D-Link, Netgear, TP-Link Routers Redefine WiFi Competition

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2015-01-07
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    D-Link, Netgear, TP-Link Routers Redefine WiFi Competition

    by Nathan Eddy
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    2 - D-Link Provides Ultra Performance With New Router
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    D-Link Provides Ultra Performance With New Router

    Comprised of three models, the AC5300, AC3200 and AC3100 Ultra, D-Link's newest WiFi routers boast wireless speeds of up to 5.3G bps, while their stylish design features a broad base with angular points and high-powered antennas. The routers are equipped with an array of features, including wireless 11ac beamforming to enhance signal strength and throughput and Smart Connect, which automatically assigns clients to the wireless band providing the best bandwidth.
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    3 - D-Link USB Adapter Caters to Notebook Enthusiasts
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    D-Link USB Adapter Caters to Notebook Enthusiasts

    The D-Link series also includes the AC1900 Ultra Performance WiFi USB Adapter (DWA-192), designed to bring 802.11ac performance to notebooks and desktop PCs and featuring a WPS Push Button for easy connection to a wireless network. A new graphical user interface (GUI) rounds out the spherical package.
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    4 - TP-Link Archer C2600 Boasts Beamforming Technology
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    TP-Link Archer C2600 Boasts Beamforming Technology

    The C2600 employs a multiuser input and output architecture, allowing it to establish a point-to-point connection with up to three devices at once. Four high gain external antennas and amplifiers boost range coverage, and USB 3.0 ports help with faster transfers to connected storage devices.
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    5 - Tri-Band C3200 Uses Smart Connect Technology
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    Tri-Band C3200 Uses Smart Connect Technology

    The Tri-Band C3200 router operates at a combined speed of up to 3.2G bps, with two 5GHz bands that reach up to 1,300M bps each and one 2.4GHz band that reaches up to 600M bps. Other features include Smart Connect technology that automatically connects devices to the most appropriate band and six high-powered amplifiers.
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    6 - Netgear Nighthawk Smart Router Gets ReadyCloud
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    Netgear Nighthawk Smart Router Gets ReadyCloud

    The router, model number R7000, now supports the company's ReadyCloud technology for easier remote access to USB storage and features an enhanced Netgear genie for remote network management. It also includes a new install wizard to make it easier for users to deploy Nighthawk in conjunction with an existing ISP gateway for faster speeds and better wireless coverage. The capabilities can be added through a free firmware update available this month on the company's Support Website.
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    7 - Netgear Around Town Mobile Internet Works on the Go
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    Netgear Around Town Mobile Internet Works on the Go

    At the beach or on the road, instantly get 1 gigabyte of high-speed Internet connection with this device, a 4G LTE mobile hotspot boasting a powerful battery that lasts up to 10 hours. It lets users securely connect up to 10 devices and provides them with an LCD display to keep them informed of data usage and network connectivity. Access is powered by zoomMediaPlus and leverages Sprint's nationwide high-speed network.
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    8 - Netgear Nighthawk Range Extender Casts a Wider Net
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    Netgear Nighthawk Range Extender Casts a Wider Net

    With speeds of up to 1,900M bps and a 1GHz dual-core processor, the EX7000 allows users to boost the range of their WiFi network to every corner of the home for maximum wireless performance. The extenders work with any router and leverage the Netgear's FastLane technology, which uses two WiFi bands simultaneously to establish one wireless connection ideal for HD video streaming and gaming.
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    9 - Linksys 1200AC WiFi Router Due in Spring
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    Linksys 1200AC WiFi Router Due in Spring

    With availability planned for this spring, the WRT1200AC is a 2x2 wireless dual-band router featuring a dual-core processor, wireless speeds of up to 1.3G bps, eSATA/USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, four Gigabit Ethernet ports and one Gigabit WAN port. Other features included WiFi power amplifiers, beamforming technology and two removable antennas.
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    10 - Linksys High-Gain Antennas Enhance Coverage
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    Linksys High-Gain Antennas Enhance Coverage

    The four-pack of high-gain antennas enhances the signal strength and range of a wireless network and optimizes mobile device connectivity. With a dual-band, omnidirectional design, the WRT high-gain antennas provide 360-degree wireless coverage for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and users simply detach the router's factory antennas and attach the WRT Antennas using the R-SMA connectors.
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    11 - TrendNet TEW-827DRU Sports Pre-encryption
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    TrendNet TEW-827DRU Sports Pre-encryption

    This dual-band WiFi router features two concurrent wireless networks, a 1,733M-bps WiFi AC network and a high-performance 800M-bps WiFi N network. For added protection, the router's WiFi bands are pre-encrypted with their own unique eight-character password, eliminating the common hack of accessing a router using a default password (such as "admin"). In addition, users can create guest networks that only allow Internet access.
 

Today's small-business owners and media-hungry consumers are demanding faster and faster wireless networking speeds, as well as additional features that let them better view content, with different types of devices and from further afield than ever before. Some of the biggest players in the WiFi networking space, including D-Link, Linksys, TP-Link and Netgear, had new products and performance features on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—including USB adapters, mobile Internet devices, range extenders and, of course, smart WiFi routers. Beamforming and other smart channeling technologies are standard on most routers these days, with most offering features designed to enhance signal strength and throughput while simultaneously using dual-band technology—by supplying separate network bandwidth for each of the two types of links, these routers provide maximum flexibility in setting up a home or office network. You'll also notice something else about the latest wireless networking products—a noted emphasis both on style and performance, with stylish designs, bold colors and an attention to detail that seems to improve with every passing year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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