Wireless Router

Marble WiFi router lets you grow a small plant on its surface

Marble WiFi router lets you grow a small plant on its surface

As technology ever-encroaches into our daily lives, it can be harder to stop and smell the flowers, both literally and figuratively. The Consortium for Slower Internet is aware of such an issue, and wants to make you aware of it, too, via its marble and wood router. With this router, which to the naked eye appears to be an organic brick with a couple antennas coming out the rear, you can grow a small plant that serves as a reminder to unplug every so often and enjoy nature.

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mydlink SharePort app turns router connected USB drives into cloud storage

mydlink SharePort app turns router connected USB drives into cloud storage

D-Link has been producing wireless routers and other networking hardware for a number of years. The company has announced a new app that enables consumers to create their own cloud storage network. The app is called the mydlink SharePort app and it's designed to work with compatible D-Link 11AC Wireless Routers.

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D-Link router backdoor vulnerability fix in the works

D-Link router backdoor vulnerability fix in the works

Over the weekend, researcher Craig Heffner of Tactical Network Solutions revealed that a fairly simple hack would allow certain D-Link routers to be breached, bypassing the authentication process and leaving one's data open to snooping. Presently, there's no way to patch the issue, but now D-Link has come forward stating that it will have a solution by the end of this month.

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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router brings world’s fastest home speeds

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router brings world’s fastest home speeds

Supposing you're wanting to make the most of your best-in-class internet connection at home, the folks at Netgear have brought forth the likes of their Smart WiFi Router by the name of "Nighthawk." They saw the need for such a high-powered device in the everyday home environment, and they made it a reality. Here you'll find the AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) prepared for the common market, rolling out with a 1GHz dual-core processor, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, and Netgear Beamforming+ technology to boot.

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Netgear R6100 router brings futuristic speed with dual-band Wi-Fi

Netgear R6100 router brings futuristic speed with dual-band Wi-Fi

It's the sixth device that Netgear has released with future-ready 802.11ac wireless connectivity, but it's the first that's coming in at under a bill. That's right under a hundred bucks here in the USA, and at that point working with AC1200 dual-band technology becomes accessible by the masses. The company suggests that, when the situation is optimal, this device is capable of handling Wi-Fi speeds up to 1200 Mbps with Fast Ethernet wired connections - but you'll need the right gear to go with it, of course.

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Verizon 4G LTE Router available now for $99

Verizon 4G LTE Router available now for $99

If you're wanting to take advantage of Verizon's 4G LTE in your home, and are wanting a device that both wired and wireless devices can connect to, Verizon just released a new router that does the trick. Simply named the 4G LTE Router, this bad boy can take on ethernet connections and WiFi connections at the same time. It can support up to a whopping 20 WiFi connections, and has four ethernet ports on the back.

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FreedomPop Hub Burst now available for $89, offers 1GB/month for free

FreedomPop Hub Burst now available for $89, offers 1GB/month for free

Back in December, we told you about the new Hub Burst wireless router from FreedomPop, which costs $89 up front, but it gives you 1GB of data per month for free, with $10/month getting you 10GB. The router is available now, and it's meant to support a household of usage, but as long as you're not streaming movies if you want to keep the free plan.

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Cisco announces Linksys 802.11ac router and Cloud Connect platform

Cisco announces Linksys 802.11ac router and Cloud Connect platform

Cisco announced the new Linksys EA6500 today, its first 802.11ac router with up to 1,300Mbps data rate on the 5GHz and 540Mbps on the 2.4GHz. The announcement of the EA6500 also comes at the same time as does the Linksys AC Universal Media Connector featuring 802.11ac connectivity to a maximum of four ethernet devices. Both the Media Connector and EA6500 router should be available in August or September.

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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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Western Digital My Net routers push HD media streaming

Western Digital My Net routers push HD media streaming

Western Digital has launched a new range of home networking products, the My Net series, promising smooth HD video streaming and support for shared personal cloud storage. The five-strong range features four wireless routers and one eight-port switch, the former all packing simultaneous dual-band WiFi for up to 450+450 Mbps speeds, along with up to seven gigabit ethernet ports.

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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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