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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.

Netgear Orbi aims to kill your wireless dead zones with mesh networking

Netgear Orbi aims to kill your wireless dead zones with mesh networking Demand for in-home Wi-Fi bandwidth continues to soar.Until recently, getting high-performance Wi-Fi coverage through a large home or apartment has required some technical heavy lifting.

Apple dumps wireless router development, will exit the market

Apple dumps wireless router development, will exit the market It’s been more than three years since Apple announced a new base station (its last update, in 2013, added support for the 802.11ac standard), so this move isn’t entirely surprising — but it’s also a further sign that Apple is consolidating its product lines.

Google WiFi mesh networking crushes the competition in new test

Google WiFi mesh networking crushes the competition in new test As you move around the house, Google WiFi and similar mesh routers can shift your connection to different nodes to keep your speeds as high as possible.They tested Google WiFi, Eero, and Luma in the same environment.

How to find your router’s IP address and login info

How to find your router’s IP address and login info Most routers come with a default IP address and login credentials, which vary from one manufacturer to the next.For almost all routers, you can enter this IP address in your browser’s URL bar to open the admin panel.

Google accidentally resets OnHub and Google Wifi routers with server error

Google accidentally resets OnHub and Google Wifi routers with server error The recently released Google Wifi mesh routers have been well-reviewed and they’re priced competitively with other mesh networking solutions.Maybe those fancy Google routers are seeming a bit less smart today.

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.

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.

Next-gen Google Home could control your lights and fix your bad Wi-Fi

Next-gen Google Home could control your lights and fix your bad Wi-Fi To put it in simpler terms, the next-gen Google Home could be half speaker/Google Assistant (what it currently is) and half Google Wifi.By including Wi-Fi router capabilities, Google would be able to "make its Assistant service faster" the report claims.

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.

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.

Researchers find 10 vulnerabilities in 25 network routers supplied by Linksys

Researchers find 10 vulnerabilities in 25 network routers supplied by Linksys After we pointed out a security issue with the web-based interface in our recent Linksys EA8300 router review, IOActive Labs reports it discovered 10 security vulnerabilities across 25 different Linksys routers, including the EA8300 unit we just reviewed.The issues range from low to high on a security level, six of which grant remote access to “unauthenticated” attackers.

How to get started with any wireless home router

How to get started with any wireless home router This tutorial assumes you’re setting up a router to be the primary router in your home.Plug one Ethernet cable into your modem, and the other end into your router’s WAN port.

Linksys adds bridge mode to Velop mesh, parental controls to App Enabled routers

Linksys adds bridge mode to Velop mesh, parental controls to App Enabled routers According to Dan Albertson, a Linksys senior product manager, “These two new App features have been among those most requested by our customers.These are just two features among many we’ll be rolling out to the Linksys App in the coming months.