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On the most basic of levels, when your router goes wrong you lose the internet: no more porn, no more kittens, nor more Facebook. But what, exactly, is going wrong to make your life so empty?
Concerned about someone snooping on your online activities? Tor is one of the best services in the world to anonymise your Web traffic, using a thousands-strong network of computers around the world to bounce your data on the way to its eventual destination, disguising its origin. If you have multiple traffic sources on a network, though, and installing Tor on each isn’t possible, you might be interested in a piece of open source hardware that can do the same job.
802.11ac is into its second generation now, with several Wi-Fi router makers releasing a second iteration of the super-fast wireless standard that promises a big jump in transfer rates. Netgear’s Nighthawk X6 router improves on the model it replaces, but it doesn’t offer a huge speed improvement from the existing R7000 unless you have a bunch of brand new 802.11ac-compliant devices.
Is your home internet feeling a little on the slow side? Having trouble diagnosing the issues yourself? Let us help you out: we’re here with all the tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of your home broadband connection for streaming everything from YouTube content through to Apple TV and Netflix.
Odds are that if you live in or around any metropolitan area in Australia, you have ADSL2+ internet at home. It’s possible to buy a single, reasonably priced all-in-one modem router that handles anything that a regular family could want. Belkin’s AC 1750 DB modem router is a simple, relatively powerful device aimed at anyone who isn’t so interested in fiddling with network settings, but wants security and safety on their home network.
For all intents and purposes, your home network’s modem router is the nexus of all of your communications. It handles your ‘net connection, as well as all your home devices talking to each other and the outside world . So when you’re looking to buy one, you want all the features you can get, right? That’s why the new FRITZ!Box 7490 should grab your attention.
Good Wi-Fi just makes life better — it’s a known fact. You can have the fastest NBN or cable internet in the world, but if you can’t actually access it in every corner of your house, there’s not really much point paying for it. To this end, you need a good Wi-Fi router. But it is it worth paying for an expensive 802.11ac model?
Do you have dodgy Wi-Fi in your house? If you’re living in a large apartment or multi-level house, chances are that you could do with a Wi-Fi range extender or at least some smarter router placement. Telstra can help you out with that — alongside the announcement of its fledgling nationwide Wi-Fi network, it has a new app that maps your house’s Wi-Fi network range.
Having good Wi-Fi in your house makes life so much easier. Faster speeds mean you can stream HD video from your PC to TV without tangling cables all over the place. The extra range means you can check emails in your car before you back out of the driveway. Netgear’s Nighthawk R7000 router promises all that and more.