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Nest WiFi is Google’s latest attempt at mesh networking

Nest WiFi is Google’s latest attempt at mesh networking

Google has offered a mesh router called Google WiFi since 2016, but today we're seeing the successor to that system. During its Pixel 4 event today, Google got up on stage and announced Nest WiFi, a new mesh router that improves on the Google WiFi formula. For starters, Google says that Nest WiFi is more capable than Google WiFi, boasting as much as twice the speed and 25% better coverage.

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TP-Link brings the budget WiFi 6 routers we’ve been waiting for

TP-Link brings the budget WiFi 6 routers we’ve been waiting for

With WiFi 6 certification landing last month, it was only a matter of time before we saw manufacturers begin to roll out compatible routers at a faster pace. Many of the WiFi 6 routers released thus far have been pretty expensive devices, but today, TP-Link announced two new WiFi 6 routers that attempt to move in the other direction.

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Amazon Eero mesh router launched for $99 with Alexa

Amazon Eero mesh router launched for $99 with Alexa

The folks at Amazon launched a new Eero mesh router system today for approximately $99 USD. This device will launch with dual-band radio system support and support for the Eero Secure and Eero Secure Plus subscription systems. This is the first product launched by Amazon with Eero since Amazon acquired Eero in March of 2019.

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Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh is a $700 router for the speed obsessed

Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh is a $700 router for the speed obsessed

Get ready for more speed and more range in your home network, with Netgear's Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh system arriving with compatibility with the latest wireless standard. The tri-band routers - which look charmingly like robot stegosaurus plates - promise more channels for WiFi devices, making sure that slower gadgets don't hold up their faster counterparts in the process.

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Nighthawk XRM570 Pro Gaming mesh router wages war on lag

Nighthawk XRM570 Pro Gaming mesh router wages war on lag

Netgear today announced its latest in a long line of gaming routers, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi system (XRM570). As the name suggests, the XRM570 is a mesh networking system that's designed to help you get a reliable WiFi connection throughout your entire house. That should make this ideal for online gaming when you can't run an ethernet cable to your gaming PC or console, but that's assuming you can stomach the XRM570's hefty price tag.

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Netgear looks to the future with four new WiFi 6 routers

Netgear looks to the future with four new WiFi 6 routers

Netgear is introducing four new routers today, and with them, it's looking to get its foot in the door early when it comes to WiFi 6 (802.11ax). All four of these routers support the new WiFi standard, which makes some pretty big promises for network capacity, latency, and battery life. With more and more devices and appliances connecting to the internet these days, that extra capability will come in handy, and Netgear wants one of its routers at the center of your IoT setup.

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NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 router to stave off death by lag

NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 router to stave off death by lag

Wi-Fi routers have become a lot more critical today, even in regular households. The number of connected devices in homes and their varied uses of the Internet means that the simple, straightforward routers of the past can no longer satisfy some of the most common use cases, like video streaming and online gaming. To meet the needs of modern gamers, network hardware maker NETGEAR established its Nighthawk Pro Gaming line of routers and its newest member, the NPG XR300, is designed to minimize lag and maximize bandwidth by making sure online games get priority over everything else.

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HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC brought along its vision of 5G devices to Mobile World Congress 2019 this week, but not in the shape of a phone. Instead, the HTC 5G Hub puts high-speed networking into a mobile smart hub, a combination smart display and router that won't be pinned down to one location.

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ARRIS reveals SURFboard mAX Pro tri-band WiFi 6 mesh system

ARRIS reveals SURFboard mAX Pro tri-band WiFi 6 mesh system

Arris has unveiled SURFboard mAX Pro, a tri-band WiFi 6 mesh networking system for residential homes. The new system brings high-speed Internet into every room in the home -- a single router covers 3,000sqft -- with the promise of less interference than competing dual-band systems. Arris calls its new system the "most advanced" in the world, one that will be available to purchase in the first half of 2019.

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D-Link 5G router brings gateway to next-gen connectivity

D-Link 5G router brings gateway to next-gen connectivity

With 5G on the horizon, many companies are rushing to announce new products to take advantage of the standard. One of those companies is D-Link, which has announced a new 5G NR gateway aimed at people who plan to get their home internet from wireless companies once 5G actually arrives. The router, known as the DWR-2010, hasn't been extensively detailed yet, but that might be because it won't be launching for a while.

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NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 router looks like it’s ready to take off

NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 router looks like it’s ready to take off

Wi-Fi routers are often treated as primarily utilitarian pieces of equipment. They’re placed in some corner of the room or some shelf and are often forgotten and ignored until some problem occurs. But because of the growing complexity, number, and sizes of antennas needed in today’s routers, some equipment makers have taken the opportunity to make their gear look more fashionable, futuristic even. Like NETGEAR’s new Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi router, which almost looks like a modified Imperial Shuttle ready to take flight.

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Razer Sila is a gaming-grade router for PCs, consoles, mobile

Razer Sila is a gaming-grade router for PCs, consoles, mobile

Gaming is Razer's life blood so it only stands that it would focus on products that empower gamers and improve gaming experience. But while gaming can take different forms on different devices, one thing remains common in modern gaming: an Internet connection. So one of the most immediate and most generic way Razer could push gaming forward would be to launch a product that ensures any gaming-related device will have the best Internet connection possible in the house. And that is exactly what the Razer Sila WiFi router promises.

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