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Netgear refreshes entry-level lineup with Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router

Netgear refreshes entry-level lineup with Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router

Netgear has announced its new Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router (R7000P), refreshing its entry-level model in the process. Netgear has been on something of an announcement tear recently, revealing its Nighthawk X10 back in October. Where the Nighthawk X10 is more for people who need (or want) a top-tier router, however, the Nighthawk AC2300 is more of a router for the rest of us.

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Google doubles-down on WiFi as Apple eyes the exits

Google doubles-down on WiFi as Apple eyes the exits

Google's new home networking system, Google WiFi, may not be actually out juggling internet packets in users homes yet, but that hasn't stopped the company from declaring a premature mesh victory. Announced in early October, the cylindrical router doesn't just aim to replicate what the existing OnHub does, but goes beyond it by allowing multiple units to work together. It's called mesh networking and, while Google isn't the first company to attempt it in the home, the search giant is claiming to be best at it.

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Apple wireless routers reportedly face axe

Apple wireless routers reportedly face axe

It may not be long before Apple pulls the plug on its wireless router business. New reports claim that Apple has disbanded its router division, meaning that it's not likely we'll see a refreshed AirPort moving forward. When you combine this report with the fact that there hasn't been a new AirPort release since 2013, it seems like the writing may be on the wall.

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Netgear’s Nighthawk X10 claims to be ‘world’s fastest router’

Netgear’s Nighthawk X10 claims to be ‘world’s fastest router’

Netgear has introduced its new Nighthawk X10 router today, and it sounds about as premium as you can get. The company is saying that not only is the Nighthawk X10 the world's fastest router, but it's also the first geared toward media streaming. Make no mistake, those hefty claims translate to a high asking price, with Netgear pricing the Nighthawk X10 at $499.99.

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Google Wifi router detailed as daisy-chain mesh machine

Google Wifi router detailed as daisy-chain mesh machine

A rumor has surfaced about the next device in Google's oncoming collection of Pixel and Pixel-friendly machines. This one goes by the name Google Wifi, and it'll be a Wi-fi router the likes of which we've sort-of seen before. Google's released what we might classify as a test run of this device before in the Google OnHub for Google On and Google Home. Now it would appear that the device - or something very similar - will do something ever-so-slightly different and will cost a bit less.

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Google OnHub turns one year old, celebrates with Philips Lighting partnership

Google OnHub turns one year old, celebrates with Philips Lighting partnership

It may be hard to believe, but Google's OnHub router is turning one year old today. To celebrate, Google has created a blog post where it runs down many of the important features that make OnHub "more than just a router." That isn't the only thing it's doing to celebrate OnHub's first successful trip around the Sun, as the company also announced a new partnership with Philips Lighting that opens up some pretty cool functionality for OnHub owners.

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Netgear’s Orbi system looks to shake up the WiFi router space

Netgear’s Orbi system looks to shake up the WiFi router space

Dead zones in home WiFi networks can be a rage-inducing problem, but Netgear is looking to make that issue a thing of the past with its latest router. The Orbi functions a bit differently from most WiFi routers you'll come across, as it's more of a "WiFi system," featuring both a router and an accompanying satellite meant to offer a more consistent wireless signal throughout your entire home.

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D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 EXO WiFi Router Review

D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 EXO WiFi Router Review

As the cost of network hardware continues to tumble, fast ways of getting online around the home needn't break the bank. Announced at CES 2016, D-Link's DIR-879 AC1900 EXO WiFi Router promises a noticeable upgrade from your cable company's default hardware, without headaches at setup and for a street price of under $150.

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TP-LINK URL used to configure routers no longer owned by TP-LINK

TP-LINK URL used to configure routers no longer owned by TP-LINK

While domain names like "google.com" or "apple.com" seem to last forever, their ownership doesn't. Companies who maintain these and other official URLs need to regularly renew ownership or risk losing ownership to someone else. Network equipment maker TP-LINK might have forgotten that simple chore. Either that or it decided to simply let its ownership lapse. Either way, it has been discovered that two domain's formerly used by TP-LINK to configure its routers and Wi-Fi Extenders are, in fact, no longer owned by TP-LINK at all.

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Linksys EA9500 router is first with MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 tech

Linksys EA9500 router is first with MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 tech

Linksys has announced a new wireless router that it claims is the first fully functional MU-MIMO AC5400 Tri-Band Wireless Router. The company has also launched an accompanying AC1900 Range Extender and USB adapter. These are said to be the first network solutions in the category to support MU-MIMO, which is Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output, and next-gen 802.11ac Wave 2 technology.

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Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

A new WiFi router is on Kickstarter seeking funding called Portal. This WiFi router claims to use spectrum turbocharger technology inside to bring access to 300% more airwaves than any other router out there. The maker claims that extra airwave coverage brings as much as 300x more range and coverage. If you live in a location that has lots of WiFi signals flying around, portal still claims to improve your performance by 2x.

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TP-Link Talon AD7200 is now available – claims to be the fastest Wi-Fi router

TP-Link Talon AD7200 is now available – claims to be the fastest Wi-Fi router

Way back in January we talked a bit about what TP-Links claims is the world's first wireless AD router called the Talon AD7200. In January, the router had been announced and it is now available to purchase online and in some retail outlets. The AD7200 router runs on a 60GHz band that is able to reach much faster speeds than Gigabit Ethernet. It will allow users to download 200 photos in less than a second.

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