networking

Dojo aims to keep your network devices from spying on you

Dojo aims to keep your network devices from spying on you

A new device has turned up called Dojo that is designed to help keep your connected home secure. The device is designed to monitor the behavior of each device that is connected to your home network and help ensure your privacy. For instance, Dojo is able to tell if your TV is still recording your voice even when it is off and when it is uploading data to the cloud.

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TP-Link dual-band WiFi range extenders are for gaming and 4K video streaming

TP-Link dual-band WiFi range extenders are for gaming and 4K video streaming

TP-Link has unveiled some new WiFi range extenders that are aimed at gamers and people who stream lots of 4K video needing high bandwidth. There are two new range extenders being unveiled including the AC1900 WiFi Range extender RE580D and the AC1750 range extender RE450. The RE580D supports speeds up to 1900 Mbps and the RE450 supports speeds up to 1750Mbps.

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Linksys launches new range extenders to terminate WiFi dead spots

Linksys launches new range extenders to terminate WiFi dead spots

Linksys has added a pair of new WiFi range extenders to its lineup of devices that includes the AC1200 Boost EX Range Extender RE6400 and the AC750 Boost Range Extender RE6300. Both of the devices are designed to expand your wireless network into areas of your home or office where signal strength is weak.

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Behold, ASUS’ monstrous Crown of Thorns router

Behold, ASUS’ monstrous Crown of Thorns router

Nobody ever said that home networking kit couldn't be terrifying, and ASUS clearly took that to heart. The company's latest wireless router, the ASUS RT-AC5300, takes "world's fastest WiFi" as its primary boast, but we can't get past the intimidating looks.

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D-Link AC1900 WiFi USB adapter is mostly spherical

D-Link AC1900 WiFi USB adapter is mostly spherical

D-Link has unveiled a new USB WiFi adapter that is an orb that resembles the Death Star. The adapter is model number DWA-192 and it aims to bring extended WiFi range and speed to desktop PCs and laptops. The orb has 3x3 internal antennas, dual-band tech supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, and supports speeds up to 1900 Mbps.

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Netgear R6400 promises up to 80% boost from afar

Netgear R6400 promises up to 80% boost from afar

Netgear has added a new smart router to its home networking line-up, with the AC1750 Smart WiFi Router R6400 promising up to 80-percent better performance at a distance. The new router, which offers 802.11ac WiFi along with backward compatibility for a/b/g/n devices, offers up to 1,750 Mbps speeds (450+1300 Mbps), at least in theory, along with simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz use. Meanwhile there's a smartphone app for management rather than having to log into a clunky browser interface.

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Insanely expensive AudioQuest cable promises big sound for audiophiles

Insanely expensive AudioQuest cable promises big sound for audiophiles

Audiophiles have been known to spend big money on products that seem a bit out there to the average user. For instance, they will spend thousands of dollars on amplifiers with old school vacuum tubes when the non-audiophile can get an amp for a fraction of that price. A new audiophile product has landed and this time it's an insanely expensive Cat-6 Ethernet cable.

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Eero wants to create mesh network for your home WiFi needs

Eero wants to create mesh network for your home WiFi needs

However the FCC rules on Net Neutrality (we hear you’ll like the outcome), we’re sure most people consider their home Internet a utility. Connectivity is crucial to thriving in society, as we’ve migrated our physical existence to the digital world. That’s why poor WiFi, especially at home, is rage-inducing. A new startup, Eero, wants to change all that. Their small hardware, when positioned strategically around the home, cobbles together a range extender, repeater, and router into one device. By connecting more than one Eero, you’re creating a mesh network, scalable to your wants. and needs.

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Linksys rolls out new WRT1200AC Gigabit Router and WRT products

Linksys rolls out new WRT1200AC Gigabit Router and WRT products

Linksys is tossing some new networking gear for the home or small office onto the market with the official unveil for the new items at CES 2015. Among the new items are the WRT1200AC Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router, WRT Network Storage Bay, and Linksys High-Gain Antennas. Linksys also has several other networking devices that it is adding to the WRT family at CES 2015.

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D-Link launches gigabit PowerLine networking kit with MIMO at CES 2015

D-Link launches gigabit PowerLine networking kit with MIMO at CES 2015

D-Link has launched new home networking kits at CES 2015 that people with spotty WiFi coverage or concerns about wireless security will want to check out. The new home networking kit is the industry's first gigabit PowerLine networking system with MIMO. D-Link is offering the system in two versions including the PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit DHP-701AV and an updated PowerLine AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit DHP-601AV.

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Researchers claim 81% of Tor users can be identified by router information

Researchers claim 81% of Tor users can be identified by router information

Internet users who don’t want to be tracked have many tools at their disposal. One of the most commonly used tools is Tor. Tor is a free software platform and open network that is designed to allow users to defend against traffic analysis as they surf the web. Users of Tor want to keep their business activities, relationships, and privacy secret. It appears that Tor may have a significant flaw.

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Samsung 60Ghz WiFi promises 4.6Gbps data transmission

Samsung 60Ghz WiFi promises 4.6Gbps data transmission

Samsung is talking up its new WiFi technology that it claims will improve data transmission speed compared to current generation WiFi gear by up to five times. WiFi tech currently tops out at around 866Mbps. The new 60GHz WiFi technology will allow data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps of throughput. Samsung says with this new WiFi technology consumers will be able to transfer a full HD movie from a mobile device to a TV in less than three seconds.

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