Chromecast, Google Home May Be Overloading Your Wi-Fi

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If you’ve had Wi-Fi problems since hooking up a Google smart speaker or Chromecast, it may not be your router or internet that’s to blame.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262237-chromecast-google-home-may-overloading-wifi?source=Computing

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

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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 Wireless-AC 1550 Chip, New Xbox Router appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/261767-rivet-launches-blazing-fast-intel-based-killer-wireless-ac-1550?source=computing

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GoGo's In-Flight WiFi Goes in Fits and Starts


Why is it that in-flight WiFi is almost always problematic? Every time I take a commercial flight, I sign up for the GoGo WiFi service — and every time I am disappointed by something. My experience last week flying on Delta was no exception. After takeoff, I struggled to connect my iPhone. After spending quite a long time making unsuccessful attempts, I gave up in frustration. I pulled out my MacBook and was able to connect. I did it! Or so I thought. I connected with my wife using text messaging. That worked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84991.html?rss=1

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How to keep mooches and spies off your Wi-Fi network and out of your files

People love to mooch Wi-Fi. They don’t mean any harm. They just find an unprotected signal and sign on. Why not? It’s free, and nobody will even know. Your neighbor won’t mind if you steal a little broadband to watch Netflix, right?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/12/how-to-keep-mooches-and-spies-off-your-wi-fi-network-and-out-your-files.html

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KRACK Wi-Fi bug: What Apple, Google, more are doing to fix it

The new vulnerability found in Wi-Fi networks may sound scary, but vendors are starting to roll out patches to address the danger.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/18/krack-wi-fi-bug-what-apple-google-more-are-doing-to-fix-it.html

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort can be easily hacked, investigators say

The Wi-Fi networks at Mar-a-Lago and a number of other Trump properties can be hacked in a matter of minutes, according to a team of investigators.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/trumps-mar-lago-resort-can-be-easily-hacked-investigators-say.html

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Tech Q&A: Marketing on social media, buying a smart TV, shopping without Craigslist and more

Q. My home’s Wi-Fi connection seems to drop constantly, especially in certain rooms around the house. What could be causing this? And are there fixes I can do to stop this annoying problem?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/16/tech-q-marketing-on-social-media-buying-smart-tv-shopping-without-craigslist-and-more.html

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Google may combine Home and Wi-Fi hub into a single product

Google is said to be considering combining its Google Home and Google Wi-Fi smart-home devices into a single product, expanding functionality and cutting costs for smart homes of the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/google-may-combine-home-and-wi-fi-hub-into-single-product.html

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prank causes trouble in the skies

A flier’s (or, as some other media put it, “moron’s”) decision to name his wifi hotspot “Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097″ caused trouble in the skies Tuesday night.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/23/samsung-galaxy-note-7-prank-causes-trouble-in-skies.html

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Plume ships its value-priced entry into the mesh Wi-Fi fray

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Plume promised value-priced, easy-to-use, whole-home Wi-Fi with a stylish design. Now it is delivering.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/240570-plume-ships-value-priced-entry-mesh-wifi-fray?source=Computing

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DIY: Extending WiFi throughout your house

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As more of our networking moves from wired to WiFi, at the same time as bandwidth demands continue to increase, it may be time to look at providing more effective wireless coverage throughout your home or office.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/240202-diy-extending-wifi-throughout-house?source=Computing

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Intel may add Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 to next-generation chipsets

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Intel may integrate USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi into its next-generation 300-series chipsets, further consolidating peripheral technology and giving desktop users built-in wireless support on all platforms.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239252-intel-may-add-wifi-usb-3-1-next-generation-chipsets?source=Computing

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NYC to pull plug on sidewalk internet after porn complaints

The web-browsing feature of New York City’s sidewalk Wi-Fi kiosks will be disabled after critics complained that homeless people were monopolizing them and using them to watch porn, officials said Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/15/nyc-to-pull-plug-on-sidewalk-internet-after-porn-complaints.html

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