How to boost your Wi-Fi speed by choosing the right channel

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Some channels in Wi-Fi routers are indeed much faster — but that doesn’t mean you should go ahead and change them. Read on to find out more about interference and the massive difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/179344-how-to-boost-your-wifi-speed-by-choosing-the-right-channel

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Faced with FCC regulations on router capabilities, TP-Link blocks open-source updates

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TP-Link has just declared that it won’t allow its routers to be updated by current third-party tools, thanks to FCC rules that mandate new restrictions starting in June 2016. This is the outcome enthusiasts were afraid of — but is TP-Link a canary in a coal mine or an outlier?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/224611-faced-with-fcc-regulations-on-router-capabilities-tp-link-blocks-open-source-updates

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Vint Cerf, hundreds of researchers, call on FCC to mandate open-source router firmware

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The FCC is proposing tightening regulations on routers, while a group of researchers and programmers want open-source firmware to be mandated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/216361-vint-cerf-hundreds-of-researchers-call-on-fcc-to-mandate-open-source-router-firmware

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How to boost your WiFi speed by choosing the right channel

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Some channels in WiFi routers are indeed much faster — but that doesn’t mean you should go ahead and change them. Read on to find out more about interference and the massive difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/179344-how-to-boost-your-wifi-speed-by-choosing-the-right-channel

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What is 802.11ax WiFi, and do you really need a 10Gbps connection to your laptop?

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If you thought that your new 802.11ac router’s max speed of 1,300Mbps was pretty crazy, think again: With 802.11ac fully certified and out the door, the Wi-Fi Alliance has started looking at its successor, 802.11ax — and how does 2Gbps from the router to your smartphone sound to you?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/184685-what-is-802-11ax-wifi-and-do-you-really-need-a-10gbps-connection-to-your-laptop

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