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Home WiFi Basics
Your modem and router serve as the network hub your family relies on for streaming their favorite shows, logging into work and school, and the myriad of other tasks that require a WiFi connection. Our thorough guides will help you choose and manage the right setup for your home.
Choosing a flat screen that’s big enough to fulfill all your viewing desires while maintaining the aesthetics of the room is key. Once you’ve found the perfect one, save money by installing it yourself.
Though installing and using a DIY security system may be a breeze, you still need to know what equipment you need and where to place it to best protect your home.
To avoid compatibility issues, you’ll need to decide if you’re team Alexa, team Google, or team Siri before you start assembling your smart home devices. Also, some equipment may require a smart home hub that links them to your home’s WiFi network.
Dusting electronics, updating firmware, changing out batteries, and other routine maintenance is key to making sure your router or streaming service doesn’t go dark in the middle of an intense gaming session or movie-watching marathon.
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