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Plume mini-routers promise a mesh network on the cheap

There are a few (expensive) ways to get a mesh network in your home right now, but a device called the Plume might do the same job for a lot less.All the Plume pods communicate with each other to create a mesh network which you can then connect to via Wi-Fi.

How to boost your Wi-Fi speed by choosing the right channel

How to boost your Wi-Fi speed by choosing the right channel If you want maximum throughput and minimal interference, channels 1, 6, and 11 are your best choice.For example, if you’re using channel 1, but someone next door is annoyingly using channel 2, then your throughput will plummet.

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and how much faster than 802.11n is it?

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and how much faster than 802.11n is it? If you’re looking for faster Wi-Fi performance, you want 802.11b/g model, like the perennial favorite Linksys WRT54G — and are thinking of upgrading to 802.

New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables you already own

New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables you already own Consumer Ethernet performance has been stuck at gigabit speeds for nearly 20 years.Apple was the first company to ship gigabit Ethernet in motherboards.

Modernize Your Home Wi-Fi With This Discounted NETGEAR Nighthawk

Modernize Your Home Wi-Fi With This Discounted NETGEAR Nighthawk If your home network has more holes than Swiss cheese, Netgear’s Nighthawk R6700 features beamforming, USB ports, and up to 1750 Mbps maximum throughput, meaning it’s more than enough router for most homes.You can save an additional $20 by clipping the on-page coupon, which brings it down to just $100.

Stretch Your Wi-Fi To The Limit With This $30 Range Extender

Stretch Your Wi-Fi To The Limit With This $30 Range Extender Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router.So at $30, why not give this one a try?

One of the Best Router Ever Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg In Today's Gold Box

One of the Best Router  Ever Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg In Today's Gold Box Whether you’re upgrading to 802.11ac, trying to extend your wireless network, or just want to stop forking over a modem rental fee to your ISP, today’s Amazon Gold Box is overflowing with networking gear.

SXSW Interactive is still the most valuable business weekend of the year

SXSW Interactive is still the most valuable business weekend of the year Mashable reports that one out of every three people at SXSW self-identifies as a manager making more than $150K per year.It’s this ready-for-disruption mentality that makes SXSW one of the most productive conference for businesses.

The Uber-Popular TP-Link Archer C7 Is Down To One Of the Lowest Prices Ever

The Uber-Popular TP-Link Archer C7 Is Down To One Of the Lowest Prices Ever While mesh routers have broken through in 2016, the Wirecutter-recommended TP-Link Archer C7 though is one of the best “traditional” routers you can get, and it’ll only cost you $72 today with promo code 15TPLC7.It was down to $70 around Black Friday, but this is the best deal we’ve seen since the holidays.

Upgrade Your Router, Buy Your Own Modem, and More In Amazon's One-Day Networking Sale

Upgrade Your Router, Buy Your Own Modem, and More In Amazon's One-Day Networking Sale 11ac, need a few extra ethernet ports, or just want to stop forking over a modem rental fee to your ISP, today’s Amazon Gold Box is overflowing with TP-Link networking gear.0 modem for $68, with a bonus $20 Amazon gift card thrown in.

I Just Ordered This Congestion-Dodging Wi-Fi Router For An All-Time Low Price, and So Should You

I Just Ordered This Congestion-Dodging Wi-Fi Router For An All-Time Low Price, and So Should You The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments.table stakes these days for a good router.

Stretch Your Wi-Fi To the Limit With This $22 Range Extender

Stretch Your Wi-Fi To the Limit With This $22 Range Extender Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router.So for $22, why not give this one a try?

More than 300 Cisco switch models vulnerable to CIA hack

More than 300 Cisco switch models vulnerable to CIA hack A cache of CIA documents was dropped on the internet two weeks ago via WikiLeaks.Now, Cisco has said its examination of the documents points to a gaping security hole in more than 300 models of its switches.

Fill In Those Wi-Fi Dead Spots With a $20 Range Extender

Fill In Those Wi-Fi Dead Spots With a $20 Range Extender Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router.So for $20, why not give this one a try?

Netgear extends the Orbi brand to include two new Wireless AC networking kits

Netgear extends the Orbi brand to include two new Wireless AC networking kits The company argues that Orbi is not part of the mesh-based networking market because it provides Wireless AC connectivity differently than the hockey puck-styled rivals, despite Orbi being a multi-unit setup.Beginning Tuesday, Netgear sells three Orbi-branded wireless AC systems: The new RBK30 setup, the new RBK40 setup, and the current RBK50 kit.

What's the Best VPN Service?

What's the Best VPN Service? Last week, Congress voted to give internet service providers permission to sell your private browsing data.The one good thing to come out of it though was a wave of interest in VPN services, which people should probably be using regardless.

Portal Is Like an HOV Lane For Your Home Wi-Fi

Portal Is Like an HOV Lane For Your Home Wi-Fi The past few years have seen a deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, but the Portal wifi router includes a key feature that’s basically unheard of in consumer technology.Almost all 5GHz Wi-Fi routers connect to your devices over the same narrow set of channels, meaning all of the web traffic in your apartment building is competing for the same spectrum.

Your Pick For the Best VPN Service Is Private Internet Access

Your Pick For the Best VPN Service Is Private Internet Access VPNs are a hot topic these days, and our readers made it abundantly clear that Private Internet Access should be your first stop for protecting your private browsing data.This backs up the service’s win in Lifehacker’s 2014 Hive Five, so they’ve been a solid option for a long time.

How to improve your Wi-Fi range and reception at home

How to improve your Wi-Fi range and reception at home The ubiquity and low cost of Wi-Fi has freed us all from the tyranny of Ethernet cables, but Wi-Fi still isn’t as foolproof as a cable.Sometimes your Wi-Fi can drop out, get slow, or just plain not work in certain areas of the house.

Here's the Lowest Price We've Seen on the Best Modem For Most People

Here's the Lowest Price We've Seen on the Best Modem For Most People Every modem rental fee you pay to your ISP is padding for their bottom line, and a total rip-off for you.Fortunately, you can buy your own modem for a relatively small upfront cost, and knock a few bucks off your monthly bill.