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New Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 router all about power

by Blogger on ‎06-26-2014 11:35 AM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 02:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A quick glance at this device’s name may give you the impression that it’s a luxury or sports car, with the sleek contours to match in its design. Of course, this is nothing like a vehicle, but Netgear’s newest router aims to deliver one of the fastest home networking experiences available. The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 is a beast in many respects, reflecting the heavy video streamers and online gamers who would benefit from it the most.

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Review: D-Link Wireless AC1600 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

by Blogger on ‎06-16-2014 11:59 AM - last edited on ‎06-16-2014 12:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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This new AC 1600 Dual Band gigabit wireless router from D-Link stands apart from the crowd with unique yet subdued styling and a solidly user-friendly approach. It is their latest next generation WiFi router delivering all the power of 802.11ac to compatible devices, and of course remains backwards compatible with earlier WiFi standards. If you’re looking to upgrade your home network to the latest standard but want something that feels simple and easy to setup, then this router should certainly be a consideration for you.

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Review: D-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Upgrade kit

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2014 09:13 PM - last edited on ‎06-13-2014 02:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Less than a decade ago, most Canadian households only accessed the Internet through a desktop or notebook that was tethered to a dial-up phone line or a DSL connection.  One device checking the Internet for email and surfing the web, maybe chatting via MSN or ICQ didn’t consume a whole lot of bandwidth.  Today, the average Canadian household consumes 13.7 Gigabytes of data a month! This is why a product like the D-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Upgrade kit makes perfect sense in decongesting the airwaves and ensuring that each device gets an equal amount of bandwidth as needed.

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Review: D-Link wireless HD cameras

by Blogger on ‎05-11-2014 09:07 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 12:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are countless reasons you might want to keep an eye on your home. Whether you want to keep tabs on your property, check on loved ones, or even just admire the view, setting up a home surveillance camera system is easier than ever these days. Today we’re taking a look at a couple of solutions from D-Link.

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Review: D-Link Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender (DAP-1520)

by Blogger on ‎04-29-2014 05:34 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2014 09:57 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The D-Link WiFi AC750 Dual Band Range Extender expands the range of your home WiFi network so you can stay connected in hard to reach areas. Whether you're in the basement, an upstairs bedroom, or out on the patio, this range extender will enable a fast, reliable wireless internet connection.
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Review: Linksys WRT1900AC Smart WiFi Router

by Blogger on ‎04-28-2014 12:13 PM - last edited on ‎05-05-2014 03:20 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Having a good router is an important piece of the Internet puzzle at home because it distributes the signal and bandwidth coming in. It’s true that the initial speed comes from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) but use a generic router, and it’s like creating a bottleneck without even realizing it. Linksys’ WRT1900AC Smart WiFi Router is the kind of router that media-hungry consumers and streaming lovers pine for. It’s currently the most powerful on the market, and can make a positive impact on any home network that has a need for speed.

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Wireless-AC vs. Wireless-N: What you should know

by Blogger ‎04-24-2014 10:33 AM - edited ‎06-16-2014 09:56 PM

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Wireless, or Wi-Fi, protocols aren’t common knowledge for the average consumer. It’s one of those understated tech specs that can play a big role in how well you enjoy the convenience of browsing or streaming on your home network. So, when you see the term 802.11ac, or Wireless-AC, you know you’re looking at the current standard. Still, there are routers and devices out there that work on 802.11n or Wireless-N, and it might be worth it to you to know the differences between them.

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Summer-proof your network! Extend your Wi-Fi and enjoy the backyard even more this year.

by Blogger on ‎03-18-2014 07:31 AM - last edited on ‎03-21-2014 05:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Laptopoutside.jpgPicture this. The sun is out. It’s warm. You grab your notebook and a cold drink and you head outside to relax on your deck and surf the web. But wait! Where’s the Wi-Fi signal? You can’t connect! How frustrating!! 

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Review: D-Link Routers and Extenders

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2013 06:50 AM - last edited on ‎08-28-2013 01:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

71ClqZGBSNL._SL1500_.jpgOver the past few days I have been using D-Link’s range of routers and extenders to power my home network. I’m a pretty heavy user, so I was able to put all of this gear through its paces with online gaming, HD multimedia streaming, large data transfers, and reliable security needs. I also don’t have much time these days so ease of set-up is important to me. These days I abhor having my place cluttered with wires, so any chance I get to try out new wireless gear, I snap it up. After putting it through its paces, I got a good idea of how D-Link’s offerings rate and how it all compares.

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How to use Powerline tech to extend your network

by Blogger on ‎06-26-2013 05:33 PM - last edited on ‎06-27-2013 09:47 AM by Administrator

dlink-DHP-540-desk-lg.jpgIf you’re looking to increase your Wi-Fi signal, have issues with wifi dead-spots, or just want to make your home network more robust, you’ll want to read on and learn a bit about Powerline technology. Its not something that too many of you are likely to know about already but would probably benefit from down the road. Powerline technology helps you get some of the benefit of a wired home network without having to drill holes and lay cable throughout your house. It makes your existing home power lines function effectively like a local area network (LAN) would.  

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Mega Cloud Storage offering 50GB for free

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2013 09:24 PM

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Cloud storage isn’t really the sort of tech that always grabs headlines, but Mega is a different sort. Reason being that Kim Dotcom, the man behind the former file-sharing site, Megaupload, is the central figure around Mega as well. Dotcom may be wanted by U.S. authorities for a number of offences, but his new site run out of New Zealand appears to be all about secure online storage with 50GB given to you after you sign up.

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New hardware announced from Linksys

by Blogger ‎01-12-2013 08:27 AM - edited ‎01-12-2013 08:28 AM

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There has been a lot of great news coming out of this year’s CES. This week Cisco Linksys announced that their Linksys Smart Wi-Fi offerings are expanding. They have three brand new 802.11AC powered Smart Wi0Fi router models coming, as well as a new 802.11AC compact USB adapter, and a few new Smart Wi-Fi apps to round it all out.

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How to boost your WiFi with a range extender

by Blogger ‎12-20-2012 01:23 PM - edited ‎12-20-2012 01:23 PM

RadioTower.pngIf you’ve got a big home and you’ve been having issues with accessing your network in the far reaches of it there are a few things you can do beyond simply learning to live with the problem as most people will. Sure, you could always upgrade your router to the latest and greatest unit to give you maximum WiFi signal strength at long range. That method won’t be likely to save you money and still may not give you the performance you’re looking for. Enter the wireless network range extenders. You might not even realize these exist but they’re just what the doctor ordered if the above situation sounds like it's describing you.

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Continuing on our journey to understanding the often mysterious world of advanced home networking, lets take a look at QoS. Last time we checked out Port Forwarding; what is is and how it can help you.  It was something that, even if you didn’t know what it was, had likely heard about when trying to troubleshoot your networking issues. QoS is even more obscure though. Chances are you’ve never even heard about it and have no idea what it means. Thats such a shame. Its something that you’ll wonder how you ever did without it once you know how to take advantage of it.

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An introductory guide to port forwarding

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2012 06:31 PM

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Have you ever heard about Port Forwarding? for many it can seem like a sort of networking black art. Something that they’ve heard hushed whispers of but never really bothered to investigate.It can seem cryptic and daunting. It involves numbers and some knowledge of your networking setup. If you’re brave enough to wade the deep waters and get it all set up to your liking it can make a big difference in your networking performance and help resolve lots of possible issues.

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