Google's OnHub Is a Mysterious and Slightly Terrible Device

The OnHub is Google’s latest weird experiment. It’s a $200 router stuffed with fourteen antennas that’s being marketed as a cure-all for people who have a zillion wireless devices with different network needs. But what does that actually mean? I tore down my OnHub with the hardware hackers at iFixit to find out. »9/15/15 1:00pm9/15/15 1:00pm

Amazon's Selling a Ton of TP-Link Networking Gear For All-Time Low Prices

Today only, Amazon’s discounting a truckload of home networking gear from TP-Link as part of a Gold Box deal. Inside, you’ll find routers, switches, powerline adapters, modems, and more to fit any budget, but as always, these prices are only available today, or until sold out. [Amazon] »9/15/15 8:15am9/15/15 8:15am

Google OnHub Review: Your Router Sucks, But Do You Trust Google?

Your router is the most horrible technology you deal with every day. This essential tool keeps your home connected to the internet, and yet, you keep it thrust in a dusty corner because it’s a wretched, opaque box of confusion. Google’s OnHub is a critical step towards helping you take control back from those… »9/05/15 1:33pm9/05/15 1:33pm

Ditch Your ISP's Modem Rental Fees By Buying Your Own, On Sale Today Only

Every modem rental fee you pay to your ISP is padding for their bottom line, and a total rip-off for you. Fortunately, you can buy your own modem for a small upfront cost in today’s Amazon Gold Box, and recoup the cost in savings on your monthly bill. [Motorola Modem Gold Box]http://gizmodo.com/5948616/how-to... »8/21/15 8:40am8/21/15 8:40am

Preorder Google's New Router, While You Still Can

This isn’t really a deal, but if you want Google’s new OnHub wireless router when it ships at the end of the month, you should preorder it quickly. It seems to be going in and out of stock at Amazon right now, so if you don’t see it available, try refreshing in a few minutes. [Google OnHub Router, $200]… »8/18/15 1:41pm8/18/15 1:41pm

Upgrade to 802.11ac, and Get a Free 1TB Hard Drive For Your Trouble

If you’ve been waiting on a good deal to upgrade your home network to 802.11ac, this might push you over the edge. Amazon’s tossing in a free 1TB external drive when you purchase a highly-rated NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 router for $170. That’s within $10 of the router’s all-time low price on its own, and the hard drive… »7/06/15 6:15pm7/06/15 6:15pm

Buy a Router, Get a 1TB Hard Drive For Just $5 Extra

If you still haven’t upgraded your home network to 802.11ac, the highly-rated Netgear Nighthawk X4 comes with a 1TB Toshiba external hard drive for just $5 extra today on Amazon. You can even plug the hard drive straight into the router’s USB port, and use it as network attached storage. [Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350… »5/13/15 6:45pm5/13/15 6:45pm

How to Combine Multiple Internet Connections Into One Super Fast Pipe

You may not realize it, but you probably use multiple internet connections every day: your home network, your phone, and even hotspots and other devices. The downside: you can usually only use one at a time. Imagine if you could combine them all into one huge pipe that delivers faster downloads, smooth streaming,… »4/22/15 7:15pm4/22/15 7:15pm

The Plan to Build an Undersea Cable Around the US—and Why We Need It

There’s a new undersea cable in the works, unlike any system that’s been built before. It is almost 10,000 miles long. It winds under the Arctic Ocean, from the United Kingdom, over Canada, and down to Japan, offering the fastest possible route between London and Tokyo. It stops on icy Canadian shores along the way,… »4/08/15 10:45am4/08/15 10:45am

How to Choose the Best Firmware to Supercharge Your Wi-Fi Router

Installing a custom firmware on your Wi-Fi router is like God Mode for your home network. You can see everything going on, boost your Wi-Fi signal, beef up your security, and even do advanced tricks like install your own VPN. Still, there are so many options available it can be tough to pick the right one. Here’s… »4/01/15 2:22pm4/01/15 2:22pm

Protect Your Data With These Great Deals for World Backup Day

Amazon is celebrating World Backup Day with great deals on everything you need to keep your data safe. Inside, you'll find routers, range extenders, powerline adapters, hard drives, and NAS boxes from several manufacturers, most of which are marked down to all-time low prices. »3/31/15 8:15am3/31/15 8:15am