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Here's How to Try Out T-Mobile Home Internet (For Free)

At $50 a month with no equipment fees, data caps or price hikes, T-Mobile Home Internet is pretty tempting. Here's how to take it for a free test drive. → Read More

How to Access Router Settings and Update Your Wi-Fi Password

Changing your home's Wi-Fi password on a regular basis is one of the best ways to keep your network secure. Here's how to do it. → Read More

Buying LED Bulbs? Good. But Here Are 5 Things to Consider First

Incandescent bulbs are being phased out, so you'll want to consider swapping those costly lights once and for all. → Read More

Best Internet Providers in St. Louis

Shopping for a new home internet plan in the St. Louis area? From the fastest to the most affordable, here's a look at what's available where. → Read More

How We Review Internet Service Providers

Testing ISPs is a logistical challenge, but there's still plenty of room for criticism. → Read More

Best Internet Providers in San Diego, CA

We're all just trying to connect -- and if you're looking for the best home internet connection in San Diego, we can help with that. → Read More

Eero 6 Plus vs. Eero Pro 6E: Amazon's New Wi-Fi Mesh Routers Compared

Amazon's Eero is one of the top names in home networking, and its newest mesh systems each promise faster Wi-Fi performance than before. Here's what sets them apart. → Read More

Amazon Sets the Stage for Five Years of Project Kuiper Satellite Internet Launches

New aerospace agreements will let the company deploy thousands of satellites into low-earth orbit across 83 launches spread over the next five years. → Read More

Best Internet Providers in Chicago, IL

Looking to get online in the biggest city in the Midwest? You've got lots of options -- let's run through them and see what's best for you. → Read More

Eero Pro 6E Mesh Router Review: A Great Pick for Gigabit Internet

It's overkill on most networks, but the strong-performing Eero Pro 6E makes sense as an upgrade pick for homes with gigabit or better speeds. → Read More

Eero 6 Plus Review: Now That's More Like It

With better radios and wider channels, Eero's latest Wi-Fi 6 mesh router delivers faster, more reliable speeds than the system that preceded it. → Read More

Amazon Enters the Wi-Fi 6E Era With New Eero Mesh Routers

Amazon is adding two new systems to the Eero lineup of mesh routers, including one that can send signals in the ultrawide 6GHz band. → Read More

Get Faster Wi-Fi While Working From Home: 4 Tips for Remote Workers

We'll walk you through some easy things you can do to get better and faster Wi-Fi speeds at home now. → Read More

Your Router Is Collecting Your Data. Here's What to Know, and What You Can Do About It

All of today's top Wi-Fi routers collect and share user data for marketing purposes, but only some of them allow you to opt out. → Read More

Netgear Orbi AX6000 Mesh Router Review: Two Years Later, Still the Fastest

It's been years since I first reviewed the Netgear Orbi AX6000. I still haven't found anything faster in my at-home speed tests -- not even the new Orbi. → Read More

TP-Link Deco X90 mesh router review: Top-tier speeds at a mid-tier value

The Deco X90 was able to slightly outperform our top mesh router pick, the Deco W7200, but it costs hundreds more. → Read More

Amazon Echo devices can make calls: How to do it, and what to ask Alexa

You can call your contacts, leave a message and more with your Amazon Echo. We'll walk you through what you need to know. → Read More

Netgear Orbi AXE11000 review: A mighty mesh router that's more than you need

Netgear's quad-band mesh router is a Wi-Fi 6E powerhouse built for the future -- but if you want it today, prepare to pay up. → Read More

HughesNet satellite internet plans cost more now, but come with 50% more data

Customers will get a bit more data to burn through each month, but your bill is going up, too. → Read More

AT&T brings 5-gig fiber internet speeds to more than 70 cities

Starting today, AT&T fiber customers in LA, Atlanta, Dallas and more than 70 other metro regions can connect at speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second. → Read More