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Review: Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Router

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2014 07:27 AM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 12:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A modem may be the key utility device that brings in an Internet connection, but it’s the router that plays the important role of distributing it. If not done properly, you don’t get the real benefit of what you’re paying for every month. Routers don’t carry the kind of cachet other fancier gadgets do because you don’t typically interact with them often, yet they do the heavy lifting that makes using the Internet enjoyable and carefree. Netgear’s Nighthawk X6 AC3200 is an ode to design with its stealth bomber-like form factor, yet its performance is what you need to consider most if you really want to amp up a busy home Internet connection.

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Routers and extenders that make dorm life easier

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Part of settling in to a dorm or shared house at school will be getting set up on your own network, and Future Shop has you covered there. With all the routers and extenders available, you’ve got a lot of options to help you ensure the best connectivity wherever you are for both work and play. It’s a good idea to avoid underestimating your connectivity needs and build your set up ready to accommodate the wireless needs of all sorts of devices because you never know what situation you’ll end up with and you always want the best possible experience.

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Asus brings Wireless-AC Wi-Fi connectivity to you

by Blogger on ‎08-15-2014 03:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Shopping for a router isn’t terribly exciting for most consumers, simply because there’s not much appeal to the device’s usability. It’s a utility gadget that plays a standalone, albeit crucial, role in how Internet access is distributed throughout a home. It just isn’t particularly sexy. Asus isn’t trying to revamp the router’s image, but it is taking a stab at making it look nicer and perform more efficiently. Here is a look at a group of the latest from the company heading to Future Shop.

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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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