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Netgear’s Orbi system looks to shake up the WiFi router space

Netgear’s Orbi system looks to shake up the WiFi router space

Dead zones in home WiFi networks can be a rage-inducing problem, but Netgear is looking to make that issue a thing of the past with its latest router. The Orbi functions a bit differently from most WiFi routers you'll come across, as it's more of a "WiFi system," featuring both a router and an accompanying satellite meant to offer a more consistent wireless signal throughout your entire home.

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D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 EXO WiFi Router Review

D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 EXO WiFi Router Review

As the cost of network hardware continues to tumble, fast ways of getting online around the home needn't break the bank. Announced at CES 2016, D-Link's DIR-879 AC1900 EXO WiFi Router promises a noticeable upgrade from your cable company's default hardware, without headaches at setup and for a street price of under $150.

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TP-LINK URL used to configure routers no longer owned by TP-LINK

TP-LINK URL used to configure routers no longer owned by TP-LINK

While domain names like "google.com" or "apple.com" seem to last forever, their ownership doesn't. Companies who maintain these and other official URLs need to regularly renew ownership or risk losing ownership to someone else. Network equipment maker TP-LINK might have forgotten that simple chore. Either that or it decided to simply let its ownership lapse. Either way, it has been discovered that two domain's formerly used by TP-LINK to configure its routers and Wi-Fi Extenders are, in fact, no longer owned by TP-LINK at all.

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Linksys EA9500 router is first with MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 tech

Linksys EA9500 router is first with MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 tech

Linksys has announced a new wireless router that it claims is the first fully functional MU-MIMO AC5400 Tri-Band Wireless Router. The company has also launched an accompanying AC1900 Range Extender and USB adapter. These are said to be the first network solutions in the category to support MU-MIMO, which is Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output, and next-gen 802.11ac Wave 2 technology.

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Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

A new WiFi router is on Kickstarter seeking funding called Portal. This WiFi router claims to use spectrum turbocharger technology inside to bring access to 300% more airwaves than any other router out there. The maker claims that extra airwave coverage brings as much as 300x more range and coverage. If you live in a location that has lots of WiFi signals flying around, portal still claims to improve your performance by 2x.

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TP-Link Talon AD7200 is now available – claims to be the fastest Wi-Fi router

TP-Link Talon AD7200 is now available – claims to be the fastest Wi-Fi router

Way back in January we talked a bit about what TP-Links claims is the world's first wireless AD router called the Talon AD7200. In January, the router had been announced and it is now available to purchase online and in some retail outlets. The AD7200 router runs on a 60GHz band that is able to reach much faster speeds than Gigabit Ethernet. It will allow users to download 200 photos in less than a second.

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Ubiquiti Amplifi is a heavy-duty Wi-Fi system for homes

Ubiquiti Amplifi is a heavy-duty Wi-Fi system for homes

The demands on today's home networks have changed substantially compared to yesteryears. Whereas before each household would have at least one or two computers, today each member of that household would have at least one mobile device, sometimes even more. Regular consumer routers sometimes just aren't enough anymore to handle all those devices, not to mention the bandwidth their activities require. Enter Ubiquiti with its new Amplifi Wi-Fi system which was designed to create an enterprise-grade Wi-Fi network but with the convenience and beauty of a home device.

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Google OnHub WiFi router adds guest network feature

Google OnHub WiFi router adds guest network feature

Google's OnHub, the attractive WiFi router that recently got a makeover, has received a new update that (finally) brings a guest network option. With the feature, it is easier for guests to hop on your WiFi network, but you’ll have more control over what they can do, such as what devices can be accessed through it. The feature is available via the Google On mobile app.

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Starry Station router is simple, beautiful, and IoT-ready

Starry Station router is simple, beautiful, and IoT-ready

Founder of now-defunct Aero is back with a new company, and it is called Starry. As with Aero, Starry’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia is looking to change how things are done, not merely rehash the norm, and his latest attempt has set its focus on Internet, not television. Starry is in the process of deploying the first millimeter wave band active phased array technology for consumer-level Internet, but ahead of that comes something different: Starry Station, a router.

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D-Link launches new routers, kit to make home networks faster, smarter

D-Link launches new routers, kit to make home networks faster, smarter

Long gone are the days when a household had one lone computer connected to the Internet. Today a single home would have at least 3 smartphones, a tablet, and a laptop. Most have even more. That complicates home networking needs well beyond the capabilities of simple routers. To address the growing needs of increasingly tech savvy households, D-Link has revealed a new EXO line of routers and a new Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit that aims to not just speed up the transfer of data within the house but also manage that traffic depending on the needs of the users.

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TP-Link Talon AD7200 WiFi router packs 802.11ad 60GHz support

TP-Link Talon AD7200 WiFi router packs 802.11ad 60GHz support

TP-Link has rolled out a new multi-band WiFi router at CES 2016 that claims to be the first WiFi router based on 802.11ad technology. Inside the router are 802.11ad and 802.11ac MU-MIMO solutions from Qualcomm Atheros. The router is called the TP-LINK Talon AD7200 Multi-band Wi-Fi router. It’s capable of delivering network speeds up to 4.6 Gbps on 60 GHz bands.

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Almond 3 WiFi router controls your network and smart home

Almond 3 WiFi router controls your network and smart home

Securifi has unveiled the latest router in its Almond touchscreen wireless router family and it is called the Almond 3. The router is a smart home hub and a traditional WiFi router in one device. It supports Gigabit WiFi, has an integrated ZigBee radio, supports Z-Wave, and Bluetooth devices. It also has an integrated programmable siren for home security.

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