Wireless Router

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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Netgear Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router offers Gigabit, quad-stream

Netgear Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router offers Gigabit, quad-stream

Netgear has complemented its tri-band Nighthawk X6 (R800) router with a similar model, the quad-stream Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router (R7500). This quad-stream WiFi router offers Gigabit speeds (up to 1.73Gbps), and is aimed towards users who need high speeds for heavy streaming, serious gaming, and more.

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PORTAL pocket router uses TOR to protect your WiFi traffic

PORTAL pocket router uses TOR to protect your WiFi traffic

Privacy concerns continue to grow, and efforts to make sure that one's digital world stays private -- or, at least, as private as possible -- are at an all-time high. Edward Snowden has famously advised the public to use encryption to keep out prying eyes. This has lead to the creation of what amounts to a portable security-centric travel router.

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ASUS RT-AC87 router can handle your Gigabit Internet with ease

ASUS RT-AC87 router can handle your Gigabit Internet with ease

ASUS is at it again, producing great routers for your home or office. This time they’ve unleashed the RT-AC87, which was first shown off at CES this year. Using a 4x4 MU-MIMO chipset, the RT-AC87 will handle anything you throw at it, even Google Fiber-esque speeds.

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NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 is the first consumer Tri-Band router

NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 is the first consumer Tri-Band router

Network equipment expert NETGEAR is once again trying to claim an "industry first" title. With the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (R800), it is unveiling the first Tri-Band router to hit the market, promising to deliver to home users the best WiFi band compatible with their device, whether old or new, and adjusted for their particular needs.

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Leaked NSA pics show routers being bugged

Leaked NSA pics show routers being bugged

This past August, the (at the time) latest Snowden leak revealed a secret hacking collective at the NSA called Tailored Access Operations, more commonly referred to as TAO. More information surfaced about the unit is subsequent leaks, the latest of which includes a couple pictures of the TAO bugging intercepted network hardware.

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US Cellular 4G LTE Router cuts the cable cord

US Cellular 4G LTE Router cuts the cable cord

US Cellular has outed a new 4G home router, offering LTE connectivity for those who perhaps aren't served by traditional DSL or cable providers, or who don't want to be fixed to one location. The 4G LTE Router needs to be plugged in to an AC supply - it's not a mobile hotspot with a battery for truly portable use - but can at least be packed up in your bag and moved between home or office.

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Linksys wireless routers affected by worm called TheMoon

Linksys wireless routers affected by worm called TheMoon

The SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center discovered a worm that affects older Linksys wireless routers after receiving multiple complaints from owners. The ISC, as it is called, published a write up about what it had discovered about the worm called TheMoon, as well as possible models at risk. Linksys has followed up the notification with a confirmation of the issue.

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