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How to Power a USB-Powered Device Over Ethernet

Many devices—like Wi-Fi cams—get power by being plugged into a nearby outlet through USB. But if you want to place that device somewhere where an outlet isn’t nearby, you can use existing ethernet drops (or run ethernet …

What Happens If My Philips Hue Lights Go Offline?

Installing Philips Hue bulbs is a great way to boost your lighting game, but since they heavily rely on an internet connection, you might be wary of going all in and blanketing your house with smart lights. The good news is t…

How to Set Up the Luma Home Wi-Fi System

If your home’s Wi-Fi signal sucks, you might be looking at mesh solutions like the Luma Home Wi-Fi System. Luma consists of multiple Wi-Fi extenders that you spread across your house in order to cover every nook and cranny …

How to Set Up the Eero Home Wi-Fi System

If your house has Wi-Fi dead zones and weak spots, it may be time to ditch the old-school router setup and go with a mesh newtork like the Eero Home Wi-Fi System. Eero’s multiple router setup can provide strong Wi-Fi sign…

How to Forward Ports on Your Router

Although modern routers handle most functions automatically, some applications will require you to manually forward a port to that application or device. Fortunately, it’s really simple to do if you know where to look….
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