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Topic: wi-fi

Netgear expands Orbi family with Orbi Mesh WiFi system

10/14/2019, 10:10 am

Netgear expands its Orbi line with new dual-band Mesh WiFi system, designed to provide reliable and customizable Wi-Fi coverage to large homes.

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Linksys Aware uses mesh Wi-Fi network for motion-tracking in the home

10/08/2019, 01:10 pm

Linksys has introduced a new surveillance feature for its mesh Wi-Fi routers called Linksys Aware, a subscription which can allow some Velop routers to perform motion sensing using Wi-Fi signals, providing alerts to the homeowner when activity is detected.

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Review: Withings BPM Connect is better with a display & Wi-Fi

07/24/2019, 04:07 pm

Withings' BPM Core is a capable at-home blood pressure cuff that builds atop the solid foundation offered by the original Withings BPM and BPM+. AppleInsider strapped one on to test out how the changes made an impact.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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Keyboards, MacBook Pro rumors, Amazon has people listening to you, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/12/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, talking about William's favorite keyboard, the rumored 17-inch MacBook Pro and whether or not it might get a new keyboard when the screen gets larger, Wi-Fi security risks, and the risk of speaking around an Amazon Echo device.

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New lawsuit alleges patent infringement by all Wi-Fi-enabled Apple products

04/11/2019, 06:04 pm

A company called Red Rock Analytics in a new lawsuit charges that Apple is infringing a patent covering transceiver technology in Wi-Fi chips.

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WPA3 Wi-Fi still saddled with security flaws, researchers claim [u]

04/11/2019, 09:04 am

WPA3 -- a Wi-Fi security protocol launched by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2018 -- is, in practice, better than WPA2, but still fraught with security flaws, according to a recent research paper.

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Eero promises transparency in collecting analytics data following Amazon buyout

03/12/2019, 10:03 am

Fresh off its acquisition by Amazon, mesh router maker eero on Tuesday promised to be "upfront and transparent" about analytics data it's collecting from Wi-Fi networks.

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Amazon's eero buy is the clearest sign yet that Apple should revive the AirPort

02/13/2019, 10:02 am

Amazon's purchase of eero for its Wi-Fi router technology has put the corporation in the position of ultimately being able to see all our web traffic, should they see fit to do so. Apple should plant a flag in the ground for user privacy and return to manufacturing, designing, and securing Wi-Fi networking gear.

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How to keep your iPhone from repeatedly dropping Wi-Fi network connections

01/11/2019, 12:01 pm

You either never get this problem or you get it so often that it's extremely irritating. If your iPhone keeps switching back to 4G cell when you know you're on a Wi-Fi network, this is what you need to do.

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Netgear boosting its Orbi mesh networking with Wi-Fi 6 later in 2019

01/07/2019, 03:01 pm

Netgear has used CES 2019 to introduce an updated version of its Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi system, its mesh-based networking product, with the latest version offering connectivity using sixth-generation Wi-Fi, 802.11ax.

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Review: 802.11ac Synology RT2600ac router is the best AirPort replacement we've found yet

12/31/2018, 08:12 am

At AppleInsider, we've reviewed a number of routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems trying to find the best ones after Apple discontinued the Airport and Airport Express. Right now, the Synology RT2600ac is our favorite for a stand-alone router.

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Hands on: AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System

10/09/2018, 09:10 am

The AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System is designed to deliver hassle-free Wi-Fi that can be set up functioning in two minutes. But is it a worthy replacement for Apple's AirPort systems?

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Wi-Fi spec naming getting simplified with new numbering scheme

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance is rebranding the terms used to identify different types of Wi-Fi connection in a bid to simplify the naming system for the general public, with 802.11ac being retroactively renamed "Wi-Fi 5" and the next-generation 802.11ax technology arriving next year as the more easily understood "Wi-Fi 6."

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Review: AmpliFi Mesh Wi-Fi System and AmpliFi Teleport Kit

07/11/2018, 02:07 pm

Amplifi, a subsidiary brand of Ubiquiti, sells Wi-Fi mesh routing systems that target the same market Apple's AirPort routers were focused on: easy-to-manage networks with high performance and industrial design pleasant enough to put in the home.

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WPA3 will improve your Wi-Fi security, if your router supports it

06/26/2018, 08:06 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance has started to certify wireless devices for WPA3, a new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2, with it boasting enhanced authentication and encryption measures to protect both consumer and enterprise networks from unauthorized access.

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How to set up your home network for many Apple TVs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads

06/12/2018, 09:06 am

Maybe you can get away with a single Wi-Fi basestation, if you have modest needs, but with the arrival of 4K media streaming, home network bandwidth demands are growing quickly. AppleInsider shares a few tips on how to build out your network, and points out some problems to avoid along the way.

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Why you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

05/21/2018, 02:05 pm

There's a lot of bad "science" floating around about radio frequency and electromagnetic field exposure from Wi-Fi routers and the wireless network that your iPhone accesses. AppleInsider delves into the subject, and the actual science behind it.

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'EasyMesh' standard could simplify Wi-Fi mesh networks, allow interoperability

05/14/2018, 10:05 am

A newly-introduced Wi-Fi standard, EasyMesh, could potentially simplify the growing mesh router market and let people mix and match satellite units from different makers.

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Review: Linksys Velop dual-band routers are an affordable mesh networking solution

05/13/2018, 06:05 pm

Mesh routers are the new hot trend in wireless networking, though they tend to be expensive. We took the new budget-friendly Linksys Velop dual-band whole home Wi-Fi system for a test to see how it performed, and compared it to the popular tri-band version.

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