Hook Up Alexa Smart Speaker to a New WiFi Router, How To

In order to hook up Alexa  to a new WiFi router, put the speaker into Setup mode first. There, you choose the desired WiFi network for the speaker. Below, we walk through hooking up Alexa with an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 speaker. But, the hook up Alexa process is alike for the other speakers.  … Continue reading Hook Up Alexa Smart Speaker to a New WiFi Router, How To



Xbox Port Forwarding, Xbox One, Xbox 360

In this piece, we look at why you’d set up Xbox port forwarding in your home router’s settings pages.  Port passing allows online games to talk though your router to other boxes on the internet. Further, Xbox port forwarding permits many internet functions on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 boxes.  Thus without it, many … Continue reading Xbox Port Forwarding, Xbox One, Xbox 360



Bountiful WiFi bwrg1000 Wireless Router Review

The Bountiful WiFi Wireless Router, model bwrg1000, transmits a full 1000 milliwatts (1 watt); the maximum allowable power output for a Wi-Fi router or access point. This router features removable Tx and Rx antennas that can be upgraded to higher gain aerials for increased range, or can be replaced with directional sector, dish, or Yagi … Continue reading Bountiful WiFi bwrg1000 Wireless Router Review



Netgear N750 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router WNDR4300 Review

The Netgear N750 wireless dual band router, model WNDR4300, checks out to be reliable, virtually reboot free, rarely drops connections, comes with secure configured Wi-Fi by default, and delivers buffering-free video and audio streaming throughout average sized homes, flats, and apartments. Its Genie web interface supplies browser access to the exhaustive set of configuration options, and since its state-of-the-art wireless security is enabled right out … Continue reading Netgear N750 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router WNDR4300 Review



How to Fix Typical Wireless Wi-Fi Router Problems

With the Wi-Fi wireless router being THE central component in most home computer networks these days, it’s common to hear discussion of common router issues and how to address them. With so many of us creating wireless networks in our homes, apartments, dorms, et al, it’s likely also, that most of us have experienced some … Continue reading How to Fix Typical Wireless Wi-Fi Router Problems



How to Replace Old or Defective Wireless Wi-Fi Router

Here, we list tips, advice, and procedure for replacing a wireless wifi router that no longer provides sufficient speed for multiple users on your home Wifi network, or has become defective or stopped working entirely. If you’ve been thinking about retiring your current router and upgrading to a state-of-the-art system, and you’re wondering whether you … Continue reading How to Replace Old or Defective Wireless Wi-Fi Router



Time to Replace WiFi Wireless Network Router When…

Here’s how to tell when it’s time to replace your old wireless router. Overall performance and reliability should be the most influential drivers of this decision, which are impacted by variables such as the router’s age, overall physical condition, the wireless and security technologies it utilizes, and numerous other factors.  The list below summarizes the key indicators … Continue reading Time to Replace WiFi Wireless Network Router When…



How to Choose the Best Home Wifi Routers

With today’s proliferation of wireless technologies in home consumer markets, a plethora of home WiFi router products have been created to fill this ever hungrier niche. Many do decent jobs at providing reliable and fast wireless data transfers for improved audio and video streaming, and rapid downloading of huge files.  With all the new technologies, features, and … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Home Wifi Routers



Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700v4 Review

Reasonably priced at around $100, the Netgear N600 wireless dual band router, model WNDR3700v4, has tested out to be highly reliable, almost never requires rebooting, virtually never drops connections, comes with secure configured wifi right out of the box, and delivers stutter-free video and audio streaming throughout small to medium sized apartments and homes. It’s easy-to-navigate … Continue reading Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700v4 Review



Asus RT-AC87R AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router Review

The Asus AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router, model # RT-AC87R, has proven to be a plenty-adequate replacement / upgrade from the Netgear router that we’d been using since 2012.  In this asus wireless router review, we discuss our experiences with buying and setting up the RT-AC87R, and how pleased we are with it. That access point (WAP) … Continue reading Asus RT-AC87R AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router Review