When you get under the hood, there are a lot of router settings and options. Here’s a crash course on what to avoid doing to keep your Wi-Fi router and home network as secure as possible.
There’s a feature hidden away in many routers that perform a crucial function when using your own Wi-Fi router with your internet service provider’s hardware. Here’s what you need to know about bridge mode….
Your home internet connection has a numeric IP address that changes over time. Dynamic DNS (DDNS) lets you assign an easy-to-remember address so you, your friends, and your family can access your home network with a simple we…
Wi-Fi is an ever-evolving technology, so it’s not unusual to see new products regularly hit the market with promises of faster speeds and more stable connections. One such technology you might have come across recently is Wi-…
You might not have “travel router” on your vacation packing list, but after reading this article, you just might. Here’s why we always pack a router with us when we’re headed to a hotel.
If you want to buy wireless networking gear, Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 are two of the most prevalent wireless generations you’ll currently find on the market. But what makes Wi-Fi 6 different from Wi-Fi 5, and is it better?…
This holiday there’s an easy way to make providing family tech support easier and your parents’ Wi-Fi network speedier and safer. Give the gift of a new mesh Wi-Fi router.
You bought a brand-new router with Wi-Fi 6 but most of the gear in your house is Wi-Fi 5 or older. Can you still use the Wi-Fi 6 router with your old gear?
Your shiny new phone supports Wi-Fi 6, but will it play nice with your older Wi-Fi 5 router at home? Here’s what you need to know about using newer devices on older routers.
During a blackout, your phone’s data plan isn’t the most practical or economical way to stay connected. But how exactly are you supposed to keep your home broadband going when the power is out? It’s easier than you think!…
You don’t need a subscription to use an Eero router, but having one gives you access to things such as parental controls and network usage information. Unfortunately, though, if you were looking to pay for Eero’s $30 a year S…
Google’s lineup of Nest Wifi routers (previously Google Wifi) has remained popular for years, thanks to its mesh network abilities and easy management. Now there’s an upgraded model with more features available….
If you use Wi-Fi on your computer and the connection is less than satisfactory, we’ve got a simple and inexpensive way to boost your Wi-Fi reception.
Guest networks are a very useful router feature and one that far too many people don’t take advantage of. Here’s why you should turn on your guest network today.
Guest networks are a great Wi-Fi router feature, but if you’re using a guest network in your home, be sure you’re using it safely and effectively. Here’s what you need to know.
Most routers and devices still don’t support Wi-Fi 6E (including the new iPhone 14 series), but the march of progress is still going. Wi-Fi 7 is now closer to reality, as Intel and Broadcom just completed a critical test….
Considering a mesh router system? Although mesh Wi-Fi systems are pretty great, there are some pitfalls to avoid. Here are common mistakes you want to avoid when selecting and setting up your system.
Are you still using the default network name that came with your Wi-Fi router? Here’s why you should consider updating it.
Your Wi-Fi router may have come with a random-looking default Wi-Fi password. Many people stick with the defaults, but is it secure—or should you select a new one?
Increasingly major ISPs are offering not just Wi-Fi routers but companion Wi-Fi extenders you can rent or buy. Should you take advantage of that or buy your own hardware?
Mesh router platforms are commonly sold in multi-packs, but exactly how many of the individual mesh nodes do you need for your home? Here’s what you should consider while shopping.
There are a few situations where you might wish to keep using your existing router alongside your new mesh network. In some cases, you might even be required to do so! Here’s what you need to know.
Buying a new Wi-FI router doesn’t have to mean going through a tedious setup process on all your current Wi-Fi devices. Here’s what you need to know about reusing your Wi-Fi name and password.
The degree to which we rely on the internet for everything from work to entertainment means sluggish Wi-Fi speeds are excruciating. Here are some common causes of Wi-Fi issues and what to do about them….
If you’re trying to patch up spotty Wi-Fi coverage, you might have considered using not just one but multiple Wi-Fi extenders to fix things. Here’s what you need to know.