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What Separates Business Routers From Consumer Routers?

Small-business owners shopping for a new router should avoid the flashy new 802.11ac models. Here’s why.

D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router Review: Strong Monitoring Capabilities but Indifferent Performance

This router lets you monitor and control some network functions from an Internet-connected iOS or Android device.

Hotspot Shield Protects Your Privacy Either Free With Ads or Paid and Ad-Free

Encrypt your wireless communications at non-secure locations with private VPN service Hotspot Shield.

Private WiFi Protects Sensitive Data--For a Price

Protect your Wi-Fi communications with personal VPN service Private WiFi.

Synology DiskStation DS712+ Review: Speedy Two-Bay NAS Box Is Built for Expansion

Expandable and outfitted with a great operating system and tons of features, this two-bay NAS unit also moves data rapidly.

QNAP TS-459 Pro II Review: High-Performance, Four-Bay NAS Drive Has a High Price to Match

Super performance, four bays, USB 3.0, and a wealth of software features make this box a dream for small and medium-size businesses, albeit a very expensive one.

Showdown: Remote Control Tech Support Services, Tested

Web-based tech support services provide live help, but can you trust your PC in a stranger's hands? We suffered hold-time hell to test how four services dealt with real-world Windows problems.

How to Choose a Router for Your Business

Although a consumer-level router is good enough for some small businesses, you need stronger, more secure equipment that can handle traffic among many users. Here are the must-have features in a serious router.

Which Web Host Do You Need? Six Small-Business Plans Compared

You can find countless hosting services with similar prices. We help you read between the lines of the fine print to pick the product that fits the needs of your company's website.

YMax MagicJack Plus Review: Phone Gadget Can Replace Your Landline--For a Price

The MagicJack Plus gives you unlimited, landline-quality home phone service on the cheap, but YMax still hasn’t learned how to offer decent support.

How to choose a mobile carrier for your small business

Before you lock your company into a contract, consider these tips--they'll help you read between the lines of the carriers' fine print and make the smartest choice.

20 Best U.S. Airports for Tech Travelers

Looking for a place where you can get things done--or be entertained--while waiting for a flight? We tested Wi-Fi quality and cell reception (and counted electrical outlets) at the 40 largest airports in the United States, to find the ones that do the best job of keeping you plugged in at the gate and in the air.

When Your ISP is One of Your Neighbors

Any small business that doesn't provide outstanding customer service is a small business on its way to being a former small business.