Wireless Router

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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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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Google’s OnHub router now supports IFTTT

Google’s OnHub router now supports IFTTT

The OnHub is an odd and unexpected surprise from Google. While it has a very strong resemblance to Amazon's Echo, OnHub is primarily a wireless router. It's a smart router, though, allowing for more control and information via a smartphone. It is also meant to be the hub of Google's smart home ambitions. But there are only so many things you can do with a router, right? Google is now challenging that perception by opening up OnHub to popular web platform IFTTT, allowing almost anything to be done with the router.

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Google OnHub WiFi router adds guest network feature

Google OnHub WiFi router adds guest network feature

Google's OnHub, the attractive WiFi router that recently got a makeover, has received a new update that (finally) brings a guest network option. With the feature, it is easier for guests to hop on your WiFi network, but you’ll have more control over what they can do, such as what devices can be accessed through it. The feature is available via the Google On mobile app.

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Starry Station router is simple, beautiful, and IoT-ready

Starry Station router is simple, beautiful, and IoT-ready

Founder of now-defunct Aero is back with a new company, and it is called Starry. As with Aero, Starry’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia is looking to change how things are done, not merely rehash the norm, and his latest attempt has set its focus on Internet, not television. Starry is in the process of deploying the first millimeter wave band active phased array technology for consumer-level Internet, but ahead of that comes something different: Starry Station, a router.

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Google unveils new ASUS OnHub router

Google unveils new ASUS OnHub router

Google has taken the wraps off its second OnHub router, this one coming from ASUS. The first OnHub router, which we’ve previously detailed, was released this past August, bringing with it a more modern and simplified experience. This new model is similar in many ways, featuring a similar — though arguably more sleek - design and simplified functionality, as well as a new gesture-based feature.

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Google OnHub has Chrome OS inside

Google OnHub has Chrome OS inside

A group of developers opens up the Google OnHub smart router's software to find that it runs Chrome OS. That means the device is a Chromebook - or a Chrome... Hub... as it were. While it doesn't mean you're going to be connecting the machine to a display and using it as a Chromebox any time soon, it does mean that there's far more potential for this OnHub device than Google is letting on initially. This all points to smart home control.

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Behold, ASUS’ monstrous Crown of Thorns router

Behold, ASUS’ monstrous Crown of Thorns router

Nobody ever said that home networking kit couldn't be terrifying, and ASUS clearly took that to heart. The company's latest wireless router, the ASUS RT-AC5300, takes "world's fastest WiFi" as its primary boast, but we can't get past the intimidating looks.

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