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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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Samsung Galaxy Book Go released with Qualcomm processor, Dolby Atmos, 14-inch screen

Samsung Galaxy Book Go released with Qualcomm processor, Dolby Atmos, 14-inch screen

There's a new notebook on the market from Samsung called the Samsung Galaxy Book Go. This device has a 14-inch TFT FHD display (1920 x 1080 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform (CPU), and Qualcomm Adreno GPU. The most enticing bit about this piece of hardware is the prospect of using it as an entertainment machine, given its relatively low price ($349) and Dolby Atmos speakers.

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Engineers devise a method of powering small electronics using Wi-Fi signals

Engineers devise a method of powering small electronics using Wi-Fi signals

Over the last handful of years, the number of electronic signals floating through the air has vastly increased worldwide. One of the extremely common signals emitted by electronic devices today is Wi-Fi, typically used to send data without wires between computers and other devices. With an abundance of Wi-Fi signals using a 2.4 gigahertz radio frequency, researchers have been looking into ways to tap into those signals for other purposes.

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New WiFi Frag Attacks and one simple way to be safe

New WiFi Frag Attacks and one simple way to be safe

A bit of research was published this week about a security issue now called Frag Attacks. It's a security issue that apparently could be gone by now, if companies that use or associate with WiFi internet connectivity made the effort to update their protocols and keep their hardware up-to-date, but here we are. Security researchers in Belgium revealed the vulnerabilities and showed how some of these insecure bits have been insecure for the last two decades (or more!)

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Plume SuperPod mesh system finally gets a WiFi 6 upgrade

Plume SuperPod mesh system finally gets a WiFi 6 upgrade

Plume has launched a new version of its SuperPod mesh system that supports WiFi 6, giving users the opportunity to blanket their home with gigabit speeds. As with the previous SuperPod version, which only supports WiFi 5, the latest iteration features a design that plugs directly into a power outlet, though you'll still need the HomePass subscription to use it.

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Linksys’ WiFi 6E mesh router hits shelves with an eye-watering price

Linksys’ WiFi 6E mesh router hits shelves with an eye-watering price

Linksys' latest mesh network system has arrived on shelves, and if you need broader coverage and are willing to pay handsomely for WiFi 6E, you're in luck. Announced at CES 2021 at the start of the year, the Linksys Atlas Max 6E (AXE8400) system looks at first glance like the familiar mesh totems we've seen from Linksys before.

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TP-link Archer AX73 gigabit Wi-Fi 6 router supports 5400 Mbps speeds

TP-link Archer AX73 gigabit Wi-Fi 6 router supports 5400 Mbps speeds

TP-link has been making networking gear and other products for a long time. The company has debuted its latest AX5400 dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi 6 router called the Archer AX73. The router supports data speeds of up to 5400 Mbps for fast browsing, streaming, and downloading various content at the same time.

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