May 9, 2017 – “A Better way to Wi-Fi: Choosing a Router in 2017,” with Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton at PMUG's October 2015 meeting — photo by Michael Blank

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Wi-Fi is everywhere in our homes… until it’s not — sometimes we have dead-spots or slow-spots. Heading down the path of extenders and repeaters to plug those holes usually ends in headache.

The past year has introduced a variety of new wireless network options, including mesh networks, and this means choosing a router is a different experience than it used to be!

Dave Hamilton will walk through what you need and why, so that you can make the best decision for your own home or workspace.

Dave will discuss:

  • How to choose a router in 2017
  • What technologies/features matter for you
  • What "mesh" means and whether or not you need it
  • Which router is right for you… and why
  • How to set it up for optimal success

About the presenter…
Dave Hamilton co-founded The Mac Observer in 1988, an online magazine and one of the leading daily news sites for the Macintosh community. Dave is also President and co-founder of BackBeat Media, a publisher service agency representing the advertising and operations activities of consumer technology-focused Websites and Podcasts, helping them to grow their businesses. Additionally, he is the publisher and co-host of the Mac Geek Gab Podcast, launched in 2005, which is one of the top Mac Podcasts in the market today. Dave maintains his Blog at

Note! icon Meeting Room Location

PMUG’s meetings are now held in Stuart Hall, Room 4 (first floor.) This is the room where the "PMUG Answers" Discussion Group used to be held.