Photograph: NetgearThe idea behind 4G LTE at home is pretty simple at its core: Deliver internet access to your home in the same way that your phone gets online when it's away from Wi-Fi. If you've ever tried to connect your laptop to a hot spot running from your phone, then you know what's involved, together with all the potential pros (wireless internet access anywhere) and cons (interference and bandwidth issues).
Wi-Fi 6E is a new standard for home networking gadgets—routers, security cameras, internet-connected doorbells—that allows these devices to utilize the 6-GHz wireless spectrum.This new 6-GHz band is also a higher-bandwidth slice of the wireless spectrum, so Wi-Fi 6E devices can send stronger, faster signals that contain more information.
While a router upgrade doesn't make any difference to the speed of the internet coming into your home, it can certainly have an impact on the speeds and stability you see on your devices.
If you're not sure how to find these settings, check the documentation that came with the router, or run a quick web search using your router's make and model.You should be using WPA2 security to guard access to your router, which essentially requires every new device to submit a password to connect.
The company's roster of smart home devices now includes multiple speakers, TV streaming boxes and sticks, connected television sets, countertop displays, a wall clock, and a DVR, not to mention oddball gadgets like a scanning wand that aids your grocery shopping and a camera that judges your outfits.
For example, the cloud monitoring and defense firm RedLock said in February that Tesla's Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure was running mining malware thanks to an inconspicuous, but extensive cryptojacking campaign.
A few other of our favorite retailers, like REI and Walmart, are beginning to post their holidays deals as well. With the included Echo Dot, it's also one of the easiest.WeMo Smart Plug Bundle for $44 (Was $75). This bundle includes the WeMo Mini and one Insight smart plug.