NETGEAR has improved upon its Nighthawk mobile router lineup with the Nighthawk M5 that adds a 5G modem in addition to WiFi 6 support. These changes make it a viable solution for many, netting download speeds far in excess of wired internet; it even includes a standalone mobile app for remote monitoring and customization.
A bit early to the party, the Synology RT6600ax router doesn't support Wi-Fi 6E, which utilizes the 6 GHz band for even faster transfer speeds. This doesn't mean it isn't fast since the 5.9 GHz band offers a—for the time being—clean 160 MHz channel and more range than the 6 GHz band.
The Aruba Instant On AP22 is a WiFi 6 compatible entry-level wireless router with decent speeds and lots of capabilities thanks to its cloud management software. This router is suitable for inexperienced users who need a capable wireless router for their home or small business environment.
Gryphon joins the WiFi 6 world with the new Gryphon AX router available as a standalone unit or 2-pack mesh WiFi system. It is supported by an updated mobile app that prioritizes content monitoring and filtering for parents and guardians in general, but does not compromise on WiFi performance, either.
NETGEAR impressed us before with its Orbi Pro WiFi mesh system with WiFi 6 support, and today, we take a look at the more consumer-oriented Orbi version. The RBK853 is a three-pack system with a router and two satellites that promises a total throughput of 6000 Mbps and excellent coverage for your entire home and/or office.
WiFi 6 is finally gaining ground, and we begin our coverage with NETGEAR's prosumer-oriented Orbi Pro SXK80 WiFi systems. With a mesh network using a router and satellite, it aims to offer excellent wireless performance and business-class support and features!
Vilfo is a new Swedish company with a pedigree base of VPN software and privacy courtesy of OVPN. The Vilfo VPN router is a privacy-focused router that brings custom router hardware, OpenVPN protocols, and native VPN support to a user-friendly monitoring dashboard in a small but powerful package.
NETGEAR shows off their mobile broadband routers in the most mobile way possible. The Nighthawk MR2100 4G LTE router attempts to be a swansong in the hustling and bustling world of on-the-go mobile internet, with an integrated battery and 4x4 MIMO antennas aiming to deliver whole-day internet at up to 2 Gbps downloads!
The NETGEAR Orbi LBR20 is a hybrid mobile hotspot and WiFi mesh-capable router. With the option to pair to satellite units and have wired or 4G LTE Internet options, especially with the latter as a backup or even primary connection, it is a reliable home WiFi option for many across the globe without reliable wired broadband access.
Gryphon is a relatively new company aiming to challenge the establishment of consumer-grade networking. We check out the Gryphon Tower today, which aims to combine extensive network security features with excellent performance, mesh network compatibility, and ease of installation and monitoring!
Wireless AD networks came and went without as much as a buzz in the consumer space, and yet there is more here to see before completely dismissing it. Millitronic certainly agrees, with their HIVE wireless docking station able to connect a laptop to an external display wirelessly at low latency, while adding some more tricks on top.
The Synology MR2200ac looks to be ideal for expanding the coverage of your wireless network. Unlike most other WiFi range extenders, it uses mesh technology, which lets you keep the same network name. However, is its higher price compared to a plain WiFi extender justified?
NETGEAR has launched a new Nighthawk Pro Gaming lineup of networking products, beginning with the XR500 router. With DumaOS powering it as a firmware with gaming-centric features, including geo-filtering, and a strong suite of other features accompanying it (VPN, media server, remote access), the Nighthawk XR500 is a gaming product that does live up to the moniker.
The Orbi RBK50 is a high performance mesh Wi-Fi system from NETGEAR that aims to provide the best-possible balance of performance, coverage area, and customization. Featuring a router unit and a satellite unit that look right at home at, well, home, it will also support all your smart devices via a tri-band setup alongside a dedicated wireless and Ethernet backhaul for no reduction in network speed.
Ubiquiti Labs today brought out a new networking product that provides a hardware VPN solution that works seamlessly with their HD mesh Wi-Fi system. The AmpliFi Teleport kit should be on your short list if you travel and need secure, foolproof access to your local content, which would also make reading through this review well worth your time.
Synology is widely known for its NAS products and has now decided to enter the router market with the RT1900ac Wi-Fi router, supporting transfers up to a total of 1900 Mbps. A very promising product with an advanced OS, it is also quite affordably priced.
Today, we will evaluate a high-end switch from Netgear. The XS728T offers 10GbE transfer speeds through copper cables and is also equipped with four SFP+ ports for fiber optic cables.
Today, we take a look at the fresh GSS116E switch from Netgear, which manages to put 16-ports inside a very compact enclosure. The same switch also features a mounting mechanism that allows for its vertical and horizontal installation.
Surveillance and security systems are of interest to many users nowadays. Netgear recently introduced the Arlo security system with weatherproof and wireless camera(s) and a dedicated base station. The main advantages of this system are its easy installation and out-of-the-box cloud support.
With wireless N or 802.11n based networks becoming more and more popular these days, we take a look at what Airlive has to offer in this regard. In our review we take a close look at WN-300ARM-VPN ADSL modem & router, the WN-5000PCI - a 300 Mbit/s & MIMO equipped PCI card and the WN-200USB - an entry level 802.11n USB 2.0 device.
The AirLive! WMU-6000FS is not just an access point/wireless router. It can also hold a 2.5" hard drive and has USB ports to function as print server or network storage device. An interesting device for people wanting to share their documents on a home network without creating a cable mess or having countless separate devices.
The WL-2000CAM is a brand new IP camera solution from AirLive. The camera is tailored for home surveillance and even has its own lights so you can use it in a dim room. Much like the other cameras from AirLive this one has wireless capabilities and can even stream video to a 3G cellphone.
Power Line adapters utilize the existing cables in your home to establish a network where Wifi is not an option. The Airlive HP-3000E is the company's newest offering of such a system, it promises up to 200 Mbps of bandwidth.