SELINA LO: The Wizards of Wireless

SELINA LO

Lose the leash.  Cut the wires.  So go the mantras. But for those still frustrated by the instability and limited range of home wireless networks, Ethernet cables remain a common alternative. That presents a problem, though.

"People don't like dealing with the hassles of cables," says Ruckus CEO Selina Lo. "It's just one rung above plumbing." So Ruckus, a California-based start-up with 57 employees, came up with a better idea: refine wireless networking so that you can more efficiently fling high-speed access around your home without having to snake wires around doorways and under desks. Ruckus routers use hardware and software...

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