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What is a mesh Wi-Fi local network?

Time to upgrade to mesh Wi-Fi? Ok, so you’re going to keep working from home for the foreseeable future, at least part time. Do you need mesh Wi-Fi now? You’ve put up with flaky or weak Wi-Fi for too long. Maybe you’ve read the tips on how to improve your existing...

Putting the ‘local’ back into your local area network

Is your local area network truly local? As a Wi-Fi wireless local network has become pervasive in most of our homes, the lowly Ethernet doesn’t get much respect. A simple and inexpensive change to how your LAN and Wi-Fi equipment is connected can make a big...

Why Is Smart Home Security So Hard?

Securing The Modern Smart Home Is A Challenge It seems like every day there is a news story about some smart home security problem. It might be a security camera or other smart home device. The news reports are scary and often blow the problem out of proportion. But...

Ethernet ports – Any Port In A Storm?

To Reach A Port We Must Set Sail Ethernet ports don't have much in common with ships. What FDR said about ships may be true, but for smart home gadgets, you just have to reach to the back of your network router. Except when you run out of ports. Ethernet ports and why...

Fix Wi-Fi speed and smart home device problems

No connection, bad connection, dropped connections Sooner or later we all experience Wi-Fi speed problems with our smart home. But equally frustrating are when devices that worked for weeks or months, suddenly stop working. Existing devices seem to run slowly or limp...

Slow Wi-Fi? Use this checklist to fix

My Wi-Fi and Internet is slow ”The Internet is slow” Nothing beats the words "slow Wi-Fi" for invoking fear in every work-from-home household. If you are the unlucky one tasked with keeping the Internet and Wi-Fi running smoothly, do you know what to do? There are...