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Google’s Nest WiFi combines mesh networking, smart speaker tech

Google’s latest routers aren’t just routers. Or rather, if you buy a standalone Nest WiFi for $149, what you get is an AC2200 MU-MIMO router that Google says offers 25-percent better coverage than the older Google WiFi. But if you buy a 2-pack or 3-pack you get that same router plus an access point (or two) with […]

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Report: Google’s Nest WiFi mesh routers will double as smart speakers

Google is holding an event October 15th where the company will officially launch the much-leaked Pixel 4 line of smartphones. But the company could also use the event to introduce other new products… like an update to its Google WiFi line of mesh networking routers. According to a report from 9to5Google, the next version of […]

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Netgear’s newest Mesh WiFi router is also an Alexa smart speaker

Two of the biggest trends in household consumer electronics have merged in a way that should have seemed obvious: Netgear has released a mesh networking router that’s also a smart speaker. It’s called the Netgear Orbi Voice and in addition to working as a tri-band WiFi router that can be used in conjunction with additional […]

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Wi-Fi EasyMesh standard will let you build a mesh network using routers from different companies

Mesh networking has been all the rage in the WiFi router space over the last few years, with nearly every company that makes consumer networking gear offering a whole-home WiFi solution that lets you use multiple routers to boost your signal in spaces that would be tough to reach with a single router. But there’s […]

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Asus firmware update can turn old routers into mesh networking devices

Up until recently if you’ve wanted to improve the coverage area of your home WiFi network, your simplest options were to invest in a router with better range or pick up a WiFi range extender. But over the past few years a number of companies have released mesh networking routers that are designed to let […]

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Eero upgrades its Mesh networking solutions, offers subscription-based security

Mesh networking is all the rage in the WiFi router market right now. Instead of buying a single router and searching desperately for the best place to position it in your house, the idea is to let you buy a couple of devices that you can place throughout a home to blanket a space in […]

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Asus unveils WiFi router mesh networking systems for whole-home wireless

Asus is the latest company to unveil a WiFi router system that allows multiple routers to work together in order to provide a strong wireless signal throughout your home. In fact, Asus isn’t just launching one router system that relies on this type of mesh networking. The company has two different models. The Asus HiveSpot […]

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Linksys joins the mesh networking WiFi router party with Velop Whole Home WiFi system

Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a bunch of companies launch a new kind of home WiFi router system. Instead of relying on a single router to blanket your whole house with a strong signal, the idea is to use two or three routers that communicate with one another to improve coverage throughout […]

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Google WiFi mesh router system now available for $130 and up

After dipping its toe in the smart wireless router space last year by partnering with Asus and TP-Link, Google has begun selling its own WiFi routers. The aptly-named Google WiFi is a $130 router that you can set up and control using a smartphone app, making it easier to manage than most traditional routers. If […]