Wi-Fi Network Issues Bands

Speeding up your home Wi-Fi might be as easy as changing one setting

By on February 8, 2016 at 4:32 PM.

Speeding up your home Wi-Fi might be as easy as changing one setting

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.

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Home Wi-Fi Signal Tips Tricks

Quick tips to speed up your home Wi-Fi and improve coverage

By on January 31, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

Quick tips to speed up your home Wi-Fi and improve coverage

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 →

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Worst Wi-Fi Password Ever Video

The absolute worst Wi-Fi password ever revealed in viral video

By on December 28, 2015 at 8:35 AM.

The absolute worst Wi-Fi password ever revealed in viral video

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 →

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Wi-Fi Hotspot Tips And Tricks NetSpot

This one app could solve your most frustrating home Wi-Fi problems

By on December 24, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

This one app could solve your most frustrating home Wi-Fi problems

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 →

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Home Wi-Fi Network Speed Tips Tricks

How to improve your home Wi-Fi signal in just a few easy steps

By on December 18, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

How to improve your home Wi-Fi signal in just a few easy steps

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 →

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Wireless Wi-Fi Charging

New tech can wirelessly charge your electronics with a standard Wi-Fi router

By on November 24, 2015 at 9:17 AM.

New tech can wirelessly charge your electronics with a standard Wi-Fi router

Researchers at the University of Washington this year came up with an ingenious method to wirelessly charge electronic devices via an everyday Wi-Fi router. Appropriately dubbed Power Over Wi-Fi (PoWiFi), UW’s team of researchers have already managed to use the technology to charge a number of low-powered devices, including a low-res grayscale camera and a Jawbone activity tracker.

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Home Wi-Fi Network Setup Tips

Tricks for building a Wi-Fi network that covers your entire house

By on November 19, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

Tricks for building a Wi-Fi network that covers your entire house

We all love Wi-Fi, but Wi-Fi routers can also be one of the most annoying pieces of technology in your home if not set up correctly. There are some ways a poorly configured wireless network can hinder your entire wireless Internet coverage, including spotty coverage in certain areas of the house and poor download speeds. Thankfully, there are some straightforward measures you can take to make sure you have the best possible Wi-Fi experience at home. More →

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Virgin Smart Pavement Manhole Wi-Fi Hotspots

Virgin rolls out ‘smart pavement’ that embeds Wi-Fi hotspots in manholes

By on October 15, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Virgin rolls out ‘smart pavement’ that embeds Wi-Fi hotspots in manholes

While we’ve heard a lot about municipalities using public telephones as locations for Wi-Fi hotspots, Virgin has come up with a way to deliver public Wi-Fi in a way that most of us will never see. Virgin on Thursday announced its first deployment of “Smart Wi-Fi Pavement,” which is really just a clever marketing term for the company’s new Wi-Fi hotspots that are embedded inside of manholes. More →

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Google OnHub Router Reviews

The biggest early complaints about Google’s new OnHub W-Fi router

By on September 2, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

The biggest early complaints about Google’s new OnHub W-Fi router

Last week, Google quietly unveiled a brand new $200 Wi-Fi router it calls OnHub. As we detailed recently, the OnHub router brings with it a number of compelling new features that promise to make managing your Wi-Fi connection significantly easier and, dare we say, more enjoyable. On top of that, Google’s new router promises to deliver more robust Wi-Fi connectivity through proprietary software coupled with Google’s own unique antenna design.

It all sounds great, but early reviews of Google’s OnHub router have yielded some mixed results. While some complaints might simply be some software kinks Google needs to iron out, you might want to be aware of them before jumping on board and picking one of these bad boys up.

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Mt. Fuji Wifi

Japan installs free Wi-Fi on top of Mt. Fuji

By on July 13, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Japan installs free Wi-Fi on top of Mt. Fuji

Japan recently installed Wi-Fi hotspots on Mt. Fuji because even adventurous mountain climbers, apparently, need Internet access. So if you’re one of the brave souls intent on climbing to the top of the most visited mountain in the world, you’ll now be able to email selfies of your achievement to friends with ease.

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