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Apple discontinues the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express

RIP to Apple’s routers.

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Wi-Fi gets quicker with 802.11ax, but buying early might offer few advantages

The latest Wi-Fi standard makes home networks faster, especially for video streaming.

Netgear Orbi Outdoor

Netgear Orbi Outdoor Satellite review: Great range, but only so-so speed

This node will extend your Orbi mesh network far into your yard—for a price.

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The latest Wi-Fi mesh router comes from... First Alert?

Showgoers were doing double takes when they saw the smoke-alarm manufacturer exhibiting routers—and smart speakers—at its booth at CES.

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Netgear targets gamers with its Nighthawk Pro Gaming router and SX10 LAN switch

Netgear's Nighthawk Pro Gaming router and Nighthawk SX10 LAN switch boast gamer-centric network management software.

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D-Link's McAfee-powered AC2600 router aims for network-wide protection

D-Link's DIR-2680 comes with McAfee's embedded security platform to secure your home devices at the network level.

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D-Link introduces its first 802.11ax routers

The IEEE 802.11ax standard that promises to deliver more bandwidth and better traffic management on saturated home networks.

D-Link COVR systems

D-Link’s latest COVR whole-home Wi-Fi systems look a lot more like whole-home Wi-Fi systems

The company’s first efforts in this space were much more conventional.

Linksys Velop dual band

Linksys expands it Velop mesh Wi-Fi router line, adding a new dual-band model

Dual-band components will interoperable with tri-band modules and vice versa.

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The Linksys WRT32XB gaming router is tailor-made for the Xbox One series

Yeah, it looks just like the Linksys WRT32X from last fall, but Linksys says this one’s designed to recognize and prioritize Xbox gaming traffic.

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Black Friday deals: Best smart-home discounts

Upgrade your home with these deals on speakers, thermostats, light bulbs, security cameras, and more.

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How to test your home internet connection speed

Stop waiting on a slow Internet connection and do something about it! Testing your internet connection only takes a few minutes, and it can help you figure out how to address network issues.

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Samsung Connect Home: This router/smart-home hub combo isn’t a star in either role

But if you want one DIY platform for both networking and home control, it’s your best choice for now.

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Best wireless routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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Netgear Orbi RBK30 WiFi System review: It's not bad, but it's not great

It's still not a mesh system, but this time you might care.

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How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

Dealing with a data cap? Tired of getting dinged for busting through it? Learn how to identify the hogs on your network and how to make sure your ISP is delivering everything you’re paying for.

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How to set up a wireless router

These tips will make your wireless router installation even easier.

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Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Touting onboard Thread radios, Eero’s CEO says this is the beginning of a new smart home platform.

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