We're all spending a lot more time at home lately, just poking around on the internet or trying to get a full day's work done. When you rely more on your home internet, any gaps in coverage can become more than a minor annoyance. You might be tempted to pick up a WiFi range extender, but that only makes sense in some very specific circumstances. In fact, it might be smarter to just toss your old router and get a mesh system. Read More
CES 2020 gave the networking device market a solid head start for the rest of the year. We not only saw a more capable Wi-Fi standard come into being but also mainstream brands jumping in with a pile of new routers and mesh systems. Besides an expanded security camera lineup, D-Link’s CES announcement includes a long list of routers and range extenders that integrate the EasyMesh and Wi-Fi 6 standard.
Wi-Fi 6 has been around for months, if not years, but we’re yet to see a wave of mass-market routers and mesh systems supporting the latest standard — even Google’s Nest Wifi eschewed it. That is set to change in 2020 as mainstream networking brands like TP-Link are already taking the lead. The company yesterday refreshed its Deco line of mesh routers with three new systems that bring the wireless protocol to more price segments. Read More
There are plenty of reasons to need a solid wireless internet setup: knocking back gigabytes of bandwidth playing Stadia, surfing the web for the best Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals, and binging your favorite movies and TV shows, just to name a few. If your network isn't up to par, it'll certainly let you know with dropped frames, sluggish video buffering, and endless loading screens. Give your Wi-Fi the boost it deserves with this Netgear Orbi Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System or Orbi Voice Wi-Fi Satellite Extender, up to 40% off today on Amazon. Read More
It's no longer cool to have just one router. This is the age of mesh routers, and Eero is one of the top brands. The company (an Amazon subsidiary) recently unveiled a new version of its routers, and that one is on sale along with the older "Pro" variants. You can save as much as $150 on new mesh routers if you go all out. Read More
You can still get a single router if that's your speed, but most manufacturers have started pushing mesh systems. TP-Link has a few, and you can add another one to the list today. The budget-oriented Deco M4 comes with three AC1200 hubs and support for smart home automation for $179.99. Read More
Single routers are so 2014. Now, everyone is making mesh router systems that blanket your home in the warm glow of wireless connectivity. The new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router (not to be confused with the old non-Plus version) connects your computers, smartphones, and other devices to the internet like other routers, but there's more. The Deco M9 Plus also contains a smart home hub for controlling IoT devices. Read More