Secure your whole home Wi-Fi network with this VPN-equipped router

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Grab 19% off this high-security router with privacy app today.
Time to get vigilant about your internet security.
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How is your router protecting your privacy right now? If the answer is “it’s not” or “I have literally no idea,” then it’s time to upgrade to one that does. And lucky for you, the FlashRouters Netgear R6400 DD-WRT VPN Privacy App Router is on sale for a very competitive $219.99 — a 19% discount off the regular price of $274.

Get a more reliable internet connection with these top-rated Wi-Fi routers on sale

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Get the best connection with these high-end routers.
Get the best connection with these high-end routers.
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For many, the internet is a necessity as important as electricity and transport. Fundamental parts of life just don’t work without the internet anymore. Even jobs are moving online; in the United States alone, remote work grew 173% from 2005 to 2018 and it got even higher last year. So, it goes without saying that you need a good internet connection, and one the best things you can get to make that happen is a high-quality router.

If you want a good, consistent connection for both work and play, then you’ll want to check out these top-rated Wi-Fi routers. It helps that they’re on sale for Cult of Mac’s semi-annual sale.

8 great deals on connected devices that will make your life easier

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Kick your tech troubles to the curb with these deals on helpful hardware.
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They might not be the first thing you think of when you consider technological innovation, and they’re probably not the first gadgets you reach for when packing your tech essentials. But owning connected devices can truly make your life so much easier.

Whether it’s a keychain with tracking enabled so you never misplace your keys again, a powerful router for fast and reliable internet connectivity, or even a next-level antenna that allows you to stream your favorite content without any lags, these are the oft-overlooked essentials you should really pay a little more attention to — and for a limited time, they’re all on sale.

Lock down your home network with this super-secure Wi-Fi router [Deals]

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Safeguard your home Wi-Fi network with malware filtering and advanced parental controls.
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Going online can be risky business, so protecting your connection is always smart. And if you’ve got kids, there’s good reason to make sure they don’t end up where they don’t belong. Inappropriate content, excessive screen time, social media addiction, there’s plenty of reasons to get a tighter control of online life at home.

AmpliFi HD’s blazing-fast Wi-Fi will spoil you rotten [Reviews]

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This is not your typical ugly router.
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For years, “the last mile” earned the title of broadband’s biggest boogeyman. Now that most of us benefit from having a fairly fat pipe to our houses, it’s more like the last 10 feet — Wi-Fi dead spots can drive you crazy.

The AmpliFi HD System, one of a new pack of mesh systems that pave the way to our trouble-free Wi-Fi future, solves the problem. With a charming little router and a couple of mesh points, AmpliFi HD makes it possible to get a strong Wi-Fi signal to your basement, your attic or that awkward back bedroom where you can never stream anything. It also eliminates the sort of nerdy pain points typically associated with setting up and managing a home Wi-Fi network.

Hackintosh monster Macs and iPhone 8’s marquee feature, on The CultCast

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Could this be the next Mac Pro?
Could this be the next Mac Pro?
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This week on The CultCast: Why building a Hackintosh can get you the monster Mac you’ve always wanted. Plus: Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals iPhone 8’s marquee feature; AirPods ship date is finally revealed; and stick around for our top Apple AirPort router replacement picks!

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Ditch your old router, Eero is the new king of Wi-Fi routers [Review]

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In a recent survey, Apple's soon-to-disappear AirPort was ranked the most popular Wi-Fi router.
In a recent survey, Apple's soon-to-disappear AirPort was ranked the most popular Wi-Fi router.
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I’ve seen the future of Wi-Fi. It’s called Eero. It comes in a pack of three, costs an arm and a leg, but boy is it worth it.

Eero is a slick system of mesh-connected routers that blanket your whole house in Wi-Fi. Eero promises to eliminate dead spots, make restarts redundant, and offer blazing speeds from the basement to the attic.

In my tests, Eero performs as advertised. After years of Wi-Fiheadaches, and an Apple Time Capsule that barely worked, we now have fast and reliable Wi-Fi all over the house.

Belkin N750 N+ Router is the Supreme Burrito, and Then Some [Review]

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Review by Kelly Keltner

I have a love/hate relationship with routers. I love what they do and the freedom they give me; hate that they never quite live up to my expectations. I’ve been through numerous routers over the years and have yet to find one that truly impressed me. However, Belkin’s N750 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router ($130) might be the first that I’ve had a good overall experience with right out of the box.