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Why Google balked at Wi-Fi 6 for its Nest Wifi devices

Why Google balked at Wi-Fi 6 for its Nest Wifi devices

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest and greatest wireless networking standard for homes, offices, and elsewhere. Here's why Google is sticking with Wi-Fi 5 for now.
Wi-Fi 6 Officially Launches Today, With Up to 3x the Performance of 802.11ac

Wi-Fi 6 Officially Launches Today, With Up to 3x the Performance of 802.11ac

The new Wi-Fi 6 program is officially ready for device certification. The Galaxy Note 10 and S10, plus Apple's entire new iPhone family, are all already certified. The post Wi-Fi 6 Officially
AT&T Unveils 5G Hotspot, Monthly Plan at Eye-Watering Prices

AT&T Unveils 5G Hotspot, Monthly Plan at Eye-Watering Prices

AT&T's first 5G service has arrived, but we'd scarcely call it affordable. The post AT&T Unveils 5G Hotspot, Monthly Plan at Eye-Watering Prices appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Next Wi-Fi Version Will Be Wi-Fi 6

The Next Wi-Fi Version Will Be Wi-Fi 6

The next version of Wi-Fi is skipping the 802.11x labels in favor of something simpler -- Wi-Fi 6. The post The Next Wi-Fi Version Will Be Wi-Fi 6 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Wi-Fi Alliance rebrands 802.11ac as Wi-Fi 5, picks 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi Alliance rebrands 802.11ac as Wi-Fi 5, picks 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced a significant rebranding of the “802.11” Wi-Fi standards that have long served as a source of potential confusion for users: Going forward, the current 802.11ac
Even in the 5G era, Wi-Fi will matter — but it needs to get faster

Even in the 5G era, Wi-Fi will matter — but it needs to get faster

ANALYSIS: When your phone is faster than your cable modem, why bother with the modem -- or a Wi-Fi network? The answer: You're still going to need data service for your TVs, computers, and "smart
How to buy a Wi-Fi router

How to buy a Wi-Fi router

In the market for a new router? There are a lot of choices to make! Our guide will go through all the important router considerations, what those numbers and standards mean, and what features you
Nintendo Switch game streaming starts in Japan this week

Nintendo Switch game streaming starts in Japan this week

The Nintendo Switch might not be the most capable piece of gaming hardware on the market today, but it never ceases to surprise us. Case in point: This morning Capcom announced that last year's
Nintendo Switch game streaming starts in Japan this week

Nintendo Switch game streaming starts in Japan this week

The Nintendo Switch might not be the most capable piece of gaming hardware on the market today, but it never ceases to surprise us. Case in point: This morning Capcom announced that last year's
Rivet Launches Blazing Fast, Intel-Based Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Chip, New Xbox Router

Rivet Launches Blazing Fast, Intel-Based Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Chip, New Xbox Router

Rivet Networks has launched a new Wi-Fi chip based on an Intel solution, as well as a new, Xbox One-optimized router debuting this spring. The post Rivet Launches Blazing Fast, Intel-Based Killer
Researchers Use Aluminum Foil to Boost Wi-Fi Performance

Researchers Use Aluminum Foil to Boost Wi-Fi Performance

A new research experiment demonstrates that you can substantially improve wireless coverage in troublesome homes with some aluminum foil and a bit of 3D printing. The post Researchers Use Aluminum