Routers

by Steven Wong ·Posted 01/05/2022
With many people working from home or managing a hybrid work environment, staying connected and collaborating through video conferencing and chat is more important than ever. Not to mention the ever-growing collection of connected computers, tablets, phones, video game consoles, and other devices that are all vying for bandwidth. With that in mind, a powerful Wi-Fi router that can provide a reliable signal to practically every corner of your home is a must-have in 2022. Fortunately, companies such as Netgear, ASUS, and TP-Link are stepping in
by Steven Wong ·Posted 01/12/2021
Even with the tremendous speed Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) has to offer, traditional wireless network connections can often encounter heavy congestion over the 2.4 GHz  and 5 GHz frequency bands, which can interfere with reliability. However, the ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, the first Wi-Fi 6E tri-band gaming router from ASUS, allows you to bypass the noise by taking advantage of the relatively unused 6 GHz signal, which adds seven high-speed 160 MHz
by Steven Wong ·Posted 01/12/2021
Get ready for the next phase of Wi-Fi technologies, with Wi-Fi 6E. ASUS and TP-Link are among the first to announce Wi-Fi 6E-compatible routers to help cut through congested areas for reliable and fast signals. Where traditional Wi-Fi 6 routers make use of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, both of which are incredibly crowded with a multitude of wireless devices, 6E adds the recently FCC-approved 6 GHz signal band with fourteen 80 MHz channels or seven 160 MHz channels for compatible devices. This relatively unused airspace grants more room
by Richard Stevens ·Posted 01/06/2021
If you have shopped for a router in the past couple of years, which isn’t always fun, odds are you’ve seen “mesh networks” or “Wi-Fi systems” for sale at your favorite retailer. These systems consist of multiple access points that act as one to blanket your entire home with Internet connectivity, with the goal of eliminating the dead spots that commonly plague single-router systems. While the concept of mesh networking is not new, its presence in the consumer space has just gotten its sea legs, creating yet another option for customers to
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 02/21/2022
Now, more than ever, a reliable Internet connection is critically important. For the millions of people working from home, the ability to do their job literally depends on it. The same is true for remote learners, virtual socializers, gamers, or anyone who wants to stream a Netflix series or two. Without a good Internet connection, those things aren’t possible—which is why you need a good wireless router.
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 10/11/2018
Following the announcement of Wi-Fi 6 and the 802.11ax standard, ASUS has released the RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router, a future-ready solution for your networking needs. 802.11ax, or otherwise known as Wi-Fi 6, is designed to deliver increased performance across the board, from data rates to power efficiency. The 802.11ax
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/08/2019
For many students, a dorm room is their first true home away from home, a place to thrive, to feel safe and comfortable, to chart out a path all their own. Unfortunately, many dorms don’t reflect all that positivity and potential at the onset, instead resembling something between a camp bunk and a barracks. So, to help take your dorm from jail cell to sanctuary, we’ve put together a list of technological must-haves and gadget gimme-gimmes. Must-Have Number One: A Computer First things first: You need a
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 06/28/2018
Whether you’re playing games on a PC, console, or mobile device, there’s one thing that all gamers need: The Internet. Without it, you won’t be able to play online with your friends or even download that 50GB day-one patch you need to play a single-player game. However, just having Internet isn’t enough, because when lag spikes, packet loss, and disconnects hit, you’ll probably be glaring at your router and wishing the worst upon your ISP (Internet Service Provider). If that’s the case, it’s probably time to change plans, providers, or even
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 05/29/2018
Reset your router, update the firmware—I'm sure you've heard it all. Most of the time that advice goes ignored and, thus, many routers are left open to malicious malware attacks, brute force attacks, and a whole host of different types of network intrusions. It's time to wise up to the those wishing to do harm to your network. The FBI is advising everyone with a network device in their home or small office to reset those devices ASAP. A report from the FBI has been issued to address a malware threat codenamed "VPNFilter" that is circulating
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 05/01/2018
Not all Wi-Fi is created equal. Some Wi-Fi networks comprise bits and pieces of equipment including multiple routers, access points, range extenders; you get the picture. Eliminate all that confusion with the ASUS Lyra Trio Home Wi-Fi System! This home Wi-Fi system features three wireless AC1750 mesh network routers, providing up to 5,400 square feet of Wi-Fi coverage so you can expand your Wi-Fi network to cover nearly every corner of your home. You no
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 01/10/2018
Linksys expands its Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Line and announces the new Wrt Gaming Router, designed specifically for the Xbox One, at CES 2018. Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Dual-Band Offering Building on the widely popular Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Line, Linksys is introducing the Dual-Band modular Wi-Fi system (available in 1-pack, 2-pack, and 3-pack options) which stands about two inches shorter than the Velop Tri-Band solution making it easy to place virtually anywhere you need Wi-Fi connectivity. Each node supports dual-band AC
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 10/26/2017
Recently, a new wireless vulnerability known as KRACK has been the talk of the town, and its affects are far-reaching. Without getting too technical, KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) allows attackers to access data stored on the devices you have connected to your Wi-Fi network, which means everything with Wi-Fi connectivity is potentially vulnerable. Yes, that includes your smartphone, TV, gaming console, Echo, toaster, doorknob, and so on. (Jokes aside, this is a serious issue and shouldn’t be taken lightly.) If your network is using the
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 08/29/2017
Our devices have an insatiable appetite for Wi-Fi, and eero is here to satisfy that hunger. The plug-and-play eero home Wi-Fi System comes in a variety of configurations, you can opt for the eero Home Wi-fi System with a single eero router and two beacons, the eero Home Wi-Fi System with a single eero router and one beacon, or the eero Home Wi-Fi System with three eero routers for to cover larger spaces. Regardless of the system configuration you choose, the
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 08/22/2017
Game like a pro with the WRT32X Gaming Router, from Linksys. With the WRT32X, gaming traffic is prioritized above all other network traffic, thanks to the Killer Prioritization Engine, which protects against extreme lag spikes while reducing overall lag by up to 77%. Sync this router to PCs supporting the Killer Prioritization Engine, including PCs from Alienware, MSI, GIGABYTE, and Razer to ensure gaming traffic is prioritized above all other network traffic. Inside the
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted 05/12/2017
Are you tired of paying a rental fee to your cable company just to use whatever modem they decide to offer you? Eliminate those pesky monthly fees with the Linksys CG7500 AC1900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Modem Wi-Fi Router and take advantage of the enhanced networking technology Linksys has to offer. Inside the CG7500 is the Intel® Puma 6 chipset, designed to not only offer enhanced network performance, it is designed to future-proof