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Today only: Wi-Fi routers and extenders from Netgear are up to 26% off

The rise in working from home has led many of us to realize our Wi-Fi networks are terrible. There's inevitably one room where the signal is too weak, or the whole network slows to a crawl when someone starts up Netflix. Thankfully, Netgear has discounted some of its routers and extenders in a one-day sale...

EU paves the way for Wi-Fi 6E devices to hit Europe

In April last year, the FCC opened up 1200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band, paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E in the US. The European Union is now following suit and has opened up 480MHz spectrum in the 6GHz band for the implementation of wireless access systems. For the unaware, Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 802.11ax...

TP-Link Deco X68 Review: A good mesh router ruined by bizarre software

Even with lockdowns and working from home ending in some parts of the world, many people are still pushing their home networks to their limits. Netflix streaming, Zoom calls, and online gaming can be demanding on home networks, and the best Internet connection in the world won't help much if your Wi-Fi can't cover every...

Get an Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system for $80 off today

Eero sells some of the best mesh Wi-Fi systems currently available, and the company's latest models are the Eero 6 and Eero 6 Pro. Both have full support for Wi-Fi 6, easy management through the mobile app, and even connecting to Zigbee smart home devices. The non-Pro system with three routers usually goes for around...

FCC opens up 1200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band, paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E

Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 802.11ax is the latest Wi-Fi standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance. The new standard supports transfer speeds of up to 9.6Gbps, which is more than double the maximum speed supported by Wi-Fi 5 (3.5Gbps). But since Wi-Fi 6 still broadcasts over the 2.4Ghz and 5GHz bands, it suffers from some of the...

New Kr00K vulnerability affects many devices with Broadcom and Cypress Wi-Fi chips

ESET, an Internet security company that offers anti-virus products, just publicly disclosed a vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips made by Broadcom and Cypress. The vulnerability, which ESET calls "Kr00K," allows for the unauthorized decryption of WPA2-encrypted network traffic. Devices with Broadcom and Cypress FullMac Wi-Fi chips, which, according to ESET, are found in the Amazon Echo/Kindle,...

Broadcom’s new BCM4389 chip brings Wi-Fi 6E support to smartphones

Wi-Fi 6E is an extension to the Wi-Fi 6 standard and it lets devices operate in the 6 GHz spectrum. An additional 1200MHz can be split into fourteen 80MHz or seven wider 160MHz channels, thus offering higher throughputs. It was announced just over a month ago by the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the FCC still hasn't...

Google Nest WiFi may include Google Assistant speaker beacons

A rebooted version of Google's "Google Wifi" is expected to launch at the Made By Google event next month. "Made by Google" is Google's yearly hardware showcase event, where we typically see announcements to the tune of new Pixel devices. Not all of the focus is going to be on the latest Pixel devices, however....

New “Dragonblood” vulnerability affects the Wi-Fi WPA3 standard

It's less than a year old, but the WPA3 security standard for Wi-Fi has already had a host of flaws made public by two researchers. Released back in June of 2018, WPA3 was a necessary upgrade after WPA2 was split wide open by the KRACK exploit. WPA3 offers a host of features that make it...

Qualcomm’s next-gen 60GHz WiFi chips will deliver 10Gbps speeds

Companies have been talking about the status us Project IEEE 802.11ay for a couple of years now and slowly but surely we've seen some progress being made with it. The project started off as a proposed enhancement to the current state of wireless networks and is the followup to the 802.11ad protocol (which was originally announced in...

Google’s updated Chromecast with Bluetooth also has better 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Chromecast has undoubtedly been Google's biggest hardware success. For $35-70 you get a cute little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and turns it into a Smart TV. The only remote you need is a smartphone. It's a simple concept executed very well, and now almost every home has one. A...

OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS 5.1.11 with display flicker fix and improved HDR mode

The OnePlus 6 is one of the best 2018 flagships so far. It's fast, will be one of the first phones to get Android Pie, and, so far, it is well supported by the company that released it. OxygenOS 5.1.11 is here and it promises a number of bug fixes, optimizations, and camera improvements. These...