802.11ac

In a bid to simplify the naming of the current and future Wi-Fi standards and ensure that even unexperienced users buy the right equipment, Wi-Fi Alliance on Wednesday introduced a new naming approach for the Wi-Fi brand. From now on, major Wi-Fi standards will be publicly labeled by numbers instead of letters. Nowadays PCs, smartphones, networking equipment, and other products that are equipped with a Wi-Fi controller are labeled using the name of the relevant IEEE standard; e.g. 802.11n, 802.11ac, or 802.11ax-compliant. While such naming scheme is accurate and convenient enough for experienced users, casual buyers do not always understand it, especially as standards have moved into two-letter suffixes. Which in turn has meant that buyers don't always grab the right combination of devices that...

The ASRock B360M-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Tiny Take on B360, Sub $100

Everyone likes a good analysis of a Mini-ITX sized board, but this time we're looking at a B360 chipset version. This chipset offers users the ability to jump into...

24 by Joe Shields on 9/17/2018

Netgear XR700 Router Brings 802.11ad and 10G to the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Family

At the 2018 CES, Netgear had introduced the Nighthawk XR500 gaming router and the SX10 (GS810EMX) NBASE-T switch as part of the Nighthawk Pro family to server the needs...

26 by Ganesh T S on 8/30/2018

More Details on Intel's Z390 Chipset Exposed

A couple of days ago we revealed that ASUS had published a list of its upcoming motherboards on the currently unofficially announced Z390 chipset. While we know a little...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

The ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Mini-ITX with Thunderbolt 3

There's a lot of love for mini-ITX, and our next review is the ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac. This gaming-centric board offers users a number of features which make it highly...

36 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

The GIGABYTE B360 Gaming 3 WIFI Review: A Cheaper Alternative at $120

One of GIGABYTE's first B360 series motherboards in the Gaming 3 WIFI. This is our first review of this new chipset, and it offers users a cheaper way into...

20 by Joe Shields on 7/11/2018

Intel Releases Z390 Chipset Product Information: New Motherboards Inbound

In an unexpected disclosure of information, Intel’s Z390 Product Brief documentation went online today. No prior warning was given, and we were expecting something similar to perhaps pop up...

35 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2018

Huawei Pushes G.hn Powerline Networking with the WiFi Q2 Whole-Home Wi-Fi Solution

Mesh networking / whole-home Wi-Fi systems have seen rapid growth over the last couple of years. Almost all vendors in the consumer networking space have one or more offerings...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/17/2018

Cypress at CES 2018 - CYW89359 Automotive 802.11ac Combo Solution

LAS VEGAS, NV — Cypress Semiconductor today announces a new WiFi combo chipset targeted at automotive applications. Car connectivity gets increasingly common-place and users enjoy the same media experience...

1 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/9/2018

It’s Actually an Intel Chip: Rivet Networks Launches the Killer Wireless-AC 1550

LAS VEGAS, NV — One of the main criticisms about the Killer network controllers, either wireless or wired, is that they aren't Intel. The hardware isn't Intel, or the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2018

ARRIS Announces 802.11ac Wave 2-capable SGB6950-AC2 & SBG7400-AC2 Cable Modem Gateways

ARRIS introduced two new Wave 2 Wi-Fi gateways to its Secure Home Gateway portfolio with its ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 gateways. The Secure Home Gateway series of devices...

12 by Joe Shields on 9/27/2017

ASRock's X10 IoT Router Now Available: 802.11ac, GbE, ZigBee, and IR

ASRock has started sales of their new smart connected home router, the X10. The new device supports not only 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet like any modern networking router...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2017

Netgear Launches Nighthawk X4S AC3200 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem Router

​The 2017 CES saw various vendors introduce their first cable modem based on Broadcom's DOCSIS 3.1 BCM3390 chipset. Netgear's CM1000 was one of the first out of the gate...

26 by Ganesh T S on 7/11/2017

TRENDnet Launches TPL-430AP AC1200 Wireless Access Point with HomePlug Powerline Backhaul

Extending the reach of Wi-Fi networks has become important with the rise in number and spread in usage location of Wi-Fi clients in a typical household. Typical range extenders...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/5/2017

Amped Wireless Launches AC2200 HELIOS Family with Qualcomm's Tri-Radio 802.11ac Solution

At Computex 2016, Qualcomm Atheros announced the availability of a tri-radio 802.11ac platform with Wave 2 MU-MIMO capabilities. The firmware in the platform also supported Wi-Fi SON (Self-Organizing Networks)...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/4/2017

Netgear Launches 802.11ad-Enabled Nighthawk X10 (R9000) Wi-Fi Router

The Wi-Fi router market has seen a yearly cadence of flagship releases since the first 802.11ac routers came into the market in early 2012. Starting with 3x3 solutions, the...

56 by Ganesh T S on 10/19/2016

IFA 2016: Qualcomm Announces VR820 Reference Platform, QCA9379

Following up the announcement of details on the Snapdragon 821, Qualcomm is also announcing a dedicated standalone VR HMD running Snapdragon 820 as a reference design which was designed...

3 by Joshua Ho on 9/1/2016

ASUS Unveils PCE-AC88 4x4 Wi-Fi Card with 2167 Mbps Bandwidth

ASUS has introduced its flagship dual-band AC3100 wireless PCIe x1 adapter with four antennas and a maximum supported throughput of 2167 Mbps (270 MB/s). The card is powered by...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/11/2016

TRENDnet Announces AC2600 Router and AC1900 USB 3.0 WLAN Adapter at CES

TRENDnet's CES suite had plenty of networking equipment ranging from outdoor long-range access points to industrial switches. It made clear that TRENDnet is focusing more on SMB, particularly in...

16 by Ganesh T S on 1/15/2016

Netgear Updates Networking Lineup at CES

Netgear's flagship router - the Nighthawk X8 (R8500) - was launched in October. At CES, Netgear took the opportunity to upgrade the Nighthawk X4 line. Interestingly, the original X4...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2016

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