A network security key is basically your Wi-Fi password - it's the encryption key that your password unlocks to allow access to the network.
Mobile hotspots convert an LTE connection into a Wi-Fi signal that other devices, like laptops or tablets, can use. Here's how to use your own.
You can make phone calls using Wi-Fi instead of your cellular network on an iPhone or Android phone.
To make a new Wi-Fi password for your internet router, you’ll need to access the router’s settings page using a web browser. Every router is different, but the steps to make a Wi-Fi password are similar across devices. The information you’ll need to open your router’s settings may be written […]
If you’re having trouble connecting your Standard or Digital Edition PS5 to the internet, you may encounter the error message: “Cannot Connect to the Wi-Fi Network.” There are several ways to determine whether you can get rid of a PS5’s Wi-Fi network error message or if it’s a hardware issue […]
A quick fix to Wi-Fi authentication problems on Android is to toggle aeroplane mode on and off, or “forget” the Wi-Fi network and reconnect to it. You might sometimes encounter an authentication error while trying to connect to Wi-Fi with your Android device even if it’s a network you have […]
Low Data Mode on an iPhone reduces how much internet data your phone uses, whether you’re on Wi-Fi or cellular data. While Low Data Mode is on, automatic downloads and background app refreshes will be turned off, and videos and music will stream in lower quality. You can turn on […]
The best way to find free Wi-Fi hotspots near you is by using an app on your phone that has access to a large database of hotspots. Your internet service provider (ISP) might also make local hotspots available at no additional cost. Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more […]
Aeroplane mode disables the radios and transmitters on portable electronics like phones and laptops. You can toggle individual radios like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and off even if aeroplane mode is on. Aeroplane mode is handy outside of aeroplane flights for troubleshooting and limiting cellular data usage. Visit Business Insider’s […]
You can forget a Wi-Fi network on your Android phone or tablet with a few taps, if you don’t want your device to automatically connect to weak networks. Phones and tablets automatically remember Wi-Fi networks that you log into so that you don’t have to re-enter the password every time […]
You can boost your Wi-Fi signal without replacing your router by first testing your internet speed and making sure the router’s firmware is up to date. If your Wi-Fi is slow or spotty, there are a lot of possible causes, such as your ISP, the router itself, your Wi-Fi settings, […]
There are several reasons why your PC might not be able to connect to Wi-Fi. You should first make sure that your PC’s Wi-Fi adaptor hasn’t been turned off, or needs to be reset. The issue might also be with the Wi-Fi, not your PC – make sure that it […]
Summary List Placement You’ve probably heard a thing or two about Wi-Fi calling. However, if you’re not a big tech person, you may be a little confused as to what that is. It’s actually very simple: Wi-Fi calling is when you conduct a phone call over a Wi-Fi connection rather […]
The Sonos Boost is a device that creates a separate Wi-Fi network for connecting your Sonos speakers. You can plug a Sonos Boost into your Wi-Fi router, and it will make a new network without traffic from any other devices. If your Sonos devices often skip or play out-of-sync with […]
Your internet may not be working for several reasons, including issues related to your device, its signal strength, or your router. It can be difficult to identify the source of internet connectivity problems, so you may have to run multiple tests to pinpoint the issue. If you can’t troubleshoot the […]
To boost your internet speed, you can try repositioning your router, or even buy a new one. If you’re willing to try a more technical solution, you can change your Wi-Fi network’s signal channel. You should also check that you aren’t being cheated out of internet speed by your internet […]
WPA2 is currently the recommended password type for Wi-Fi routers, and lets you secure your network with a custom password. You can find and change your WPA2 password by logging into the router’s settings page in a web browser. Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories. If you’ve […]