Part of the market in WiFi communications is calling out for more bandwidth. The advent of high-resolution video and the limitations of gigabit Ethernet mean that in an environment where media consumption is priority, bandwidth is a key element in that equation. Current 802.11ac devices are shipped with either a single or dual stream module (perhaps the odd one with a three-stream), which in return requires a receiver with a similar number of streams as a minimum to have the best connection. So at this point, ASUS has announced the RT-AC3200, a six-stream 802.11ac router capable of up to 3.2 Gbps. The router also features tri-band MIMO, allowing the device to give full bandwidth to more than one device at a time...

Amped Wireless: 802.11ac WiFi with High-Gain Antennas

It’s been a while since we last looked at Amped Wireless, a company with a primary goal being the development of higher quality and longer range WiFi products. Wireless...

26 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2014

D-Link at CES 2014: WiFi Router and Charger On-The-Go, WiFi Range Extenders too

In the name of connectivity, local networks, data sharing and charging, D-Link are showcasing their DIR-510L WiFi AC750 Portable Router and Charger at CES this week. The principle...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

Broadcom Updates 802.11ac SoC Lineup with NAS-Friendly BCM5862x

The initial batch of 802.11ac routers shipped with the dated and inefficient BCM4706 (based on a 600 MHz MIPS32 CPU). Broadcom made some amends last year with the BCM4708x...

8 by Ganesh T S on 6/3/2013

Securifi's Almond+ 802.11ac Touchscreen Wi-Fi Router Integrates ZigBee and Z-Wave

It isn't often that we write about products seeking crowd funding. We had written about ioSafe's Indiegogo campaign for the N2 NAS back in September 2012, and the review...

19 by Ganesh T S on 3/5/2013

New from Buffalo Technology - Updated AC1750 802.11ac router, MiniStation Thunderbolt with SSD, and Thunderbolt Duo

Ganesh and I dropped by Buffalo Technology at CES 2013 to get a look at their upcoming products. I'll leave most of the MiniStation NAS news to him as...

5 by Brian Klug on 1/12/2013

Open Source Router Platforms - Part 1: The Hardware

Open Source Router Spotlight A few months ago we asked a simple question - what do you use for your router, and what would you look for in a router...

45 by Brian Klug on 8/22/2012

Western Digital Enters Router Market with My Net Series

We recently had the opportunity to take a meeting with Western Digital in San Francisco, California while a good chunk of the press were out in Taipei for Computex...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/14/2012

Broadcom Announces BCM4708x and BCM5301x SoCs for 802.11ac routers

We've been talking about 802.11ac a lot lately, and today Broadcom is announcing a new family of SoCs with greater integration and performance specifically tailored to 802.11ac SMB and...

5 by Brian Klug on 6/5/2012

Buffalo Technologies Announces Availability of 802.11ac Router and Media Bridge

At the 2012 CES, we reported on one of the first public 802.11ac technology demonstrations at the Buffalo Technologies booth. Fast forward a few months, and Netgear seemed to...

11 by Ganesh T S & Brian Klug on 5/14/2012

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