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6GHz WiFi

Everyone’s Wi-Fi is about to dramatically improve

April 23rd, 2020

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as millions of people around the country are now staying home and doing their jobs remotely in addition to consuming more news and entertainment from home, a solid, reliable internet connection has been regarded as more paramount than ever. The FCC has voted on new rules that will support faster, more …

Delta free wifi

Your next Delta flight may offer free Wi-Fi

May 9th, 2019

Spotty Wi-Fi that also costs too much is often among the more frequent complaints of an airline’s customers, which is why you’re starting to see air carriers experiment a bit with how they make the amenity available. JetBlue may be the only US airline that currently lets flyers enjoy free Wi-Fi, but Delta is about …

Google Wifi problems

Even Google’s Wi-Fi router still sucks

April 19th, 2017

It seems to be an immutable fact that all Wi-Fi routers are doomed to be bad. In fairness, we do ask a lot of them: sit in a cupboard, never move, and don’t you dare take one five-minute break per year or I’ll run in there are reboot you faster than you can say WPA. …

National Radio Quiet Zone

Living in a town with no Wi-Fi, cellphones or microwaves sounds awful

October 3rd, 2016

Fears about a zombie nation of millenials permanently tethered to Snapchat might be overblown, but we sure do use cellphones a lot these days. The overwhelming majority of Americans live in somewhere with a strong cellular connection, and those that don’t have killer Wi-Fi. But what if you live in somewhere with no radio signals …

WiFi Routers

MIT researchers came up with a way to make Wi-Fi 10 times faster

August 23rd, 2016

We’ve all been there: You find yourself at a massive public event, whether it be a concert, a sporting event or a political rally and your reception is atrocious. In an instant, your smartphone with blazing fast LTE all of a sudden feels like it’s a flip phone on Edge circa 2006. In an effort …

No one needs a Wi-Fi router this overkill

May 27th, 2016

Look, I get it. Bad Wi-Fi is one of life’s worst tortures, up there with rush-hour traffic and Comcast customer service. But surely there’s a solution that’s a little more sane than this $400 Linksys router that looks like it wants to rip my head off?