Knowing how to connect your Mac to a wireless network can come in handy in a variety of situations. Maybe you just got a new device running on macOS, or you want to connect your MacBook to the Wi-Fi in your favorite coffee shop. Either way, this guide aims to give you all the information you need to connect your Mac to any wireless network. It is easier than you think, so let's get started:
Mercku is a startup that has successfully run a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to launch what they call "the world's most powerful MESH Wi-Fi router." The product is named M2 Hive, and it is made out of five devices: an M2 wireless router, and four M2 Bees that connect to the router. Together, they create a mesh Wi-Fi system. If you are bored with the old brand names and their Wi-Fi products, check this review for Mercku M2 Hive and see what a startup has to offer:Mercku M2 Hive: Who is it good for?
This whole-home mesh Wi-Fi system is a suitable choice for:
Key reinstallation attacks or KRACK are cyberattacks that exploit a vulnerability in the way WiFi networks encrypt and transmit data, with the aim of stealing what is transmitted over the network. Such attacks can result in theft of sensitive information or can be used as man-in-the-middle attacks, serving the victim a fake website or injecting malicious code into a legitimate site. Recently, researchers from ESET have revealed that some Echo and Kindle devices from Amazon are vulnerable to this attack.
Just like its name, which comes from a pun on the word hi-fi (high fidelity), the Wi-Fi icon is recognized universally, and users look for it instinctively on their computers and devices. But what if the Wi-Fi icon is missing from your Mac? How can you enable it? Or maybe you don't use it that much and want to hide it? Here is how to enable or disable the Wi-Fi icon in macOS:
We are living in the age of the internet and wireless connections, and most people have a wireless router in their homes. Wi-Fi has become a common term in our vocabulary, but wireless networking standards are not easy to understand or even pronounce. That is because they have complicated names, invented by network engineers and corporations. Do you know what 802.11ax is? What about 802.11ad, or 802.11ac? Did you hear the news that these names are changing into simpler terms like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, or Wi-Fi 4? Do you want to understand what all that means and why it matters?
ASUS RT-AX92U is an exciting mesh WiFi system for several reasons. One of them is the fact that it has a dedicated wireless backhaul, that uses the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless standard, which is a lot faster than Wi-Fi 5. Here is what you get in terms of real-life performance, from ASUS RT-AX92U and its Wi-Fi 6 backhaul:
Mesh WiFi systems have some advantages compared to traditional wireless routers: they tend to be easier to configure, they offer broader coverage for the WiFi, and you can add nodes as you please, to improve the coverage and reliability of your wireless network. However, there are also downsides, like the fact that they tend to use the same network name and settings for all wireless bands, and that the network clients do not always connect to the fastest band available. With RT-AX92U, ASUS has a different approach to this problem. Here's how it works, and how it can be helpful:
While Asimov's I, Robot remains merely a sci-fi book at this point, the Roomba from the similarly named company offers a glimpse into a future where humans are free of the tedious, time-consuming task of vacuuming. The iRobot Roomba 605 (which is the same as the iRobot Roomba 606, just in a different color) is one of the more accessible autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners from the Roomba series. Read this review to see what it can do and to find out if it's a good match for your cleaning needs:
In a crowded market where new wireless routers look and behave much like those launched before them, it is difficult to stand out. ASUS has recently launched a device that's ambitious in its approach. It is named Lyra Voice, and it is a three-in-one mesh WiFi router with built-in Amazon Alexa and stereo speakers. Does it make you think of the characters from the Transformers movies? You can use the Lyra Voice to replace your wireless router, Amazon Echo, and Bluetooth speaker. Sounds interesting? Read this review and see what ASUS Lyra Voice has to offer:
Modern versions of Windows, such as Windows 10 and Windows 7, allow users to share folders with other computers and devices from the local network, using a wizard that is supposed to make things easy. However, it does not allow for the same level of customization that the old-school Advanced Sharing feature does. If you want to share folders with specific users, limit the number of users who have access simultaneously to them or block access for some of the users in your network, then you need to learn how to use Advanced Sharing in Windows.