There’s a new threat to smartphones: the wireless router extenders.
And that’s why the folks at WIRED decided to investigate.
WIRED has spent the last several months investigating wireless router vendors and analyzing their products, so we figured we’d take a look at what they’ve been working on to protect our smartphones from the most advanced and pervasive threats to them.
To help you get started, we’ve created a short guide to what wireless router manufacturers are working on that will make your life easier when it comes to protecting your device.
And you can also take a closer look at our wireless router guide for more detailed information on how to protect against some of the most common and serious wireless router threats.
The short answer to the questions you might have is, “yes.”
The answers may surprise you.
Wireless router exteners are devices that add WiFi signals to a router to increase the speed of its communications.
These devices have become a hot commodity since they were introduced by wireless router manufacturer Linksys in 2016.
Linksys is known for its wireless router technology, which has been used to deliver faster Internet speeds than competing devices such as routers from Cisco, Netgear, and Linksys.
It’s easy to find out that some of these wireless router extensions have been deployed on some devices and that they are often deployed in conjunction with a router that supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology.
This means that if you have a Linksys router and you use the router with an 802.15.4 802.3af router extension, the 802.14.4 wireless router will automatically activate the 802