Wireless Router

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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VexBox disciplines teens with slow internet

VexBox disciplines teens with slow internet

The device we're looking at today is a box that hooks up to your home internet network to slow it down. Madness, you say? This device is made for parents of teenagers. Parents who, apparently, do not allow their children to own smartphones. This box controls the internet speed of your router, slowing it down to the same speed you'd have had if you clocked in at the birth of widespread internet - 56k and dial-up. Instead of turning the web connection throughout your house off entirely, this device just cuts your internet speed down to a crawl.

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WattUp promises wireless charging for up to 12 devices

WattUp promises wireless charging for up to 12 devices

Wireless charging is slowly becoming part of our actual, usable tech conversation. For quite some time, we’ve seen wireless methods and ideas slide across our screens, only to be let down when it never happens. With two of the largest wireless charging governing bodies partnering up to lead the charge forward, we’ve actually got reason to smile about wireless charging. We’ve also got license to discuss weird ideas again, because it’s actually possible we’ll get them! To that, we present WattUp.

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D-Link ULTRA Performance AC3200 router taps its inner drone

D-Link ULTRA Performance AC3200 router taps its inner drone

Have you ever looked at your WiFi router and found yourself wishing it looked like a drone? If so, D-Link's new ULTRA Performance AC3200 WiFi router will be right up your alley, featuring a sharp triangular design with carefully positioned antennas for an all-around mean look with distinct UAV design flavors. This new router is joined by a couple other ULTRA Performance offerings, giving consumers new 11AC home networking options. D-Link has also tossed a sphere-shaped WiFi USB adapter into the mix.

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Keewifi router replaces passwords with a tap

Keewifi router replaces passwords with a tap

Keewifi is a router that aims to be easier to use than an ordinary router, as well as being safer by completely eliminating the use of passwords. Rather than entering a passcode, devices are connected to the Keewifi by putting them right up to the device -- tapping it, for example -- and are managed using the device's Android and iOS apps. With this, it is impossible for someone to connect to the network by guessing the password (since it doesn't use one). 

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Modem shipments in decline as tethering becomes popular

Modem shipments in decline as tethering becomes popular

Smartphones replace a lot of various devices we no longer find a need for. Cameras, home phones, music players, and now — modems? According to research firm Strategy Analytics, smartphones are rapidly taking the place of our modems, too. Shipments of modems are expected to decline 24% by the end of the year, not surprising after a 17% dip in shipments last year. Since 2010, Strategy Analytics says the market cap for modems has been cut in half, but it’s not doomsday just yet.

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Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router boasts 800Mbps

Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway router boasts 800Mbps

Verizon has introduced its new FiOS Quantum Gateway router, a high-speed device that promises up to 800-megabits-per-second speeds and other features that will complement the average Internet user's browsing habits. Among its offerings, the Quantum Gateway router is being hailed as one of the top options available when it comes to signal quality (range, when unobstructed, goes up to 325ft). The router is available now from Verizon, which is hawking it to subscribers with high-speed Internet plans.

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Linksys EA9200 and E8350 routers target demanding users

Linksys EA9200 and E8350 routers target demanding users

Linksys has taken the wraps off a pair of new routers, one of which is available now and the other that will be launching in a couple of days: the E8350 and the EA9200. Both are targeted at demanding users, though the EA9200 is the higher-end of the two, bringing with it features like dual-band operation and 6 antennas. That doesn't mean the E8350 isn't notable for its own reasons: it brings four antennas, which will meet most users' needs, and the same dual-band operation.

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