Wi-Fi Accessories

by Steven Wong ·Posted
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
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 John Foldi ·Posted
Would you drive a Lamborghini to take the kids to soccer practice? Even if money was no object, the answer is likely no. While fast enough to get the job done, good luck fitting everyone and everything inside. An extreme example, but the same idea holds true for many things, such as your home network. A good home network needs more than just raw speed. It also needs to provide features that make it the right fit for you and your family. Is Wi-Fi 6 worth the upgrade? That depends entirely on how you use your network today, or how you may use it
by Steven Wong ·Posted
Aruba is expanding its line of Instant On line into the next generation of wireless networking with the launch the AP22, its first Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) dual-channel access point, designed to provide offices, schools, retail stores, and small businesses with the bandwidth and performance needed to support the growing number of mobile devices in use. With a maximum aggregate data rate of 1.7 Gb/s over the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, which
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
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 Staff Writer ·Posted
It’s no secret that large corporations require complex enterprise networking solutions, but what if you’re just a small business owner? Do you really need a dedicated server room and complicated network devices? Fortunately, Aruba makes it easy to get simple yet secure Wi-Fi with its new Instant On series. The Aruba Instant On series features a wide selection of indoor and outdoor access points that address the current and future needs of small businesses. With easy installation
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted
The Wi-Fi Alliance has recently introduced the next generation of Wi-Fi connectivity, known as Wi-Fi 6, based on 802.11ax technology, along with a new naming convention. Most consumers are familiar with the 802.11 standards; however, this new sequential number rebranding is intended to simplify things in the long run. Previously, the naming design used the alphabet, starting with a to b to g and n, with each one representing the next generation. We'd expect z to be the last or fastest one, or until they have new names, but suddenly we're on
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
Nikon is making wireless connectivity with its cameras easier and more functional with the release of SnapBridge Version 2.0, now available for iOS and Android mobile devices. Taking user feedback from the first iteration of SnapBridge, Nikon has made many asked-for improvements to the app, beginning with a user interface and menu structure overhaul, as well as clearer instructions on how to connect your mobile device to a Nikon camera for the first time. For the Nikon fanatic, SnapBridge now lets you register up to five separate cameras with
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted
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
The TP-Link Archer Series of networking devices covers a wide range of solutions, from routers to cable modems, range extenders, and more. The Archer CR500 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem & Router from TP-Link combines the convenience of a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and speed of an 802.11ac dual-band wireless router in a single high-performance design. This cable modem/router is compatible with a wide range of
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted
If you want truly seamless Wi-Fi, then the Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi System, from TP-Link, is your go-to solution. This home Wi-Fi system consists of three routers, each equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, four internal antennas, support for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, and it operates on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. Setting up your Deco M5 Wi-Fi system is simple. Unbox these sleek routers and access the Assisted
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted
Data breaches and unsecure networks are serious business. When a gigantic corporation like Yahoo or Home Depot can’t prevent unwarranted access to its data, what hope does a private citizen, armed with a router and a cheap spyware program have to protect their valuable information? Last year, data breaches reached an all-time high. According to the Identity Theft Research Center, data breaches were up 40% last year, after a record high in 2015. Hacking, skimming, and phishing attacks are the most common, which can easily morph into identify
by Lawrence Neves ·Posted
With ATTO, you can stream your content in real time, which greatly enhances your workflow. ATTO Advanced Data Streaming technology is found in all ATTO ThunderLink® adapters, and offers high-speed data streaming, which is great for data and editing collaboration. The ultra-quiet, low-profile, and portable 40GbE ThunderLink 3402 from ATTO makes it easy to streamline workflows by connecting your Thunderbolt™ 3 laptop, desktop, or mobile workstation directly to a DisplayPort monitor, as well as networked storage to edit content in real time.
by Stephen Janiszak ·Posted
Linksys waited until 2017 to announce its entry into the Whole Home Wi-Fi arena and the company intends to use its networking expertise to blanket your entire home with seamless, fast, and reliable Wi-Fi coverage. Mesh networking has been around for quite some time, and most people understand it as Wi-Fi coverage for your entire home using what has become known as network nodes (or little routers). With some home mesh network systems, the signal can degrade as you expand your system by adding additional nodes. Well, Linksys aims to remedy that