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Google rolls out free Wi-Fi upgrade that instantly boosts your router’s security

GOOGLE is rolling out a free Wi-Fi upgrade which should instantly boost your router’s security.

The tech giant introduced its first big update for a year which should improve the performance of Nest Wi-Fi routers and points.

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It is rare for Google to go ahead with such major enhancements, 9to5Google reported.

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The California-based company said the new development should give customers “improved power management” as well as “security improvements”.

The last such update came last September, promising to enhance general security, stability and performance.

It comes after a free new Google Maps upgrade went live, helping people find places even faster.

The company also fixed 33 security flaws in Android phones, including three which had potentially allowed hackers to gain complete control over devices.

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Google marked its 25th anniversary last Monday.

Meanwhile, computer experts last month advised the best places to position routers to get faster internet speeds.

Another IT guru described what they called “Wi-Fi feng shui” identifying the right spots in the home for routers.

But there has also been advice on the worst places to place routers too, with common household items often interfering.

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Underfloor heating has also been blamed for hampering performances.

A list of ten everyday items which can slow down your Wi-Fi was revealed, along with potential remedies.

Slow speeds can hamper people when home-working or else streaming TVmovies and music from websites such as BBC iPlayer, Disney+, Netflix and Spotify.

But a Wi-Fi “app tap” trick was shared, demonstrating how to stop hidden “speed vampires” from slowing down your internet – while more ways to improve connections were offered.

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And a Wi-Fi security expert warned about five serious security errors you could be making, putting both speed and security in danger.

September 10, 2023 at 07:03PM

from The Sun

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