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How to Find Your Wireless Router's Web Address

You plug in your brand-new wireless router. You plug the Ethernet cable from your DSL or cable modem into the router's WAN port (or Internet port, as it might be labeled). You plug the Ethernet ...

Comcast May Challenge AT&T, Verizon with Mega Wi-Fi Network

Would you buy your smartphone from Comcast? That could be an option sooner than you think, as the nation's largest cable provider is apparently preparing a wireless network that would leverage more ...

10 Best Places to Disconnect

Do you hear phantom smartphone ringing? Does a blinking light send your pulse through the roof? Do you feel anxious if you go 15 minutes without checking your email? It may be time for an e-tox break....

Republic Wireless: Everything You Need to Know

Mobile upstart Republic Wireless is shaking up the status quo with its simple, inexpensive, contract-free smartphone pricing. We're talking as low as $19 per month.

Google Chromecast Review

The Google Chromecast is a small HDMI stick that lets you stream Netflix, YouTube and other videos and music on your TV for just $35, but it could use more content partners.

How to Enable WMM Support on Your Router

WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) is an automated service that gives priority to multimedia running through your wireless network. That includes voice, video and audio that, when you're using, you want to always work.

How to Change Your Router's Wireless Channel

All wireless signals operate within one of 11 frequency zones, and when too many nearby routers are running on the same frequency, it could slow down the network and prevent you from doing the things ...

Change Your Router's Media Access Control (MAC) Priority Settings: How to

MAC settings are typically under the Quality of Service settings, though MAC priorities affects hardware settings instead of software. Assigning MAC priorities allows you to rank the devices in your h...

Change Your Router's Quality of Service (QoS) Settings: How to

Some routers allow you to customize exactly what multimedia gets priority via a process known as Quality of Service (QoS). For instance, perhaps you want to make sure that video streaming always gets more love than streaming audio.

How to Use the 5-GHz Band on Your Router

Channels are a series of sub-bands that operate within the 2.4- or 5-GHz bands. The 2.4-GHz band worked really well when the number of devices operating on the band were few and far between, but with ...