Routers

  • Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Yesterday morning, Belkin routers stopped allowing users from accessing the Internet. In a statement provided to TechCrunch Belkin identified and outlined steps it will take to prevent it from happening again. “One of our cloud services associated with maintaining router operations was negatively impacted by a change made in our data center that caused a false denial of service. Read More

  • Photos Of NSA’s Bug-Injecting Workshop Show The Banality Of Surveillance

    Photos Of NSA’s Bug-Injecting Workshop Show The Banality Of Surveillance

    The photo above, released to coincide with Glenn Greenwald’s new book No Place To Hide, depicts the TOA – the Tailored Access Operations – division at the NSA where busy techs unpack expensive networking equipment in order to implant bugs and other tracking systems right into the hardware. Read More

  • This Monstrous Linksys WRT1900AC Router Is For Folks With A Real Appetite For Networking

    This Monstrous Linksys WRT1900AC Router Is For Folks With A Real Appetite For Networking

    There are wireless routers, and then there are wireless routers with a 1.2GHz dual-core Marvel Armada SoC processor and 256MB RAM that supports USB 3.0 drive transfer speeds and has four massive antennae that can blow wireless connectivity through almost any environment. The $250 Linksys WRT1900AC (which you can win here) is the latter. So what’s so special about this massive wireless… Read More

  • Airfy Is A Wi-Fi Hotspot That You Wouldn’t Be Ashamed To Take Home To Mother

    Airfy Is A Wi-Fi Hotspot That You Wouldn’t Be Ashamed To Take Home To Mother

    Wi-Fi routers are usually boring. Designed to look as innocuous as possible, designers basically go for the “black box with lights on it” approach and head home. Not Airfy. Read More

  • Netgear & Ericsson team up, concoct MBRN3300 3G router

    Here’s an interesting fact, if you really stretch the definition of the word “interesting.” Team CrunchGear often used the Novatel MiFi during CES to bring you all that great content. The concept is simple: it takes a 3G signal and then outputs that signal via Wi-Fi. You then connect to the Wi-Fi network. Instant broadband, cell signal depending, for everyone. The same… Read More

  • Tiny $80 travel router does wireless N

    Take it from me: a good, inexpensive, small travel router is hard to find. This $80 pocket-sized wireless N-compatible router may be just what the doctor ordered, assuming your doctor is progressive enough to write you prescriptions for computer peripherals. Read More

  • Don't look now, but the Fonera2n router is now available

    The Fonera name doesn’t really mean much here in the U S of A, but it’s a little more popular in Europe. (I know I occasionally ran into Fonera Wi-Fi networks in Barcelona last year, and I had never seen one in Manhattan or Queens in New York.) In any event, Fon has, indeed, released the Fonera 2n router here in the U.S.. The big thing is that it works with 802.11n. I guess… Read More

  • Sprint begins to roll out 4G routers

    Sprint currently only offers its 4G services in Baltimore, but that’s going to change this month when it rolls out the wicked fast service in Portland, Atlanta and Las Vegas. To harness the power of the new network, Sprint announced two new 4G routers today, the Sprint Personal Hotspot PHS300S and Cradlepoint MBR-1000. (There’s also the 3G/4G USB Modem U300.) Read More

  • Review: D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router

    The D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router has a lot of features stuffed into a small, attractive package. It’s the first router I’ve ever made space for on the top of my desk and, expensive though it is at $299, it’s part router, part Chumby, part print server, part network hard drive, and more. Read More

  • Be careful what you read about the Hadopi Router

    So the Hadopi Router is currently swirling about the Internet. Be careful what you read! Read More

  • D-Link's SharePort now works on Macs

    Do you see that USB port right there? You know, the one on the back of my D-Link DIR-825 802.11n router? Well apparently Mac users can now use that port to share things like USB thumb drives, printers, etc, using D-Link’s SharePort software. . (Windows users have been able to do this for some time.) Well, theoretically Mac users can now use Share Port, seeing as though the installer… Read More

  • Oh my, Google may be designing its own router

    Well, isn’t this exciting? Because Google’s bandwidth needs have exploded it’s looking into making its own router. Quick, cue dramatic music Read More

  • D-Link announces Xtreme! N! 450! router! and a router with a built-in photo frame

    You sure can tell it’s CES week. D-Link has jumped in and is reporting several new products, including a wireless router with speeds up to 450 Mbps and another router with a built-in photo frame. Read More

  • Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel might be on to something with its MiFi device. It’s basically a rechargeable, portable wireless router that ingests mobile data signals and spits them back out as standard Wi-Fi. The company is calling the technology an “Intelligent Mobile Hotspot,” in case you were longing for some industry jargon. The idea certainly isn’t new, but this version may very well be… Read More

  • Buffalo Allowed to sell wireless products again (for now)

    Earlier, Buffalo Inc. and Buffalo Technology, makers of external hard drives, monitors and other computer peripherals were sued by Australian science agency CSIRO who alleged that Buffalo’s Wi-Fi Products infringed on their U.S. Patent 5,487,069. This led to the district court issuing an injunction, ordering Buffalo to stop selling its allegedly infringing Wi-Fi products. In… Read More

  • Newegg.com has some ‘Cyber Monday’ deals for you: Draft-N Linksys router for $85

    Cyber Monday, online retailers’ version of Black Friday, may be a complete sham, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a few deals out there. Newegg, which throws the unfortunate phrase “Mega Monday Madness” into the mix, has hundreds of stuff that may interest you. Why, there’s a copy of Call of Duty 4 for $39.99 (the same price I paid last… Read More

  • What a beautiful vase for–HOLY CRAP IT’S A ROUTER!

    You got me, Saudi Telecom. I could have sworn that this was your average, run-of-the-mill flower vase with standard alien symbols and corporate logo adorning the front. But lo and behold, it’s a wireless router! And a vase! Seriously, though, it looks nice and it’s about time we moved into designer routers and routers with custom photo etchings and routers you can wear on a… Read More

  • NetGear releases open source router

    Linux dorks rejoice! Now you can use your hard-won understanding of microkernel architecture to program a NetGear Wireless-G Router. The WGR614L has a 16MB of RAM and some extra storage space so you can write your own open source router routines and implement them on the box. What can you do with your new, open source router? Ummm, how about… traffic shaping applications, redirections… Read More

  • Kyocera KR2 router now shipping


    I had the KR1 router from Kyocera for a number of months when I was issued a PCMCIA card at my old job. It was a decent router and basically the only one that would work so I didn’t have much of a choice at the time. I wasn’t even aware of the KR2 until now. Now that I upgraded to a MBP I needn’t worry about getting a router, but I know many of you road warriors could… Read More

  • WiMAX routers for Sprint service begin shipping

    [photopress:wimaxrouter_1.jpg,full,right] Sprint’s nationwide launch of WiMAX is still a ways away, but the company charged with supplying routers has begun shipping them. Zyxel, which linked up with Sprint last summer, will initially ship only a few routers since WiMAX is currently only available in Chicago, Baltimore and DC. If nothing else, this shows that Sprint is moving along… Read More