Clearwire are preparing to launch a portable WiFi router compatible with a Motorola WiMax USB stick modem, intended for sharing a WiMAX connection with more than one user. The router, seen here in prototype form, was demonstrated at the official Clear launch in Portland, Oregon, yesterday.
Video demo of the Clear router after the cut
We're starting to see a lot of devices wearing multiple hats, so to speak, and the D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 is no exception. Not only is the DIR-685 an 802.11n Wi-Fi router, it also packs network attached storage (NAS) and D-Link's SharePort Technology, which allows printers, scanners and other devices to be shared over the network via USB.
Only a few hours ago we reported that Japanese bullet trains would be adding a Wi-Fi service that commuters would be able to pay to use when traveling. Now there is another company that is adding Wi-Fi to their mode of transportation, only this service will be free to all who whish to stay connected.
Who said a 3G Wi-Fi router has to be bulky and unattractive? That's certainly not the case with the the T-Mobile Mobile Broadband Share Dock, which is actually decent to look at while doing its mundane though important job.
D-Link have announced the DIR-825, a WiFi-N router capable of simultaneous dual-band use. The DIR-825 Xtreme N can sustain both a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz network at the same time, intelligently differentiating between bandwidth-intensive applications such as VoIP and online gaming and assigning them to the more stable 5GHz frequency. Meanwhile general network traffic uses the 2.4GHz band.
Netgear has pushed out a heap of new 802.11n networking devices today, including routers, modem routers and USB adapters. The WNR2000 and DGN2000 routers are both backward-compatible with WiFi b/g, have four ethernet ports and differ only in that the DGN2000 has a built-in ADSL2+ modem. Each has Netgear's Push 'N' Connect setup system, which allows you to add new wireless devices to the network with a button press rather than remembering a password.