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Amped Wireless Finally To Ship A 3x3 AC Router

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:45

Updated - Amped Wireless has announced its first AC1750 router and is soft-launching an AC1200.

Xclaim Wireless Xi-2 Dual-Band Indoor 2x2 802.11n Access Point Reviewed

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 17:35

Xclaim Wireless' Xi-2 N600 class access point has good performance, but an underwhelming and frustrating user interface.

A Router That Won't Become Obsolete

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:41

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A Router That Won't Become Obsolete

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:41

[Sponsored] Why throw away an old router when it can transform into something else?

Linksys EA9200 AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 16:17

Linksys' EA9200 AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router is another $300 router with a tough job to convince buyers that it's worth it.

AC580 USB Wireless Adapter Roundup

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:16

Our test of eight AC580 class USB adapters shows size does matter.

Ruckus Announces Affordable AP Product Line

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:21

Ruckus Wireless has launched a line of SOHO / SMB access points.

Amped Wireless Announces Touchy Wireless Extender

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:24

Amped Wireless has announced a touchscreen controlled wireless extender

How We Test Wireless Adapters & Bridges - Revision 2

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:39

We have updated our process for testing wireless adapters and bridges.

Amped Wireless Releases Windows / MacOS 802.11AC Adapter

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:11

Amped Wireless has announced a "high power" AC USB adapter.

Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:33

The Linksys E8350 is a premium-priced QCA / Quantenna 4x4 router with decent performance, but dated and limited feature set.

TP-LINK Archer C8 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Reviewed

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:31

Updated - TP-LINK's Archer C8 looks nicer than the C7 but offers no great leaps forward in performance.

Linksys Brings Top-End AC Routers To Market

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:41

Updated - Linksys has announced new routers based on Quantenna four-stream and Broadcom XStream technologies.

Linksys LAPAC1750PRO AC1750 Pro Dual-Band Access Point Reviewed

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:01

Update - Linksys's LAPAC1750PRO AC1750 class access point focuses on features, not performance.

Belkin Router Outage Update

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:33

UPDATE 2 - Belkin has issued an official statement regarding the problems experienced by some Belkin router users today.

NETGEAR Adds Two Access Points, Refreshes VPN Routers and Rackmount NAS

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:39

NETGEAR has announced two access points and refreshed three products with more powerful processors.

EnGenius ENH500 Long-Range 5.0 GHz Wireless N300 Outdoor Bridge/AP Reviewed

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:41

We found EnGenius' ENH500 an inexpensive way to take your network where wires can't go.

Linksys RE6500 AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender Reviewed

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:26

Linksys's RE6500 AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender would not be our first choice for an AC1200 class wireless extender.

NETGEAR R7500 Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router Reviewed

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:10

Updated - The NETGEAR R7500's mix of Qualcomm and Quantenna silicon produces disappointing wireless performance.

Does An AC Router Improve N Device Performance?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:30

We tested seven AC routers to see if they improved throughput for an N device. We were surprised to find they did!