How to secure a wifi network in a few easy steps

It seems incredible that at this point this issue is treated as something important to pay attention, but that has been, is and will be, as far as we can tell. Fortunately, securing a wi-fi network is very simple and does not take more than a few minutes. If you forgot how to do it, let us refreshen your memory; and if you had not even thought about it, we encourage you to get to work. Because the worst that can happen is not that your neighbor steal your internet.

It all starts with accessing the router’s settings and changing some default options. However, it is first necessary to warn you that one of the obstacles to overcome in the process that follows is that each router, with its obvious similarities in options with other models, usually have their differences and everything is not always exactly the same. Therefore, we must pay close attention.

0, Enter the router’s settings

The gateway to the router’s settings is usually on the address “” (without the quotation marks), but it is not always so. If by introducing this in the address bar of the browser does not get you anywhere, you have to look for it. In Windows, you must go to “Start Menu> Run” and type “cmd”, which launches the command prompt. Type “ipconfig” and hit enter and the address will be labeled with “IPv4 Address” or something similar.

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Tips to improve the speed of your Internet connection

If patience is not one of your virtues and you hate waiting for pages you want to read to load, there are some tricks to improve the coverage and speed of your Internet connection that can help you. We present to you some tips to improve the speed of your Internet connection.

# 1 Does your router support ADSL2?

Old routers not always support ADSL2 or VDSL.

Usually when you change how you connect to the Internet, an updated modem or a new router is provided, but it is always best to check.

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TP-Link launches first 802.11ad wireless router

With a very similar design to powerful AC3200 Archer, the new TP-Link Talon AD7200 has 8 deployable antennas with a MU-MIMO design in a fairly compact body. A solution that will offer support for the earlier standards, 2.4 and 5 GHz, boosting performance at short distances with a more aggressive 57-66GHz frequency that allows this … Read more

Wi-Fi AC with MU-MIMO: Everything you need to know

Currently home routers with Wi-Fi AC support 3 and 4 simultaneous data streams to provide higher wireless speeds, thus if we connect a client who also supports these multiple streams, we will use all the bandwidth the router allows. However, there are many devices that incorporate only one flow such as smartphones and tablets, which makes wireless network much slower affecting faster clients. With MU-MIMO technology we will optimize the overall performance of the network.

MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output) is a technology that is part of the standard 802.11ac and uses beamforming technology to focus the signal on wireless clients, it is also capable of allowing simultaneous transmissions to clients.

If we have a three-stream router but we connect customers that are 1-stream, wireless network instead of working at the maximum speed provided by these 3 data streams, will work at the maximum speed that one stream provides. So far, it’s logical to think the wireless network will always run at the maximum speed that the client supports, but in this scenario we connected two other clients, the best performance will be divided among the three users connected and transferring data in the network because one will transfer information first and then the other (in series).

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Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 Router Review

Certainly nowadays there are a lot of routers on the market which offer higher wireless speeds than the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 with its 450 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz the field of instrumentation and its 1300 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz range and most of them even have an eSATA port. However, these routers are also significantly more expensive than the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750.

Netgear R6400-100NAS

And if we are honest, the vast majority of users won’t need an eSATA port and even the 450 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz range are more than enough for streaming movies lag-free in HD quality on one device while one plays a network game on another device. And then there are still the 1300 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz range, that can be used simultaneously in parallel with the 450 Mbit in the 2.4 GHz range. To be able to use the full capacity of the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 in the WLAN area, most DSL lines in private households are undersized.

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Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300, a router to have a Wi-Fi network of up to 5.3 Gbps

Routers are those devices that the ISP technician installs at your home to settle your ADSL or fiber line that you would never concern yourself with, at least if it is a small house, because if it’s a big house or a villa, the chances of having problems with the Wi-Fi are much higher.

That’s why for these situations it’s better to use better routers such as the NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi.

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TP-LINK RE450: optimize your WiFi for a maximum performance

Surely you will feel identified with the following situation, as it’s not unusual when you have Internet service at home. Once the contract is signed, the technician from the ISP comes to your house, locates the communications output, and installs the router just some meters away.

It is true that, on rare occasions, we can negotiate an installation on another room, but sometimes this is even not enough to ensure wireless access to all locations in the house. Though this lack of coverage in every corner was not a problem a few years ago, today most homes have a wide range of devices whose full functionality depends on a correct Internet connection; and not just entertainment or productivity elements (such as laptops, smartphones, tablets and printers), but also control and safety elements (such as wireless thermostats or surveillance cameras) that can only fulfill their functions if they have a stable Network connectivity.


To check if these problems have a solution, we reviewed one of the most powerful network extenders that can be found on the market, the TP-LINK WiFi Range Extender AC1750 RE450.

For big problems…

A big problem needs a big solution and the specifications of the TP-LINK WiFi Range Extender AC1750 RE450 show it as the perfect candidate for this issue.

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