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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

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

DSL Modem Connections: USB vs Ethernet

Some DSL modems offer a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port and an Ethernet port, so the user must choose which one to connect through. Ethernet is usually the right decision. Prior to USB 2.0, speed was

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

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