Router

  • The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network

    The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network

    Wifi is hot again. Recently products like Google Wifi, Eero, and now the Almond 3 are being released with the goal of changing the Wifi experience, something that really hasn’t really been tried since the technology became widespread in the late 90s. These devices all promise a few things: First, mesh networking that actually works (previous systems, including Apple’s Airport… Read More

  • Portal’s router searches for hidden wireless channels

    Portal’s router searches for hidden wireless channels

    Spare a thought this morning for the router. Ubiquitous, necessary, largely despised. Given how far we’ve come in the world of consumer electronics over the past several years, you’d think someone would have cracked the code by now. Hey, if a company can make thermostats and smoke detectors sexy, surely the same can be done for the lowly router. Announced back in May by a group… Read More

  • Netgear’s Orbi promises home-blanketing WiFi for $400

    Netgear’s Orbi promises home-blanketing WiFi for $400

    Startups like Eero and Luma have built entire companies on betting that your home WiFi situation just flat out sucks. But why look to address dead spots after the fact when you can cut the problem off at the pass with a more robust networking system right out of the box? Whatever configuration you ultimately opt for, the answer is ultimately going to cost you a pretty penny – or 39,999… Read More

  • Luma’s home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in July

    Luma’s home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in July

    Been a long time coming, but Luma’s finally ready to start shipping units to eager early adopters of the hardware startup’s home WiFi system. The routers, which have been up for pre-order since last year, offer what the company calls “surround WiFi,” a mesh network that promises to get rid of wireless dead spots, while increasing speeds and security throughout the… Read More

  • Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

    Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

    Google’s OnHub routers are getting a little bit smarter today with the help of IFTTT, the online tool that allows you to easily connect different online services and platforms. Thanks to this, you can now automatically prioritize traffic from your Apple TV or Xbox when you want to watch a movie for example. To do this, you simply create an IFTTT recipe that gives those devices… Read More

  • Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.

    Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.

    Synology isn’t exactly a household name in the U.S. yet, but the Taiwanese company is definitely trying to make more of a name for itself here. The company has long offered its various DiskStation network-attached storage (NAS) devices, but now it’s also bringing its first router (the RT1900ac) to the U.S. market. Read More

  • Google And ASUS Team Up On A Router With A Nifty Twist

    Google And ASUS Team Up On A Router With A Nifty Twist

    Google wants you to be able to consume more, and faster, which is why they built the OnHub router that they announced in August. We were a bit surprised by the move, but not shocked, with Google saying it wanted to “give you Wi-Fi that’s fast, secure, and easy to use.” Read More

  • Google Launches OnHub Router, Promises Faster Wi-Fi And Simpler Setup

    Google Launches OnHub Router, Promises Faster Wi-Fi And Simpler Setup

    Google today surprised us by launching a router with the help of its partner TP-LINK. The $199.99 OnHub router promises to do away with many of the issues you’ve likely experienced with your existing router: Wi-Fi slowing to a crawl, videos buffering and connections randomly dropping out. That always meant unplugging the device, waiting a minute or so, plugging it back in, and then… Read More

  • Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

    Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

    American children spend five to seven hours per day staring at screens, TV and otherwise, according to data published by the National Institutes of Health. This leads to increased risks of weight gain and obesity, anxiety, depression, and inability to sleep, studies have found. But parental controls – and really, a better understanding of how to manage children’s screen time… Read More