Router

Tired of paying for tiers of cable channels that seem to cost more every month? Lots of cable subscribers have figured out that they can “cut the cord” and stream programming over the Internet using a media player like Roku … Continue reading

In recent years you, gentle reader, likely have ramped up your home internet speeds with an upgrade from your cable company aka multiple system operator (MSO). You’ve “cut the cord” by replacing cable programming with a media player, added a … Continue reading

Sometimes a regular Wi-Fi router just isn’t enough to do the job, especially when you have a large home or business. You get those areas where there just isn’t any coverage. These blind spots are more than just frustrating—considering you … Continue reading

If you’re reading this you almost certainly have Internet and/or cable programming. To use these services a DOCSIS or DSL modem is needed. Many of you no doubt pay a monthly rental fee to your provider for a modem. If … Continue reading

Faithful readers of this space will recall from several weeks ago our previous article on AmpliFi, one of the better so-called “mesh” home Wi-Fi systems available. Today we take a closer look at some of AmpliFi’s more celebrated competitors and … Continue reading

An emerging brand from upstart San Jose-based Ubiquiti Networks,  Amplifi (pronounced “amp-lye-fye“) currently offers three top-shelf Wi-Fi router/extenders for home and office use. Amplifi™ is known as a Wi-Fi “mesh” system where a router and bridge extenders (“mesh points”) stretch … Continue reading

Travel routers aka pocket routers aka mobile routers are a specialized type of broadband router specifically meant to connect with mobile devices. These handy gizmos are designed for the business traveler’s convenience with features such as: Battery Operation. Many travel … Continue reading

About 18 months ago, the very first 802.11ac routers were introduced to the marketplace. And although the IEEE has yet to approve the new wireless standard, router manufacturers are already releasing the second generation of 802.11ac routers. The wireless networking … Continue reading

Have you ever noticed that it seems more people are walking around with smartphones as opposed to carrying around their laptop PC?  It almost seems as if the smartphone has become the preferred device of choice due to its portability … Continue reading

If you travel with your family, a group of friends, or conduct business with associates on the road there are times when you may want to share your mobile broadband connection with other users. You can establish this type of … Continue reading

A LinkSys router is a device that is used to create an Internet connection for multiple devices that are connected to a network.  The network is typically a Local Area Network or LAN and can be located in your home … Continue reading

Updated: August 24, 2014 With many mobile devices being equipped with hotspot capability, many wonder whether or not a portable Wi-Fi router is useful. Although you can use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, there are still benefits to using … Continue reading

When you establish a high speed broadband Internet connection in your home, to ensure a reliable connection it is essential to have the necessary knowledge of the right type of equipment to establish an appropriate connection that suits your Internet … Continue reading

If you are seeking to eliminate the number of wires in your home office and want to provide yourself with more mobility and the freedom to access the Internet anywhere you like, then a wireless router is a necessity for … Continue reading

If you have a high speed broadband Internet connection in your home it is possible for more than one computer to share a wireless Internet connection through the use of a wireless router.  Most Internet service providers that offer a … Continue reading