Tag Archive: Network’s


Linksys can now use its mesh networks to track motion in your home

Turn your mesh into a motion sensor for your home.

What you need to know Linksys Aware is a subscription service that notifies you about motion in your home. It tracks motion using only the signal from the Linksys Velop Tri-band mesh system. Subscriptions start at $ 2.99 per month, $ 24.99 per year.

If you have a Linksys VelopTri-Band AC2200 mesh system, you will be receiving an update that enables your system for Linksys’ new Linksys  [Read More…]

Why data speeds are slower on MVNO networks

An MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator is a company that leases access to towers from one of the big four carriers. In the U.S., those carriers include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.

Popular MVNOs for the big four include Cricket (AT&T), Virgin Mobile (Sprint), Metro (T-Mobile), and Xfinity Mobile (Verizon). In some cases the MVNO may even be owned by the original network, such is the case with Cricket or Metro.

There are many more MVNOs out there  [Read More…]

Is Eero Pro better at mesh networks than TP-Link Deco M9 Plus?

At Android Central, we love being connected and hate Wi-Fi dead spots. We have studied every feature and option from Eero and TP-Link so we can help you know exactly which mesh router works best for your home network.

More in every category TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

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$ 140 at Amazon

Pros AC2200 speed Tri-band connection ZigBee smart home hub 2 Ethernet ports 2,000 sq ft coverage MU-MIMO support Cons Larger footprint Less subtle appearance [Read More…]

President Trump signs order to protect U.S. networks from ‘adversaries’

Broad wording opens door to future actions of just about any kind.

Amidst the ongoing scuffles between the U.S. and foreign countries over networking and infrastructure security, President Trump has declared a “national emergency” with an executive order to address what’s deemed to be a serious threat facing the country. The order’s claim is that the “communications technology and services” being used in the U.S. are unnecessarily vulnerable — and even being actively exploited — due to  [Read More…]

Sling TV adds Discovery Networks channels

They’re still split up between Sling’s two major plans, though.

Discovery Networks — the umbrella company of such channels as the eponymous Discovery Channel and TLC — today announced that it’s brought its suite of content to Sling TV. (Sling, by the way, is the biggest streaming service in the United States.) The channels are split between the Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans, with a few more scattered among a few of the a la carte add-ons.

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

If you’ve ever gone camping or hiking and found yourself “off of the grid” for a period of time, you likely know how refreshing it is. No phone, no Facebook, no Reddit, no text messages. On the other hand, it can be somewhat scary to be away from society for any length of time. What happens if you get lost or separated from your party?

Whether you’re in the bottom of a canyon or three miles deep into the woods,  [Read More…]

Verizon introduces Safe Wi-Fi VPN for public networks, new prepaid promo

Public Wi-Fi networks are always a risky ordeal. You’re sending all of your data over an unsecured network, and if anyone wanted to intercept that data, it really isn’t that hard. Most people don’t think about it, but it’s a substantial security risk.

Verizon is trying to combat that with a new feature called Safe Wi-Fi. This feature is basically a VPN that is only enabled when you connect to public Wi-Fi networks. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, encrypts  [Read More…]

Why don’t more Chinese smartphones work on US networks?

There are many great smartphones out there hailing from China, but the majority don’t work in the US. But why is that exactly?

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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…]