Items tagged with WLAN

Wi-Fi, it's everywhere. Not exactly "everywhere," but probably in more places than you'd imagine. According to new research from Strategy Analytics, around 439 million homes around the globe have a Wi-Fi base station installed, which is right around 25 percent of all homes in the world. Not surprisingly, South Korea has the highest Wi-Fi household penetration; that country also has the most amount of broadband users. The UK, France and Germany are also way up there; in those nations, over 70% of households have a Wi-Fi network. In America, around 61% of homes have a Wi-Fi network. Looking forward... Read more...
A post-it sized router? Now that's something that'll pique our interest. ZyXEL has just released their MWT102 portable router/access point. The tiny, USB-powered device enables business travelers and other users to connect multiple Wi-Fi devices to the Internet from a single connection. It's said to be ideal for business travelers, who typically carry several mobile devices, such as a smartphone, tablet and laptop, and require constant Internet connectivity. The MWR102 also boasts dedicated LAN and WAN ports, so it may be used as a wireless access point in hotel rooms, conference rooms or other... Read more...
If we were ever looking to start up a router company, we'd probably call it Amped Wireless. Just seems to click, doesn't it? Too bad, though, because that company name is already taken. Amped has just unveiled the AP300 High Power Wireless-300N Smart Access Point for adding long range, high speed wireless access and additional wired ports for existing networks. It's said to be the first product of its kind to offer long range, high power, high speed Wi-Fi access, true plug and play installation and four (4) wired ports (PoE Ready) in a single networking solution.  The AP300 attaches to any... Read more...
Can your wireless equipment seriously handle three antennas? That's a question you'll have to ask yourself if you're thinking about picking up TRENDnet's latest. The company has just launched what they're calling the first 450Mbps concurrent dual band router at CES 2011, with the TEW-692GR capable of handling 450Mbps transfers. This is the first router to offer full 450Mbps technology on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands, and with the former becoming more and more crowded by the day, a lot of power users are making the switch to 5GHz so their equipment can breath a little easier. Concurrent... Read more...
When it comes to wireless connectivity, "fast enough" never actually is fast enough. There's always a need for having something faster, and with growing file sizes and loads of HD content everywhere you look, it's easy to understand why a company like Atheros would be working towards a faster Internet. The company has today introduced two new 802.11n router solutions, bringing high-end wireless performance to mainstream Wi-Fi products. Both of the new products are highly integrated, and they should find their way into mainstream routers and residential gateways shortly. The new Align AE933x and... Read more...
While the Belkin name is most commonly associated with overpriced mice and a cadre of networking products, the company has been branching out of late. Take, for example, it's newest box: the Home Base. At first, it looks like a four-port USB 2.0 hub with an Ethernet jack, but in reality it's so much more.This companion box, which yearns to sit next to your WLAN router and share deep, dark secrets over CAT5, gives home users the ability to wirelessly print from any machine and even access files on a USB hard drive over the network. All you need to do is plug in your USB printer and as many USB hard... Read more...
When a company calls its next product the "ultimate networking machine," we take notice. Coming from Netgear, the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (model number WNDR3700), is now shipping across the globe. The device not only routes Internet traffic, but it's also equipped with ReadyShare in order to place any USB hard drive on one's network.There's also broadband usage metering as well as Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) support, and inside it's equipped with a 680MHz processor. Netgear promises that you'll see 500 Mbps WAN to LAN speeds and 350 Mbps real-world maximum wireless... Read more...
Asus may not be the first name that pops to mind when thinking about WLAN routers, but the company is definitely doing its best to compete with the likes of Netgear, D-Link and Linksys. The RT-N13U is an all-in-one router that just so happens to do more than provide wireless Internet access. The stylish device doubles as a shared print server, giving you the ability to print out your receipts and such from the comfort of your couch, bed, etc. Even better, the device fully supports 24/7 downloads even when the host PC is turned off, which should be great for those who tend to have loads of P2P shares... Read more...
It's hard to believe that Apple last updated its Time Capsule NAS + WLAN router in March, but already the Cupertino, California-based company is giving customers a reason to upgrade. In typical Apple fashion, the company quietly updated its Time Capsule with a 2TB model, up from the previous high of 1TB. For those unaware, Time Capsule is a high-end NAS drive that also acts as a full-fledged, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n wireless router. Apple shoves an enterprise-grade hard drive within and also adds three Ethernet ports in the back alongside a USB socket which can be used for connecting... Read more...
If you haven't heard of "Internet throttling" by now, you will soon in all likelihood. Major cable-based ISPs are considering (if not implementing) hard bandwidth caps on their users each month, which is really putting devout Netflix streamers and Hulu watchers in a bind. After all, if you get all of your TV/entertainment from the web, it doesn't take long to suck down an incredible amount of bits and bytes.While Netgear certainly can't make those guys have a change of heart, it can help users stuck behind those walls keep tabs on how much they've used. Many people have argued that the companies... Read more...
Consumers generally don't have to setup or tweak router settings but once or twice a year, if that. But for those who find themselves locked into WLAN GUIs for work or pleasure with any semblance of regularity, you'll understand just how wonderful it is to see someone working on a better way. ASUS has recently introduced its EZ UI, which it's calling the "world's most user-friendly network solution for manual-free setup and easy management." Quite the tongue-twister, huh? What this all boils down to is a fresh new user interface for its networking routers, which will help users configure, manage... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know what we've just posted a fresh review of X-Micro's WLAN 11g Turbo Mode broadband router and its companion PCMCIA card.  Rob found this router to perform quite well, and thought it was very easy to install and configure.  Click here and check it out...... Read more...
More and more homes these days contain multiple PCs, and in this age of increasingly common broadband connections it's a no-brainer to want to connect these machines together over a WLAN, or Wireless LAN.  Doing so will allow you to share files and the broadband connection so that everyone can surf the web smoothly.  For sometime now, users have been trucking along at 11 Mbps and 54 Mbps using 802.11b and 802.11g components such as routers, PCI cards, etc. But, as with everything else built into, installed on, or just connected to a PC, there's always room for improvement, and this... Read more...