Caleb McKee

OFDMA vs OFDM explained

We've mentioned before that WiFi 6 can handle more devices than any of its predecessors, but how exactly is this possible? The answer lies in OFDMA technology, a key feature that helped take device handling to a whole new level.

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Aaron Forbes

Internet speed explained

So, you’ve taken a speed test to find out what speeds you’re getting in your home. But with tricky terminology and a handful of numbers, what does it all mean? Here, we’ll break it all down so that you can get a better understanding of what internet speed is and how it affects your online experience.

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Aaron Forbes

What is WiFi 6?

The WiFi Alliance announced WiFi 6, a faster generation of WiFi service protocols, in 2018. This generation of WiFi builds off of the old framework of the now-designated WiFi 5 (802.11ac technology).

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Samantha Albano

3 steps to find the best WiFi channel for your router

If you've ever had the unfortunate encounter with spotty WiFi, you may know that the common fixes like relocating closer to your router and fully rebooting it don't always solve the problem. Sometimes, it takes adjusting your router's settings to do the trick— and a key router setting that helps dictate your network's WiFi signal strength is the WiFi channel.

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Samantha Albano

WiFi channels explained: What is WiFi channel width?

Does your WiFi signal keep dropping, or are you continually fighting with slow network speeds? If either of these situations sounds familiar, there's a high probability your wireless network is experiencing interference. The good news is you're not alone: 30% of smart device owners report they too experience wireless connectivity issues, many of whom also cite turning to WiFi extenders and mesh ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Since WiFi's inception, there have been countless new WiFi standards that aim to improve both our WiFi speed and WiFi coverage. In 2009, WiFi standard 802.11n (also known as WiFi 4) was released, which was the first standard to operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi frequency bands. Since then, the majority of routers have made the switch from being single-band to dual-band, meaning they can ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi channels explained

You're trying to stream that new episode of your favorite show from your smart device, and it's taking what feels like years to load— Don't worry, we've all been there. WiFi connection and performance issues aren't an unfamiliar occurrence, especially in today's world where the U.S. adult spends an average of 72 minutes per day streaming video from their connected devices. So what's causing your ...

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