On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a question from our Voicemail hotline about Wyze cameras and Google Wi-Fi. Our caller has the second-generation Google Nest Wi-Fi routers and is buying a new house. He plans to add a Wyze door … [Read more...]
Need a budget-friendly mesh network? The $59 Vilo is it.
Considering the almost-$600 price tag of my eero Pro 6 mesh networking system, I found it unlikely that the $59 Vilo system would be able to compete. For just a tenth of the cost, how could this 3-pack of mesh networking gear even stand a chance? Boy … [Read more...]
How to easily migrate IoT devices on four networks to a mesh Wi-Fi router
On our most recent IoT Podcast, John called in with a Wi-Fi upgrade question. He currently has four wireless networks (regular and guests) on both 2.4 GHzand 5 GHz frequencies using a single router. He's thinking about upgrading to a Wi-Fi mesh … [Read more...]
Don’t audit your smart home devices with a router. Use this instead.
On our most recent IoT Podcast episode, Sam called in with a question about managing the networked devices in his smart home. Specifically, he wants to get a list of the IP and MAC addresses in his smart home from his Nest mesh Wi-Fi router. Ideally, … [Read more...]
How to choose the best router for a smart home
On our most recent IoT Podcast episode, Marion called in to our voicemail hotline with a question about routers. Specifically, she wants to know which router would be best for managing IoT devices in a smart home. Marion has a range of products from … [Read more...]