How Much Upload Speed Do You Really Need? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
When it comes to internet speeds, download speeds get all the glory. But upload speeds are increasingly important as the way we use home internet shifts. Here’s how much you need.
What Is a Mesh Router Backhaul? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
If you’re shopping for a new mesh router system, you may come across references to the platform’s “backhaul.” Here’s what it is and how it affects Wi-Fi performance.
Using Wi-Fi for Everything? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Wi-Fi is ubiquitous at this point but that doesn’t mean you should default to using it exclusively. Here’s why you should skip using Wi-Fi in favor of Ethernet where you can.
Cast your screen to Google TV – Here’s how – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google
Google TV is an OS that debuted on Google’s Chromecast. As it would happen, the Chromecast is a great tool for displaying a shared screen from your Android phone or tablet. It’s literally in the name. So how do you cast your screen to Google TV? This guide will take you through the ins and outs.
Smart Home Essentials: The Stuff That’s Actually Useful – By TP-Link Review Geek
If we’ve learned one thing from reviewing smart home products, it’s that most of them are useless. Only a handful of smart devices can truly automate or improve your home. So, it’s time to focus on the stuff that actually matters—the essential products that every smart home needs.
The Best Smart Locks of 2022 – By Andy Nguyen How-To Geek
Installing smart locks on your doors can remove the need to carry a key around. It adds convenience to your life and helps to secure your home. Smart locks come in all shapes, sizes, and features, so how do you choose the right one? Let’s discuss what you should look for.
When T-Mobile officially launched its fixed wireless home internet service nationwide in April of 2021, the carrier made the offering available to nearly 30 million homes. On Wednesday, T-Mobile said it’s expanding access to approximately 5 million more households in the US.
Google Wifi vs. Nest Wifi: Which mesh router should you buy? – By Brian Westover Tom’s Guide
A Google Wifi vs. Nest Wifi comparison is a good place to start if you’re looking for one of the best mesh routers around.
It’s Time to Throw Away Your Old Router – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
Time marches on, and router technology does too. Due to obsolete Wi-Fi security standards and unpatched vulnerabilities, it’s time to recycle your old router and get a new one. Along the way, you’ll likely get a speed boost. Here’s why.
How Do I Block Someone From Using My Wi-Fi? – By Ask Leo! YouTube VIDEO
Most Wi-Fi access points and routers easily let you block someone from using your Wi-Fi. I’ll cover the simple steps.
How To: Enable WPA3 on Your Google Wifi Network to Beef Up Wireless Security – By android.gadgethacks.com
Google recently released a new mesh router known as Nest Wifi. The updated and rebranded Google Wifi brought many improvements, such as faster processing power and an increased level of wireless security called WPA3. But while it’s not enabled by default, you can still get the new WPA3 security on your original Google Wifi.
What’s the Best Wi-Fi Encryption to Use in 2022? – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
Wi-Fi encryption standards change over time as new ones are developed and older ones become insecure and obsolete. Here’s a look at the best encryption you should be using to secure your Wi-Fi router in 2022.
Google’s 4K-ready Chromecast is back down to its lowest price – By Sheena Vasani The Verge
Right now, you can pick up what we consider to be the best streaming device on the market, the Chromecast with Google TV, at a discount. Normally $49.99, it’s on sale at Best Buy, Target, Adorama, and Walmart for $39.99, matching its lowest price to date.
Why You Should Care About Upload Bandwidth – By Sydney Butler How-To Geek
Everyone wants fast download speeds. Who wouldn’t want to get their games, movies, and music piped in almost instantly? But the way we use the internet is changing, and that other number on your internet contract is becoming increasingly important.
Everything You Need to Know About Smart Locks – By Dave McQuilling Review Geek
Smarthomes are increasingly popular, and one of the areas you can smarten up is your door locks. But what are the advantages? Is it safe? And if your phone runs out of battery, will you end up sleeping in the garden shed?