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The TP-Link Archer T2U Plus wireless USB adapter is not a high-end piece of hardware, but it is an interesting one. It has an affordable price and promises to deliver excellent wireless range and speeds, both on 5 GHz wireless bands as well as on 2.4 GHz bands. We have tested it for a few days, to evaluate how well it performs and what it has to offer. If you want to know about what the TP-Link Archer T2U Plus wireless USB adapter can do, read this review:TP-Link Archer T2U Plus: Who is it good for?
The TP-Link Archer T2U Plus wireless USB adapter is an excellent choice for:
All wireless routers have AC in their name, followed by a number. For example, you have routers that are called: Tenda AC9 AC1200, TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750, NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 AC2500, or ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100. What does this AC followed by a number mean? Does the number following AC tell you how fast the router is? Is an AC1900 router faster than an AC1200 router? In theory, manufacturers say that it is. In reality, the truth is different.
Netgear has launched several wireless routers with support for the new Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard. The most affordable in this line-up is the new NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 (model RAX40), which, unlike its brothers, uses an Intel processor, instead of one made by Broadcom or Qualcomm. If you want to see what the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 dual-band wireless router has to offer, and whether it is a good fit for you, read this review:NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4: Who is it good for?
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 is a great choice for the following types of users:
ASUS has a thing for gamers. That's not new, as their Republic of Gamers brand is famous worldwide. A new trend is for the company to develop wireless routers for gaming, that are packed with many friendly features for online gamers. The latest addition to their lineup of gaming routers is the new ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900, which also features some spectacular RGB lighting. If you want to know what this router has to offer, in terms of real-world performance, read this review:
The market for wireless routers is slowly being invaded by devices with support for the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless standard. However, those devices are expensive, and if you do not have a fast internet connection with speeds of 500 Mbps or more, they are a waste of money. That's why, at Digital Citizen, we are still interested in wireless routers like the TP-Link Archer C5400X, which works using the mature Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac Wave 2) standard. Read this review and see what this wireless router has to offer:
Connecting to wireless networks in Windows 10 is an easy and straightforward process, involving a few simple steps. It is true that it depends on whether the wireless router broadcasts the name of the Wi-Fi network or not. However, if it does, connecting to that network is as simple as entering its password and choosing whether you want your Windows 10 PC or device to be visible to other devices in the same network. So without further ado, let's see how to connect to wireless networks on a laptop or tablet with Windows 10:
ASUS RT-AC85P is an AC2400 wireless router with a classic, robust design, similar to that of many popular routers from the same company. This router's positioning on the market, as well as its hardware and feature set, are slightly different from that of other ASUS routers that we recently tested. Therefore, we were curious to see how it performs, and who is the right audience for this wireless router. If you want to know more about the ASUS RT-AC85P, read this review:ASUS RT-AC85P AC2400: Who is it good for?
ASUS RT-AC85P is a good choice for the following types of users:
Hidden WiFi networks do not broadcast their names, so they are not visible in the list of wireless networks that Windows 10 displays. However, that does not mean that you cannot connect to a hidden WiFi: you can, but you have to know its name, password and other security information. Here are three different ways to connect to hidden Wi-Fi networks, on laptops, tablets and hybrid devices with Windows 10:
Security is a big issue for all networks, including home networks, that are often unmanaged and lack any protection from outside threats. If you have an ASUS wireless router or an ASUS Lyra mesh WiFi system, or you plan to buy one, you get access to lots of advanced security tools that can protect your entire network and all the devices that are connected to it. Here is how to maximize the security of your network, when using a wireless router or mesh WiFi from ASUS:
Workgroups are the simplest way to link together a small number of computers and devices in order to make networking and sharing easier, making them ideal for your home network. If you want your laptop(s), desktop computer(s), printer(s) and other devices to share resources, they need to be part of the same workgroup. This tutorial shows how to change the workgroup on a Mac in just four steps:
NOTE: This guide covers macOS Mojave or newer. The features shared in our guide may not work on older versions of Mac OS.