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About two months ago, a high-severity security flaw was disclosed that impacted 79 different Netgear router models. The security flaw's disclosure came seven months after it was first reported to Netgear, giving it a total of nine months to patch the security issues. Despite having plenty of time to address the high-severity security flaw, it has yet to issue fixes for 45 of its popular router models, leaving those owners unprotected. Netgear confirmed last week that it would leave 45 router models unpatched with no further support; you can view the full list here. The exploit in question is a remote code execution vulnerability initially disclosed on June 15. If attackers could leverage the... Read more...
Anyone in the market for a next-generation Wi-Fi router, but looking for something that won't break the bank, needs to check out a deal going on at Walmart right now for the ever-speedy Netgear Nighthawk AX4 Wi-Fi 6 router. Typically, the router sells for $199, but Walmart has a special deal going on right now that makes the router $100 off. The Netgear Nighthawk AX4 four-stream AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 router (RAX35-100NAS) is currently on sale at Walmart for $99. Walmart is also offering free delivery with arrival by March 23, and if a nearby Walmart retail store has the router in stock, you can buy it online and pick it up in the store. The router is also sold and shipped by Walmart, not some potentially... Read more...
Netgear’s Orbi family of mesh Wi-Fi routers took the market by storm a few years ago, providing excellent coverage for larger homes, built-in GbE ports for connected wired devices, and a dedicated backhaul connection for communicating between the router and its satellite(s). However, those Orbi systems can be quite expensive, with the latest Wi-Fi 6 flagship product retailing at $700. For those that like the convenience and coverage of mesh routers, but don’t want to fork over the big bucks, Netgear has introduced the new Orbi Dual Band Mesh WiFi System (RBK12). The first thing that you’ll notice is that Netgear has introduced a brand-new design with this entry-level... Read more...
Is the WiFi coverage in your home a bit spotty? Are you experiencing lag while playing your favorite games? Netgear may have an answer to your dilemma, as the company has just released the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System. It reportedly enhances one’s online experience and extends WiFi broadband through an entire 4-5 bedroom home. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System is targeted specifically at gamers, while the company's typical Orbi mesh Wifi system is intended more for everyday consumers. The system includes a Nighthawk Mesh EX7700 Tri-band WiFi extender and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi router. The extender automatically syncs with the router to provide a seamless and... Read more...
Netgear on Tuesday announced its new Cybersecurity AC2300 Wi-Fi Router (RS400) with special software baked inside to keep networks safe from online threats. Called Netgear Armor, it is essentially an implementation of Bitdefender Total Security 2019, though there are some key differences between what's integrated in the router versus the off-the-shelf version. For one, Netgear Armor protects an 'unlimited' number of devices (subject to Netgear's fair use policy), including every PC, smartphone, tablet, IoT, and smart gadget in your home network. It also ups the ante with an entire network scan, rather than running on individual devices, and provides real-time updates remotely with Netgear's Nighthawk... Read more...
There is a fledgling wireless standard that effectively renders the vast majority of home networks out of date -- don't panic though, your stuff isn't necessarily obsolete. It is called Wi-Fi 6, if using the simplified nomenclature that the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced last year, or 802.11ax if you want to stick with the more technical (and potentially confusing for the average consumer) description. Either way, what we have is a bleeding-edge standard that router makers are just now starting to adopt, one that is better equipped to handle the growing number of wireless devices that are commonly found in our homes (PCs and laptops, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, smart speakers, and so forth).... Read more...
If you haven’t yet been sucked into the mesh routing craze, Amazon is currently running a smoking deal on an entry-level system from Netgear. The retailer currently has the Orbi RBK23 AC2200 Mesh Wi-Fi System on sale for $249.99. However, if you clip the coupon that’s available right on the product page, it drops the price down to just $209.99. The RBK23 consists of a primary Wi-Fi router/base that connects directly to your cable modem. There are then two satellites that you can place around your house to achieve optimum coverage and performance. According to Netgear, the RBK23 can cover up to a 6,000 sq ft home. The router and both satellites have two Ethernet ports (although... Read more...
Netgear on Tuesday announced four new high-end Wi-Fi 6 wireless routers for increasingly connected homes. The expanded lineup arrives as households see an increasing number of gadgets vie for bandwidth, from PCs and game consoles, to smartphones and a growing base of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This is where Wi-Fi 6 is designed to shine. Otherwise known as 802.11ax under the old nomenclature, Wi-Fi 6 does not just bring faster speeds compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), but also better handling of multiple devices simultaneously. This is accomplished through a technology called Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM). "Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) enables efficient... Read more...
AT&T has been in hot water with some customers and its competition over its fake 5G E branding for its mobile network. Sprint filed a lawsuit against AT&T over the misleading branding and later blasted the branding in an open letter. AT&T's CEO responded to the backlash essentially telling everyone to "deal with it." Reports showed that the AT&T 5G E network was actually slower in many places than the competition's LTE networks. AT&T is now bragging that it has surpassed the 1 Gbps speed threshold on its "true" 5G network. The carrier says that it "reached this milestone" on its live 5G network in multiple cities using the Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot. AT&T... Read more...
Wi-Fi 6 routers are still a bit of luxury in the networking market, and haven’t yet reached the saturation point of Wi-Fi 5 (aka 802.11ac), which has had years to propagate. With that being, Netgear has introduced a brand-new high-performance Wi-Fi 6 router that is aimed at streaming enthusiasts looking for enough bandwidth to satisfy an entire household worth of connected devices, and it’s called the Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12. At its heart, the AX12 has a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core ARM processor running the show and is a 12-stream, Tri-band Wi-Fi router with combined wireless data transmission of 10.8Gbps (1.2Gbps + 4.8Gbps + 4.8Gbps). There are a total of four 2.4GHz streams and... Read more...
We last visited the Arlo family of wireless security cameras way back in October 2016 with the launch of the Arlo Pro. Today, Netgear's Arlo wireless security camera brand is back at again with its latest stab at competitors like Nest and Ring: enter the Arlo Ultra. The Arlo Ultra looks to leapfrog past the competition by upping the recording resolution and adding high dynamic resolution (HDR) into the mix. While the Nest Cam and Ring family of security cameras can record at Full HD (1080p) resolution, the Arlo Ultra records at 4K resolution. According to the company, this provides unmatched image clarity and detail which will allow the Arlo Ultra to better pinpoint a person's face or even... Read more...
Netgear is rolling out a new WiFi router that aims directly at users who have lots of devices in their homes. The router is called the Nighthawk AX8, and the device is an 8-stream (4x4+4x4) AX6000 WiFi router featuring a quad-core 1.8GHz processor inside. Netgear boasts that the router supports 160MHz Gigabit WiFi for mobile devices and has 2Gbps wired connectivity for local devices, with six Gigabit ports on the router. Dual USB 3.0 ports allow connectivity of storage drives for network storage inside the home or office. Netgear rolls in support for OFDMA (orthogonal frequency-division multiple access), which is a method of spreading signals over a given spectrum band that helps to ensure each... Read more...
People across the country are using LTE 4G networks today, but soon those networks will be replaced with faster networks using 5G technology. Most major wireless carriers in the U.S. are gearing up for 5G rollout with some carriers expecting to launch their networks in a few cities this year, and others looking to 2019 for 5G rollout. AT&T recently predicted that 5G rollout might mean that smartphones go back to being carrier locked due to the lack of technology allowing the different 5G frequencies to be supported in a single modem. AT&T has announced a 5G mobile hotspot that will be the first 5G device consumers can buy; it is called the Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, and it will... Read more...
Netgear has announced a new product called the Orbi Voice Smart Speaker and WiFi Mesh Satellite with Built-in Amazon Alexa. That is a very long name to describe a product that can play music for you and answer questions thanks to Amazon Alexa integration. The device is also a mesh hotspot to extend your WiFi network. Orbi Voice can work with any Orbi WiFi system to expand your wireless network around your entire home covering up to 4,500 square feet. Wireless speeds up to 3Gbps are supported. Harman Kardon premium sound is integrated for high-quality music to be played. Netgear says that this is a great way to get music into any room of your home and a smart speaker along with better wireless... Read more...
Mesh networking is starting to take a foothold in the home market, but the technology has actually been around for quite sometime. In fact, you have most likely been connected to a mesh network at some point in time without even realizing it. Hotels, universities, and malls have been using the tech for years to keep their students and customers seamlessly connected to the internet over large areas. The cost of setting up and maintaining a large, mesh network is worthwhile for the enterprise and major institutions, but for the rest of us -- until recently -- mesh networks have simply been out of reach. This has kept the technology out of the hands of the average consumer, but over the last couple... Read more...
Netgear has launched a new product that will slip into its Orbi family of WiFi devices. The Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router System is billed as the industry's first whole-home WiFi router that has an integrated cable modem, app setup, and a high-performance FastLane 3 Tri-Band WiFi system inside. Netgear says that the modem creates "ultra-fast mesh WiFi coverage for homes up to 4,000 square feet." If your home is larger, you can add in Orbi Satellites that will expand coverage to an additional 2,000 square feet per satellite. The Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router System is compatible right out of the box with Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox and other service providers. With most... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave talk about a pair of GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards from Zotac and Asus, when NVIDIA's next gen GPUs will hit and current pricing head-aches, Samsung's Galaxy S9 / S9+, Huawei's Matebook X Pro, ASUS clones Apple's iPhone X, Netgear extending your wireless network with mesh goodness and more...  Show Notes: 03:10 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Shoot-Out: ASUS Strix And Zotac AMP Extreme 10:58 - NVIDIA GPU Pricing Won’t Stabilize Until Q3 Claims Retailer But What About Ampere And Volta? 18:21 - Galaxy S9 And S9+ Hands-On: Samsung Flagships Offer Impressive New Features And Performance 31:25... Read more...
Most of us have had a love-hate relationship with wireless networking. It’s a wonderful technology when all your devices remain connected and perform well in every room of your house, but that’s not always the case. When your devices intermittently drop off or can't find a strong enough signal strength for reliable web browsing, or even if you're suffering through endless video buffering, there isn’t much you can do in that moment, but accept you’re at the mercy of your wireless router. Networking companies sought to fix that with wireless network extenders, but most of those early devices were a messy affair that required separate network names and manually selecting... Read more...
Netgear is showing off some of its new gear that will be on display at CES 2018 and among that gear is a new Siri-enabled Arlo Baby camera that looks like a bunny. Arlo Baby Camera is the world's first smart baby monitor according to Netgear and integrates with the Apple Homekit. The Arlo monitor is paired with an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad and offers a live video stream of the baby via the Arlo Baby camera feed. There is two-way audio for talking and listening to the baby along with other people near the camera. Parents can also quick view the most recent snapshot recorded by the camera. With Homekit integration, the camera stream can be launched using voice commands. There are also Arlo... Read more...
Wireless routers often have pretty good overall coverage inside your home -- especially if you use a mesh router system -- but coverage outside your home can often be spotty at best. If you like lounging poolside while catching up on Breaking Bad reruns, or simple need internet access in your backyard shed/man cave, Netgear is offering up a new solution to meet your needs. The new Orbi Outdoor Satellite is an extension of Netgear's existing Orbi Home Wi-Fi System, which means you already have to be invested into the company's mesh network ecosystem. Like other Orbi products, the Orbi Outdoor Satellite shares the network name with the main Orbi router, which allows for seamless roaming from inside... Read more...
Netgear has a solution to eliminate those pesky Wi-Fi dead zones in your home and to extend wireless coverage to every nook and cranny. It is called the Nighthawk X6S (model EX8000) and it is an AC3200 tri-band Wi-Fi range extender, which itself does not sound all that sexy, but there is more here than meets the eye. One thing that makes this range extender stand out from the competition is Netgear's patented FastLane3 technology. FastLane3 is a fancy marketing term Netgear came up with to describe three critical components of the Nighthawk X6S, those being tri-band Wi-Fi, a dedicated Wi-Fi link from the extender to your router, and an optimized antenna design inside the range extender. That... Read more...
When many think about the security of their devices, it's easy to look at the obvious targets: desktops, notebooks, mobile devices, and of course, the software on all of them. In reality, one of the most vulnerable pieces of digital equipment in our homes can be the router - an effective entry point that gives access to all of your connected devices. In a support page update, NETGEAR says that its high-end NightHawk R7000 will begin recording specific information, although it is currently unclear on if the feature can be disabled. On one hand, NETGEAR could be commended for not keeping this under the radar, leaving people to learn of it the hard way, but does the company really need the information... Read more...
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