Tag Archive: Network’s


goTenna Mesh review: Private networks for going off the grid or during outages

Stop worrying about not being able to communicate with other campers and hikers. Create your own mesh network and send and receive messages regardless of whether service is available. The goTenna Mesh works when your carrier can’t be bothered.

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T-Mobile and Sprint announce first markets to support their 5G networks

The 5G future is almost here.

The race to 5G seems to be heating up among U.S. carriers every single day, and during MWC 2018, T-Mobile and Sprint both announced their respective plans for rolling out their 5G networks over the next year.

Looking first at T-Mobile, the Un-Carrier says it’ll begin building out 5G equipment this year in a total of 30 cities, with New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas being among the  [Read More…]

Android 8.1 now shows how fast public Wi-Fi networks are before you connect

The latest feature in Android 8.1 Oreo introduces speed labels for public Wi-Fi networks.

Google has enabled a new feature in Android 8.1 Oreo that lets you see how fast a public Wi-Fi network is before you connect to it. Previously, all you could see was the signal strength indicator, so you had to manually connect to a network to gauge its speed. With the speed labels now in place, you can now get that information without having to  [Read More…]

Google looking into Home and Chromecast devices that kill Wi-Fi networks

If your Wi-Fi derps while using Google Home or Chromecast, you’re not alone.

Google’s been trying its hand at connected home gadgets for a few years now, and now that it has devices like the Chromecast, Google Home, and soon Smart Displays, it’s clear now more than ever that this is a market it wants to dominate. Before that happens, however, Google needs to issue a fix to a bug that’s recently caused Wi-Fi networks to go dark when  [Read More…]

Carrier report card: How we rated the Big Four U.S. networks in 2017

See who passed, who failed, and who needs to stay after class when it comes to the Big Four.

As part of any year-end roundup worth its salt, it’s time for a look at how the companies who provide our phone service did over the last 12 months.

For most people, talking about a cell phone provider is not sitting high on a list of interesting things. And that’s great, maybe even the way it should be.  [Read More…]

Project Fi: What it’s like switching between three networks?

Switching between networks isn’t scary, and in fact it’s quite useful.

Usually when you sign up for a phone carrier, you’re just getting service from that one carrier. That’s not the case with Project Fi, which lets your phone actively switch between T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular. It’s a big selling point for the service, and when you add in Wi-Fi calling and texting it looks like quite the network juggling act.

After using Project Fi for  [Read More…]

Ubiquiti Networks expands retail availability of its AmpliFi HD Mesh Wi-Fi system

Ubiquiti Networks’ AmpliFi HD Mesh Wi-Fi system is an internet solution for a wholly modern day problem: spotty residential Wi-Fi coverage. You’ve probably heard the term “mesh networking” before, touted as the next-generation of wireless networks. But what does a mesh network do exactly? Basically, it uses multiple antennas to deliver a stronger, more consistent […]

When it comes to Wi-Fi mesh networks, more isn’t always better

Are a handful of Plume Pods better than 3 Google Wifi pucks? Maybe.

There are a lot of ways to get a radio signal from one place to another. This is as true for your home Wi-Fi setup as it is for any other radio equipment. When it comes to mesh networking, there are two distinct types of setup being offered by a growing handful of companies. Trying to sort out what’s best for you and your  [Read More…]

Samsung will soon block the Note7 from Australia’s networks

Still holding on to a Galaxy Note7 phablet and living in Australia? Then we have some bad news for you. Samsung just announced it working with Aussie telecommunication networks to discontinue all services for the Galaxy Note7 that are still in use in the country. The shutdown starts on December 15 and Galaxy Note7 owners

This is how WiFi mesh networks work

Mesh networking is reliable and secure. Now it’s inexpensive and easy to set up with Google WiFi and Home products.

The new Google Home and Google WiFi (and updates to the existing Google OnHub routers) will be able to work together and create a mesh network in your house or place of business. Google was really happy about this when they announced it, and it’s clear that they think the idea is really cool and should  [Read More…]