see such well-connected cars in dealerships near you.
New AirPort Utility doubles 802.11ac Time Capsule’s wireless file-transfer speed
Philadelphia Eagles fans attending Sunday's home opener at Lincoln Financial Field will be able to access a new free Wi-Fi network to watch game video, visit social networks or even order food.