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.

iPad Data Tariffs announced : Orange, O2 and Voda

Now after our iPad officialdom release news t’other day, Apple themselves released the plans for data usage before the mobile carriers had done it themselves. Now I dont’t need to go into great detail about the plans as it’s plain for all to see in the image. What is surprising is how different the prices … Read more

iPad : Priced and Dated

As you may have noticed I’ve avoided speaking about the iPad at all! Mainly this was due to the fact I’m not a fan of Apple (which has changed slightly since my recent acquisition of an  iPhone 3GS) but also there was never any concrete evidence for us UK residents on when it was arriving … Read more