The day was Tuesday, August 12th 2014. I arrived home, only to find an almost unusable internet situation in my home. Some sites such as AnandTech and Google worked fine, but large swaths of the internet such as Microsoft, Netflix, and many other sites were unreachable. As I run my own DNS servers, I assumed it was a DNS issue, however a couple of ICMP commands later and it was clear that this was a much larger issue than just something affecting my household. Two days later, and there is a pretty clear understanding of what happened. Older Cisco core internet routers with a default configuration only allowed for a maximum 512k routes for their Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) tables. With the internet always growing...

Computex 2014: The ASUS RT-AC3200, a six-stream 802.11ac Router with MIMO

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...

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

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...

20 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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