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Linksys jumps into the cable modem market and announces the all-new mid-range EA9300 Wi-Fi router

Mesh routers are the hot new thing, but the latest conventional routers are delivering some supremely powerful features.

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4 ways to take control of your Wi-Fi connections on Linux

Get better performance and security when using your Wi-Fi on Linux by editing your connections.

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2.4GHz is a headache for Wi-Fi users, and it’s here to stay

Wireless LAN users can’t just stay comfortable in the 5GHz realm – the older 2.4GHz frequency bands are a necessary part of many wireless implementations, and they’re rarely a favorite of the people who have to build and operate Wi-Fi...

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Flaws let attackers hijack multiple Linksys router models

Two dozen Linksys router models are exposed to attacks that could extract sensitive information from their configurations, cause them to become unresponsive and even completely take them over.

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Toward a bigger, faster, denser Wi-Fi world

Some 350 Wi-Fi true believers have gathered in Tysons, Va., this week at the Wi-Fi Now event to sing the wireless networking technology’s praises, peek into its future and warn of its challenges.

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Best wireless router

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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Securifi Almond 3 Smart Home Wi-Fi System review: An okay router bolted to a strong smart home hub

There are better mesh Wi-Fi routers out there, but none with a strong smart home hub built in.

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TP-Link Deco M5 router review: This mesh network comes with a side of antivirus

Much more than a me-too product, the Deco M5 delivers both innovation and performance.

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30% off TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini - Deal Alert

This gadget from TP-Link plugs into a standard outlet and allows you to control it from anywhere using your smartphone, or with your voice through an Alexa device. Program on/off times or put it in "away mode" to simulate being home...

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Get a $20 Discount If You Buy 3 Echo Dots on Amazon, For A Limited Time - Deal Alert

Put Alexa in 3 rooms for less than the price of one Echo. Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks...

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30% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

AmpliFi HD Mesh Point

Turn an old Wi-Fi network into a wireless mesh

Add or expand an old wireless router with the AmpliFI HD Mesh Point.

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Now through April 7th Amazon Will Pay You $4.99 To Buy a Dash Button For $.99 - Deal Alert

Running low on detergent? Pet food, baby formula or your favorite snack? Just push the button and Amazon will ship it right out to you. What's more, now through April 7th buy a Dash Button for $0.99 and receive $4.99 after your first...

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Apple fixes wireless-based remote code execution flaw in iOS

Apple fixed a serious vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on the Broadcom Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

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20% off Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station - Deal Alert

A new approach that centers around performance makes the Airport Extreme taller with 6 antennas at the top, three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band, creating a higher platform for dispersing the signal. Together with...

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Netgear expands its Orbi Wi-Fi system into a product family, adding two less-expensive models

For one SKU, the router manufacturer shrunk its satellite to fit a wall plug.

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FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

Products based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard have really only begun rolling out over the past year, but an effort to deliver an enhancement dubbed 802.11ay in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band that promises to deliver faster...

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802.11ay Wi-Fi: “It’s going to be a very scalable spec”

The lowdown on the emerging IEEE 802.11ay gigabit wireless technology standard, an enhancement to 802.11ad that promises higher speed and longer range to support a slew of new applications.

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