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TP-Link's new Archer BE800 router looks like something you'd see flying around in a Star Wars movie, which is fitting, considering that this is a Wi-Fi 7 model capable of lightspeed data transfers over both wired and wireless connectiong. Regarding the former, TP-Link equipped the BE800 with a pair of 10Gbps LAN... Read more...
Living on the bleeding edge often comes with a high price tag, and for the most part, that's true of early adopters of Wi-Fi 7 hardware. Hoping to ease the pain a bit, however, Netgear is rolling out its "most affordable Wi-Fi 7 products to date," which includes the Orbi 770 tri-band mesh router system and a... Read more...
TP-Link has issued an important firmware update for its Archer C5400X wireless router for gamers, a popular tri-band model that debuted several years ago and was branded as being "recommended" for NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. Left unpatched, owners of the affected model could succumb to a nasty attack... Read more...
Is a sluggish internet connection slowing you down and putting you in a bad mood for the holiday? If you've gone through the usual troubleshooting steps and determined that your crusty-old wireless router is to blame, then cheer up because there are a bunch of deals on fast models to turn that 'Bah humbug!' into Buddy... Read more...
TP-Link is pushing out a new Wi-Fi 7 router, the Archer BE550 (model BE9300) that it hopes will put upgrading to the latest wireless protocol "within affordability range of the typical tech consumer." That doesn't mean it's cheap—you're looking at dropping $299.99 for this thing. But it's at least on par with high-end... Read more...
Ready or not, Wi-Fi 7 is coming to supercharge multi-device homes with cutting-edge connectivity that aims to significantly speed up connections and reduce latency. Netgear was one of the first to start pushing out consumer Wi-Fi 7 routers, most recently with its Orbi 970 series. Now Amazon is following suit with its... Read more...
Netgear has a new flagship wireless router and it's called the Orbi 970, which is actually a mesh router system based on Wi-Fi 7 (otherwise known as 802.11be). In terms of combined bandwidth, the quad-band Orbi 970 series delivers speeds of up 27Gbps and up to 10,000 square feet of coverage to ensure no dead spots in... Read more...
It's a good idea to periodically check for firmware updates for all of your hardware devices, especially in this era of the Internet of Things (IoT). We could go on a whole tangent about the state of security affairs within the IoT industry, but will save that for another time. For now, we encourage to check if your... Read more...
If your router stinks, then chances are you're not really getting the full broadband experience that you're paying for from your ISP. Low rent models can you leave you with dead spots and/or dilapidated network coverage. The easy solution is to upgrade your router, especially if you're several generations behind. To... Read more...
Cybersecurity researchers from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 have discovered a campaign exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in D-Link routers to spread botnet malware. A botnet is a network of compromised consumer or enterprise devices controlled by a threat actor to carry out malicious tasks, such as mining... Read more...
If you're in the business world you've heard of Cisco. If you're in the consumer world, you probably still have heard of Cisco, or at least have probably used one of the company's products, especially considering it acquired about 218 organizations since 1993. The most well known consumer product organization acquired... Read more...
ASUS is brimming with wireless routers across a wide spectrum of speed and capabilities, and it just added another one to the mix—the TUF Gaming AX3000 V2. While this one doesn't fit within its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, it brings an aggressive aesthetic to the router scene and, more importantly, offers lots of... Read more...
Cybersecurity news can seem like a never-ending stream of new vulnerabilities and a single prevailing message: “make sure to patch your devices.” Nonetheless, this message bears repeating. While we may keep up with updates on devices that receive over-the-air (OTA) updates on a semi-regular basis, we can still forget... Read more...
Netgear continues to advance the concept of mesh networking, an increasingly popular option due to its ability to cover larger areas without those dreaded dead spots or slowdowns in speeds in remote corners of the home. Its latest effort is the introduction of its Orbi Quad-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System (RBKE960), the... Read more...
TP-Link is hoping to give your home network a speed boost with its new Archer AX73 router based on the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard introduced a few years ago. Pricing checks in at $200, so it is not a budget model by any stretch. However, on the surface it appears to offer some decent value for the asking price... Read more...
This week will see lots of product announcements, as is always the case each year during the multi-day Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event. Among them is a new line of Wi-Fi 6E hardware from TP-Link. What exactly is Wi-Fi 6E, and does that mean you should toss your Wi-Fi 6 (non-E) router in the garbage? Let us... Read more...
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... Read more...
Does your home network feel lethargic, or suffer from those dreaded dead spots that your router just has a tough time reaching? If so, it's time for an upgrade. And if retiring your old router, you may want to consider replacing it with a mesh system, which can open up a whole new world of wireless connectivity. You... Read more...
We know that Google has a hardware event coming up next month, but what exactly will the company introduce? One of the items is rumored to be a new mesh router system, presumably built around the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard. Assuming the info is accurate, it will be sold as a "Nest Wifi" system with... Read more...
Internet of Things (IoT) devices have become more prevalent over the last few years, but they are often susceptible to hackers. Researchers recently discovered 125 security vulnerabilities on 13 NAS and routers. It is believed that these vulnerabilities are far-reaching and likely affect many similar... 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... Read more...
Government intelligence agencies in the United States have held firm that Huawei's products present a security risk and could be used as conduits of sensitive information to China. Huawei has repeatedly denied the claims, but is there any truth to it? Well, as an interesting twist to the situation, it's being reported... Read more...
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