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Should You Leave Your Wi-Fi Router & Modem on All the Time?

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If you’re trying to save money, you might consider powering off your internet router or modem when it’s not in use. But they don’t use as much power as you think, and doing so might slow you down or cause issues in the future. Here’s why.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/775520/should-you-leave-your-wi-fi-router-and-modem-on-all-the-time/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

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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The Article Was Written/Published By: Albert Bassili

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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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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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Nield

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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Project Taara beams Internet connectivity wirelessly at fiber-optic speeds

Bringing broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved areas is very important. Internet connectivity brings access to jobs, healthcare, education, and entertainment. People who live in developed nations like the US and other countries typically have plenty of access to broadband in cities, but those in rural areas often go unserved. Project Taara is investigating wireless means to bring fiber-like speeds … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/project-taara-beams-internet-connectivity-wirelessly-at-fiber-optic-speeds-16691115/
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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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Point-to-point Wi-Fi bridging between buildings—the cheap and easy way

We tested these TP-Link outdoor Wi-Fi bridges—both 2.4GHz and 5GHz versions—across 80 meters of partially wooded terrain, with great success.

Enlarge / We tested these TP-Link outdoor Wi-Fi bridges—both 2.4GHz and 5GHz versions—across 80 meters of partially wooded terrain, with great success. (credit: Jim Salter)

Extending your Wi-Fi properly from one building to another is, unfortunately, a bit of a secret art—but it doesn’t need to be either difficult or expensive. The secret lies mostly in knowing the right tools for the job. This is a job that shouldn’t involve range extenders or rely on standard Wi-Fi mesh pieces. The good news is, with the right gear, you can connect your home to an outbuilding without either professional expertise or a ditch witch and a spool of burial-grade cable.

Although the Salter household (current generation) is planted firmly in suburbia, my parents stayed rural when they moved closer to their grandkids. Their place is beautiful, but it’s the kind of home where a riding lawn mower is optional—a tractor with a bush hog is a necessity. Said tractor lives in a barn about 80 meters from the house, much of which is a moderately wooded grove. And that made it an excellent test candidate for a little DIY networking experiment.

Our goal in this exercise is not to geek out as hard as possible by mounting and aiming everything with millimeter precision. Instead, we’re simply out to demonstrate that wirelessly connecting two buildings quickly, cheaply, and easily is possible for anyone. In fact, you can even enjoy more-than-acceptable results in the end.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/point-to-point-wi-fi-bridging-between-buildings-the-cheap-and-easy-way/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Jim Salter

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Mac

mac-sitting-on-desktop.jpg If you often travel with your MacBook, you’ll probably end up connecting to more Wi-Fi networks than you care to remember. Once you’ve finished using these networks, though, it’s likely that they remain somewhere on your computer. What can you do if you want to forget one or more of these? This article will walks you through how to forget a Wi-Fi network on your Mac. Related: Should You Use Public Wi-Fi Networks in 2021? Why You Should Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Your Mac Just as with your iPhone, you may want to forget a… Read more14671716.gif

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