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Affordable Mesh WiFi And The TP-Link Deco M5

Affordable Mesh WiFi And The TP-Link Deco M5

WiFi Guy
On April 17, 2022

To Mesh Or Not To Mesh? You're probably aware of the performance advantages of Mesh WiFi but find yourself wondering if the improvement in performance justifies the cost. In this article, we'll take a closer

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Powerline WiFi Extenders – Boldly Go Where No WiFi Has Gone Before

Powerline WiFi Extenders – Boldly Go Where No WiFi Has Gone Before

WiFi Guy
On April 4, 2022

When Is It Time For A Powerline Wi-Fi Extender? Are you having difficulties extending your WiFi coverage? A Powerline WiFi Extender may or may not be the answer. If your home contains a lot of

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Expand Your Coverage With Wi-Fi Extenders

Expand Your Coverage With Wi-Fi Extenders

WiFi Guy
On February 12, 2022

Wi-Fi Extenders - The Good,The Bad, And The Ugly In this article, we're going to discuss the good the bad, and the ugly of using Wi-Fi extenders to expand your wireless network. The concept is

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12 Ways To Increase Internet Speed

12 Ways To Increase Internet Speed

WiFi Guy
On January 30, 2022

In this article, I'll cover a wide variety of solutions you can use to increase your Internet speeds and the performance of your Wi-Fi network using fixes that range from small tweaks to your wireless

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Wireless Router Setup

Wireless Router Setup

WiFi Guy
On November 21, 2021

The Complete Guide To Setting Up Your Wireless Router Back in the early days of Wi-Fi, setting up a wireless was not such an easy task. The Internet forums were filled with frustrated people trying

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Home Wi-Fi Explained

Home Wi-Fi Explained

WiFi Guy
On November 14, 2021

Speaking Fluent Wi-Fi When traveling abroad your trip can be more meaningfull and enjoyable if you spend a little time learning about some of the customs, phrases, and items on the menu before visiting your

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Home Networking 101

Home Networking 101

WiFi Guy
On November 9, 2021

Get To Know Your Home Network Home networking is at the center of so many people's lives yet so few know anything about it. What would your life be like without your home internet connection?

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Everything You Need To Set Up An "Awesome Home Network"

Setting up a home network that actually does what you want it to can be a daunting task. Do you feel a little lost when buying new home networking devices? Maybe you feel a little frustrated and confused when trying to set everything up. Allow me to ease your frustrations. I created the WiFi Guy.net /Home IT Handbook Combo to shed some light on your path to an Awesome Home Network. Now you can get it done the right way without the “help” of annoying nerds or pushy sales associates!

Home IT Handbook

The HOME IT HANDBOOK walks you through network configurations in a graphical, easy to understand way. Make the most of all your networking devices.

Device Reviews

Home networking DEVICE REVIEWS categorized by features to demonstrate their best use. Find devices that are right for your situation.

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL - Videos include device reviews and in-depth tutorials designed to help you go from computer novice to Home IT Guru!

Become A "Home IT Guru" With My FREE Home IT Handbook

Consider this. Your home Internet connection provides you with access to shopping, banking, entertainment, socializing, school, and even work. Since much of your life revolves around your home network shouldn’t home networking become a common skill like home maintenance and basic car repair? Sadly, most people would rather avoid technical learning curves. I get it! I know how painful flipping through two-inch-thick tech manuals can be.


That’s why I created an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide on how to set up a home network from scratch. Not just any home network but an Awesome Home Network with file sharing, backups, remote control, VPN access, a NAS, IP cameras, network printing, and more. With my Home IT Handbook, you can have the same mastery of your home network that the IT Guy does at work. It’s FREE so why not check it out and go from “Computer Novice” to “Home IT Guru?” 

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What's The Best Wireless Router?

I get asked this question a lot.  My answer is always the same, “That depends on your situation.” I say. The fact is there is no single “best wireless router” for everyone, just like there is no single “best car” for everyone. Everyone has individual needs, interests, and different-sized homes. That’s why I like to separate wireless routers into three common categories:

Wireless Routers Under $100

If money is a concern it’s possible to find a great wireless router for under $100. Features such as dual bands, USB ports for file and printer sharing, Gigabit switch ports, QoS, and advanced WiFi security have all become standard in most routers. Now even more advanced features such as MU-MIMO support and Beamforming can be found on many affordable routers.

Long Range Wireless Routers

There are different approaches to getting maximum WiFi coverage in a large home. In our section on large homes, we discuss extenders, Powerline, Mesh, and brute-forcing it with long-range wireless routers. The best solution depends on the layout of your home and your budget.

Best Wireless Routers For Gaming

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The demands of video streaming and online gaming can drag a wireless network down quickly if you’re router doesn’t have enough horsepower to handle it. It’s times like this when Tri-Band support, QOS, and multiple, fast processors come into play. Several wireless router manufacturers have stepped up to the plate and designed awesome wireless routers for gaming.

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Routers Under $100

Quality and performance at an affordable price.

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Long Range Routers

Long range capabilities for larger homes

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Gaming Routers

Ultimate performance and features designed for gamers.

Who Is The WiFi Guy?

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They call me “Jerry” or “JJ.” I’ve been a Tech Support Technician for over 25 years. I’m also a regular guy who likes sports, good food, cracking jokes, and hanging out with friends. In my day-to-day life, I enjoy making technology more understandable for people. I love being there when the “light goes on” and a person suddenly “gets it.” Learning computer networking opened a whole new world for me and I’d like to share that world with my subscribers and everyone who downloads my Free eBook.

 

WiFi Guy.net is not just another “shopping site.” It’s designed to help you find the right technology for your situation without overspending. The Home IT Handbook takes it a step further by helping you set it all up. Soon I’ll be cranking out home networking videos on my Youtube Channel to compliment both. Please use my Contact page for any feedback or requests. Thanks for visiting! – JJ (WiFi Guy)

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