Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially started its Wi-Fi 6 certification program, informally kicking off the widescale adoption of the new Wi-Fi standard. As with the group's previous certification programs, the Wi-Fi 6 certification program is focused on verifying the interoperability and feature sets of IEEE 802.11ax devices, ensuring that they work well with each other and that the devices feature all of the required performance and security capabilities of the new standard. Wi-Fi Alliance's certification comes as device manufacturers have already been shipping Wi-Fi 6 products for the last several months – essentially seeding the hardware ecosystem to get to this point. So the first task for the group's members and test labs will be to certify existing Wi-Fi 6 devices. This includes existing access...

Qualcomm Updates Wi-Fi 6 Lineup: Networking Pro Series for APs and FastConnect for Clients

Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Wi-Fi 6 portfolio today with a host of new access point solutions under the Networking Pro Series moniker. The client side solutions...

6 by Ganesh T S on 8/27/2019

Qualcomm 5G Home Broadband Reference Design Announced: Aquantia Multi-Gig Ethernet Inside

One of the key target markets for 5G deployments is ‘the last mile of copper’ from the local cabinet to the home. In order to avoid churning up streets...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/10/2019

Intel Launches Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Wireless Network Adapter

Intel has quietly launched its first Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless network adapter, codenamed Cyclone Peak. The new WLAN adapter will deliver up to 2.4 Gbps network throughput when used...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2019

TP-Link Announces Archer AX6000 and AX11000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Routers

TP-Link has announced pre-orders for their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Archer AX6000, along with technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, a higher-end model, the Archer...

22 by Ganesh T S on 12/10/2018

Ubiquiti Extends Amplifi HD Mesh Networking Family with Gamer's Edition

Mesh networking and whole-home Wi-Fi systems have bcome a major segment in the home networking market over the past couple of years. Ubiquiti Networks has carved a name for...

13 by Ganesh T S on 11/21/2018

Netgear Announces Nighthawk RAX80 and RAX120 802.11ax AX6000 Routers

Netgear has announced imminent availability of their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Nighthawk RAX80, along with the technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, they have also...

23 by Ganesh T S on 11/7/2018

Wi-Fi Naming Simplified: 802.11ax Becomes Wi-Fi 6

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...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

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

Netgear's Orbi Voice Melds Mesh Wi-Fi with Smart Speakers

Netgear has been enjoying market success with their Orbi line of mesh Wi-Fi routers. Today, they are launching the Orbi Voice - a mesh Wi-Fi node compatible with existing...

4 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

Synology 2018 NAS and Wi-Fi Lineup Sneak Peek

Yesterday we published an interview with Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America, and as part of that interview we were able to get a sneak peak into some of...

14 by Ganesh T S & Anton Shilov on 7/25/2018

Next-Gen NAS: An Interview with Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America

At AnandTech, we have been following the consumer and SMB NAS market very closely over the last decade. Synology is one of the leading vendors in this space. Similar...

42 by Ganesh T S on 7/24/2018

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

Netgear Launches the Cable Orbi - A Mesh Wi-Fi System with an Integrated Cable Modem

Most home networks fall under one of three categories: ISP-supplied gateway (modem and wireless router combo) with optional wireless extenders Discrete modem and a standalone wireless gateway / router (coupled with...

17 by Ganesh T S on 5/8/2018

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

Marvell Announces 802.11ax Wireless Portfolio

Today Marvell announces the introduction of their new 802.11ax wireless portfolio which promises to be the company's first product line laying the groundwork for advancing the new wireless standard...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/11/2017

Netgear Launches Smart Cloud Devices with Insight Management for Business Networks

Netgear is a popular vendor in the SMB and SME market segments for switches and access points. While they do have full-blown managed switches, their smart offerings (which rely...

2 by Ganesh T S on 9/19/2017

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