Showing all posts tagged #wi-fi:


BINSIDER: Google says Nest microphone was 'never supposed to be a secret'

Posted on February 22nd, 2019

Nick Bastone, Business Insider Feb. 19, 2019, 9:04 PMNest GuardIn early February, Google announced that its home security and alarm system Nest Secure would be getting an update. Users, the company said, could now enable its virtual-assistant tech...

NYTIMES: Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019

Posted on January 5th, 2019

(and What’s Overhyped) Brian X. Chen, The New York Times, January 4, 2019 A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that. Cr...

NYTIMES: F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Posted on May 28th, 2018

An analysis by Cisco’s threat intelligence division found that hundreds of thousands of routers, from a range of manufacturers, were infected by the malware linked to the hacking group Fancy Bear. Credit Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times By Louis ...

QTIP: Too Many Tabs?

Posted on December 18th, 2017

If you sometimes wonder why your computer runs so slowly, count the number of browser tabs you have open. Closing a few may be a simple fix. Try this: Quit your browser. Then relaunch it and keep no more than a few tabs open at any one time. Fr...

QTIP: Where is my network printer?

Posted on November 1st, 2017

You’re surfing Facebook at home, but you can’t print. Your laptop can play Apple Music from the cloud, but you can’t stream it to your Sonos speakers, Apple TV, AirPlay nor AirFoil speakers at home. You’re trying to set up your Amazon Echo. Alex...

QTIP: Public Wi-Fi is great. Or is it?

Posted on February 24th, 2017

Public WiFi hotspots are great, right? As an Optimum Online customer you login once and forever after conveniently reconnect your smartphone, mobile tablet, and laptop to the optimumwifi* service. All this from Optimum Online’s more than 1.5 mil...

What Is Mesh Networking and Will It Solve My Wi-Fi Problems?

Posted on December 8th, 2016

Adapted from an article by Thorin Klosowski on LifeHacker.comYou know how when you sit on your couch, the Wi-Fi on your laptop cuts out? Or when you’re in the bathroom your phone refuses to connect? From Google to Netgear, everyone’s rolling out e...

Google Wifi review: Mesh networking made easy

Posted on December 6th, 2016

By Michael Brown, Executive Editor, TechHive Google delivers much more router than you’d expect for $129, but just one Google Wifi won’t be enough for most people. Unless you live in a studio apartment, you’ll want to avail yourself of two or th...

FORBES: Deconstructing Home WiFi With Plume

Posted on December 5th, 2016

Adapted from a Forbes.com  piece by Anthony KarczIt's been a very productive year when it comes to home wireless solutions. Not only have innovative products come along to boost the market, consumers have finally accepted the fact that, if they wa...

WSJ: Why Your Home Wi-Fi Is Lousy

Posted on March 21st, 2016

Startups, and Google, race to solve the ‘home-spectrum crunch’ Eero is among the startups trying to improve wireless networking. Photo: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal Christopher Mims Updated March 21, 2016 12:07 a.m. ...

WSJ Review: The End of Bad Home Wi-Fi

Posted on February 23rd, 2016

Eero combats frustrating Wi-Fi dead zones with an armada of little wireless routers A new Wi-Fi system called Eero combats dead zones with an armada of little routers. WSJ Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler explains how it works. Photo/Vid...

BINSIDER: Almost every detail about Google’s wireless service might have just leaked

Posted on April 15th, 2015

Google said last month that it plans to build a small wireless service that would allow it to function sort of like Verizon, AT&T, or any other carrier. Google's Sundar Pichai said at Mobile World Congress that the company would make its own wire...

HowToGeek: How You and Your Neighbors Are Making Each Other’s Wi-Fi Worse...

Posted on February 24th, 2015

From HowToGeek.com 2015 and What You Can Do About It Wi-Fi networks interfere with each other. Older Wi-Fi standards are even worse about this, so your old Wi-Fi hardware isn’t just hurting your network — it’s interfering with your neighbors, to...

LIFEHACKER: How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Posted on November 14th, 2014

This article originally appeared on Lifehacker in November 2014 Public Wi-Fi networks—like those in coffee shops or hotels—are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if they have a password, you're sharing a network with tons of other people, whic...

QTIP: Why-Fi?

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Clients ask for network plans when considering a remodeling project. Drawings are done. Conversations had. Months later when the wallpaper is hung and paint is dry a call comes in. Client: Hi Q, we’re ready to move back in and set up the compu...

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QTIPS blog posts often spring from client questions about how to better use their personal information technologies. I hope you also find QTIPS to be practical and useful in your digital life.