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Cisco responds to Connect Cloud complaints

Cisco responds to Connect Cloud complaints

Cisco’s new cloud service, Cisco Connect Cloud, went live last week and caused quite the uproar after routers underwent an automatic firmware update. People owning the E2700, E3500 and E4500 router models couldn’t login after the update and were faced with a request to sign up for Cisco Connect Cloud if they wanted access restored. Some people ended up losing their advanced settings if they decided to reboot the router.

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D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

This week the folks at D-Link have ushered in a new age of cloud router goodness for themselves with both the Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) and the Cloud Router 2000 (DIR-826L). Both of these routers come with mydlink Cloud Services and operate on speeds of up to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps, with the 2000 being the faster of the two. Both of these routers also work in a manner quite similar to the D-Link router we saw earlier this week with a full-sized USB port which can hook into a variety of devices and bring all of that devices contents to the cloud.

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D-Link DIR-857 offers dual band media streaming

D-Link DIR-857 offers dual band media streaming

Are you one of those fellows who likes to pipe HD media around the home using nothing more than wireless technology? D-Link has a router than you may be interested in. The company says that the new Dualband HD Media Router DIR-857 is capable of transfer rates of up to 900Mbit/s by using Wireless N on the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands, making it perfect for those Mad Men streaming marathons.

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Netgear intros 802.11ac R6200 router and A6200 adapter

Netgear intros 802.11ac R6200 router and A6200 adapter

Netgear was the first company to announce a 802.11ac router, capable of delivering wireless speeds of up to 1300Mbit/s throughout the home. That router isn’t shipping yet, but Netgear has announced two further 802.11ac products: the cheaper R6200 router, and the A6200 adapter. The R6200 router isn’t as feature rich as the R6300, but the A6200 adapter at least means you can now take advantage of the new speeds 802.11ac offers.

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Verizon HomeFusion residential 4G LTE hardware hands-on

Verizon HomeFusion residential 4G LTE hardware hands-on

The folks at Verizon have announced at their newest innovation for the home this month, HomeFusion for 4G LTE in your living room - and here at CTIA we've gotten to check out the hardware that'll make it all possible. All you'll really need are these two items: the cylinder-shaped antenna for attaching at the top of your house for starters, then this lovely router you see up in front of it. This router sits in your home as any normal router would, delivering to you 4G LTE speeds wherever you need it in any and all rooms in your abode.

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Netgear R6300 router delivers gigabit WiFi

Netgear R6300 router delivers gigabit WiFi

Netgear has today announced the world’s first 802.11ac WiFi router, the R6300, capable of speeds over 1Gbit/s on wireless. The new router is powered by Broadcom’s 5G WiFi chip, which is backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n. The R6300 is also dual band, with speeds potentially reaching 1300Mbit/s over 5Ghz, and 450Mbit/s over 2.4Ghz.

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Netgear WN2500RP promises extended WiFi coverage

Netgear WN2500RP promises extended WiFi coverage

If there’s anything more frustrating that slow WiFi speeds, it’s not having any reception at all. Sometimes having a single router providing WiFi for your humble abode just doesn’t cut, and it’s not always feasible to run cables throughout the home. Netgear might have the solution you’re looking for, the Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, or WN2500RP if you prefer.

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Three Web Cube Review

Three Web Cube Review

Take the portability out of mobile broadband, and you're left with a plain old broadband connection, but what if your home or office doesn't get a high-speed hookup or you're only going to be around for a short chunk of the typical 12-24 month agreement? Carrier Three believes it has the answer with the Web Cube, in effect a mobile broadband router that can't go any further than an AC socket. In return, you get convenience, some degree of mobility and - every geek's favorite - blue LED lighting. But is a non-mobile mobile modem niche or nonsense? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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