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Linksys WRT32X WiFi gaming router packs in Killer Prioritization Engine

Linksys WRT32X WiFi gaming router packs in Killer Prioritization Engine

Linksys came to CES 2017 with a few different routers in tow, one of which being its new WRT32X WiFi gaming router. If the phrase "gaming router" elicits an eye-roll, you're probably not alone, but there may be reason for gamers to consider this router over others. Linksys has teamed with Rivet Networks to make this the first router that features the Killer Prioritization Engine.

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Linksys Max Stream line gets two new Tri-Band MU-MIMO routers

Linksys Max Stream line gets two new Tri-Band MU-MIMO routers

MU-MIMO functionality is becoming more and more prevalent in wireless routers, and Linksys is looking to get in while the market is still growing. Today the company announced two new Tri-Band routers in its Max Stream line, bringing the total number of MU-MIMO capable routers it offers up to eight. On top of those two routers, Linksys also announced plans to launch a MU-MIMO adapter for PCs and laptops.

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Norton Core anti-malware router promises IoT for a subscription fee

Norton Core anti-malware router promises IoT for a subscription fee

Smarter routers with swifter response to malware and IoT exploits are a growing segment now, and Norton is wading in with its own striking wireless router. The Norton Core not only looks like a miniature Spaceship Earth from Epcot, but inside the geodesic dome there's a mixture of parental filters, real-time security scans, and automatic updates. Even the shape has been designed with practicality in mind.

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These Netgear routers can be hacked: What you need to do

These Netgear routers can be hacked: What you need to do

Netgear has detailed a new security vulnerability in three of its Nighthawk routers, and leaving that vulnerability unchecked may lead to some particularly nasty consequences for users. The vulnerability affects Nighthawk R6400, R7000, and R8000 routers, and could potentially allow attackers to inject arbitrary commands that are then carried out by the system. For the moment, Netgear hasn't offered a fix for the issue.

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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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