Five Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal
Few things are more frustrating than constantly losing your Wi-Fi connection within your own home. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to ensure that your signal reaches every room in your h
How to Boost Your Wi-Fi: What Makes a Home Network?
Building and maintaining a wireless network at home is no easy task, especially if you're not tech-savvy or otherwise inclined. This presents a problem, since many people rely on Wi-Fi in their homes
Do Wi-Fi Devices Make Us Telepathic?
The time was 1990. The place was Edinburgh, Scotland. I was there as part of a student work exchange program, which allowed students from the U.S. to take a couple semesters off of school and experien
Introduction to the IEEE 802.11ac Standard for Wireless Routers
If you are a casual, residential Wi-Fi user who is shopping for the best home wireless router in 2013 and your budget is $50, do not hesitate to buy one of the wireless n routers. Just as the current
Wi-Fi Boosters & the FCC: Who's Running Interference?
If you've ever spent time trying to get a better signal from your Wi-Fi, you know that dealing with a weak signal can be a serious pain. That's why Wi-Fi signal boosters are so handy; they allow you t
Wi-Fi Boosters: The Best Way to Extend your Wireless Router's Signal
No matter what kind of router you have, its range can only extend so far, resulting in irritating internet dead spots. These areas of “no man’s land” are the primary reason you need Wi-Fi booster. Mos
All Wireless N Routers are not Created Equally
Wireless routers that conform to the latest IEEE Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) range from $30 to $180. Since their common denominator is adherence to the wireless n specification, why is the most expensive
Cable Modem Technology and the Emerging DOCSIS 3.0 Standard
In the beginning (the 1950s), digital modems were developed for data transmission requirements in support of North American air defense. In 1962, AT&T fielded the first commercial modem with a spe
Why Don't My Neighbors Secure their Wireless Networks?
Decades ago, John Draper (aka Captain Crunch) discovered that the plastic whistle in a box of Cap’n Crunch cereal produced the 2600Hz frequency required to unlock AT&T’s long-distance telephone sw