Wi-Fi is set to get better and faster with its upcoming major update. While plenty of routers are already available with chips using draft specifications, 802.11ax Wi-Fi won't be finalized until December 2019, ushering in a wave of updated devices touting new wireless capabilities that will contribute toward next-generation networks with more speed and less congestion.
The need for a quality router has never been greater. In today’s connected world, virtually every household is packed with phones, computers, smart TVs, and many other devices, all fighting for bandwidth. It's a common scenario that the router that’s handed out by your ISP is average at best. If you want a router that offers better throughput, range, and features, check out our top picks.
Connectify turns your PC's Wi-Fi adapter into a wireless router, so you can share any available Internet connection with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices. It's a great piece of software to have handy when you are on the go or you need a quick solution to cover areas where signal strength might be lacking. Connectify Hotspot 2017.2 is free and available to download here.