FRITZ!Box 7560 ADSL & VDSL WiFi Router Review

FRITZ!Box has been a firm favourite hardware provider with me for router products in recent years. The FRITZ!Box 7490 is still my main router in the office. In my experience, they have always offered high-end features, including VDSL modems, as well as a decent user interface and usability. At the time of reviewing the 7490, … Read more

Devolo 1200 Mbps WiFi ac repeater Review

I have always been fond of devolos’ powerline products, they are the best in the business and the powerline system, in general, is the best performing alternative to wire ethernet. However, they can work out a bit expensive and dependant on your needs they could be unnecessary. An alternative cheaper solution is the use of … Read more

Synology announces DS416play: 4 bay home NAS with 4K transcoding.

I used to be a big fan of Network Attached Storage device before I upgraded to a dedicated server. Synology have always offered some of the best products out there with the DSM interface being great and fool proof as possible. This week they launched the DS416play, which is part of their home orientated line … Read more

Devolo dLAN 550 WiFi Starter Kit Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I have previously reviewed the top of the range Devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi AC powerline adapter, and we loved it. Today I have the more affordable dLAN 550 WiFi starter kit, which as you can imagine offers the same functionality the 1200 but at a … Read more

FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] We have been very fond of products by FRITZ! Recently, there are a relatively unknown player in the UK, but massive in Europe. Today we have a slightly niche product from them the FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE, as the name suggests this is a 4G/LTE based … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk WiFi Range Extender Competition (EX7000)

** The winner of the competition is Mike F. from Manchester. Contact has been made and the prize will be posted today. ** When Netgear supplied us with the fantastic Nighthawk R7000 to review they also sent us the Nighthawk  EX7000 WiFi Range Extender to give away to one of our lucky readers. We haven’t … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Review

The Netgear Nighthawk range is Netgears upper tier range of products that has always focussed on the fastest possible WiFi speeds as well as an abundance of other features. The Nighthawk R7000 isn’t the newest model from Netgear, but was released late last year. It is priced as a reasonable-ish £139 on Amazon, and is … Read more

Devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi Ac Powerline Adapter Review

Recently Devolo was kind enough to send me their new  dLAN 1200+ WiFi Ac Powerline Adapter to review. Powerline adapters are quite an interesting product that plug into your mains and then use your home wiring to create a wired network. This may seem like a step backward compared to WiFi but if you leave in … Read more

D-Link launch new ultra fast routers: AC5300, AC3200 and AC3100

The battle is on for the fastest WiFi speeds and the craziest looking router between companies like D-Link and Asus.

D-Link today just announced its  latest AC5300, AC3200 and AC3100 Ultra Performance models. On top of speeds up to 5.3Gbps for the AC5300 model, the 802.11ac devices features a very striking look that will certainly stick out if not hidden away.

In order to achieve these speeds router companies are having to use more and more antennas to achieve their performance which is aiding the alien like looks some of the new routers are starting to have.

The AC5300 has 802.11ac tri-band which can achieve speeds between 3.1 and 5.3 Gbps, along with Gigabit Ethernet, high-power antennas and onboard USB 3.0 ports.

You can control the devices with a smartphone or tablet, and D-Link also outed an optional DWA-192 USB 3.0 adapter, which connects to laptops and PCs to give them an 802.11ac connection.

D-Link also announced new PowerLine HomePlug kits, with speeds up to 2Gbps. The company says the DHP-701AV (2 Gbps) and DHP-601AV (1Gbps) adapters use the fastest two wires in a typical three-wire power installation with pushbutton connection for ease of installation and security.

No word on UK release dates or pricing just yet.

Virgin shows off 50Mbit Cable Modem

There has been a lot of discussion and rumours of Virgin launching its 50Mbps ADSL product recently. Virgin Media has started a viral campaign of the new product showing off the new cable modem/router they will be supplying. While this may indicate the new service will be arriving any time soon Think Broadband previously announced … Read more

WPA could be cracked in 15 minutes

Recently we reported that cracking WPA and WPA2 could be speeded up by 100 fold using two GeForce GTX280’s per workstation. However the practicality of this for your every day hacker is not very realistic. Security researchers are now saying they have refined an existing WPA crack, making it more efficient that earlier reports. Erik … Read more

WPA and WPA2 cracking speeded up 100 fold

Over the past few years WEP encryption has been on the decline thanks to the serious security flaws associated with it allowing people to crack the encryption within minutes. This has led to more and more people using WPA and WPA2 to secure their wireless networks. Russian security company Elcomsoft have posted a press release … Read more

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