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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...
It's a good idea to periodically check for firmware updates for your wireless router, even if it appears to be working perfectly. Why? Firmware releases don't just potentially add more features and increase performance, they can also fix security vulnerabilities. Case in point, Netgear said there's a "serious" vulnerability affecting several thousand routers out in the wild.Security researcher Joe Giron discovered the vulnerability when he noticed some funky admin settings on his routers, settings that had been altered by an outside source. Those settings told his Netgear brand router to send web... Read more...
On the lookout for a router with obscene specs? With its AC5300 Nighthawk X8, NETGEAR has got you covered. Seriously - most people might not get as excited about a piece of networking equipment as they do the latest graphics card, but this is one router that deserves some close attention. Last month, ASUS launched its RT-AC5300 router, one similar in specs to NETGEAR's latest. But, there is one major difference: ASUS' router has a wall of antennas; 8 in all. NETGEAR's doesn't. Instead, the Nighthawk X8 has just 4 external antennas. Does that mean that ASUS' implementation is more for show? It's... Read more...
GoPhone, AT&T’s prepaid mobile service, was blessed with a new addition to the product family in the form of its first prepaid mobile hotspot and associated data-only service plans. The AT&T Unite mobile hotspot, a Netgear device, will be available starting on November 12th for $99.99. The plans to go with the Unite will be 250MB for $15 a week or 5GB of data for $50 a month, and the device features a 2.4-inch touchscreen display, up to 10 hours of battery life, and supports up to 10 WiFi devices simultaneously. You can also manage connected devices from the Unite including blocking... Read more...
Ready to nerd out? Great. If words like "beamforming" really get your geek juices flowing, you'll love the latest news release from Netgear. The networking giant has just announced that its R6300 WiFi Router and A6200 WiFi USB Adapter now have Beamforming+. It's available via a free firmware update. The new router firmware improves WiFi performance and range when connecting to other WiFi devices. You'll see even more improvement in WiFi performance and reliability when you connect your R6300 Router to a PC or laptop configured with an A6200 Adapter or with an 802.11ac device with Beamforming support.... Read more...
Cloud-based storage solutions are all the rage these days, but if you don't want to trust your files to a third-party data center and deal with the risk of hacker attacks and unexpected downtime, maintaining your own centralized storage platform is the way to go. This is where network attached storage (NAS) devices come into play.  With hard drive prices as cheap as they are, owning your own NAS box is a totally viable option for wrangling your data, automating backup routines, and serving up files to a growing number of connected devices, including tablets, notebooks, smartphones, game consoles,... Read more...
Cloud-based storage solutions are all the rage these days, but if you don't want to trust your files to a third-party data center and deal with the risk of hacker attacks and unexpected downtime, maintaining your own centralized storage platform is the way to go. This is where network attached storage (NAS) devices come into play. With hard drive prices as cheap as they are, owning your own NAS box is a totally viable option for wrangling your data, automating backup routines, and serving up files to a growing number of connected devices, including tablets, notebooks, smartphones, game consoles,... Read more...
Nothing ruins the wireless party quicker than a Wi-Fi dead spot, those annoying nooks and crannies that, for one reason or another, can't seem to hold a wireless signal. Netgear wants to help you eliminate those dead spots with its new Wi-Fi Booster for Mobile (WN1000RP), a compact device that amplifies an existing wireless signal for superior coverage throughout your home. "Consumers today want the best connected experience, complete with the ability to enjoy online entertainment on their Wi-Fi connected mobile devices throughout the home," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected... Read more...
Netgear today introduced the availability of what it claims is the world's first 802.11ac Wi-Fi router. It's the Netgear R6300 and it's an 802.11ac dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi router with support for 5th generation (5G) Wi-Fi, and is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n. Powered by Broadcom's 5G Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac chips, Netgear says its newest router is up to three times faster than today's 802.11n routers. It can hit speeds up to 1300Mbps on 5GHz and 450Mbps on 2.4GHz, and is loaded to the brim with features like ReadySHARE printer support, DLNA, parental controls, automatic Wi-Fi security,... Read more...
CyberpowerPC announced a laptop bundle that enables users to stream content to a large-screen TV via WiFi in full 1080p. It follows that users can browse the Internet with the same connection, using the TV as a monitor. The bundle is comprised of a Netgear Push2TV 2.0 adapter and Intel’s WiDi technology and will ship with CyberpowerPC’s Xplorer X6-9100 ($825) and 9200 ($885) notebooks for a limited time. CyberpowerPC Laptop Bundle Lets You Enjoy HD Content on a Big Screen TV Share Wireless Content with Intel WiDi and Netgear Push2TV BALDWIN PARK, CA (December 15, 2011) – There’s... Read more...
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