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Stop Buying “Gaming” Products (Buy These Instead)

Don’t assume it’s better just because it says “gaming” on the box.

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Do You Need a Laptop With 4G or 5G? 5 Things to Consider

Mobile data may be just what you need on your next computer—or not

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How to Kick People Off Your Wi-Fi Network

Want someone off your Wi-Fi? Here's how to kick their devices from your network.

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Secure Your Wireless Router: 8 Things You Can Do Right Now

Take a few minutes to audit your own security - it really beats having your network compromised.

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How to Add More Ethernet Ports to Your Router

Adding more Ethernet ports is easy, but you should keep a few things in mind when doing so.

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How to Find the Best Wi-Fi Channel for Your Router on Any Operating System

If you live somewhere with congested Wi-Fi, you've probably experienced slow, unreliable wireless connections before. Here's how to fix it.

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Understanding Routers, Switches, and Network Hardware

So many different pieces, and way too many wires.

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AT&T's New 5G Home Internet Service Is ”Internet Air"

Do you trust 5G enough to take over fiber?

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How to See Who's Connected to Your Wi-Fi Network

Don't freak out if there are a ton of devices you don't recognize.

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Is Your Router’s Wi-Fi Performance Limiting Your Internet Speed? Here’s How to Tell

Find out if your Wi-Fi router is the bottleneck in your network setup.

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How to Fix Common Issues With Wi-Fi in Windows 11

To fix common issues with your Wi-Fi in Windows 11, there are some quick and easy tricks you can use.

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How to Find Any Device's IP Address, MAC Address, and Other Network Connection Details

Your local IP and MAC address are essential pieces of information if you want to host anything.

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Don't Overlook These 10 Useful Wi-Fi Router Features

Why leave the benefits of these built-in Wi-Fi router features on the table?

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6 Tricks That Won't Secure Your Wi-Fi (And 6 That Will)

Skip these ineffective tricks and use our best tips to secure your Wi-Fi network.

How Often Should You Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Router?

Curious if your router needs a refresh? Here's how often we recommend upgrading.

Why You Need a New Router, Even on a Slow Internet Connection

Even if you're not paying for the top internet speeds, a new router will improve your Wi-Fi experience in many ways.

How to Monitor Your Internet Bandwidth Usage and Avoid Exceeding Data Caps

Curious what's using up all your bandwidth? Time to dig in.

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Should You Upgrade to Wi-Fi 6E?

The future of Wi-Fi is here but you may not be ready for it.

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