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How to Add More Ethernet Ports to Your Router

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While most of us rely on wireless at home, wired internet is often a better choice. The only catch is that most home routers only have a handful of ports. Adding more ports is easy, but there are a few things to consider when setting things up.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/753127/how-to-add-more-ethernet-ports-to-your-router/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

How to Fix When Wi-Fi Won’t Connect

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It’s frustrating when a Wi-Fi connection doesn’t work, and a lot of things can go wrong. We’ll walk you through a few common troubleshooting techniques that can help, starting with the methods you should try first.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/772986/how-to-fix-when-wi-fi-wont-connect/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

Wi-Fi Extender vs. Booster vs. Repeater: What’s the Difference?

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You’ve probably seen the terms Wi-Fi extender, booster, and repeater all over the place. These devices all improve your Wi-Fi’s range, but they work a little differently. Here’s what you need to know.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/774725/wi-fi-extender-vs-booster-vs-repeater-whats-the-difference/
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Why Your Next Router Should Be Wi-Fi 6E

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Even if you paid out the nose for a fancy Wi-Fi router, it probably doesn’t reach the speeds that you expected. Today’s routers just can’t deliver modern internet speeds or reliability, mainly because they use a limited radio spectrum that’s vulnerable to interference. But a new standard might change everything—here’s why you need a Wi-Fi 6E router.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/106556/why-your-next-router-should-be-wi-fi-6e/
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What Is a MAC Address, and How Does It Work?

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If you’ve ever tried to identify devices on a network or search for a nearby Bluetooth device, chances are you’ve dealt with MAC addresses. But what are they exactly, and how are they different from IP addresses?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/764868/what-is-a-mac-address-and-how-does-it-work/
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How to Add Gigabit Ethernet to a TV Without It

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TV manufacturers have rushed to improve their latest models with fast HDMI 2.1 ports capable of supporting 4K gaming at 120Hz in glorious HDR. Unfortunately, most of the same models still use outdated 100Mb Ethernet ports. Fortunately, we have a workaround.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/763255/how-to-add-gigabit-ethernet-to-a-tv-without-it/
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How Wi-Fi 6E Works, and What It Means for Your Gadgets

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Still catching up on the last major wifi standard to be announced? Sorry, but the next one is here. Wi-Fi 6E routers are beginning to pop up, and you should know that the new standard is a more substantial jump up from Wi-Fi 6 than that ‘E’ might suggest.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-wi-fi-6e-works-and-what-it-means-for-your-gadgets-1847858070
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Your Wi-Fi May Feel Faster on a Windows 11 Laptop—Here’s Why

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Microsoft confirms that it’s adding Wi-Fi Dual Station support to Windows 11, a feature that will significantly improve wireless internet performance on laptops equipped with compatible hardware, specifically Qualcomm FastConnect modules with 4-Stream DBS. Or in plain English, your crappy Wi-Fi may feel a lot faster on a Windows 11 laptop.

With Wi-Fi Dual Station support, the Windows 11 operating system “can now leverage two concurrent Wi-Fi connections” to provide “Ethernet-like reliability and latency” over a wireless network. In most cases, that means your Dual Station-compatible laptop will utilize your router’s 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (or 6Ghz) bands simultaneously to avoid jitter and congestion.

We expect all sorts of hardware manufacturers to take advantage of Wi-Fi Dual Station, but Qualcomm is currently leading the charge with its FastConnect systems. In a blog post celebrating the new feature, Qualcomm claimed a 4x reduction in latency when using a Windows 11 laptop with its 4-Stream DBS system with off-the-shelf Wi-Fi 6 routers.

To our surprise, Microsoft claims that Valve helped develop the Wi-Fi Dual Station system. The company has already added Wi-Fi Dual Station support to the Steamworks SDK, which many games (including CS:GO and DOTA 2) use for networking. Perhaps Valve is interested in bringing the feature to its upcoming Steam Deck, which does support Qualcomm’s FastConnect system. (Though the Steam Deck runs a custom Linux distro out of the box—maybe Wi-Fi Dual Station will come to Linux?)

If that’s not enough to convince you of Wi-Fi Dual Station’s capabilities, AMD and Qualcomm are working together to bring this tech to AMD laptops. Clearly, Microsoft and Qualcomm have developed a breakthrough solution to wireless internet latency.

But you probably won’t experience this breakthrough for a while. Wi-Fi Dual Station requires a laptop with a FastConnect subsystem that supports Wi-Fi 6 and 4-stream DBS tech. In other words, a high-end PC with a Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 or 6700 module. (You’ll also need a Wi-Fi 6 router.)

And the time of writing, your best bet is to buy one of Acer’s new Windows 11 laptops, which contain Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 modules. Lenovo says that it plans to stick these same modules in future laptops, though it hasn’t provided a release date or even a general timeline for such products.

Source: Qualcomm via PC Gamer

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/99990/your-wi-fi-may-feel-faster-on-a-windows-11-laptop-heres-why/
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Is Your Ethernet Cable Faulty? Signs to Watch Out For

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Cables are a necessary evil and a source of many computer and network-related problems. While you can’t ditch cables entirely, some cables may need to be replaced more often than others, including Ethernet cables used for networking.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/751443/is-your-ethernet-cable-faulty-signs-to-watch-out-for/
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Is It Safe to Sell My Old Modem or Router?

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If you have an old router lying around that you no longer need, you might be tempted to sell it or give it away. Fortunately, your old router is unlikely to give away any revealing information about you, but it’s a good idea to reset it before you ship it off.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/747327/is-it-safe-to-sell-my-old-modem-or-router/
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