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Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router Review
     Tue, Aug 04 2015 | 12:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This may strike some of you as a bit odd but the first thing i do whenever i go to a hotel, restaurant or cafeteria I’ve never been in the past i always check to see if they have WiFi available and if so what is its strength and range. To my surprise most places feature mediocre WiFi signal strength at best with average overall range so in most cases it's not easy to get access especially if there are many people already logged on. This of course is not a problem we encounter at home or at the office but that doesn't mean people are not always looking for ways to improve both signal strength and range. Lately many manufacturers have focused in bringing consumers the latest 802.11ac standard which they many times marry with the older 802.11n standard to boost available wireless signal strength and in some cases even range. However it was no other than Netgear that first took things a step further with the revolutionary Nighthawk X6 R8000 router which is here with us today.

Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Card Review
     Sat, Aug 01 2015 | 6:35P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the previous FlashAir 32GB card we have tested, its latest version comes with about the same features, but we have improvements on the transfer rates, while we have seen that the wireless speeds have remained the same. Regarding the wireless interface, we can obtain similar speeds as with the previous version, but keep in mind that multiple factors can affect the wireless transfer speeds like the number of available 2.4GHz networks in the area, shielding inside the camera we are using FlashAir on, performance of the Wi-FI adapter from our desktop/laptop/tablet and so on.

Technolamp Smart LED WiFi Controller Set Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 4:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WiFi enabled bulbs have only been around for the last couple of years but the market is becoming flooded with the products from a wide range of manufactures. What makes WiFi enabled bulbs so popular is the convenience factor of being able to screw the light bulb in and immediately begin using them and controlling them from a single wireless device like a remote or a phone. The Techno Lamp Wi-Fi LED Bulb set that we are looking at today comes with two 6W LED bulbs and one controller (or wireless programmable remote). We’re going to test out the product to determine how user friendly it is, what range of features that it has and see how fast we can get it up and running!

Asus RT-AC3200 802.11ac Router Review
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The RT-AC3200 is a second-generation 802.11ac router. It features three separate wireless networks, two of which work on the 3×3 5GHz 802.11ac band, with another for 2.4GHz with TurbQAM for 600 Mbps speeds. It also has a pair of USB ports, and a setting called Smart Connect, which allocated clients to a wireless network based on an estimation of its distance. But perhaps most importantly, it has some superb software, chock full of features that makes it easy to manage your network.

QNAP HS-251 Review
     Mon, Jul 20 2015 | 9:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HS-251 from QNAP is a 2 bay NAS especially made for the living room. Thanks to a nice looking design with brushed aluminum cover plate it should blend in perfectly. Apart from that there is an Intel Celeron dual core processor in combination with 2 Gigabyte memory offering more than enough performance. Furthermore you get the QNAP webinterface and at this stage we're really curious to find out if this unit is able to convince on the following pages.

TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review
     Mon, Jul 20 2015 | 9:00A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is no shortage of routers on the market and today I’m taking TP-Link’s Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router, a beautiful and simple looking router capable of handling the newest AC connection standard.

Netgear ProSAFE GSS108E 8-Port Gigabit Click Switch Review
     Sun, Jul 19 2015 | 8:06P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Netgear’s new ProSAFE Click Switch lets users who have a multitude of wired devices can quickly and neatly connect their devices. The Netgear ProSAFE Click Switch is a Gigabit Ethernet switch that includes a unique bracket mounting system that makes it easy to install in a variety of situations. Netgear currently offers their business line of Click Switches in either an 8-port model (GSS108E) or a larger 16-port model (GSS116E). Today Legit Reviews take a look at the Netgear ProSAFE GSS108E 8-Port Gigabit Click Switch!

D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Review
     Wed, Jul 15 2015 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We carry smart devices in our pockets, but for as smart as our personal gear is, our homes are severely lacking in technology. Without a wattmeter it is difficult to track how much power an outlet is using, and if you want to put an outlet on a schedule, current timers are clunky and confusing. Enter smart products and an initiative of having a connected home. D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug will track power usage, set schedules, and allows remote operation of outlets."

ASUS RT-AC68P AC-1900 Wireless Router Review
     Wed, Jul 15 2015 | 11:13A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at one of the ASUS 802.11AC wireless routers, the AC1900 or referred to as the Asus RT-AC68P. This is their middle of the road router in terms of performance but will not hit the bank hard and should give excellent performance, especially on the 5GHz band. The feature set is also loaded with built-in USB 3.0 ports, cloud technology for synchronization and sharing, as well as a special MIMO antenna design made to give great performance.

Rosewill USB WiFi Lineup
     Sat, Jul 11 2015 | 12:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of some USB WiFi adapters from Rosewill. We've got three different products ranging from simple 802.11n with a low price tag, all the way up to a 802.11ac USB 3.0 product with a bit higher price tag. For the money, you won't be able to find anything to really compare them to, but just because they are inexpensive doesn't mean they are great value. Check our review for all the details.

Netgear ReadyNAS 202
     Sun, Jul 05 2015 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we get to look at and test a NAS from Netgear for the very first time. The ReadyNAS 202 is powered by a Cortex A15 CPU and has two Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster network speeds. Its key feature is that it uses the BTRFS file system instead of the far more common EXT4 file system.

AVM FRITZ!Box 7490 AC1300 Gigabit Modem Router Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The world may be filled with all types of people from casual everyday consumers, gamers and overclockers and up to enthusiasts, professionals and enterprise users all of which have different priorities but if i had to think of something common that every single person out there wants to have (when it comes to computers that is) that would probably be the fastest possible internet connection. Now it goes without saying that most casual users who just like to surf the internet can do so with very basic speeds (once upon a time we all did that and even more with just 14.4 Kbit/s dial-up modems) but anything extra like downloading media content, preloading new game titles, playing demanding MMO games and/or even sharing your work with several colleagues all around the globe simultaneously (successfully that is) requires a lot more juice from your internet connection. The secret however behind a fast internet connection is not only the type you have installed and paying for but also the equipment you're using with it and this is where manufacturers like AVM come in with their state of the art modem/routers like the FRITZ!Box 7490.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Review
     Wed, Jul 01 2015 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are late to the game with this particular review, but we had so many requests from readers to look at the NetGear Nighthawk R7000 that we decided it was worth a (belated) look. No doubt you will have a instant love-it-or-hate-it reaction to the appearance of the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router. It is certainly no object of beauty but instead looks very purposeful.

Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wireless Router Review
     Tue, Jun 30 2015 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at the WRT 1900AC dual band wireless router from Linksys. This is the current flagship model sporting the latest dual band technologies along with the 802.11 ac wireless specification. With a theoretical transfer speed of well over a Gigabit per second, wirelessly, can the WRT1900AC make ultra high-speed WiFi connections a reality? Let’s find out…

Diamond's Dual Band 2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz Wireless
     Sun, Jun 28 2015 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you need to fix a dead spot in your WiFi setup at home, Diamond's Dual Band 2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz Wireless 802.11n Range Extender just might do the trick at a low enough price and simple enough installation: just plug it into any available wall outlet. It can also function as a bridge, converting a WiFi signal into a wired ethernet connection.

Nine 600 Mbps power-line kits compared: Battle against interference
     Mon, Jun 22 2015 | 9:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the devices in our current test sample is far superior to the competition: TP-Link's TL-PA6030. This device will thus be taking home a Hardware.Info Gold Award. Essentially, the only downside is the lack of an integrated power outlet. If you're after the most complete adapter of the bunch, you'll end up with the Devolo dLAN Triple+ kit, which offers good performance along with both a switch and a power outlet, although at a very steep price. Zyxel's PL5205 and TP-Link's TL-PA6010 offer the best price/performance ratio and will thus be taking home a Hardware.Info Bronze Award.

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