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CES 2018 Wrapup: Waiting For 11ax

Updated – CES 2018 was basically a big yawn for consumer networking. You could re-read my CES 2017 wrap and be pretty much up-to-date. But there are a few nuggets to pass along, so read on. Waiting For 11ax The biggest news is about what didn’t appear: working 802.11ax routers. ...

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How To Fix Wi-Fi Roaming

Introduction In the beginning, the Wi-Fi gods created the router. And it was good, at least for small spaces. But then the people discovered Wi-Fi dead spots and became displeased with the gods, gnashing their teeth and shaking their fists. So the Wi-Fi gods created Wi-Fi extenders and all was ...

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How To Buy A Wireless Router – 2018 Edition

Introduction Our 2017 guide said AC1900, AC1750 and AC1200 class routers were still the go-to choices for most buyers. These products are still likely to improve Wi-Fi range and speed if you’re upgrading from an 802.11n class router. But if you want the best shot at improving Wi-Fi coverage and ...

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Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System Reviewed

Product Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band Whole Home WiFi Mesh System (WSQ50)   [Website] Summary Tri-band Wi-Fi system with dual-stream dual-band client connect and four-stream 5 GHz backhaul radio. Similar design to original NETGEAR Orbi. Pros • Costs about the same as Orbi • Has dedicated 4×4 5 GHz backhaul radio ...

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Hive Smart Home System Reviewed

Product Centrica Hive Smart Home System ()   [Website] Summary Smart Home system with hub, color tunable bulbs, thermostat, plug, motion sensor, door/window sensor and Wi-Fi security camera. Pros • Simple setup • Support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT • Motion and door sensor alerts via mobile app or ...

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