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The Best Mobile Hotspots of 2022

Mobile hotspots are nifty little gadgets that can keep you connected on the go. They share a cellular data connection over Wi-Fi with nearby devices….

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What Tools Do You Need to Wire Your Home for Ethernet?

DIY projects can be fun and rewarding, or they can be complete nightmares. Having the right tools for the job help ensure that a project…

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6 Mesh Router Placement Mistakes to Avoid

Purchasing a mesh router system is only half of the upgrade process. If your mesh node placement is poor, you’ll never realize the full benefits…

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What Can You Do With the USB Port on Your Router?

You may have noticed that your network router has a USB port on the back, but you may be unsure what it’s for. The answer…

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How to Set the Default Gateway in Linux

Access to the internet—or any other network—is governed by the default gateway. We explain what a default gateway is, and how to set and change…

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8 Tips to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal

Wi-Fi is the backbone of the home internet experience and if you’re not getting a strong signal between your router and your phone, smart TV,…

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Why Your Wi-Fi Router Might Lock Out Your Older Devices

Upgrading your home router can be anything from a simple, almost automated process to a tremendous pain. But things tend to go off the deep…

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Do I Need a Battery Backup for My Router?

You might have contemplated and even purchased a battery backup for your PC, but what about your router, modem, hubs, and other small network electronics?…

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What Is a VPN Tunnel, and How Does It Work?

If you’re shopping for a VPN—or even just curious about what these services can do for you—you’ve probably come across the term “VPN tunnel” or…

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Wi-Fi 7 Is Coming, and Here’s Why You Should Care

First you had to learn the deal with Wi-Fi 6, and now Wi-Fi 6E devices are incoming. Well, buckle up: Wi-Fi 7 is almost here. Here’s what…

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Wi-Fi 7: What Is It, and How Fast Will It Be?

Although Wi-Fi 6E still feels bleeding edge at the start of 2022, a demonstration of the upcoming Wi-Fi 7 standard showcased transfer speeds might make…

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How to Add More Ethernet Ports to Your Router

While most of us rely on wireless at home, wired internet is often a better choice. The only catch is that most home routers only…

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How to Fix When Wi-Fi Won’t Connect

It’s frustrating when a Wi-Fi connection doesn’t work, and a lot of things can go wrong. We’ll walk you through a few common troubleshooting techniques…

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Wi-Fi Extender vs. Booster vs. Repeater: What’s the Difference?

You’ve probably seen the terms Wi-Fi extender, booster, and repeater all over the place. These devices all improve your Wi-Fi’s range, but they work a…

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Why Your Next Router Should Be Wi-Fi 6E

Even if you paid out the nose for a fancy Wi-Fi router, it probably doesn’t reach the speeds that you expected. Today’s routers just can’t…

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What Is a MAC Address, and How Does It Work?

If you’ve ever tried to identify devices on a network or search for a nearby Bluetooth device, chances are you’ve dealt with MAC addresses. But…

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How to Add Gigabit Ethernet to a TV Without It

TV manufacturers have rushed to improve their latest models with fast HDMI 2.1 ports capable of supporting 4K gaming at 120Hz in glorious HDR. Unfortunately,…

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How Wi-Fi 6E Works, and What It Means for Your Gadgets

Still catching up on the last major wifi standard to be announced? Sorry, but the next one is here. Wi-Fi 6E routers are beginning to…

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Your Wi-Fi May Feel Faster on a Windows 11 Laptop—Here’s Why

Acer Microsoft confirms that it’s adding Wi-Fi Dual Station support to Windows 11, a feature that will significantly improve wireless internet performance on laptops equipped…

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Is Your Ethernet Cable Faulty? Signs to Watch Out For

Cables are a necessary evil and a source of many computer and network-related problems. While you can’t ditch cables entirely, some cables may need to…

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Is It Safe to Sell My Old Modem or Router?

If you have an old router lying around that you no longer need, you might be tempted to sell it or give it away. Fortunately,…

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Point-to-point Wi-Fi bridging between buildings—the cheap and easy way

Enlarge / We tested these TP-Link outdoor Wi-Fi bridges—both 2.4GHz and 5GHz versions—across 80 meters of partially wooded terrain, with great success. (credit: Jim Salter)…

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