company Wiflyer

Always On Wireless is focused on delivering innovative WiFi solutions that offer a quality wireless experience for dialup and broadband. For more than a decade, AOW's development team has delivered high-volume embedded controller designs and software for a range of telecommunications products and OEMs worldwide. This expertise is being leveraged in the WiFlyer, the world's first portable WiFi access point for both dialup and broadband connections, and its successor products which leverage dialup, cellular and other narrowband communications networks to provide the backbone for WiFi communications.

Rudy Prince - CEO, Chairman - Rudy has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunication systems, wireless software, Internet services, and embedded electronics, including serving 12 years as co-founder, CEO and Chairman of, formerly JetFax. Through much of the 1990's, Prince led the company's embedded controller and software developments for multifunction fax/printer/scanners from Hewlett-Packard, Minolta, Samsung, Okidata and Xerox Corporation. In early 1999, Prince transitioned the company into, where it set the industry standard for Internet fax and unified messaging services. eFax was acquired by J2 Global Communications (NASDAQ: JCOM) in 2000.

Prior to founding Always on Wireless in 2003, Prince served two years as CEO of RidgeRun, Inc., a developer of Linux-based mobile phone software. Prior to eFax, Prince served in a variety of sales, marketing and product management roles at Entropic Speech, IBM and Digicon, Inc (now Veritas DGC). Prince holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Lon Radin, Ph.D. - CTO - Lon has been an inventor, programmer, and hardware and firmware design engineer for over 25 years. Lon was providing design services for SigPro in embedded systems for communications and medical applications. While at SigPro, Lon designed VOIP and Digital Centrex telephones, drawing on his many years of experience in compressed voice and data communications. Prior to SigPro, Lon spent 12 years as co-founder, V.P. Engineering and board member for before it was acquired by J2 Global Communications. Lon also developed speech compression hardware, DSP development tools, and real-time data acquisition and control systems for Time and Space Processing and The Systems Group. Lon earned his Doctorate and Masters in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and his Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Michigan.

Ken Weber - V.P. Engineering - Prior to joining Always On Wireless in 2003, Ken served as Director of Engineering at LynuxWorks, where he directed a team developing a variety of embedded telecom products. Ken also served ten years as Director of Embedded Software at (formerly JetFax). At eFax, Ken was responsible for development of embedded telecommunications and imaging controllers for multifunction printer/fax/copier/scanner products. Prior to eFax, Ken was Director of Software for Time and Space Processing, a developer of ISDN telephones, and he served as an Application Engineer in Houston for Texas Instruments early in his career. Ken holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jim Knight - COO/CFO - Prior to joining Always On Wireless in 2003, Jim worked with Mr. Prince as CFO/General Counsel at RidgeRun, Inc., a leading developer of Linux-based mobile phone software. Prior to RidgeRun, Jim was VP Finance and General Counsel of a start-up venture that provided an internet-based sales channel for electronic product developers (Mr. Prince served as an outside director of this company). Jim's background includes three years at Triarc Companies, Inc., a NYSE-listed holding company based in New York, where he focused on acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments and financings for the company and its affiliates. His experience before then included five years as a corporate/securities attorney at Andrews & Kurth LLP in its New York and Houston offices, representing both public and privately held entities in a variety of transactions, and over two years as a lending officer at a large commercial bank. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, and a JD degree, with honors, from the University of Houston Law Center.

Jason Love - V. P. Product Development - Prior to joining Always On Wireless, Jason was a Principal Systems Engineer at Cable and Wireless in their ASP division and served as a Senior Engineer at Interliant, a messaging and hosting services company. Jason holds a BA from Rice University and an MBA from the Jones School at Rice University.

Always On Wireless - WiFlyer Wireless Base Station
Washington Post WiFlyer Review
October 20, 2005
. . .The WiFlyer is one of the easiest devices I've ever used to both make a dial-up connection and create an instant wireless network. The WiFlyer does two things, and it does them both well. . .
T1 Rex review: Dial-up Internet Service via WiFi
July 26, 2005
Dial-up Internet service at 56K and WiFi wireless access at 11 Mbps may seem like two things that don't really go together. But actually it's the perfect marriage of technology for business travelers and home office users. . .
Wi-Fi for the Rest of Us
July 26, 2005
Computer Shopper Review - A dial-up devotee wants to share Net access among several PCs wirelessly. . . Wiflyer Review
July 22, 2005
Dialup Redeemed:  The WiFlyer Modem+Hotspot
High Tech Texan Interview with CEO of Always On Wireless
May 28, 2005
Click to hear Rudy Prince, CEO of Always On Wireless, discuss the WiFlyer with Michael Garfield, the High Tech Texan.  Warning for dialup users, this is a very large file (3.5 MB). Review: Wireless In Your Pocket
May 12, 2005
Have you ever wanted wireless internet access from a hotel room, dorm room or library but were stuck plugging your laptop into a phone jack or LAN port instead?
PC Magazine Review of WiFlyer
March 4, 2005
This is a great product for those who cannot get broadband and want to share a dial-up connection, especially those who'd like to have a wireless network.
Engadget WiFlyer Dialup WiFi adapter review
January 19, 2005
We can see the need for something like the WiFlyer, a modem/WiFi router that at least lets dialup users connect wirelessly like the rest of us review: Wireless for Dial Up Users
December 28, 2004
Wiflyer is a tool that every traveling business person should have in their bag of gadgets . . .
Computing Unplugged Wireless Stocking Stuffers
December 16, 2004
If you're not in a position to free yourself from dial-up yet, consider buying a WiFlyer...
PCWorld's Digital Holiday Shopping List
December 1, 2004
For years, only broadband users have been able to access the Internet wirelessly. Not anymore...
BusinessWeek Tech Buying Guide
November 8, 2004
Set up a wireless network anywhere, with or without a high-speed connection . . .
FastCompany - The Culture of Innovation
October 29, 2004
Brainstorming the next big hit ...
New York Times - A Wireless Access Point From Your Phone Line
October 14, 2004
The WiFlyer, a network base station, provides a wireless way to connect dial-up customers to the Internet.
Pocket PC Magazine - WiFlyer: Pocket Wi-Fi Access Point for both Ethernet & Dial-Up
September 22, 2004
There's been a slew of pocket-sized Wi-Fi Access Points lately, but here's a new twist:
ComputerWorld - Hot Spot Problem Gets Hotter...
September 20, 2004
The WiFlyer can be a real asset by making it possible to set up instant workgroups in hotel and meeting rooms...
Dial-Up to Wi-Fi
September 8, 2004
Wi-Fi Planet covers the launch of the WiFlyer
Wired News article on the WiFlyer
September 8, 2004
For the 61 million U.S. residents who still surf the web with a dialup connection, chances are they're still bound to their desks by a phone cord ...
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