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We’ve reviewed all kinds of 802.11ac routers here at Hothardware, including audacious tri-band routers that look like spaceships, and more pedestrian dual-band routers too. The recently released Netgear Nighthawk X10 is something different though, as it’s the industry’s first 802.11ad router. You may not have heard much about 802.11ad prior to the announcement of this router, so here’s the skinny; in addition to the standard 2.4GHz B/G/N and 5GHz AC wireless, it can also operate on the 60GHz band, which theoretically allows it to deliver up to 7Gb/s of bandwidth across all three bands, hence the... Read more...
Earlier this month, we informed you of a nasty vulnerability in certain Netgear routers that opened them up to remote exploits, including “arbitrary command injection” by nefarious parties. Four months after Netgear was first notified about the exploit, no response from the company (or fix) was provided, so a proof of concept was unleashed into the wild. Needless to say, the public reveal of the vulnerability kicked things into high gear for Netgear, and it issued beta firmware updates for the affected routers. While we initially thought that the vulnerability affected just three routers — the... Read more...
Over the weekend, we brought you news of a rather serious vulnerability in certain Netgear wireless routers — namely the R6400, R7000 and R8000. According to a CERT bulletin, the routers could easily become the victim of “arbitrary command injection”, which would potentially allow hackers to gain remote access to your network. But perhaps the most puzzling revelation (other than the exploit itself), is that Acew0rm, the hacker that discovered the security hole, notified Netgear about it more than four months ago. Netgear never followed up once he made the company aware of the exploit, to which... Read more...
Last week, we brought you information about a relatively easy-to-exploit vulnerability in professional-grade Sony cameras. Now, Netgear is the latest high-profile tech company that is coming under fire for a potentially dangerous exploit that was first reported over four months ago. The vulnerability, labeled VU#582384 by Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT, allows “arbitrary command injection” on Netgear’s R7000 and R6400 routers (using firmware 1.0.7.2_1.1.93 and 1.0.1.6_1.0.4 respectively). According to CERT, it’s possible that earlier firmware for these two routers are also susceptible to attacks.... Read more...
Welcome back for the episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. In this episode, Marco, Paul, and Dave chat about Microsoft's Surface Studio all-in-one PC, the ASUS ZenBook 3 ultrabook, the Alienware 13 R3 gaming notebook with OLED display, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards, Netgear's Orbi Mesh router, giveaway details and more! Show Notes: 01:30 - Hands On And First Impressions Of The Microsoft Surface Studio AIO PC 02:11 - Microsoft’s 28-inch Surface Studio Slays All-in-One Form-Factor With Zero-Gravity Hinge, Innovative Surface Dial Input 06:15 - Tables Turn... Read more...
Consumer WiFi router products are generally classified by three major performance characteristics: overall throughput or bandwidth, multi-client performance, and range. Although throughput and multi-client bandwidth has scaled-up nicely over the years, range perhaps hasn't improved quite as robustly and even the most powerful WiFi routers, like Netgear's own beastly Nighthawk X8, with its active antennas, can still leave dead spots in large home or office installations. That's where the recent crop of mesh router technologies, that startups like Eero and Google with Google WiFi, are making significant... Read more...
If you’re looking to splurge on the latest and greatest wireless router out there that throws in everything but the kitchen sink, Netgear has you covered. The company just announced its flagship Nighthawk X10, which it claims is the world’s faster router. At the heart of the Nighthawk is a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, which Netgear says is the fastest available in a consumer-grade router. As you might expect, the router incorporates six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and MU-MIMO technology to enable unfettered simultaneous streaming to your gaggle of wireless devices. You’ll also find four external... Read more...
Netgear has made a rather significant and impactful update its Arlo family of wireless security cameras. The new Arlo Pro improves upon its predecessor by including a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack that allows the camera to operate up to six months between charges. The standard Arlo is also untethered from a power cord, but its replaceable batteries must be swapped out more frequently. Giving users up to half a year of uptime without having to constantly remove it for upkeep is a big plus in our books. The Arlo Pro also now includes a speaker and a microphone, the latter of which can prompt... Read more...
Call it a first-world problem if you like, but the larger your home, the trickier it can be blanketing it in wireless connectivity. Dead zones have a nasty habit of popping up in remote corners separated by walls and doors, and that's one of the reasons why your choice in router matters. It's also the main selling point of Netgear's new Orbi Wi-Fi System. There's a lot of fancy marketing speak associated with Orbi but what it essentially boils down to is an easy-to-configure router and range extender (more on that in a moment), the latter of which Netgear calls a satellite. Like Google's OnHub... Read more...
The second wave of 802.11ac routers are now shipping, and they offer a tantalizing performance benefit over the previous routers we’ve reviewed (at least with their older firmware) — the ability to broadcast multiple data streams to several clients at once. This technology, named MU-MIMO, which stands for Multiple User: Multiple Input, Multiple Output, is just now starting to roll out, and is different in one obvious way to the previous technology, named simply MIMO. The previous solution was only able to broadcast multiple streams of data, but could only transmit to one client at a time, whereas... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast where Marco, Paul and Dave discuss cool stuff in tech like Netgear's Nighthawk X8 AC WiFi router, Intel's new Compute Sticks with Windows 10, a gaggle of great mechanical keyboards, the Core m-based ASUS ZenBook UX305CA and some interesting new smartphones coming down the pipe – the Huawei Mate 8 and the Asus ZenFone Zoom... Show Notes: 01:19 - Intel Compute Stick Cherry Trail Review: Pocket-Sized Windows 10 PC 12:09 - Netgear Nighthawk X8 R8500 AC5300 WiFi Router Review: Amplified AC 23:10 - Keys To Success: Four Mechanical... Read more...
Netgear has released a new line of high-end-yet-consumer-friendly Network Attached Servers (NAS) dubbed the RN210 family. They are available in both two-and-four bay models, and this time around we’ll be examining its two-bay model, the RN212. Keep in mind, however, that almost everything we cover here applies to the four-bay model as well, which goes by the moniker RN214. The big deal with this NAS is that, according to Netgear, it’s the “only ARM-based NAS that delivers full HD 1080p to 480p transcoding,” with the purpose being the ability to stream content from the NAS to your smart phone... Read more...
The router game is heating up once again, after being dormant for what seemed like an eternity, thanks to new iterations of the Broadcom XStream platform. We first examined this platform for 802.11 AC routers back in October when we rounded up four AC3200 routers from Netgear, D-Link, TrendNet, and Asus. We then added one router to the mix with our analysis of the Linksys EA9200, but all five of those routers were based on the first gen of Broadcom’s technology, which allows for up to 3.2Gb/s spread across three channels. This translates to (1,300Mb/s on dual 5GHz channels, and 600Mb/s on the lone... Read more...
Wireless routers are going through somewhat of a renaissance right now, thanks to the arrival of the 802.11ac standard that is "three times as fast as wireless-N" and the proliferation of Internet-connected devices in our homes and pockets. Whereas before we merely had a handful of laptops and PCs connected to the internet at various times, we now have homes with many devices connected all the time, including our phones, tablets, computers, smart televisions, game consoles, and smart home devices. Though wireless N wasn't bad at the time, it's simply not ideal when dozens of devices are connected... Read more...
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