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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.
Do you have an ASUS wireless router or an ASUS Lyra mesh WiFi system? Do you want to get the maximum possible speed for your WiFi network? Do you plan on buying an ASUS router and you want to see all the options it offers to improve the speed of the WiFi? Then you are in luck, as this guide shares eight steps that you can perform to squeeze the maximum possible performance for your WiFi, when using ASUS routers or mesh WiFi systems:
When you connect to a new and unknown network in Windows 10, the operating system sets it as Public. This means that Windows 10 offers the maximum protection possible from other devices on the same network because it treats that network as untrusted. Therefore, your Windows 10 PC is not discoverable on the network, and you cannot share folders and printers with that network. However, you may want to set the network as Private. Here are the quickest methods of changing the network profile in Windows 10:
Our team enjoys using 1 Gbps internet connections. For most people in the world, that is fast. However, 10 Gigabit internet connections and devices are starting to show up. Yes, they are mostly for business users, but internet service providers are going to create 10G plans for consumers too. If you were to have such an internet connection, you could download any game from Steam in 5 to 10 seconds. Imagine that! However, if you want to enjoy such network and internet connections, you need this little bugger: the ASUS XG-C100C network adapter.
TP-Link makes interesting mesh WiFi systems that provide a balance between price, performance, and features. This time we are testing their most expensive mesh WiFi system to date: TP-Link Deco M9 Plus. It has modern hardware, and it features integration with smart home devices like smart bulbs, smart plugs, sensors, thermostats, and so on, including those made by brands other than TP-Link. If this has aspect alone has stirred your attention, read this review and see what you get from TP-Link Deco M9 Plus: