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Linksys launches two new routers for families, high-demand users

10/16, 5:30pm

E8350 dual-band, EA9200 tri-band routers available October 19 starting at $280

Linksys announced two new routers today, both of which are aimed at households with multiple Internet users or have a high-demand on bandwidth. The company is releasing the AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi router (EA9200) and the AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi router (E8350), devices that have been specifically designed to handle "maximum performance and range" in home networks.

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Briefly: Wi-Fi Smart Plug now shipping, Google Search for iOS update

09/21, 10:40am

D-Link now shipping Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Network accessories company D-Link has announced that its new Wi-Fi Smart Plug is now shipping. Originally introduced in the spring, the device allows users to turn devices on and off from anywhere using the free Mydlink Home app, available for iOS as well as Android. A range of devices are compatible, allowing users to create power on/off schedules that are suitable for frequent travellers.

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Netgear announces load balancing Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router

06/25, 5:32am

Smart Connect feature manages traffic across three network bands for optimum speeds

The newest version of the high-speed 802.11ac wireless Nighthawk routers was announced by Netgear today. The Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router (R8000) offers improvements over the previous version, introducing tri-band technology with Smart Connect to make network sharing more flexible. The Nighthawk X6 features a 1GHz dual-core processor with three offload processors to aid in the balancing of the high demand on data in the modern home.

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Heartbleed vulnerabilities expand to Wi-Fi networks with Cupid

05/29, 8:07pm

Devices connected to Cupid compromised routers open to data collection

As if the original Heartbleed exploit wasn't enough, new ways for the bug to spread have been discovered in Android and Wi-Fi devices. Information from a security researcher has shown evidence of a new style of attack called Cupid, which preys on the same types of vulnerabilities that put a large percentage of Internet websites at risk.

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Escalating privileges Linksys, Netgear router bug not fully patched

04/22, 2:12pm

Flaw slightly obscured by firmware patch, researcher calls exploit intentional

A security flaw in some Linksys and Netgear routers discovered this winter, thought to be patched, has only been marginally hidden. Instead of the router listening and obeying command packets on port 32764, now the command must be prefixed by a specially-crafted packet, which reactivates the flaw, and allows for remote command and seizure of afflicted routers.

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Briefly: TrendNet's new wireless router, Findery annotated map app

03/08, 12:44am

Pre-encrypted wireless router now shipping

Networking hardware producer, TrendNet, is now shipping its new Extreme Performance AC1900 (TEW-818DRU) wireless router. Powered by a 1GHz processor, high-power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds, the unit is designed to optimize wireless connections within the home. The TEW-818DRU is pre-encrypted, to help with mitigating the threat of hacking based on using unchanged default login credentials. The unit is priced at $260, and is available from retailers now.

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Briefly: D-Link's new portable router charger, Throwback for Android

03/03, 11:39pm

D-Link announces 11AC portable router and charger

Announced today, D-Link is now shipping its 802.11ac router, entitled the Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (DIR-510L). Allowing users to quickly create a Wi-Fi hotspot from an existing Internet connection, the DIR-510L incorporates Wireless AC750 technology as to produce and maintain fast connection speeds.

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D-Link puts AC1200 router with 802.11ac Wi-Fi on sale

03/31, 8:24pm

SharePort Mobile app allows attached drives to share stored files to cloud

D-Link has put the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router on sale in the United States. Last shown at CES in January, the AC1200 offers dual-band speeds on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands of up to 300Mbps and 867Mbps for 802.11a, b, g, n, and ac devices, and can be remotely managed from a mobile device using an accompanying app.

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D-Link offers portable, gaming routers for spring release

01/07, 4:38am

Gaming router first to use StreamBoost QoS engine

D-Link has unveiled a number of routers at CES, targeted at travelling users and gamers. The SharePort Go II portable router creates a Wi-Fi hotspot from any Ethernet connection, while the AC 1300 Gaming router, AC1750, and AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud routers are more stationary pieces of networking equipment.

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Review: Western Digital My Net N900 Wi-Fi router

07/13, 8:21am

WD pushes new QoS tech, 802.11n optimizations

The Western Digital brand typically conjures thoughts of hard drives or other storage devices, however the California-based company has continued to push its way into the home-networking market. The My Net N900 router exemplifies this new focus, bringing dual-band 802.11n connectivity and a slew of high-end features that attempt to balance raw performance with simple setup and superior traffic management. In our full review, we attempt to determine if the device is worth its hefty price.

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Nova Media unveils GlobeSurfer III+ Wi-Fi/3G router

07/20, 7:45pm

Offers quad-band 3G, auto failover

Nova Media in Berlin and Belgium company Option have made available a combo router with support for both broadband and quad-band 3G which supports up to 14.4 Mbit per second download and 5.76 Mbit per second uploads, compatible with most 3G networks worldwide. The GlobeSurfer III+ also offers DSL failover, automatically switching to cellular data and switching back when the broadband connection returns.

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Cisco gateway router with LCD, 32GB of space shows at FCC

04/29, 7:25pm

Cisco multi-purpose router shows at FCC

The Cisco REN301 Residential Gateway Wi-Fi router has shown at the FCC undergoing compliance testing prior to its release. The device is a single-band router that supports 802.11 b/g/n and incorporates a color LCD display. It also includes capacitive touch buttons that allows the device to be set up and configured without the need to use a PC.

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AirLive intros Air3G 802.11n multifunction 3G router

02/19, 5:20pm

Connection automatically switched as needed

AirLive has introduced the Air3G, a multifunction router capable of working with USB-attached wireless broadband modems. Users can configure the the router to choose the wired connection for primary use, while the 3G modem is automatically enabled only if the primary connection is disrupted. To help prevent overage charges on a wireless broadband account, the router automatically switches back to the standard connection as soon as service resumes.

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nova media launches 3G-capable GlobeSurfer X.1 router

08/27, 2:35pm

GlobeSurfer X.1 ships

nova media has launched the GlobeSurfer X.1, a WLAN b/g/n router that connects via ethernet or 3G modem. The router has two 100 Mbps ethernet ports, a USB 2.0 port for a 3G connection and a standard USB 2.0 port that supports an external drive or offers print-serving with an attached printer. It uses a web interface for configuration and arrives with a quick setup wizard for assembling a local network.

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TRENDnet ships 300Mbps 802.11n travel router

08/19, 12:55pm

TRENDnet 300Mbps

TRENDnet has begun shipping its latest network device, the TEW-654TR Wireless N travel router kit. The router supports theoretical transfer speeds of up to 300Mb/s, although typical results will likely be slower. A compact housing measures just 60 x 80 x 18.5mm, while users can power the device from either an included AC adapter or USB cable.

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GlobeSurfer III 3G wireless router supports Macs

11/14, 3:15pm

GlobeSurfer III shipping

nova media has released the GlobeSurfer III, a 3G wireless router for the Mac. The router can link to a mobile network using WLAN (802.11 B and G networks) and gigabit Ethernet to distribute the connection. The router supports up to 7.2Mb/s downloads speeds and 5.7Mb/s upload speeds. It also links to the Internet via WLAN connections at 54Mb/s speeds.

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PosiMotion unveils “suite” of iPhone apps, GPS router

07/08, 12:10am

GPS WI-Fi, apps for Iphone

PosiMotion says it will introduce new applications and a GPS-enabled WiFi router when the iTunes AppStore opens Friday. The software titles include G-Spot, which brings GPS-like features to older iPhone and iPod Touch models, G-Park to help users remember where they parked, and G-Minds, a pubishing program for developers. The company has also announced what it calls “the world’s first mobile GPS network router," the G-Fi."

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CradlePoint unveils portable 3G router with battery

12/07, 1:05am

CradlePoint PHS300

CradlePoint recently unveiled a new EVDO-sharing WiFi router, the PHS300, allowing users to connect 3G-based cellphones or 3G USB modems to the device and share the connection with any WiFi enabled device. The device features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and AC power, both of which provide enough current to run a USB modem. The PHS300 supports WEP and WPA encryption, and uses a built in firewall to protect connections to the router. CradlePoint will ship the PHS300 on December 20th, and is taking pre-orders based on a price of $180.

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