by Richard Stevens ·Posted 01/06/2021
If you have shopped for a router in the past couple of years, which isn’t always fun, odds are you’ve seen “mesh networks” or “Wi-Fi systems” for sale at your favorite retailer. These systems consist of multiple access points that act as one to blanket your entire home with Internet connectivity, with the goal of eliminating the dead spots that commonly plague single-router systems. While the concept of mesh networking is not new, its presence in the consumer space has just gotten its sea legs, creating yet another option for customers to
by John Foldi ·Posted 12/09/2020
Would you drive a Lamborghini to take the kids to soccer practice? Even if money was no object, the answer is likely no. While fast enough to get the job done, good luck fitting everyone and everything inside. An extreme example, but the same idea holds true for many things, such as your home network. A good home network needs more than just raw speed. It also needs to provide features that make it the right fit for you and your family. Is Wi-Fi 6 worth the upgrade? That depends entirely on how you use your network today, or how you may use it
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 10/12/2022
Now, more than ever, a reliable Internet connection is critically important. For the millions of people working from home, the ability to do their job literally depends on it. The same is true for remote learners, virtual socializers, gamers, or anyone who wants to stream a Netflix series or two. Without a good Internet connection, those things aren’t possible—which is why you need a good wireless router.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 11/08/2019
Ah, Google. From its humble beginnings as an Internet search engine to its monumental metamorphosis into one of the biggest names in tech, Google’s impact on our lives cannot be overstated. And lately, that impact has grown, thanks to a slate of new products. Whether you need a laptop, smartphone, or anything in between, chances are there’s a Google product for you. With that in mind, we put together a holiday gift guide of our favorite Google products. Enjoy!
by Staff Writer ·Posted 07/01/2019
It’s no secret that large corporations require complex enterprise networking solutions, but what if you’re just a small business owner? Do you really need a dedicated server room and complicated network devices? Fortunately, Aruba makes it easy to get simple yet secure Wi-Fi with its new Instant On series. The Aruba Instant On series features a wide selection of indoor and outdoor access points that address the current and future needs of small businesses. With easy installation
by Staff Writer ·Posted 07/03/2019
The new Home Speaker 300 from Bose® launched on June 20, and they’ve packed a lot of features into its compact size. Available in triple black and luxe silver, the Home Speaker 300 features a 5.6 x 4" footprint and has Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant built-in for out-of-the-box voice control and smart interactivity when connected to your Wi-Fi network. The onboard six-microphone array is
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 10/11/2018
Following the announcement of Wi-Fi 6 and the 802.11ax standard, ASUS has released the RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router, a future-ready solution for your networking needs. 802.11ax, or otherwise known as Wi-Fi 6, is designed to deliver increased performance across the board, from data rates to power efficiency. The 802.11ax
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 10/10/2018
The Wi-Fi Alliance has recently introduced the next generation of Wi-Fi connectivity, known as Wi-Fi 6, based on 802.11ax technology, along with a new naming convention. Most consumers are familiar with the 802.11 standards; however, this new sequential number rebranding is intended to simplify things in the long run. Previously, the naming design used the alphabet, starting with a to b to g and n, with each one representing the next generation. We'd expect z to be the last or fastest one, or until they have new names, but suddenly we're on
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted 08/23/2018
We’ve gotten to a point in our history where solid, stable Internet connections are not only demanded, but expected. If you think that’s not true, try turning your phone off or unplugging your computer or laptop for a couple of days. As we’ve become more reliant on the Internet, we’ve become far more selective about our home networking systems. When B&H first began exploring Whole Home Systems (also referred to as mesh networking
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 05/29/2018
Reset your router, update the firmware—I'm sure you've heard it all. Most of the time that advice goes ignored and, thus, many routers are left open to malicious malware attacks, brute force attacks, and a whole host of different types of network intrusions. It's time to wise up to the those wishing to do harm to your network. The FBI is advising everyone with a network device in their home or small office to reset those devices ASAP. A report from the FBI has been issued to address a malware threat codenamed "VPNFilter" that is circulating
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 05/01/2018
Not all Wi-Fi is created equal. Some Wi-Fi networks comprise bits and pieces of equipment including multiple routers, access points, range extenders; you get the picture. Eliminate all that confusion with the ASUS Lyra Trio Home Wi-Fi System! This home Wi-Fi system features three wireless AC1750 mesh network routers, providing up to 5,400 square feet of Wi-Fi coverage so you can expand your Wi-Fi network to cover nearly every corner of your home. You no
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 10/26/2017
The new iZotope Spire Studio is the perfect piece of technology for tracking and recording music or musical ideas while on the go. This mini studio features an omnidirectional mic, a soundcheck feature for adjusting gain, built-in effects, and an easy-to-use mobile app for additional options.
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 01/10/2018
Linksys expands its Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Line and announces the new Wrt Gaming Router, designed specifically for the Xbox One, at CES 2018. Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Dual-Band Offering Building on the widely popular Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Line, Linksys is introducing the Dual-Band modular Wi-Fi system (available in 1-pack, 2-pack, and 3-pack options) which stands about two inches shorter than the Velop Tri-Band solution making it easy to place virtually anywhere you need Wi-Fi connectivity. Each node supports dual-band AC
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 12/04/2017
Nikon is making wireless connectivity with its cameras easier and more functional with the release of SnapBridge Version 2.0, now available for iOS and Android mobile devices. Taking user feedback from the first iteration of SnapBridge, Nikon has made many asked-for improvements to the app, beginning with a user interface and menu structure overhaul, as well as clearer instructions on how to connect your mobile device to a Nikon camera for the first time. For the Nikon fanatic, SnapBridge now lets you register up to five separate cameras with
by David Adler ·Posted 06/21/2018
For applications requiring tiny cameras and broadcast-quality video without wires, the Vislink HEROCast System has everything that you need. From motorsports to reality television, being able to place GoPro HERO cameras creatively and use them together with other professional video equipment lets the production take advantage of creative camera placement for footage that truly takes place in the moment.