Faster Wifi connections are on the horizon. A new technology promises to put an end to frustratingly slow and sluggish internet connections in several places such as coffee shops, libraries, airports and many other places. This new technology developed by scientists is supposed to improve wifi connections by almost 700 percent. According to the researchers, this new software can be added to existing network setups. The problem with existing systems is that they transfer data through a single channel. Transferring through one single channel causes the system to get clogged since it can not handle it when too many requests are sent by users all attempting to access the Wifi network at once.
The program, however, developed by the researchers at North Carolina State University, offers a solution by monitoring the amount of traffic passing through a Wifi connection and sorting and prioritizing it where a backlog is detected. The new software-called Wi-Fox -regulates and smooths the flow of traffic, and this regulation suggests a faster connection for more people. The research team said they used a real WiFi system capable of handling 45 users to test the system. They found as more used it, the more the new program improved data throughput performance. Improvements ranged from 400 per cent with approximately 25 users to 700 per cent when there were around 45 users.