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The most common Wi-Fi problems and how to fix them

If your Wi-Fi is running slow or just drops out altogether in certain rooms, there are solutions you can try to fix the problem without buying a new router.
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These are the airports that actually have really fast public Wi-Fi

Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router

The best wireless routers for 2022

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How to quickly share Wi-Fi settings in Android

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These new Eero PoE devices are for serious Wi-Fi setups only

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How to connect an iPhone to a Mac

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The key to fixing your bad Wi-Fi connection may finally be here

Checking a Wi-Fi router and internet connection on a phone.

How to fix slow upload speeds

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How to protect your smart home from hackers

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How to stop streaming buffering and upgrade your network

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Wi-Fi 7 will bring 33 Gbps speeds to your home in 2023

Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router

How do you reset a Netgear router?

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Smart homes without Wi-Fi: Huge possibilities or roadblocks?

Smart homes without Wi-Fi: Huge possibilities or roadblocks?

Our wireless networks are the building blocks of our smart home ecosystems, but should every automation require an Internet connection? Here's what we think.
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5G vs. Wi-Fi: How they’re different and why you’ll need both

5G vs. Wi-Fi: How they’re different and why you’ll need both

While excitement over 5G technology may be overshadowing Wi-Fi developments, we'll need to take advantage of both technologies going forward.
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Roomba not connecting to Wi-Fi? Here’s how to fix it

Roomba not connecting to Wi-Fi? Here’s how to fix it

Are you having trouble connecting your new iRobot Roomba to your home network? Or does it keep falling off your Wi-Fi? Here are a few fixes you can try.
Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router

How to change the Wi-Fi channel on your router

How to change the Wi-Fi channel on your router

Changing the Wi-Fi channel can help you get faster speeds and more reliable coverage without requiring new hardware.
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World’s first Wi-Fi 7 demo runs 2.4x faster than Wi-Fi 6

World’s first Wi-Fi 7 demo runs 2.4x faster than Wi-Fi 6

MediaTek has confirmed it has completed the world's first live demo of Wi-Fi 7 technology, with Wi-Fi 7 products are expected to become available in 2023.
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What is a whole-home mesh Wi-Fi network, and do you need one?

What is a whole-home mesh Wi-Fi network, and do you need one?

If you struggle with reliable Wi-Fi coverage at home, mesh networks may be the answer to your Wi-Fi woes.
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TP-Link’s Wi-Fi 6E router comes with motorized antennas for better reception

TP-Link’s Wi-Fi 6E router comes with motorized antennas for better reception

TP-Link has a new Wi-Fi 6E router with four motorized antennas that follow you to deliver the best reception.
Public Wi-Fi

Nervous about using public Wi-Fi while you travel? You shouldn’t be. Here’s why

Nervous about using public Wi-Fi while you travel? You shouldn’t be. Here’s why

It used to be risky to use public Wi-Fi, but a lot has changed over the last 10 years. These days, it's probably OK.
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How to extend your Wi-Fi range with another router

How to extend your Wi-Fi range with another router

Wi-Fi dead zones in the home or at work can be a real pain. But if you have an old router, you can convert it into a Wi-Fi repeater yourself. Here's how.

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi — and what you can do about it

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi — and what you can do about it

Is your internet connection running slowly? One of your neighbors might be stealing your Wi-Fi. Here's how to tell and what you should do if you find a problem.
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Wi-Fi 7 is coming to CES 2022 with promises of even faster speeds

Wi-Fi 7 is coming to CES 2022 with promises of even faster speeds

Wi-Fi 7 is getting shown off at CES 2022 with another big speed jump, but will most homes even be able to take advantage of its benefits?
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Best long-range Wi-Fi routers for 2022

Best long-range Wi-Fi routers for 2022

Have a large home and need reliable Wi-Fi coverage? We've got you covered with some of the best long-range Wi-Fi routers and whole-home mesh networks.
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What is Wi-Fi Direct? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Wi-Fi Direct? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Wi-Fi Direct? This technology creates useful connections between devices, especially mobile devices. Here's everything you need to know about this tech.
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Getting my smart home devices to switch Wi-Fi networks is annoying

Getting my smart home devices to switch Wi-Fi networks is annoying

If I swap my Wi-Fi network, I don't want to individually reconnect all of the smart devices in my home.
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5 Ways to optimize your home Wi-Fi network for remote school and work

5 Ways to optimize your home Wi-Fi network for remote school and work

If your kids are attending remote classes while you're working from home, it's a good idea to make sure you Wi-Fi network settings are dialed in.
Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router

How to change your router’s Wi-Fi password

How to change your router’s Wi-Fi password

Is it time to update your Wi-Fi password to something more secure? Our guide will run through exactly how to change your router Wi-Fi password the easy way.
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What is Wi-Fi 6?

What is Wi-Fi 6?

What is Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, and how do they improve on Wi-Fi 5? These are important questions for the future of wireless connectivity and your home network.
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SpaceX reveals date for Starlink global internet coverage

SpaceX reveals date for Starlink global internet coverage

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell has been talking about when the company's Starlink internet service should be able to offer global coverage.
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What is Wi-Fi?

What is Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is one of the premier wireless networking solutions available to all sorts of connected devices. But what exactly is Wi-Fi and how does it actually work?
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How to get Wi-Fi access anywhere at any time

How to get Wi-Fi access anywhere at any time

When your home internet goes out, it's always a good idea to have a backup plan. Create one now by going over all the possible Wi-Fi access options you have.
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Is Wi-Fi too unreliable? Powerline networking may be what you need

Is Wi-Fi too unreliable? Powerline networking may be what you need

There's more to networking than Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Powerline is a third option with a direct electrical connection. Here's how it works and why it's an option.
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How to fix problems with your MacBook’s Wi-Fi

How to fix problems with your MacBook’s Wi-Fi

If your MacBook is refusing to connect to a Wi-Fi network properly, then you need a quick solution! Here's how to fix Apple MacBook problems with Wi-Fi.