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What is Wi-Fi 7: Everything you need to know about 802.11be

Wi-Fi 7 is the next generation of wireless data transmission and it's coming this year in a range of routers and devices. Here's everything you need to know.
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The best budget routers you can buy right now

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Intel could give us Wi-Fi 7 devices long before Apple gets around to it

The Linksys Hydra 6 dual-band mesh WiFi 6 router.

Linksys’ new dual-band Wi-Fi 6 routers are surprisingly affordable

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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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How to use Control Center in MacOS Monterey

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

Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router.

4 things you can do right now to prep your Wi-Fi network for holiday houseguests

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How to connect your Alexa-enabled device to Wi-Fi

The Google Nest Audio.

How to connect Google Nest home speakers to Wi-Fi

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Google Wifi vs. Nest Wifi


Spy technology can ID people through walls based on their … Wi-Fi signals?

The idea of using Wi-Fi signals to identify a person through a wall sounds like something out of a Mission: Impossible movie. In fact, it’s a new piece of research coming out of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here's how it works and why it could be useful.
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Nest Wifi may be coming with Google Assistant speakers built-in

According to information obtained by 9to5Google, Google may be unveiling a new WiFi router at the October 15 annual Made by Google hardware showcase in New York City. The router is rumored to be called Nest Wifi and is believed to have beacons that double as Google Assistant speakers for voice control.
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The Eero Pro Wi-Fi system is $200 off in early Amazon Prime Day deal

Amazon Prime members can now secure an early Prime Day deal on a home mesh network wireless router, with the Eero Pro Wi-Fi system now just $299, down from its original $499. Prime membership certainly has its perks, and early access to deals like this is a prime example.
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Netgear’s new Nighthawk AX4 router brings Wi-Fi 6 speeds for an affordable price

Following the announcement of the Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 router in March, Netgear is expanding its lineup by launching yet another new Wi-Fi 6 router. Available later in April, the Nighthawk AX4 router sets out to bring Wi-Fi 6 speeds for all the demanding needs of consumers at an affordable price of $200.
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Netgear’s new Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 router brings Wi-Fi 6 speeds to the masses

Netgear is again expanding its lineup and launching another Wi-Fi 6 router, the Nighthawk Tri-band AX12. Available in May for $600, the router allows for maximum Wi-Fi performance for smart home devices and offers everything needed for gaming, streaming, and other high-bandwidth applications. 
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Despite serious security flaws, D-Link will (again) not patch some routers

Despite serious warnings raised by security researcher Błażej Adamczyk that affects eight D-Link routers, the manufacturer revealed that it won't issue patches to six models, citing end-of-life policies. This is the second time in approximately one year that D-Link has failed to patch its older routers.
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Is your router vulnerable to attacks? New report says odds aren’t in your favor

A new study from American Consumer Institute shows that 83 percent of routers in the United States are vulnerable to cyberattacks. A majority of those routers have critical security vulnerabilities, primarily due to the lack of firmware updates.
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Wi-Fi vulnerability could allow attackers to steal your data on unencrypted sites

A 20-year-old security flaw in the design of the Wi-Fi standard and how computers communicate using the transmission control protocol could allow hackers to perform a web cache poisoning attack to steal your data and login information. This attack technique won't work with encrypted sites that use HTTPS and HSTS.
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Apple stops making AirPort base stations, exits Wi-Fi router business

Apple is officially leaving the Wi-Fi router business and will stop making the AirPort base stations. The company will continue to sell remaining inventory of AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule models. Unless you're sold on the Apple AirPort brand, you may want to check out a mesh router instead.
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Bitdefender Box (2018) review

The Bitdefender Box is a home router that’s also a home security hub, watching over not only PCs and smartphones, but also IoT devices. It’s effective and easy to use, but you must go all-in on Bitdefender’s software.
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Atmos Smart Home will help all your smart devices work via a single interface

The new Atmos Smart Home Control System works in concert with all your smart home's connected devices to give users voice and touch control over a wide range of smart home devices.
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The best mobile hot spots from your carrier for Wi-Fi access everywhere

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll probably want to see the best mobile hotspots for you and your next destination.

MIT’s new radio tech can monitor your sleep quality from afar

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital are using radio waves to track how well you're managing to sleep.
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Facebook wants to help you find free Wi-Fi hot spots wherever you go

A new Facebook feature is rolling out that pinpoints local free Wi-Fi hot spots on a map within the platform's mobile app for iOS and Android.
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Not happy with your Wi-Fi speeds in New York? Neither is the attorney general

New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing Spectrum of under-delivering in terms of internet speeds for its customers.

Flying JetBlue? You'll have Wi-Fi from the moment you board the plane

On Wednesday, JetBlue introduced "always-free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate."
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Google’s sleek wireless router, Google Wifi, now available for pre-order

Spotty Wi-Fi connection at home? Well, you're in luck, Google Wifi is available for pre-order starting Tuesday, just in time for the holidays.
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Your in-flight Wi-Fi options just grew, thanks to these new iPass deals

Getting Wi-Fi service in the skies may be getting easier and easier thanks to continued partnerships between iPass and a number of major airlines.
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Facebook ditches Free Basics for paid Wi-Fi service in India

Facebook Wi-Fi is finally available in India with the launch of the company’s new paid internet service, Express Wi-Fi, in collaboration with Indian ISPs.
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iPass and Uber partner to bring Wi-Fi to the Rio Olympics

A new partnership between iPass and Uber will “provide international Uber riders with free and secure Wi-Fi in Rio de Janeiro.”
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What would Jesus download? German clergy hopes free Wi-Fi initiative will coax people into church

Germans have a new reason to attend church – free Wi-Fi will soon be offered in 220 churches around Berlin and Brandenburg.
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Researchers break wireless bandwidth record with 6-gigabit connection

A research team in Germany has broken a world record by beaming data across a distance of 23 miles at previously unmatched speeds.