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Get an Eero 6 Wi-Fi router for $46 off, or build a 3-station mesh network for $98 off

Amazon-owned 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 acting as a hub for Zigbee smart home devices. Now you can get a single...

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...

XDA Basics: How to share your Wi-Fi password on Android phones

Knowing how to share a Wi-Fi password is always handy. If you wish to share your Wi-Fi password on Android, there are different ways to do so. The method you use might vary depending on your Android version. For instance, from Android version 10 onwards, any cheap Android phone can share a Wi-Fi password using...

Your Wi-Fi devices may be vulnerable to FragAttacks

At a time when Android OEMs are still in the process of rolling out patches to fix the Qualcomm modem vulnerability, Belgian security researcher Mathy Vanhoef has discovered 12 different vulnerabilities that impact most Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Vanhoef calls the collection of vulnerabilities "FragAttacks," and he claims that attackers can exploit them to access your data. Vanhoef...

MediaTek is providing Wi-Fi 6 chipsets for ASUS ROG and TUF gaming laptops

Wi-Fi 6 has become a common feature in most modern laptops today, and MediaTek has today announced that its MT7921 Wi-Fi chipset will be embedded in new ROG (Republic of Gamers) and TUF (The Ultimate Force) laptops from ASUS. According to a press note shared by the chipmaker, the MediaTek MT7921 offers reliable connectivity and power...

These are the WiFi 6e routers announced at CES 2021

WiFi 6e has been one of the big talking points of this year’s CES. For the uninitiated, Wifi 6e marks a change in wireless networking that we’ve only seen once before: the use of a whole new band — 6GHz on top of 5GHz and the old faithful (but ridiculously congested) 2.4GHz. If you’re thinking “I...

WiFi Alliance begins certifying products with next-gen WiFi 6E support

The WiFi Alliance has announced that it has begun certifying products for WiFi 6E, paving the way for new devices to take advantage of 6GHz airwaves. This is the biggest update to WiFi in 20 years and should provide consumers with much faster and more reliable speeds. The Federal Communications Commission first approved the use of...

PSA: Android 11 will no longer let you insecurely connect to enterprise WiFi networks

If you own a Google Pixel and have updated to the latest December 2020 security update, you may have found that you are unable to connect to certain enterprise WiFi networks. If this is the case, then know that you are not alone. This is not a bug but is rather an intentional change that...

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...

Wi-Fi 6 support will pick up this year with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Android smartphones

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 9.6 Gbps, which is more than double the maximum speed supported by Wi-Fi 5 (3.5 Gbps). However, only a handful of Android smartphones in the market today support the latest Wi-Fi standard,...

[Update: Click to Call for Desktop] Google may add clipboard, Wi-Fi password, and phone number sharing between Chrome OS and Android

Google currently maintains only two operating systems, Android for mobile devices and Chrome OS for laptops. Though these two share a lot of similarities, they still don't make a very unified ecosystem. Google has been trying to change that, first by introducing the Play Store to Chrome OS, and then by adding Instant Tethering support...

[Update: Toggle coming in Q Beta 5] Android Pie’s throttling of Wi-Fi scans is crippling some network tools

Android Pie is still fresh on everyone's mind and we're only starting to experience some of the changes that Google has made with its latest update. Android has always been criticized for having poor battery life compared to other mobile operating systems, but this was a double-edged sword. Sure, Android used more battery life than...