802.11ac

Amped Wireless unveils first high-power AC1900 long-range router and extender

Amped Wireless unveils first high-power AC1900 long-range router and extender

Amped Wireless, following the REA20 extender launched back in August, has announced the first long-range high-powered AC1900 WiFi router and WiFi extender, the RTA30 and the REA33. Both devices are slated for launch this coming summer, and as with other products from the maker, the router and extender comes with the Wi-Fi Analytics Tool. With this setup, Amped Wireless promises up to 10,000 square feet of Gigabit WiFi coverage.

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Amped Wireless REA20 Wi-Fi Range Extender set to hit market

Amped Wireless REA20 Wi-Fi Range Extender set to hit market

Amped Wireless will be releasing a new product tomorrow, the REA20 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Range Extender. It's the first to come to market that features 802.11ac tech, expanding the reach of wireless communication further for both home and office applications while offering speeds previously unseen in range extenders of this type.

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BearExtender 1200 and Turbo for Mac 802.11N/AC signal extenders unveiled

BearExtender 1200 and Turbo for Mac 802.11N/AC signal extenders unveiled

BearExtender has been making signal extenders for Macs for a few years now, such as the n3 WiFi adapter we reviewed back in 2010. Now the company has unveiled its latest two offerings, the 1200 being an 802.11n receiver and the Turbo being slated for 802.11AC. The 1200 has already been put up for pre-order and ships later this month, but those wanting the Turbo will need to wait a bit.

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Amped Wireless ACA1 500mW dual-band AC WiFi adapter available for pre-order

Amped Wireless ACA1 500mW dual-band AC WiFi adapter available for pre-order

On July 8, Amped Wireless put its 700mW 802.11AC dual-band Wi-Fi router up for pre-order, and now it has announced the same for its ACA1 500mW dual-band AC Wifi USB adapter. The device is currently available for pre-order from Amped's website for $89.99, with the shipping date being pegged as July 22. On an unspecified date later this month, it will also be launched in retail stores.

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D-Link Gaming Router DGL-5500 promises up to 1300Mbps in August

D-Link Gaming Router DGL-5500 promises up to 1300Mbps in August

It may look like Apple's new Mac Pro 2013, but the D-Link Gaming Router DGL-5500 is actually hoping to hook up with the potent workstation, not to mention anything else supporting WiFi 802.11ac. Revealed at CES back in January, and now priced and dated for store shelves, the DGL-5500 is expected to go on sale on August 1 complete with up to 1,300 Mbps data rates.

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AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule refreshed with new design and 802.11ac

AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule refreshed with new design and 802.11ac

Apple has revealed a brace of new networking equipment, with a completely redesigned AirPort Extreme and a matching Time Capsule. The new wireless connectivity kit has been entirely reworked from the short, squat, white boxes of today, now taking the form of tall, extruded aluminum columns.

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ASUS RT-AC68U 802.ac router promises up to 1,900Mbit/s (but it won’t be cheap)

ASUS RT-AC68U 802.ac router promises up to 1,900Mbit/s (but it won’t be cheap)

Patient when it comes to shuttling files around your network? No, us neither, and so ASUS' new RT-AC68U router is looking mighty appealing. The new 802.11ac wireless hub may have an unmemorable name, but it's probably worth a second glance as the first dual-band WiFi-ac router around, with the promise of data rates of up to 1,900 Mbit/s.

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OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

It's inevitable that Apple is going to release new Mac models at some point this year, particularly new MacBooks, since the iMacs just received a recent refresh. On the software end, Apple recently seeded the second beta version of OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion to developers, and the code inside of the operating system hint at the possibility of 802.11ac WiFi for new Mac models sometime this year.

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Apple rumored to partner with Broadcom for 802.11ac WiFi in 2013 Macs

Apple rumored to partner with Broadcom for 802.11ac WiFi in 2013 Macs

Apple's next update for its Mac lineup will obviously include a few welcome upgrades, but it's rumored that Apple has struck a deal with wireless chip firm Broadcom in order to bring high-speed 802.11ac 5G "Gigabit WiFi" to future Macs later this year. If true, the new WiFi chips will provide a much-needed boost in networking for the 2013 Macs.

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Prepare to be underwhelmed by first-gen WiFi 802.11ac warn experts

Prepare to be underwhelmed by first-gen WiFi 802.11ac warn experts

Early experiences with WiFi 802.11ac will likely prove disappointing for those expecting a significant boost over existing 11n wireless, industry experts warn, with the soon-to-be-ratified standard taking a further generation before it lights up properly. "The new standard will be evolutionary, with two waves involved" Cisco's Chris Spain tells Network Computing. "Out of the gate, the increases in performance over 11n will not be tremendously impressive. The second wave - which will require a hardware refresh - gets far more interesting."

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Western Digital outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

Western Digital outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

Western Digital has jumped on the 802.11AC bandwagon, revealing a new flagship wireless router selivering speeds up to 1,300 Mbps and promising no drops in your online gaming performance even under heavy load. The WD My Net AC1300 HD Dual-Band Router - and its My Net AC Bridge sibling - promise the fast speeds the latest generation of WiFi can deliver, as well as super-straightforward setup.

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Asus unveils new RT-AC66U 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

Asus unveils new RT-AC66U 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

Asus has unveiled a new next-generation Wi-Fi router called the RT-AC66U. The new Wi-Fi router supports 802.11ac 5G protocols offering wireless speeds of up to 1.75 Gbps. Other than the new 802.11ac protocol, the router also supports dual band gigabit wireless on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.

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