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How to Measure and Boost Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Does the Wi-Fi in your home suck? Here are some tips for getting better coverage from your wireless router!

Sure, it might be considered a “first-world problem”, but shoddy or unreliable Wi-Fi is absolutely frustrating — especially when it’s your home Wi-Fi network giving you fits.

 
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Average internet speeds rose 23 percent last year

With Google Fiber’s public mission to destroy the cable companies on hold and 5G networks properly launching only in 2019, you’d be forgiven for thinking that internet providers have been treading water for the last year. But new data from M-Lab, a research partnership between Google, Princeton, and groups like the Open Technology Institute paint a very different picture about what’s been happening on a global scale.

In the period from 30 May 2017 to 29 May 2018, global average internet speed as measured by 163 million individual speed tests rose by 23 percent. The average broadband connection now clocks in at 9.1Mbps, up from 7.4Mbps in the year [...]

 
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What is WPA3, and why is it so important for Wi-Fi security?

WPA3 means our devices and our data will be safer no matter what Wi-Fi network we’re using.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has a new standard for Wi-Fi security and it will bring plenty of new features that make your data safer while using public or private Wi-Fi. It’s great when anything makes our data safer and WPA3 also happens to be a pretty significant step for wireless security in general.

 
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$14 accessory lets you connect to your Wi-Fi network with just a tap, no password needed

Can you imagine how unsafe it would be to use your home Wi-Fi network without a password? On the other hand, can you imagine how convenient it would be? Well guess what: there’s a nifty little $14 gadget on Amazon that gives you all the security of password protection with none of the hassle of actually having to type out that 25-character password to connect to your network. It’s called the Keewifi kisslink Wireless Smart Router and Range Extender, and it lets you connect your devices securely with just a quick tap. That way no one outside your home can connect, but people inside can access the internet in seconds.

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