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Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi mesh router/smart-home hub mashup features AI tech from Plume

Samsung is putting its well-regarded SmartThings brand front and center in the latest iteration of its combination Wave 2 Wi-Fi mesh router and smart-home hub.

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Best wireless routers: Reviews and buying advice

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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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

There's dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love.

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Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks

The new certification program will ensure that wireless mesh network routers, gateways, and access points from different manufacturers will all work together.

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How to choose the best Wi-Fi replacement for your Apple AirPort routers

What other options work best for Mac, iPhone, and iPad owners?

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Apple discontinues the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express

RIP to Apple’s routers.

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Wi-Fi gets quicker with 802.11ax, but buying early might offer few advantages

The latest Wi-Fi standard makes home networks faster, especially for video streaming.

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Netgear Orbi Outdoor Satellite review: Great range, but only so-so speed

This node will extend your Orbi mesh network far into your yard—for a price.

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The latest Wi-Fi mesh router comes from... First Alert?

Showgoers were doing double takes when they saw the smoke-alarm manufacturer exhibiting routers—and smart speakers—at its booth at CES.

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Netgear targets gamers with its Nighthawk Pro Gaming router and SX10 LAN switch

Netgear's Nighthawk Pro Gaming router and Nighthawk SX10 LAN switch boast gamer-centric network management software.

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D-Link's McAfee-powered AC2600 router aims for network-wide protection

D-Link's DIR-2680 comes with McAfee's embedded security platform to secure your home devices at the network level.

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D-Link introduces its first 802.11ax routers

The IEEE 802.11ax standard that promises to deliver more bandwidth and better traffic management on saturated home networks.

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D-Link’s latest COVR whole-home Wi-Fi systems look a lot more like whole-home Wi-Fi systems

The company’s first efforts in this space were much more conventional.

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The Linksys WRT32XB gaming router is tailor-made for the Xbox One series

Yeah, it looks just like the Linksys WRT32X from last fall, but Linksys says this one’s designed to recognize and prioritize Xbox gaming traffic.

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Linksys expands it Velop mesh Wi-Fi router line, adding a new dual-band model

Dual-band components will interoperable with tri-band modules and vice versa.

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Samsung Connect Home: This router/smart-home hub combo isn’t a star in either role

But if you want one DIY platform for both networking and home control, it’s your best choice for now.

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Netgear Orbi RBK30 WiFi System review: It's not bad, but it's not great

It's still not a mesh system, but this time you might care.

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Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Touting onboard Thread radios, Eero’s CEO says this is the beginning of a new smart home platform.

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