Everything in our homes is coming online: speakers, thermostats, light bulbs, grandma, front doors, cameras, washers, dryers, and everything in between. And WiFi is the foundation for it all. Outside the smartphone, it’s the technology we depend on most — the utility of the 21st-century home. It powers not only our work but also many of our favorite activities — Netflix, your Apple TV, your Sonos speakers.
But at best, WiFi is like death by a thousand cuts: dead zones, painful setup, embarrassing passwords, equipment that you have to hide in the closet. At worst, it’s complete failure.
The hardware’s not bad either.