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ASRock Introduces the X10 IoT Router for Smart Homes

The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, is pleased to announce is pleased to announce the X10 IoT router, a unique next generation smart IoT hub that is designed as an integral part of a smart home environment and essential part a secure domicile. As an IoT router, the ASrock X10 is well equipped to control various "Smart Home" devices, including light systems like smart lighting devices, smart locks, smart water meters, television, air-conditioning units and much more without requiring any additional hubs thanks to its ZigBee controller and advances mesh networking technology.

"We believe a qualified digital l ife is built on a well-connected and user-friendly environment, that's why ASRock created the X10, an all-round Wi-Fi router that integrates IR and ZigBee functions." says Jason Chou, vice president of the ASRock R&D division. "The ASRock X10 will serve your simple and smart life perfectly."

Linksys Announces the EA9300 Tri-band MU-MIMO Router

Linksys, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business and the first to ship 100 million routers, today announced, it is shipping its new 802.11ac Tri-Band MU-MIMO Router. The Linksys Max-Stream EA9300 is an AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band router delivering wireless speeds up to 4 Gbps for simultaneous downloading, streaming, gaming and surfing. Offering MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output), the next generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, helps improve overall performance and efficiency of a Wi-Fi network while providing dedicated bandwidth to MU-MIMO capable client devices as if they have their own dedicated router. Linksys offers the largest and broadest portfolio of MU-MIMO Wi-Fi solutions on the market.

"Our latest AC4000 Max-Stream MU-MIMO Tri-band router features blazing-fast Wi-Fi speeds up to 4 Gbps, MU-MIMO technology, six high-gain antennas and three radios (one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz) which helps eliminate buffering or lag for movie streamers and gamers when everyone in the household is on the Wi-Fi network," said Justin Doucette, senior director, product management at Linksys. "With upcoming new features such as Dual WAN capabilities, Link Aggregation or DFS, this router can work well for the most demanding home networks for super-fast video streaming and data backup or for work from home users that need a VPN connection to the office network for a more secure remote access connection."

ASUS Launches CM-32 AC2600 Cable Modem Router

Ditch the monthly cable modem rental fees with the new ASUS CM-32, an all-in-one DOCSIS 3.0 compatible cable modem plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi router designed for today's gigabit cable speeds. With a best-in-class Wi-Fi design featuring MU-MIMO support, 4x4 antenna for extended range and 1734Mbps of bandwidth on the 5GHz band plus 796Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, the CM-32 is perfect for 4K streaming, online gaming, video conferencing, live broadcasting, and more

Powered by an Intel Puma processor with certification for Comcast XFINITY and Spectrum networks, the CM-32 ensures worry-free compatibility right out of the box. ASUS CM-32 is available now at Amazon and other leading resellers with a suggested MSRP of $249.99.

Linksys Ships Entry Level New Tri-Band MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

Linksys, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business and the first to ship 100 million routers, today announced, it is shipping its new 802.11ac Tri-Band MU-MIMO Router. The Linksys Max Stream EA8300 is an AC2200 Tri-Band MU-MIMO router priced under $200, giving users MU-MIMO technology and up to double the performance of a dual-band router* for even faster speeds for downloading, streaming, gaming and surfing. Offering MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output), the next generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, helps improve overall performance and efficiency of a Wi-Fi network while providing dedicated bandwidth to MU-MIMO capable client devices as if they have their own dedicated router. Linksys offers the largest and broadest portfolio of MU-MIMO home Wi-Fi solutions on the market.

According to a white paper by ABI Research The Importance Of MU-MIMO In The Wi-Fi Ecosystem more than 84% of all wireless 5GHz chipsets will be MU-MIMO enabled by 2019. To keep up with the speeds and performance of client devices coming to market such as 4K TVs, laptops, smart phones, tablets and game consoles, consumers will want to make sure they have the latest Wi-Fi router that can support all the latest devices that have come into the home.

ASUS Also Announces the DSL-AC88U Gaming Grade Modem Router

ASUS today announced DSL-AC88U, an ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router that supports the latest high-speed G.fast DSL standard as well as all existing ADSL, ADSL2/2+ and VDSL2 standards. DSL-AC88U is our fastest ever modem router, featuring cutting-edge Broadcom NitroQAM technology that delivers 1.25X-faster Wi-Fi speeds than standard four-stream (4x4) routers. This enables data rates of up to 2167Mbps on the 5GHz band and 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - or a combined concurrent bandwidth of up to 3167 Mbps.

DSL-AC88U has family-friendly parental controls that allow users to monitor and filter internet activity, which can help to protect the online safety of younger family members. In addition to its wide compatibility with G.fast and existing DSL broadband services, DSL-AC88U can also connect to the internet via an Ethernet connection, such as those provided by fiber- or cable-modem-based ISPs. These outstanding connectivity options make DSL-AC88U a supremely flexible and future-proof choice for any home user.

Synology Launches Synology Router RT2600ac and VPN Plus

Synology Inc. today launched the RT2600ac, a high-speed, security-focused router designed to accommodate the modern home and office. Packed with powerful packages inside an intuitive interface, the RT2600ac delivers robust performance with stable, uninterrupted wired and wireless connections for multiple users. In addition, VPN Plus is officially released to allow users of Synology Router to set up a powerful, on-premises VPN solution.

To maximize user experience and network performance, the RT2600ac is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, and comes equipped with the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 certified radios featuring MU-MIMO support, ensuring more devices can connect at higher speeds. Together with Smart Connect, RT2600ac can intelligently optimize connection quality and balance devices on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios for maximum wireless speed and range. Dual WAN with 2.0 Gbps combined bandwidth allows users to take advantage of two high speed fiber internet connections for load balancing plus failover.

ASUS Announces the BRT-AC828 Ultra-Fast 802.11ac Router

ASUS today announced BRT-AC828, an ultra-fast AC2600-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4x4) antenna configuration. BRT-AC828 is packed with all the networking features that are vital to growing companies, whether they are new start-ups or longer-established enterprises.

ASUS AiRadar combines beamforming with the four external antennas to ensure reliable, powerful and ultra-fast Wi-Fi - with combined speeds of up to 2534 Mbps - throughout the workplace, allowing users to concentrate on growing their business. For fast and resilient internet connectivity, BRT-AC828 features dual Gigabit WAN ports that offer up to 2 Gbps aggregated bandwidth, with automatic failover in the case of interruption to one of the internet connections. Other business-focused features include an easy-to-configure secure Wi-Fi portal for customers, simplified device management using Device Grouping, and a RADIUS server for secure authentication and easy user administration.

NETGEAR Announces the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Router

Netgear, Inc., the leading provider of networking devices that powers today's smart home, introduced the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router, the industry's first -and fastest- router for media streaming and instant backup. The Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi router combines a powerful 1.70 GHz Quad Core processor - the fastest processor in a home router - and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2 Gbps. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160 MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Four patent-pending external Active Antennas amplify Nighthawk X10 WiFi signals to maximize range and throughput.

"The superior capabilities of '802.11ad will greatly enhance the user experience when dealing with applications that require the transferring of large amounts of data. 802.11ad also provides approximately one-tenth the latency as compared to 802.11ac, which is absolutely critical for applications like virtual reality or augmented reality," said Michael Thelander, President of Signals Research Group.

TP-Link Announces the World's First 802.11 ad Router, The Talon AD7200

TP-LINK, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced the availability of Talon AD7200, the world's fastest router with the latest, most powerful wireless technology available, 802.11ad. Talon AD7200 routers run a new 60GHz band that reaches speeds significantly faster than Gigabit Ethernet. Users can now download 100 photos in less than a second, an HD movie in less than 40 seconds and a full 4K movie in less than eight minutes-all over an interference-free home wireless network. The Talon AD7200 is currently available at Newegg.com, Fry's Electronics and Micro Center retail stores.

"With the Talon AD7200, we've bringing consumers the fastest Wi-Fi ever made," said Lewis Wu, executive vice president of TP-LINK USA. "We're excited to see the response from our customers when they are able to stream and download 4K movies in the blink of an eye, or transfer huge files and photos in seconds. It's a completely different experience than most of us are used to from our network, and we're excited to deliver this innovative technology to the world for the very first time."

D-Link Now Shipping AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router

D-Link today announced the immediate availability of the first router in its EXO Series, the AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-879). The AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router boasts a stylish form-factor, standout color and impressive feature set. With built-in high power amplifiers and 11AC Dual Band Wi-Fi, the DIR-879 delivers fast wireless speeds, improved coverage, and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity to support HD streaming and other demanding applications, all for under $150.

"With the new AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router, users can enjoy the extremely fast speeds of 11AC Wi-Fi and proudly display their network hardware," said Steven Olen, director of product marketing at D-Link. "The EXO series was built for Wi-Fi users who want great performance, premium-design and style at an incredibly affordable price."

Tenda Announces the F3 Mainstream Router

Tenda Technology Inc. a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, announces the F3, a slim, low-profile 300Mbps router that sets up easily for a perfect, economical home wireless solution. The F3 uses a high-end Broadcom networking chip for outstanding, consistent networking performance. This advanced chip makes for a more reliable connection while streaming HD videos, uploading large files, video conferencing, or any of the myriad high-bandwidth demands on today's routers.

Sick of WiFi dead zones? Three external high-gain omnidirectional antennas give the F3 network coverage up to 200 square meters, keeping the many mobile devices, computers, and home media players connected in every corner of the house. The F3 employs IP-based control settings allowing users to allot specific bandwidth allowances for different computers and tasks. These settings can prevent non-critical applications from diluting precious bandwidth when under high demand, ensuring the best use of networking resources in a home network.

ASUS Settles FTC Charges Involving Insecure Routers and "Cloud" Services

The FTC posted this press release today: Taiwan-based computer hardware maker ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that critical security flaws in its routers put the home networks of hundreds of thousands of consumers at risk. The administrative complaint also charges that the routers' insecure "cloud" services led to the compromise of thousands of consumers' connected storage devices, exposing their sensitive personal information on the internet. The proposed consent order will require ASUS to establish and maintain a comprehensive security program subject to independent audits for the next 20 years.

"The Internet of Things is growing by leaps and bounds, with millions of consumers connecting smart devices to their home networks," said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "Routers play a key role in securing those home networks, so it's critical that companies like ASUS put reasonable security in place to protect consumers and their personal information."

ASUS marketed its routers as including numerous security features that the company claimed could "protect computers from any unauthorized access, hacking, and virus attacks" and "protect [the] local network against attacks from hackers." Despite these claims, the FTC's complaint alleges that ASUS didn't take reasonable steps to secure the software on its routers.

Linksys Intros the EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Router

Linksys, the first to sell 100 million routers globally and a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, today announced the availability of its Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500). The new Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology, which helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to multiple devices in the home and functions as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router. With MU-MIMO, the whole household can enjoy 4K and HD TV streaming to multiple devices as well as play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, and more - all at the same time.

Perfect for families with multiple users with their own streaming devices, the Max-Stream AC1900 leverages MU-MIMO functionality which helps make Wi-Fi networks more efficient when delivering high bandwidth 4K streams to multiple devices at the same time. Market research firm DisplaySearch/IHS recently reported shipments of 4K Ultra HDTVs reached 6 million in North America in 2015 and forecasts to double to 12 Million in 2016.

Synology Launches the RT1900ac Router in the US Market

Today, Synology Inc. - a manufacturer of network attached storage (NAS) - launched its first router, the RT1900ac, in the U.S. market. The highly anticipated device has already earned several awards and recognitions globally, including a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree (computer accessories category) and a Computex 2015 Gold Award.

"The Router is a critical element for any modern network, and yet it often remains complicated to use. By leveraging our expertise in network attached storage and maximizing the user experience, Synology provides a pleasant, efficient, advanced solution for enthusiasts and professional users," said Derren Lu, chief executive officer of Synology Inc.

NETGEAR Announces the Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Router

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is launching the new Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router (R7800) for people who value speed. Nighthawk X4S is an ideal router for fast-paced gaming hobbyists, as Nighthawk X4S not only delivers an extremely fast WiFi connection to any device, but 160MHz-capable mobile devices enjoy up to twice the throughput provided by other routers.

Nighthawk X4S is a CES Innovation Award honoree at this week's 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show for its advanced, industry-leading features supporting the outstanding Internet performance required for whole-home coverage in the connected home of today - and the smart home of tomorrow.

D-Link Adds 'Smart Connect' Technology to Dual Band AC1900 Wi-Fi Router

D-Link today announced a free firmware upgrade for the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-880L) that brings Smart Connect Technology to the award-winning dual band router. Previously only available on D-Link's AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-890L), Smart Connect technology automatically connects each device on a home network to the clearest band available to deliver the best connection every time. This upgrade, paired with the router's extremely fast 11AC Wi-Fi speeds and advanced QoS engine, makes the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router an even better solution for a high-performance network able to handle bandwidth-intensive activities like HD streaming and online gaming.

Standard dual band routers display two different SSIDS, or public network names, that users can connect clients to: one for the 2.4GHz wireless band and another for the 5GHz band. When adding devices to the network, the user must determine the best band to connect to and manually select that band. Smart Connect Technology provides a simplified approach instead by using one SSID for both wireless bands and intelligently assigning devices to the best, clearest band available.

Synology Announces the RT1900ac Router

Synology Inc. today announced the Synology Router RT1900ac, a high-speed wireless router featuring robust connectivity for homes and offices, advanced networking tools, rich add-on software packages, as well as a user-friendly software experience.

Synology Router RT1900ac is powered by Synology Router Manager (SRM) operating system, which boasts professional-level networking tools at a consumer-friendly price point. Application Layer QoS (Quality of Service) makes it possible to monitor and control bandwidth consumption according to not only devices, but also individual applications. Equipped with a vast database of inappropriate websites, the DNS based Web-filter and Parental Control let business owners or parents block thousands of sites and create network access schedules for connected devices with a few simple clicks.

Netgear Introduces the Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Wi-Fi Router

Netgear, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced a WiFi router for your home that sets a new standard for speed, features and performance. The latest addition to the company's premium Nighthawk product line of WiFi routers, Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500) delivers astonishing Internet performance with combined WiFi speeds up to a blistering 5.3 Gbps (1000 Mbps + 2166 Mbps + 2166 Mbps), a new record for a home router. This quad-stream, tri-band router provides more Internet bandwidth for all the devices in your home, so everyone in the family can stream movies and music, download files, surf the web, share photos, and enjoy online gaming - simultaneously and without lag.

Engineered from the ground up with a stylish modern design, the Nighthawk X8 is performance perfected with the new Wave 2 AC WiFi. It is powered by an extremely powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor for faster connections; the industry's first, patent-pending Active Antennas to boost range; and three WiFi bands with quad-streams, 1024 QAM, and MU-MIMO capable for the fastest WiFi speeds. It also supports more wired connections with six Gigabit Ethernet ports including two that can be aggregated for faster file transfers. All told, the Nighthawk X8 pushes wireless performance and range to an extreme that is required for enabling your increasingly always-on networked life.

NETGEAR Launches Nighthawk X4S Router

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is launching its highest performance VDSL Modem Router with Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7800). With a dual-core 1.40 GHz processor and built-in DSL modem, it's the first DSL modem router on the market to support the latest Wave 2 WiFi technology with Quad-Stream on both bands as well as Multi-User MIMO-capability. Families with multiple Internet-enabled devices connecting simultaneously to DSL broadband will want to upgrade their WiFi router to the Nighthawk X4S to be able to enjoy its blazing-fast WiFi speeds, extended range, and overall improved streaming and gaming.

The Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router provides a built-in fast DSL modem for broadband that is compatible with legacy ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ connections as well as lightning-fast VDSL and VDSL2 speeds. Its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port is compatible with any Internet service so that Nighthawk X4S also offers a future-ready upgrade to fiber/cable options.

ASRock Unveils H2R HDMI 2-in-1 Router

There's the ordinary travel routers that function as their names suggest, and then there's this extraordinary new device that outdoes the rest of the gang - ASRock H2R (HDMI 2-in-1 router). Besides working as a travel router, it can also be used as an Ethernet adapter, or even an HDMI dongle substitute for Apple TV or Google Chromecast.

Imagine yourself on a lonesome odyssey. Weary and burdened from the excursion, you reluctantly relinquish and check in at a shabby hostel. Flipping through foreign channels mindlessly makes you feel even more disconnected. But deep down you know it isn't the solitude that's devouring your consciousness bit by bit. What you're facing is one of human's primal fears, fear of the absence of a strong and perpetual WiFi signal. Your only salvation lies within ASRock H2R and a functioning RJ45 LAN cable.

TP-LINK and Google Collaborate to Launch OnHub, a Router for a New Way to Wi-Fi

TP-LINK, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, has collaborated with Google to introduce OnHub, a router for the new way to Wi-Fi. OnHub is a new kind of router designed to keep up with the latest technology in the home, and help make Wi-Fi faster, more secure, and easy to use.

OnHub addresses some of the most significant challenges associated with Wi-Fi today. It's designed to be out in the open, where it works its best. It has fewer wires, a shell to keep cords tidy and lighting that is subtle and useful. OnHub's innovative antenna design combined with smart software continually work to enhance users' Wi-Fi connection. With its extensive router heritage, TP-LINK's expertise was an integral contribution to OnHub's design, in particular its unique circular antenna with 13 built-in, hidden antennas that reduce network interference and optimize network connectivity.

Tenda AC15 Performance Router Arrives in the US Market

Tenda Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, a top networking brand, announces the AC15 performance router. Featuring IEEE 802.11ac, 1900Mbps Smart Dual-band Gigabit, the AC15 is designed for online entertainment, home networking with IoT, and multiple connected devices. The addition of Beamforming+ technology and three high-powered 3dBi antennas let you enjoy lag-free gaming and uninterrupted video streaming anytime, anywhere in your home. Additionally, the Smart WiFi management can turn your router and LED indicator on or off automatically to save power and reduce RF noise.

The AC15 is designed for HD video streaming and online gaming. It uses dual bands, multiple connections, multiple antennas, and dynamic adjustments to ensure each connected device is operating at its maximum speed. The router has a total speed of up to 1900Mbps. It delivers both 1300Mbps 802.11ac at 5GHz and 600Mbps 802.11n at 2.4 GHz concurrently. The Broadcom dual-core processor and DDR3 memory reduce latency for high-bandwidth operations, delivering a smooth, lag-free experience.

TP-LINK Ships AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers

TP-LINK, a leading global provider of consumer and SMB networking products, today announced the availability of its Archer C3200 AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers that utilize breakthrough Tri-Band technology to meet and manage the heavy networking demands of today's connected homes. The Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers operate at a combined speed of up to 3.2Gbps, with two 5GHz bands that reach up to 1300Mbps each and one 2.4GHz band that reaches up to 600Mbps, making it ideal for supporting a large number of wireless devices like smartphones, laptops and other connected devices simultaneously.

"With the availability of Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers, consumers can keep all of their favorite Wi-Fi devices running at once using their smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs and other connected devices without having to worry about slowing down the network," said Lewis Wu, executive vice president of TP-LINK USA. "We're utilizing advanced technologies that can handle multiple devices and provide a faster and more reliable experience to keep up with consumers' expectations in today's digital world."

Amped Wireless Debuts High Power AC1750 Wi-Fi Router with a 4-Inch Touch Screen

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, is shipping the next model in its TAP Series of Touch Screen Wi-Fi devices, the TAP-R3. The TAP-R3 is the first of its kind, a High Power Touch Screen AC1750 Wi-Fi Router. Designed to deliver whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, coupled with an incredibly fast and simple setup process that requires nothing but a few taps of your finger to complete. This addition to the Amped Wireless TAP series will transform the average consumers experience with Wi-Fi and the typical network setup process.

The TAP-R3 is effortlessly sleek and doesn't take up much space, but it can outperform some of the biggest Routers on the market and is built with an incredibly simple setup process. With its high power components, the TAP-R3 can send a Wi-Fi signal to areas like upstairs rooms, out to the yard, or to the far den. Equipped with a total of 12 high power amplifiers and three high gain antennas (external and internal), the TAP-R3 delivers up to 800mW of Wi-Fi output power. More output power means more Wi-Fi coverage as it allows a signal to push through walls and eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots. The TAP-R3 is also built with a fast Qualcomm Processor, enabling the most reliable connections. By fine tuning this advanced technology, the TAP-R3 can supply a home with more coverage than standard Routers and all with a few taps on the screen.

ASRock Unveils Gaming G10 Router

Remember that time when you had to perform a sort of sword dance ritual with your dysfunctional TV remote in order to make it work? To refresh your memory, it involved fanatical waving, twisting your arms into unfathomable yoga positions, and lots and lots of cursing. Those barbaric days of the dark past are almost over, pretty soon you can use ASRock Gaming's new router G10 to turn your smart phone into a universal remote controller.

ASRock Gaming's G10 is the combination of the internet of things and a powerful router. It learns the infrared signals of let's say your TV remote, and assigns it to your smart phone with the ASRock Router APP, which is soon arriving to both Google Play and App Store. Then you may use your smart phone to command your G10 router through WiFi or 3G/4G, and make it remotely control the TV through infrared signals. Power it up, flip through channels, crank up the volume without even bothering to point your phone towards the telly.
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