NETGEAR is a global networking company that provides consumers, businesses and service providers with different innovative products and is expanding its market-leading family of the next generation 802.11ac wireless products with the R6100 Wi-Fi Router. This dual band model supports combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 1200 Mbps with fast Ethernet wired connections which delivers safe and reliable internet connections for faster downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD videos and pause-free gaming with a price of $99.99. It encloses all the features of an improved home theatre experience.
In this modern area of wireless networking, the market is flooded with devices with advanced feature sets, sometimes not performing as well as others. This trade-off can be frustrating. Sometimes, the basic features are all one really needs in a WiFi router, and the Rosewill T600N fills that gap. It’s an 802.11a/b/g/n router that can do 300 Mbps per frequency and even features standard replaceable antennas for its 2.4 GHz radio. ThinkComputers takes a look at this sub $60 unit that frequently can be found online for under $50!
Want to extend your Wi-Fi range? Why not go for the dual band RP-N53 W-Fi range extender? The new range extender, announced today by ASUS uses strong internal antennas to provide its users with a wide coverage area. This N53 enables users to have a sound and a stable access to network access. The most amazing feature is that it can be used in multiple-floor buildings promising to give good network signals. The N53 can be used at home or an office. It can be kept in the backyard, the roof or as discussed before, on any floor.
In terms of getting a network connection from one point to another in a way that most folk consider neat and orderly, some ways are easier than others. Running Ethernet or coaxial cable can be messy for existing structures, and sometimes there’s a reason not to use WiFi. When those two standard options are out, the next one to consider is Powerline networking. Powerline is oft-forgotten, because most folk reach for a better WiFi router when they need it. The 500 Mbps RPLC-500 Kit from Rosewill is a new contender in this space. It offers a smaller wall wart adapter than some of its competitors’ offerings and great power saving features. Its plug-and-play operation lets users get up and running in no time.
D-Link has released a brand new dual-band wireless Gigabit router. The DIR-850L is an AC 1200 router so it operates at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands. Not only do you have wireless support, but you also have 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a single USB port. You can connect a USB hard drive to the DIR-850L for easy file access on any device that is connected to the router.
We mainly know Gigabyte for their motherboard and video card offerings, but they do offer many other products as well. The network-attached storage (NAS) segment is very stable so of course Gigabyte is in that space. They have just launched their latest 4-bay NAS, the GR-EZI14H. It is almost identical to the GR-EZI04H which was launched back in December. The main difference is that the GR-EZI14H ships with Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 instead of the custom Linux operating system that was on the GR-EZI04H.
There was a time when a wireless router did little more than, well, route. It took bits from the airwaves and put them on a wire, destined for the Internet or perhaps the local network. As the technology matured, product designers started adding things. At first, it was software like firewalls, quality of service controls, and port tunneling and forwarding controls. Then came the advanced things such as VPN and jffs-based file storage – sufficient for a small, static HTML site stored on a cordoned-off part of the router’s unused flash ROM. Then came the hardware changes, most relevant to this review being the advent of USB ports. This opened a whole new world of possibilities, generally USB Mass Storage devices and printers. Then Western Digital joined the fray. It added a hard drive to the router. Thus, we have the My Net N900 Central, a 450Mbps x2 high-end wireless router ready act not only as a shuffler of bits, but also as a storer of bits; a router and simple NAS all in one compact device.
We met at Digital Experience with TRENDnet’s Zak Wood to preview some of the networking products company’s new technology for CES 2013. TRENDnet is introducing a pair of 802.11ac wireless products, a router and a USB 3.0 adapter. It also announced the smallest 500 Mbps Powerline adapter, and it has a pass-through plug, to boot.
TP-LINK has made some remarkable networking products that won’t break your wallet. We caught up with them at Digital Experience during CES 2013 to check out their latest products. Dan from TP-LINK showed us an AC 1750Mbps router, USB 11ac adapter, 500Mbps powerline plus wireless AP adapters, along with a no setup (WPS) wireless repeater. All of the products look promising, while keeping the same TP-LINK quality and price point we’ve come to love. Check out the video for the entire rundown.
Not all wireless routers are equal. Every wireless router can shuffle bits back and forth between the Internet, the local wired network, and the local wireless network. Some routers are faster than others, and that’s to be expected. However, there is another class of wireless router that offers more than the standard feature set. The ASUS RT-N66U Dual-band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router is one such hot rod. Featuring among other things dual USB2 ports and 450 Mbps wireless transfers and the ability to create eight wireless networks, the RT-N66U is a great device for folks who want their always-on device to do more than just shuffle bits. Read on for the review.
Aug 28, 2015 0