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How To Buy a Wireless Router: 2014 Edition

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Read more... Our quick and easy guide to buying a router, freshly updated for 2014!

Three More Ways To Measure Network Speed

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Read more...Here are three free easy-to-use tools for getting a handle on your network's performance.

An Experiment In Wireless Power And Range

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Read more... It turns out that higher transmit power can affect range, but not as you might expect.

5 Tips For Setting Up Your Dorm Room Wireless Router

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Read more...Learn the right way to set up a wireless router that won't make your dorm mates hate you.

5 Tips For Buying A Future Proof Router

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Read more...The best way to future-proof your next wireless router is to plan for the one after it.

How Fast Can Your Wi-Fi Go?

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Read more...Updated - A/B/G/N/AC? G54, N300, AC1750? Does any of this tell you how fast Wi-Fi devices really can go? No. But this article does.

How To Improve Network Performance - Part 3

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Read more...In the last part of our series, we'll provide the finishing touches for your tuned-up network.

How To Improve Network Performance - Part 2

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Read more...In the second part of our series, we'll show you how and why to let your router just do one thing.

How To Improve Network Performance - Part 1

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Read more...In the first part of our series, we'll make the case for tuning up your network and show you how to bridge a modem.

How To Buy a Wireless Router: 2012 Edition

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Read more... Lots has changed since 2009. So here's our updated quick-and-dirty guide for choosing a wireless router.

SmallNetBuilder's Powerline FAQ

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Read more... We've gathered the most often asked powerline networking questions and answers in one handy place. Enjoy!

The Best Way To Get Whole House Wireless Coverage

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Read more... Updated There is only one way to get reliable, high-performance whole-home (or office) wireless coverage.

How To Buy a NAS - The Short(er) Version - Updated 2011

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Our updated short guide to buying a NAS will get you quickly pointed in the right direction.

Homegrown Network: A Concrete Example

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Read more...Designing and installing a DIY home network is hard enough. But doing it in a concrete block home requires extra planning and care.

Why High Power Routers Don't Improve Range

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Read more... More often than not, you're wasting money by falling for this come-on.

How To Add Ports To A Router

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Read more...Expanding the number of Ethernet ports on a router is one of the easiest things you can do. But people still have questions. We've got the answers.

Choosing Diskful vs. Diskless NASes

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One of the basic choices you need to make when buying a NAS is whether you want one with or without drives. Here are four things to consider when making your choice.

Slow HomePlug? Five Ways To Boost Powerline Network Speed

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Read more...Powerline networking can deliver higher and more consistent throughput than wireless, but it can take some tweaking. These tips will show you how to improve your HomePlug network speed.

How Fast Is Your Network? Five Ways To Measure Network Speed

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Read more...Measuring your network speed is a lot easier than it used to be. We'll help you choose the right tool for the job.

SmallNetBuilder's Wireless FAQ: The Essentials

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Read more...Updated No need to go searching through the site. We've gathered the most important wireless networking need-to-knows in one handy place!

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