Turn your $60 router into a $600 router
Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router. The router has an interesting history, but all you really need to know is that the special sauce lies in embedding Linux in your router. I found this project especially attractive because: 1) It's easy, and 2) it's totally free.
The Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi
A great wireless networking setup is the cornerstone of a home or apartment, because no one wants to be chained to a desktop if they don’t have to be. Wifi is also one of the most frustrating things to set up and troubleshoot. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other wifi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up your home’s wireless network.