Back in the day, if you wanted to extend the range of your WiFi from your router, you would need to buy range extenders. While range extenders are still very much around, a new and more popular alternative these days is to get yourself a mesh router. This is because unlike range extenders that can reduce the speed when it bounces, mesh routers will help maintain the signal strength.
If you’re looking for a way to protect your home, there are a bunch of different indoor security cameras and motion sensors that you can buy. But what if you didn’t want to buy a new system? The good news is that if you own Linksys’ Velop mesh WiFi system, the company has a new subscription service worth checking out.
Our routers contain a lot more data than we would think or assume, and as such, there might be some information on our routers that some might not feel comfortable with sharing due to privacy concerns. Unfortunately, for some Linksys users, they did not really get a say in the matter.
Foxconn is a name that some might think of when it comes to manufacturing iPhones. Belkin on the other hand is a brand that some might associate with smartphone accessories, such as cables, cases, chargers and so on. Now it looks like both companies will be one, or to be more specific, Foxconn will be acquiring Belkin.
According to a report from a couple of years ago, Apple’s AirPort routers actually rank pretty high as far as customer satisfaction is concerned, but as you might have heard, there have also been reports that Apple may no longer make their own routers following the disbandment of the team behind the devices.
[CES 2018] Apart from skill, one of the factors that can impact how one performs in a multiplayer/online game is latency. This is why there are accessories and hardware designed specifically for gamers, whether it be a fast and responsive mouse, a monitor with a fast refresh rate and quick response time, and also internet speeds that are as fast as possible (or as fast as one can afford).
When it comes to trying to blanket your home with WiFi, there are many ways to go about that. One way could involve getting a more powerful router with better coverage, or purchasing mesh networking systems that let you cover more areas, or purchase a range extender. If the latter sounds like something you might be interested in, Linksys has you covered.
When it comes to online gaming, things like lag matter, where clearly the less lag there is the better it is for the player, especially in games where split second decisions need to be made. There are of course a variety of things that can affect one’s internet latency, and while some of it is out of control of the user, some of it is.
WiFi mesh devices seem to be pretty popular these days. Google recently launched their own efforts with Google WiFi, and it seems that Linksys has no interest in giving up their market share to the company. This is why it isn’t surprising to see Linksys announce the Velop Whole Home WiFi system that CES 2017.
Due the placement of our wireless routers, sometimes there are some areas of the home or office that might not have the same amount of coverage compared to other areas. This could be due to a variety of reasons, like walls getting in the way, or the router unable to transmit far enough because of its range.However if you’d rather not buy a WiFi extender for fear of losing some […]
[CES 2015] Routers are not exactly the most interesting pieces of hardware around, but then again, this does not mean that there should be no progress to be made in this particular department. Linksys, the company owned by Belkin, has just introduced the Linksys EA8500 Wi-Fi router, where it claims to deliver 802.11ac at 1.73 Gbps. This is made possible courtesy of two multi-user antennas that will ensure the speed […]
Linksys router users might want to take some extra precautions. Johannes B. Ullrich, a security researcher at the SANS Technology Institute, has revealed that the company’s wireless routers are being targeted by malware, essentially a self replicating worm, which exploits code execution and authentication bypass vulnerabilities. Basically the Linksys router malware is spreading from router to router, attacking the existing firmware and then replicating itself. It dubbed as “The Moon.”
Linksys hasn’t been having the greatest past couple of months as it was reported Cisco was planning on selling the brand, most likely at a loss, with Belkin offering to pick up the broken pieces shortly thereafter. Since then, Linksys hasn’t announced any new products, but today, they unveiled a number of new routers and are the first products to be announced since Belkin purchased Linksys.The new routers Linksys is announcing […]
It looks as though last month’s rumor of Cisco looking to sell its Linksys division turned out to be true as we have just received a press release from Belkin announcing they plan to buy Linksys.Belkin has entered into an agreement with Cisco to purchase its Home Networking Business Unit, which includes the Linksys brand and its employees. Belkin, which is also a major player in the home networking world, hasn’t […]
Back in 2003, Cisco purchased Linksys for $500 million as a way to get its foot into the door of consumer electronics as it previously had focused mainly on corporate software and technology services, but according to a new Bloomberg report, it looks as though the company is looking to sell Linksys nearly ten years after acquiring it.According to Bloomberg’s sources, Cisco has hired Barclays Plc to find a buyer […]
[GDGT 2012] Linksys Smart Wi-Fi was previously referred to as Cisco Connect Cloud according the product page. Smart Wi-fi is a consumer-friendly solution that combines any latest Lynksis router (Linksys E4200v2, EA2700, EA3500, EA4500, and EA6500) equipped with the latest firmware and a suite of mobile apps from which you can control your home connectivity.Setting up and operating a home network is often a pain for most non tech-savvy people, […]
Cisco has touted their best-in-class wireless home router today, where it is known as the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router. Meant for home theater performance scenarios, the E4200 is touted to function seamlessly with the latest entertainment devices such as Internet TVs, iPads, game consoles, smartphones, e-readers, and VoIP devices. This new router is touted to boost both performance and range in the home, delivering up to 450Mbps […]
Consumer wireless routers probably aren’t designed to last a lifetime and if you’re planning on upgrading your current home networking setup, you might want to take note that Cisco Linksys has just sent a new router labeled the E1200 over to the FCC. The device is listed as a single band Wireless N router with a maximum data transfer rate of 270Mbps. A picture of the router wasn’t available, but […]