networking

Google Nest Wifi Is All The Router Most People Need

Google Nest Wifi Is All The Router Most People Need

At last month’s big hardware extravaganza, Google finally showed off an update to its three-year-old mesh Wi-Fi system that now lives under the company’s Nest smart home brand. Despite a lack of support for the new WiFi 6 standard, Google Nest Wifi includes other hardware and performance upgrades, including access…

The Wi-Fi Alliance Wants To Make Building A Mesh Network Simpler Than Ever

The Wi-Fi Alliance Wants To Make Building A Mesh Network Simpler Than Ever

Today, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced what everyone’s been waiting for since the world fell in love with mesh networking devices: Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh, a shared standard for extending wifi coverage with multiple routers. Should manufacturers adopt the standard, soon you’ll be able to grab any router supporting EasyMesh and have…

How To Use Your Smartphone To Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi

How To Use Your Smartphone To Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi

Bad wi-fi got you down? You’ve got a host of hardware options that can help you out, from mesh routers to Wi-Fi repeaters, but before you upgrade any set up, do some detective work – with some carefully chosen apps you can work out where your wi-fi network is failing…