We often look for tips and tricks for fixing your homeWi-Fi, and these fixes often include a “one more thing” kind of advice: upgrade your internet hardware. Rather than using a cheap ISP router to handle the wireless coverage of your home, better invest in something more premium but capable of better performance. There’s been a recent spate of expensive but simple devices, including the Eero and the Luma. But that doesn’t mean that premium has to always be expensive when it comes to better Wi-Fi. That’s where Plume comes in. More →
Wireless routers are the most necessary but least-loved gadget that everyone has to buy. It’s difficult to make a light-up internet box interesting, but that’s what a new startup has tried to do with its Luma router system, which is finally available to buy.
The concept behind Luma is pretty simple. Using, ideally, a couple of routers (the company sells a three-pack for $399), you get seamless coverage over an entire house. Setup and network control is supposed to be made easy through an app, although the strict parental control features can border on the outright creepy.
Altogether, it sounds like a convincing package. But $400 is a steep price for an accessory, all things considered. Is it really worth it?
Have you heard of the new $60 plug that claims it can fix all of your most common Wi-Fi problems? Called ResetPlug, the device does several things for you, including automatic router resetting, constant Wi-Fi monitoring, and delivering simple LED light alerts. As a side effect, it’ll also make us just a bit lazier. More →
Wireless internet is something we take for granted every day. But Wi-Fi isn’t always reliable, and it’s often the source of annoying hassles, both at home and in public places. While you won’t be able to fix every Wi-Fi issues you might encounter at your local Starbucks coffee shop, there are plenty of tricks you can try at home or at the office to make sure Wi-Fi works. More →
It seems we rarely use our phones and computers anymore without some kind of connection to the web. Whether it’s through 3G, LTE, or Wi-Fi, we’re always looking to be connected to the internet.
Microsoft knows we’re always looking for ways to improve our connectivity and that’s why it’s figured out a way to fix a concern some internet users are having with Wi-Fi tethering.
The Windows 10 maker has created software that can intelligently adapt the power consumption of a smartphone to maximize battery life while keeping up a Wi-Fi hotspot that can be used by other devices to connect to the internet. More →
PC and smartphone users tend to have a love-hate relationship with wireless networks. It’s great to have Wi-Fi Internet at home, at the office, and in public places, but you still have to deal with passwords and spotty coverage. One of these headaches may soon be a thing of the past, however: The brains at MIT have now figured out how to remove password requirements from a Wi-Fi network without compromising its security. More →
Bluetooth has proven to be an incredibly useful innovation that has enabled wireless connections between devices over short distances with minimal power consumption. However, some engineers have been working on a new Wi-Fi technology that could also replace Bluetooth while consuming even less power. More →
You’ve tried everything when it comes to fixing your home Wi-Fi, but it’s still broken and the first thing you should do is check our tips, tricks and hacks to see if any of them help. There’s another issue we haven’t covered in the past that could be causing issues with your home network though, and it has something to do with the Wi-Fi bands that you’re using. Now, Apple and Cisco have just acknowledged the issue and provided some details that might help.
I can’t remember the last time I asked someone for an Ethernet cable to plug into a computer so I can get some decent Internet. Even a spotty Wi-Fi connection wouldn’t drive me to do it. I’d just enable the mobile hotspot feature on my smartphone and hope for the best. But there are ways of improving your Wi-Fi connection at home without spending extra on Internet speed. In fact, paying your ISP more money is probably the last thing you should do if you want to fix your Wi-Fi. More →
OK, so we all know about how many people are still using passwords like “password” and “1234” to secure their Wi-Fi hotspots, but a new viral video reveals there are worse password options out there. Specifically, a video produced by RocketJump claims that the worst Wi-Fi password ever might just be “fourwordsalluppercase.” More →
So you’ve just set up your home Wi-Fi network but for some reason you’re having trouble getting your PC to connect to the network. It could very well be that you’ve set up your computer in a Wi-Fi “dead spot” that makes connecting to the web very difficult. However, CNET brings our attention to a free Mac app called NetSpot that can give you a visual depiction of the places in your house where you’re least likely to get a strong Wi-Fi signal. More →
So you’re just about ready to have people over for Christmas and you’re looking to make sure everything’s just right. To make sure your guests have proper access to Wi-Fi in your house, you’ll want to make sure your Wi-Fi signal is as strong as possible. Below we’ve posted some tips and tricks for ensuring your Wi-Fi network is in good shape to handle Christmas dinner guests. More →