We have a 1Gbps symmetric internet connection at our office, so my interest in routers has increased over the past couple of years. At CES 2021, Netgear launches the $599.99 Nighthawk RAXE500, its first WiFi 6E tri-band router.If you’re not familiar with WiFi 6E, it opens many new radio bands over 6GHz, where there are a lot fewer interferences. Only 6E devices will run at these frequencies, and it’s going […]
Do you feel like your internet is too slow? Here are some tips and tricks that you might want to check out to see if they can improve your overall internet and WiFi speeds.
With WiFi-6 rollout in full swing, industry leaders like Netgear are launching new hardware at CES to cover several use cases.As you may have seen from our previous reporting, we think that mesh networking and WiFi 6 are the two most important things that happened around WiFi in the past ten years.
Netgear’s Orbi mesh system has been one of the most celebrated Wi-Fi 5 setup last year, and during CES 2019, the company had hinted that a Wi-Fi 6 version was coming. Orbi Wi-Fi 6 (Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000, model RBK852) has finally landed at IFA / Berlin, and it is as powerful as we had hoped.
Hackers believed to be working for a nation state have reportedly infected over 500,000 home and small-office Wi-Fi routers across the globe with malware. The malware can then be used to steal communications and launch attacks on others. It may even be able to destroy the infected devices with a single command. This, according to the warning that Cisco has sent out, which refers to the modular, multi-stage malware as […]
The Samsung Connect Home (model AC1300) is a WIFI mesh network system that has several features which are highly desired by users. First, it provides a wireless connection to the whole home and helps to eliminate “coverage holes.” Secondly, it has been designed to be simply to install and configure. Finally, it is also a smart home hub so you won’t have to set up more “boxes” to control simple […]
The MAC address is designated by the manufacturer of a NIC (Network Interface Card). You cannot really change it because it is hard-coded. And, that’s the reason MAC Address is used for system identification by ISPs. However, you can change or spoof your MAC address.In this article, we will take a look at the benefits of changing your MAC Address and know how to change your MAC address in Windows.
As more and more devices get connected, we demand more out of our wireless networks. No wonder people are shifting to mesh Wi-Fi networks because one router just doesn’t cut it anymore, particularly if you have a lot of smart internet-connected gadgets lying around. Many companies have released their very own mesh Wi-Fi systems and now Asus has joined that list as well with the Lyra. The Asus Lyra mesh […]
You may not remember but Samsung announced a Wi-Fi mesh router with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ a couple of months back. It’s not just a router, it doubles as a SmartThings Hub as well. The company didn’t say at that point how much this product was going to cost and when it would arrive. Samsung has now started taking pre-orders for the Connect Home router so now we […]
A new vulnerability has been found in Netgear routers which can potentially allow hackers to commandeer your routers. This vulnerability is said to affect more than a dozen Netgear routers and thus potentially affects thousands of units in homes and businesses across the globe. The vulnerability has been disclosed by a cybersecurity firm called Trustwave.
Ubergizmo Best of CES 2017Editor's Pick
Out of the tens of thousands of new products, applications and services introduced at CES, here are the ones who caught our eyes. Although CES 2017 is incredibly diverse, many of the products represented here show strong underlying trends that are of interest to us: Televisions keep evolving very rapidly, with display and processor becoming separated. The PC industry experiences important growth & Innovation, especially in the gaming segment WiFi […]
You probably know Norton for its security software, but Norton Core is a great looking home router which is touted as being “secure.” With the number of connected home devices increasing rapidly and very sensitive data such as live home video feeds there are many potential targets for hacking. That’s why Norton thinks there is a market for a secure router.
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.
The Eero mesh Wi-Fi router system was launched last year. It was billed as a system that’s future-proof to handle any and all modern Wi-Fi devices and their demands. This little router is actually capable of performing the function of a router, a repeater, and a range extender all by itself and now it’s getting even better. Eero has received its biggest software update since launch, one that also integrates […]
Netgear today announced what it claims to be the “world’s fastest router.” The company says that the Nighthawk X10 is perfect for those who are looking for robust performance when streaming media, playing online games, and backing up big files over the internet. The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart Wi-Fi Router as it’s called is the latest addition to the Nighthawk brand that Netgear launched around three years back.
Ubiquiti has been making Wi-Fi systems for the enterprise for some time now and while it was possible to install its systems in the home, the setup required was a bit too complicated for the average home user. Ubiquiti is fixing that today with the launch of a new Wi-Fi system that’s designed for home users. It’s called AmpliFi and it has been designed to address shortcomings of conventional Wi-Fi […]
[CES 2016] D-Link is well known for their fair share of computer accessories, especially when it comes to networking devices, and it looks like they have decided to pursue such a direction to meet expectations at this year’s CES. I am referring to new additions to their EXO router range which will certainly introduce a form factor that is different from what one has seen so far. This new range […]
[CES 2016] D-Link intends to impress all and sundry this coming CES with their latest Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit. What does the Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit have that makes it so special? For starters, it will feature Adaptive Roaming Technology as it arrives in the form of a router-extender kit, while carrying the model number DKT-891.
There always exists a community of modders and tinkerers who like to get more out of their electronic devices, the community creates softwares and applications to suit their needs much of which is widely distributed for free. For example, Android users have long been able to get rid of bloatware and unnecessary features that bog down devices from their smartphones and tablets by flashing custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, but things aren’t […]
To keep up with today’s bandwidth hungry user router manufacturers are upping their game, people are more than willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a robust router that’s not going to buckle under intense load and provides a safe and secure wireless environment. It won’t hurt if the router has good looks too, and Asus’s new router provides all of that in a single pacakge that looks it came […]