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ASUS Launches the RT-AC87 Dual-Band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router

Following its preview at CES 2014, ASUS is excited to launch the ASUS RT-AC87, the world's first Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router and the fastest 5 GHz with speeds up to 1.73 Gbps. Powered by Quantenna's award-winning QSR1000 4x4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset, the ASUS RT-AC87 offers unparalleled speed and range for a superior wireless experience.

"As the number of wireless devices in the home increases, so does the importance of Wi-Fi quality. Our customers value high-performance Wi-Fi and know the importance of a reliable and fast wireless connection in order to stream bandwidth-intensive data. The RT-AC87 provides them with class leading performance, as well as incredible range and reliability," said Margaret Chen, President of Open Platform Business (OPBG) Group for ASUS Computer International.

NETGEAR Ships the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Router

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has once again set a new industry standard for router performance by adding to its award-winning Nighthawk family of 802.11ac routers. The new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) (www.netgear.com/R8000) is the first tri-band WiFi router available for purchase incorporating the powerful new Broadcom 5G WiFi XStream platform.

With six high-performance antennas and three network bands, one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz, the Nighthawk X6 delivers the industry's fastest combined WiFi speed, up to 3.2 Gbps (1300+1300+600 Mbps). It balances the network load to ensure the best WiFi performance for each device and deliver the maximum wireless range available today.

D-Link Now Shipping AC1900 Wi-Fi Router with Fast Speeds and Improved UI

D-Link today expanded its line of award-winning wireless routers with the new AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-880L), the company's highest end wireless router to-date. Delivering extremely fast 11AC Wi-Fi speeds, this top-of-the-line router creates a maximum performance wireless network that can handle high-bandwidth activities, like HD streaming and lag-free gaming, even in the farthest corners of the house. To eliminate Wi-Fi interference for faster and more reliable Internet, the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router also features dual-band technology, enabling users to perform simple Internet activities on the 2.4GHz band, and more demanding activities on the cleaner, interference-free 5GHz band. The router also features a brand new user tested interface built for mobile devices that offers the simplest router interface available on the market.

"The AC1900 Router was designed to surpass expectations of what a wireless network can offer, specifically when it comes to the data-intensive demands of gamers and media streamers," said Ken Loyd, director of consumer product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Simply put, its host of advanced features along with the raw power of AC speed and range make it the clear choice for anyone looking for a next-level connected, but also simple, experience."

TP-LINK Announces Archer C2 AC Wireless Router

TP-LINK today announced the Archer C2 - AC750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. The next-generation router supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, delivering fast data transfer rates of up to 733 Mbps of total available bandwidth: utilizing simultaneous 5 GHz 433 Mbps and 2.4 GHz 300 Mbps connections. Simple tasks such as sending e-mails or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4 GHz band, while bandwidth-intensive tasks such as online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed by the 5 GHz band.

The TP-LINK Archer C2 router is backward compatible with the many mobile devices in existence today using 802.11n and 802.11g, and offers customers affordable, seamless migration for the emerging 802.11ac standard. This will be appeal to users who are satisfied with their current wireless infrastructure, but want to prepare for higher available bandwidth and mobile access speeds at a future date.

Netis Introduces the Beacon N300 Gaming Router

Netis-Systems, a California-based company, focus on delivering innovative networking products for professional gamers Announced today, they will launch their new WF 2631 true gaming router with auto-QoS set up in North America market at E3.

The Netis WF2631 Beacon Series Wireless N300 Router takes your gaming experience to the next level! Offer a powerful performance by automatically activating QoS to enhance your online gaming experience. Bundled with three 5dBi high gain antennas, it ensures a wider & stronger wireless coverage. Allow you to enjoy the wireless freedom anywhere around your home.

ASUS Announces RT-N18U 2.4 GHz 600 Mbps High Power Router

ASUS today announced RT-N18U, a high-powered 2.4 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi router that uses TurboQAM technology for speeds of up to 600 Mbit/s. RT-N18U features powerful hardware specifications, intelligent wireless technology for maximum multi-room coverage, a user-friendly interface and exclusive built-in applications. The RT-N18U is supremely versatile, with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports plus Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, making it the perfect choice for discerning users who demand the ultimate 2.4 GHz wireless performance.

Fast, reliable and powerful
At the heart of RT-N18U is a powerful but energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at 800 MHz that ensures fast and responsive performance. The 128 MB of Flash memory and 256 MB of DDR3 RAM further enhance multitasking performance and allow up 300,000 concurrent data sessions - making RT-N18U ideal for multimedia applications such as HD video streaming, online gaming and file sharing.

TRENDnet Announces Open Source DD-WRT Compatibility for Wireless AC Routers

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces open source DD-WRT firmware compatibility for the high performance TEW-818DRU (v1.0), TEW-812DRU (v2.0), and TEW-811DRU (v1.0), Wireless AC routers.

DD-WRT is the leading Linux based alternative open source firmware for wireless routers and access points. DD-WRT unlocks operational modes such as using a router as a wireless extender, client bridge, or access point. It also offers a comprehensive set of controls including the ability to modify wireless radio power, define advance access controls, choose from a greater DDNS service support list, create a Wi-Fi hotspot, setup VLANs for the router's wired ports, define advanced USB port functionality, manage enhanced QoS controls, and more.

D-Link Brings Color to Wi-Fi

D-Link today announced that it is now shipping a new line of AC750 Wi-Fi Routers (DIR-818LW) available in red, teal, black, and white. Featuring a sleek, cylinder shape, the routers deliver next generation 802.11ac wireless speeds and gigabit wired speeds. The new routers are perfect for any house looking for a reliable and strong home network ideal for HD video streaming, online gaming and multiple user activities with some desk appeal.

"Wi-Fi routers have never had the reputation of being the most aesthetically pleasing products in the home, and we set out to change that with our color routers," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "With the launch of our new line of AC750 Wi-Fi Routers, customers not only get a powerful home network capable of supporting the most demanding applications, they also have a stylish device they can proudly display on the desk rather than buried underneath it."

Linksys Starts Shipping the WRT1900AC Router

Linksys today announced that it has started shipping the new WRT1900AC, which will be available for sale at Best Buy stores throughout the US or at the Linksys.com store. The new WRT features four external antennas for optimal wireless coverage throughout the home and has been certified for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The new wireless standard delivers best-in-class performance and includes intelligent technologies such as beamforming to further improve the wireless signal range. The design of the new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the iconic WRT54G that was introduced 11 years ago. The new WRT has been equipped with powerful hardware such as a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 128 MB flash memory, eSATA and USB ports. The new WRT ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi setup and management tools, and Linksys has also been collaborating with OpenWrt to make sure that an open source alternative is available in the coming weeks.

"The WRT is a cornerstone in the history of Wi-Fi and synonymous for many people with going wireless at home since it was their first wireless router. Since the introduction of the original WRT, we have sold more than 50 million units worldwide and are still selling it very successfully even with wireless technology advancing rapidly," said Mike Chen, vice president product management for Linksys. "The WRT has a cult status for many because of the open source aspect that made it so immensely popular. We are honored to have collaborated with OpenWRT to ensure the open source readiness of the product and building a WRT-worthy successor with cutting-edge hardware and iconic design."

NETGEAR Launches Most Advanced Cable Gateway Available for Service Providers

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has introduced the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 AC1900 Voice and Data Cable Gateway (C7000B). The C7000B offers cable broadband service providers the fastest gateway available with WiFi speeds up to 1900 (600+1300) Mbps and DOCSIS speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second.

The NETGEAR C7000B raises the bar with its incredibly fast WiFi. It gives service provider subscribers the power to wirelessly connect to all of their mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, as well as fixed devices such as smart TVs, faster than ever before. Enhancing the ultra-fast WiFi connection for end-users is the addition of explicit and implicit Beamforming+. Unique to NETGEAR, Beamforming+ directs a WiFi "beam" to each device, creating a better, more consistent connection; the inclusion of implicit Beamforming enables Beamforming technology to be supported even on legacy client devices.

TRENDnet Ships Extreme Performance AC1900 Wireless Router

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the extreme performance AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-818DRU -- which offers unmatched performance, powered by a 1 GHz processor, high power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds. The TEW-818DRU is designed to provide the optimum wireless experience in a busy connected home.

TRENDnet's TEW-818DRU creates two extreme performance wireless networks -- an ultimate performance 1.3 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Wireless AC network, to connect all Wireless AC devices over the fastest wireless speeds available today; and an extreme performance 600 Megabits per second (Mbps) Wireless N band, to connect everyday wireless devices such as tablets, smart phones, and computers.

D-Link Now Shipping World's First Portable 11AC Router and Charger

D-Link today announced that it is now shipping the world's first portable 11AC router, the Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (DIR-510L). This latest addition to the D-Link family of connectivity solutions allows mobile users to quickly and easily create a Wi-Fi hotspot from an existing internet connection, whether that be 3G/4G, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, while on-the-go. For added convenience, the Portable Wi-Fi Router also features a high-capacity 4,000mAh rechargeable battery that can charge mobile devices. Additionally, with the free mydlink SharePort mobile app, users can upload, download and stream multimedia and documents to a storage drive attached to one of the Portable Router's two USB ports from anywhere in the world.

Incorporating the latest Wireless AC750 technology, the Wi-Fi Portable Router and Charger offers users fast speeds and a range of advanced features, ensuring superior range and data transfer to and from connected devices. Leveraging dual band technology to bypass radio congestion and interference, the DIR-510L can deliver a total of 750Mbps using the combined throughput of its 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. In addition, each band can operate as a separate Wi-Fi network, providing the ability to customize a network according to connectivity needs and even configure a guest zone to provide Internet access to visitors without providing access to the rest of the network. The DIR-510L provides instant sharing of any Internet connection with the added security of a firewall while connected to shared public connections.

Buffalo Introduces Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Networking Solutions

Buffalo Americas, a leading provider of external storage, network attached storage and networking solutions, today announced the availability of three new high speed AirStation Open Source DD-WRT wireless routers, including the AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD, the AirStation N600 WZR-600DHP2D, and the AirStation N300 WHR-300HP2D.

Featuring DD-WRT Linux-based firmware pre-installed, Buffalo's new routers provide high performance networking, advanced features and low-level device management, unlocking extensive capabilities with increased network stability. Each router is also equipped with onboard amplifiers to provide maximum radio power for improved performance and range, ideal for consumers and business professionals operating high-bandwidth applications.

ASUS Unveils the RT-AC52U Wireless Router with the USB-AC50 Wireless Adapter

ASUS today announced RT-AC52U with USB-AC50, an AC750 dual-band router and AC450 wireless adapter package that provides consumers with an extremely affordable instant upgrade to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology - for super-fast data-transfer speeds of up to 733 Mbit/s.

RT-AC52U provides simultaneous Wi-Fi connections via both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and includes a specially-designed antenna that extends the wireless signal by up to 150% compared to other routers. The new router includes a multipurpose USB port that allows users to connect and share a printer, hard disk drive or 3G/4G (HSPA+) data connection. It can even be used to charge mobile gadgets such as smartphones and tablets - a brilliant little convenience.

Buffalo Also Introduces New 802.11AC Wireless Networking Solutions

Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the availability of three new high performance wireless routers, including the AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WXR-1900DHP, the AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router WHR-1166D, and the AirStation AC433 Wireless Travel Router WMR-433.

Supporting the next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, Buffalo's new wireless routers deliver fast industry-leading gigabit wireless speeds and convenient portable Wi-Fi, ideal for streaming HD videos and music or lag-free online gaming, or setting up a personal wireless network on the go, accessible from any computer, smartphone and tablet devices.

TP-LINK Debuts AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced the AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit router, a new addition to its growing line of advanced 802.11ac wireless products. The TP-LINK AC1900 features the next generation IEEE 802.11AC Wi-Fi standard. It offers data transfer speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps, with 1.3 Gbps over the clearer 5 GHz channel, and 600 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz Channel -- the fastest wireless speeds available on the market today.

With "Beamforming" technology, the router's transmission signal is remarkably enhanced so that even when a user changes location, the router will optimize the data transmission for the best signal strength possible.

Quantenna Powers World's Fastest 802.11ac Dual-Band Wave 2 Router

Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leader in ultra-reliable Wi-Fi networking for whole-home entertainment, and ASUS today at CES announced that Quantenna's award-winning QSR1000 4x4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset will power the ASUS RT-AC87U, the world's fastest 802.11ac home router.

The RT-AC87U employs Quantenna's 4x4 MU-MIMO chipset to deliver an unparalleled data throughput speed for the 5 GHz band (1.7 Gbps). Additionally, Quantenna's superior digital beamforming will ensure whole home coverage when streaming rich multimedia, giving consumers the best Wi-Fi experience available. As the only wave 2, 802.11ac router in the market, Quantenna's QSR1000 solution makes the RT-AC87U the only home router that can handle the future connected home bandwidth requirements, future proofing the consumer's investment.

Linksys Unveils the WRT1900AC Wireless Router

Linksys today announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, that it is bringing back the heritage of the best-selling router of all time - the Linksys WRT54G but updated and modernized it with the most leading edge available Wireless-AC technology on the market.

The new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the original WRT54G iconic blue/black stackable form factor but with a modernized spin as well as more powerful hardware such as a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, four removable antennas (instead of the standard three) and eSata and USB 2.0/3.0 connectivity ports. The new WRT1900AC ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi set-up and management tools and will be the first Linksys router to include the Network Map feature. Linksys has also been working with the OpenWRT community to make an open source firmware downloadable when product is available.

D-Link Introduces World's First Portable 11AC Router and Charger

D-Link today introduced the world's first portable 11AC router and charger, bringing advanced networking performance and convenience to mobile users. The Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (DIR-510L) offers frequent travelers and mobile users fast speeds and advanced performance, easily turning any connection into a fast 11AC Wi-Fi hotspot to share files, stream media and browse the Internet. For added mobile convenience, the built-in, high-capacity, rechargeable battery allows users to simultaneously charge mobile devices while on-the-go.

The DIR-510L incorporates the latest Wireless AC750 technology for high performance range and data transfer to and from compatible Wi-Fi devices. Leveraging dual band technology to bypass radio congestion and interference, the router can deliver a total of 750 Mbps using the combined bandwidth of its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. In addition, each band can operate as a separate Wi-Fi network, providing the ability to customize a network according to connectivity needs and even configuring a guest zone to provide Internet access to visitors without providing access to the rest of a network.

TRENDnet Launches Extreme Performance AC1900 Wireless Router

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces from the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, the extreme performance AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-818DRU -- which offers unmatched performance, powered by a 1 GHz processor, high power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds. The TEW-818DRU is designed to provide the optimum wireless experience in a busy connected home.

TRENDnet's TEW-818DRU creates two extreme performance wireless networks -- an ultimate performance 1.3 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Wireless AC network, to connect all Wireless AC devices over the fastest wireless speeds available today; and an extreme performance 600 Megabits per second (Mbps) Wireless N band, to connect everyday wireless devices such as tablets, smart phones, and computers.

Amped Wireless Unveils Long-range, High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Router and Extender

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long-range wireless solutions for the home and office, today unveiled its family of next-generation long-range AC1900 Wi-Fi products. The 802.11ac wireless standard is the world's fastest Wi-Fi, providing gigabit Wi-Fi speeds that allow for web content to download faster, large files to synch quicker, and for HD media to transfer to multiple sources at once with ease. With its new line, Amped Wireless introduces cutting-edge high power technology to provide up to four times more Wi-Fi range and speed for its customers.

"We are very excited to announce the fastest and longest range Wi-Fi router and range extender we have ever developed! Both feature the latest, high power Wi-Fi technology and are packed with high power parts to provide the best Wi-Fi experience ever offered. This means faster streaming, downloading and web browsing with all of your devices, throughout your entire home, backyard, or office," said Jason Owen, CEO of Amped Wireless.

ASUS Announces RT-N14UHP N300 Single-Band High Power Router

ASUS today announced RT-N14UHP, a single-band N300 router with a unique high-power design that boosts wireless coverage by up to 300% compared to standard N300 routers. With its three detachable high-gain 9dBi antennas and adjustable output power, it is the perfect choice for users who need the maximum coverage at home or in the office. The RT-N14UHP also features a USB 2.0 port for sharing printers, files or even a cellular internet connection.

Unique high-power design for up to 300% improvement in wireless coverage
With the new ASUS RT-N14UHP, wireless 'dead spots' are a thing of the past, thanks to the unique integrated hardware signal power amplifier and three high-gain 9dBi antennas. This innovative ASUS design provides up to three times the wireless coverage of routers using standard (2dBi) antennas, giving uninterrupted coverage over the equivalent of two floors. Combined with the 300 Mbit/s Wi-Fi performance, the RT-N14UHP is the ideal solution for those needing whole-house coverage for multiple connected devices.

Sitecom Launches AC750 Wi-Fi Router and AC600 Wi-Fi Adapter

Sitecom presents two new 802.11ac products that allow users to upgrade their home network to support the latest Wi-Fi technology. The WLR-5002 Wi-Fi Router AC750 offers a combined Wi-Fi speed of up to 750 Mbps, Simultaneous Dualband, four Gigabit ports and a USB 2.0 port, and sets the home network up for improved reliability and an enhanced streaming performance. With the WLA-3100 Wi-Fi Adapter AC600 users can easily upgrade their notebook or desktop PC to support 802.11ac.

With more mobile and smart devices such as smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs entering the home, consumers need Wi-Fi that is powerful, easy to use and enables them to stream their media files across the network without interference. 802.11ac is a new wireless standard designed to provide greater Wi-Fi speeds and enhanced reliability. With many 802.11ac-enabled smartphones, tablets and notebooks from leading manufacturers currently being released and more anticipated to debut in the coming year, wireless-AC is quickly becoming the new standard in wireless networking.

TRENDnet Upgrades Its AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces upgrades to the award winning AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-812DRU.

TRENDnet's TEW-812DRU creates a gigabit wireless network with two wireless bands -- an ultimate performance 1.3 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Wireless AC band and an extreme performance 450 Megabits per second (Mbps) Wireless N band, to connect everyday wireless devices such as tablets, smartphones, and computers. Upgrades to the TEW-812DRU include the following:

Wireless Coverage
PC World awarded TRENDnet's TEW-812DRU with its coveted Editor's Choice award. TRENDnet further upgraded the router's award winning long range performance. For clear line of sight connections to the router at distances greater than 50 feet, users can experience performance increases as high as 100% as compared to the first version of the TEW-812DRU.

StarTech.com Releases New Wireless-N Travel Router

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of their Wireless-N Travel Router (SKU: R150WN1X1T), which lets users create a WiFi hotspot from a wired network connection. The travel router makes it easy to connect wireless-only mobile devices such as iPads or smartphones to a wired network, and can be powered from an iPad wall charger or any computer USB port using the included USB extension cable.

The portable wireless router features a compact footprint that makes it an ideal accessory for any iPad user who travels frequently. The router allows multiple wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops to access a network simultaneously from a single, wired connection, without paying individual access fees for each device. The travel router also features a pass-through USB port that can be used to charge a mobile device even while the router is in use, so users can enjoy wireless Internet access while keeping their device charged.
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