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January 13, 2017

Synology Launches RT2600AC Router, VPN Plus

Synology is getting ready to launch their RT2600AC router which we recently saw at CES 2017.

Being the best router Synology has to offer for home/small office users, the RT2600AC supports all the latest Wi-Fi standards including 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, boasting up to 1,733Mbps on the 5.2GHz band and 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz band for a total throughput of up to 2,533Mbps. In order to achieve this, the RT2600AC features MU-MIMO which ensures a dedicated antenna for each receiver/transmitter radio pair to ensure the best possible performance even if there are many users on the network.

Powering the RT2600AC is a dual-core 1.7 Ghz processor along with 512MB of DDR3 DRAM [...]

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January 11, 2017

CES 2017: Linksys WRT32X Integrates Killer QoS Features into Gaming Router

For CES 2017, Linksys unveiled their new WRT32X gaming router, designed specifically for gamers in mind.

As typical of gaming routers, the main selling point for the WRT32X is its QoS features. For the WRT32X, Linksys partnered with Killer Networking to integrate their gaming QoS software. Killer Networking software is typically already found on gaming motherboards, notebooks, and PCs, but this limits the QoS functionality onto the device rather than the entire network.

In terms of hardware, the hardware inside the Linksys WRT32X is identical to the Linksys WRT 3200 ACM. As such, the WRT32X features a dual-core 1.8GHz ARM processor, 512MB DDR3, and supports [...]

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January 8, 2017

CES 2017: Netgear Nighthawk S8000 Switch Offers 4Gbps Link Aggregation

Connecting devices through wired Ethernet offers a little more security and is a whole lot more stable than Wi-Fi, but there are often not enough ports on the back of the router to supply a Ethernet connection to all the devices within a household. As such, a network switch is needed to provide additional ports for the additional devices.

As such, Netgear unveiled its Nighthawk S8000 (GS808E) switch at CES 2017, aiming to simplify setting up a LAN with the highest level of performance. Featuring a futuristic design similar to the Netgear Nighthawk routers and fabricated out of zinc alloy, the Netgear Nighthawk S8000 features eight Gigabit Ethernet ports on [...]

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December 21, 2016

Synology Announces RT2600AC Router Launch Info, Asia Pacific to Launch First

With the success of Synology’s first entry into the router market, the Synology RT1900ac, Synology wasted no time developing an even faster, more powerful successor, the Synology RT2600AC.

First announced at Computex earlier this year, the Synology RT2600AC features Synology’s in-house Router Manager OS, a dual core 1.7GHz processor and the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 certified radios with MU-MIMO support. This combined with the 4×4 MIMO antenna configuration would give the router a theoretical maximum bandwidth of up to 2.6Gbps.

At the time, a launch date was still unavailable however, according to a recent announcement, Synology [...]

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December 16, 2016

Netgear Routers Vulnerable to Hacking, At Least Eleven Models Identified

Netgear appears to have a very serious security problem on their hands as a recent security advisory from the company identifies at least eleven popular routers vulnerable to hacking.

According to the security advisory, the security issue “… allows unauthenticated web pages to pass form input directly to the command-line interface. A remote attacker can potentially inject arbitrary commands which are then executed by the system.” Essentially, hackers will be able to easily take control of an affected router stealing information that passes through or turning millions of affected routers into a botnet for conducting malicious [...]

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November 2, 2016

Broadcom Acquires Brocade in $5.9 Billion Deal in Yet Another Major Tech Acquisition This Year

In yet another major IT acquisition this year, Broadcom recently announced the acquisition of enterprise networking equipment firm, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. for a whopping $5.9 Billion.

Broadcom’s main interest in Brocade is Brocade’s portfolio of Fibre Channel Switch technology which is necessary for high speed connectivity between enterprise server and storage systems. This was previously a missing link for Broadcom who already produce HBAs for servers and the Fibre Channel ICs for enterprise storage products.

“This strategic acquisition enhances Broadcom’s position as one of the leading providers of [...]

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January 5, 2016

CES 2016: Netgear Unveils New Lineup of WiFi Routers, Range Extenders

For CES 2016, Netgear unveiled a series of new WiFi routers and range extenders under their standard and premium Nighthawk product ranges. They include the Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart Router, AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router, Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range Extender, and the all-new NETGEAR PowerLINE WiFi 1000.

 

Nighthawk X4S R7800 AC2600 Smart Router

Starting with the Nighthawk X4S, the new router is the successor to 2014’s Nighthawk R7500 and sports Wave 2 WiFi features like quad-stream architecture for both 2.4 and 5GHz, Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), and 160MHz bandwidth.

Its specifications include a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, [...]

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November 19, 2012

Netgear Introduces Centria High Speed Router with Automatic Data Backup

Press Release Three powerful products in one innovative solution to simplify your digital life

NETGEAR®, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the worldwide availability of NETGEAR CentriaTM, a powerful, all-in-one automatic backup/media server and high-speed WiFi router. Centria is a dual band high-performance router with the added convenience of automatic data backup for both PCs and Macs. The backup capability of the Centria router gives you peace of mind knowing that your data is always backed up. If your PC or Mac goes down or is lost, you can still access your data from [...]

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April 19, 2012

Killer Launches Wireless-N 1202 and E2200 Ethernet Controller

Remember the company who tried to convince us that we all needed a network card with its own processor onboard? Well, we haven’t heard much from these guys lately, but Bigfoot Networks, now known as Killer Technology after being bought out by communications technology giant Qualcomm in late 2011, recently announced two new products – the Wireless-N 1202 WiFi/Bluetooth module and the Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

More details and specifications are still unknown at this time as the new products aren’t even listed yet on the Killer Technology website, but rest assured they are both expected to utilize the awesome [...]

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