Wifi

Rockspace AC2100 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi system is a bargain

Rockspace AC2100 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi system is a bargain

Anyone who lives in a larger multistory home and wants to get Wi-Fi signals in every room of the house knows that the modem and Wi-Fi router combo most Internet providers give you with the service doesn't perform well. One surefire way to expand Wi-Fi coverage within your home and ensure signals in every room and on every level is by using a mesh Wi-Fi system.

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Netgear Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E system will cost you $1500

Netgear Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E system will cost you $1500

If you're looking for a new WiFi 6E mesh internet system, Netgear has... an option for you. The Orbi Quad-band WiFi 6E Mesh System enables newly available (in select areas of the world) 6GHz WiFi internet "throughout the home." This is the sort of router and mesh internet system you get when you want to be ready for the future - or the present, if you happen to be one of the few with access to WiFi 6E.

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Ring Alarm Pro puts a WiFi router in your Ring base station

Ring Alarm Pro puts a WiFi router in your Ring base station

It's not an Amazon Devices and Services reveal event without new Ring devices, and Amazon announced an interesting one today. Amazon led its Ring announcements with the reveal of the Ring Alarm Pro, which combines an eero WiFi router with a Ring Alarm base station. In addition to the Ring Alarm Pro, Amazon also announced several new services that will be associated with it, including something that will allow construction professionals to secure their jobsites when they're away.

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Xiaomi Pad 5 debuts alongside Mi Smart Projector 2 and Mesh System AX3000

Xiaomi Pad 5 debuts alongside Mi Smart Projector 2 and Mesh System AX3000

It may have been Apple's day yesterday, but Xiaomi is daring to claim today for its own. Not content with just announcing the Xiaomi 11T series and the affordable Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, the company is showing its hand and announcing new products across the board. Taking advantage of the recent surge in tablet sales, Xiaomi is unveiling the Xiaomi Pad 5 as its racehorse in the new world order in work and personal life. It also has some new devices designed to upgrade your home life and keep you safe even when you have to buy things outside.

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SimpliSafe Outdoor Camera is DIY simple and has its own 80dB siren

SimpliSafe Outdoor Camera is DIY simple and has its own 80dB siren

SimpliSafe revealed and released their first wireless outdoor camera this week. The SimpliSafe Outdoor Camera works with motion detection up to 30 feet away, latency-free two-way audio, and a removable, rechargeable battery. This camera works with SimpliSafe's Smart Person Detection and Smart AI algorithms to "preserve battery life and protect privacy."

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Volkswagen Car-Net lets users choose which carrier to use for in-car data

Volkswagen Car-Net lets users choose which carrier to use for in-car data

Many new vehicles sold today come with integrated wireless modems allowing Wi-Fi connectivity in the vehicle via traditional cellular networks. The catch is that typically you can't simply add your car's hotspot to your existing plan; you have to pay an additional fee through the vehicle manufacturer. However, Volkswagen has now announced that it is the first automaker to work with both Verizon and T-Mobile to offer car buyers choice on the provider for their mobile data plan.

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This $60 mesh router is Vilo’s fix for home WiFi’s biggest headache

This $60 mesh router is Vilo’s fix for home WiFi’s biggest headache

Mesh routers have arguably been the secret weapon for successful remote working and home-schooling over the past 18 months, but upgrading your network for maximum coverage has so far come at a price premium. Not so with Vilo, a new name in networking, and one betting that a lot more people would go mesh if they could get a three-pack for under sixty bucks.

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iPhone WiFi bug has an even more severe variant

iPhone WiFi bug has an even more severe variant

A rather worrying report broke out two weeks ago regarding a strange bug that afflicted iPhones, causing them to be unable to connect to any WiFi access point when triggered. Fortunately, the bug had a simple though inconvenient fix and could be easily avoided by not connecting to wireless networks with symbols in their names. It turns out there is another iPhone bug with almost similar characteristics, except that it is almost impossible to avoid and harder to fix as well.

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This new WiFi bug may have crippled your phone’s internet

This new WiFi bug may have crippled your phone’s internet

If you're using a smartphone or a tablet, there's a sort of WiFi network out there that could mess up your day. This situation may be rectified by the time you read this article - if you're reading this article a few months into the future - but for now, it's time to beware. The network name is the bit you're looking for - it's simple, and avoiding said network should be simple, too.

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iPhones lose the ability to connect to WiFi when hit by this bug

iPhones lose the ability to connect to WiFi when hit by this bug

There is a wide variety of bugs ranging from the embarrassingly nonsensical to the deviously malicious. Almost all bugs, however, are born when humans and systems fail to cover all possible scenarios and cases, which actually happens far more often than you can imagine. In this particular case, an iPhone may be rendered unable to connect to any and all WiFi networks after it tries to connect to one with an odd sequence of characters. Fortunately, there's an easy but inconvenient fix to get things working again.

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Google Fiber TV upgrade brings Google Wifi and Chromecast with Google TV

Google Fiber TV upgrade brings Google Wifi and Chromecast with Google TV

It has been almost a decade since Google launched its Fiber TV service and far longer since it debuted its Google Fiber Internet. Just as it has been shedding old services, features, and devices for the latter, Google is now moving to "upgrade" its Fiber TV experience. That upgrade, however, won't come without some disruption, but, as always, Google is pushing it as something good. In exchange for the old Fiber TV box and expensive fee, you'll get a free Google Wifi, a free Chromecast with Google TV, and the choice to pay for services on your own.

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Walmart onn. Android TV devices released in two tiny sizes

Walmart onn. Android TV devices released in two tiny sizes

This week Walmart released their "onn." collection of Android TV devices, for real this time. These devices have appeared in leaks more than once before - now they're out there in the real world, for sale. There's a 4K Streaming Device and an FHD Streaming Stick in the mix, both at Walmart stores across the United States.

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