Tag Archive: WiFi

The Nest Wifi is a boring product with some brilliant ideas

Nest Wifi might be boring from a tech-spec point of view, but the speaker built into The Point creates an entirely new product category.

Google took to the stage today to launch several new products, one of which is a follow-up to the most successful product they’ve ever launched in a single category. Google Wifi has been a runaway success on all counts, and the follow-up, Nest Wifi, is an improvement in many key areas.

But the  [Read More…]

Netgear’s new Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system has a compact design, lower price tag

The new Orbi WiFi System (RBK14) can cover homes up to 6,000 sq. ft.

What you need to know Netgear has come up with a new Orbi dual band Mesh WiFi system. The company’s latest Orbi Home WiFi system is designed for households with several internet-connected devices and delivers combined speeds of up to 1.2Gbps. Netgear’s new Orbi Mesh WiFi system is now on sale in the U.S. through authorized partners and other resellers for a starting  [Read More…]

Ready to upgrade your mesh Wi-Fi? These are some of the best options

Wi-Fi 6 was designed with the future of routers in mind. A router spends most of its time directing and managing network traffic to keep speeds high even with a ton of connections. As our homes get smarter, we have more connections than ever that need to check in consistently and reliably. Wi-Fi 6 then allows for more connections than ever and still manages to kick speed up a notch. Wi-Fi 6 isn’t just for enthusiasts anymore and  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Wi-Fi 6 router in 2019?

Best answer: Yes, if you have an older router you should consider getting one, especially since they’ve started to come down in price. If you already have a fast 802.11AC router it won’t be worth it, however.

Entry level Wi-Fi 6 networking: Netgear Nighthawk AX4 ($ 194 at Amazon) Wi-Fi 6 in a mesh: Netgear Orbi RBK852 ($ 700 at Amazon) Are the routers ready?

If it’s time for you to buy a new router or you  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Sidewalk Wi-Fi announcement creates more questions than it answers

If it wants to replace an existing and very successful standard, Amazon had better be prepared to do a lot of the hard work.

In its 2019 hardware event, Amazon announced a new mid-range wireless protocol for Internet of Things devices called Sidewalk. It uses the 900MHz spectrum, has a potential range of one mile, and can be used to carry over the air updates. It’s also a mesh network, which means as long as two or  [Read More…]

The new Eero router has dual-band Wi-Fi and can be controlled with Alexa

You can get one for $ 99 or a three-pack for $ 249.

What you need to know Amazon has announced a new Eero router. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi, adaptive backhaul, and works with Eero’s other existing routers. The router can be controlled with Alexa and is available now for $ 99.

This past February, Amazon made a big acquisition with its purchase of the popular mesh router company, Eero. Today, we’re seeing the first Eero router  [Read More…]

Nest Wifi with Google Assistant to launch at Google event on October 15

The system will consist of one primary router and two secondary ones.

What you need to know Google is reportedly making a “Nest Wifi” system as a successor to Google Wifi. The new hardware will double as Google Assistant speakers. It’ll likely be announced at Google’s upcoming October 15 event.

Google recently announced that it’ll be holding an event on October 15 to show off its latest hardware, with the main focus expected to be the Pixel  [Read More…]

Speedy new Wi-Fi 6 standard officially launched

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 has already bagged Wi-Fi 6 certification.

What you need to know The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the launch of the Wi-Fi 6 certification program. Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11ax brings higher data rates, power efficiency improvements, as well as better performance in environments with many connected device. Flagship Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series and Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup already support Wi-Fi 6.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the  [Read More…]

Does Visible support Wi-Fi calling?

Best answer: Yes. Well, kind of. A select few phones support Wi-Fi calling on Visible but you can expect the list to keep growing.

A fast Android with a great camera: Samsung Galaxy S9 ($ 561 at Amazon) Check out Visible’s plan : Visible Unlimited ($ 40/mo. at Visible) So which devices work right now?

While Visible supports a number of phones, only a select few support Wi-Fi calling.

All Visible compatible iPhones Visible R2 from ZTE  [Read More…]