Archive for Routers

Dr. Cool Router Cooler

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

This device keeps your router cool, while making it look dorky. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a problem with my router overheating. This new device comes from Evercool and is called Dr. Cool. It is apparently the first patented router cooler ever. Not that anyone needs one.

It cools more than just routers too. If your router is fine, this device will also cool other gadgets like your netbook or your tablet. And make them look just as dorky. The clamps are adjustable and will grab onto your gadget like a huge white parasite. Who wants one?

Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual-band N+ router is a wireless router that will help you with advanced wireless performance for video streaming, online gaming, and all of your other media-intensive applications. The device uses Belkin’s MultiBeam technology which minimizes dead spots and provides advanced coverage throughout your entire home.

It will deliver speeds of up to 300Mbps and features four Ethernet LAN ports, one USB port. It also comes with a suite of Belkin apps. The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual-band N+ router will cost you $69.99.

Logitec’s new wireless router looks like a wind turbine

Posted in Routers by Reuben Drake on March 31st, 2011

The new Logitec (not the big name Logitech we all know and love) LAN-WH450N/GR features four Gigabit Ethernet ports, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking for a theoretical 450Mbps, and a wind turbine on top for good measure.

That design gives you improved wireless with three antennas, but really I think they just wanted a router-copter because they thought it looked cool. These new routers will arrive in Japan in mid-April for about ¥19,000 (or $230).

Planex MKZ-RP150N Pocket Router

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2010

Planex has announced it’s latest router in the MKZ-RP150N pocket router. The device is pretty simple. It has just a single connection for Ethernet, and will support WiFi and basic DNS services. It measures 42mm x 15mm x 55.2mm and weighs just 27 grams, hence the name.

This USB-powered portable router retails for about $41, and may be a good alternative to Apple’s AirPort Express at that price.

TRENDnet TEW-690AP 450Mbps Wireless N Access Point

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2010

The TRENDnet TEW-690AP is touted as being the world’s first 450Mbps Wireless N Access Point. The device supports Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS), and Repeater mode functionality and comes equipped with Advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology with three spatial streams per antenna, which generates a maximum theoretical wireless throughput of 450Mbps and exceptional wireless coverage.

And if wireless is not for you, a Gigabit Ethernet port will maintain high performance wired connections. The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) integrates other WPS supported devices with the touch of a button.

Vizio unveils dual-band HD router, WiFi Blu-ray players

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

Vizio may have concentrated on WiFi-equipped TVs at CES this year, but now it is expanding to other devices with the announcement of three WiFi-equipped Blu-ray players, and a dual-band ‘HD” router to go with them. The router is the XWR100, which prioritizes HD media streamed to Vizio’s VIA-enabled devices.

Devices like the three newly announced sleek Blu-ray players. The VBR210, VBR220 and VBR231. The VBR231 is the first dual-band wireless Blu-ray player, and all include Vizio Internet Apps (or VIA) to stream content from Vudu, Netflix and other services.

Huawei intros 3G pocket router with OLED display

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2010

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Britain’s 3 has added a portable 3G router with its own display features. Huawei’s E585 has a monochrome OLED display that shows battery life and connection as well as the amount of data used. There’s also a new web-based setup page with the router and it can be configured for Linux PCs and Macs and Windows.

The E585 will continue charging even while it shares its 3G connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices. It also doubles as storage with a microSDHC slot, but we don’t know if this will act as network-attached storage. 3 UK will sell Huawei’s router in July for £50 (or $74) on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Trendnet ships TEW-691GR 450Mbps WiFi router

Posted in Routers by Shane McGlaun on June 10th, 2010

When it comes to gadgets and electronics there are few things that we don’t want more of. We always want more performance, more bandwidth, and more battery life. Trendnet has announced that its latest router offering more wireless bandwidth than other devices on the market is now ready to ship.

The router is the TEW-691GR and it is designed to provide 450Mbps of theoretical wireless bandwidth. To get that level of performance Trendnet uses three antennas that each broadcast three spatial streams per antenna on 2.4GHz spectrum.

Trendnet TEW-655BR3G mobile router ships

Posted in Routers by Shane McGlaun on April 27th, 2010

There are lots of people out there who would like to be able to share connectivity from a 3G USB modem between multiple computers. Back during CES Trendnet showed off a new WiFi router that could do just that and promised it this month.

Trendnet has announced that the router is now shipping for $99. The router is called the TEW-655BR3G and can work with modems from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Modems using 3G and 3.5G networks are supported.

Wi-Reach personal mobile hotspot tips up at MWC

Posted in Routers by Shane McGlaun on February 16th, 2010

The Mifi personal mobile hotspot made waves when it debuted by allowing multiple computers to connect to a single 3G connection on the road. The downside to the device is that you had to get a new contract and couldn’t use your existing 3G modem.

Connect One has unveiled a new personal mobile hotspot called the Wi-Reach that uses a USB port to allow you to use an existing USB modem. The hotspot supports 3G and 4G modems with a software update.

NEC releases smallest WiMAX Router with Wireless LAN

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2009

NEC releases smallest WiMAX Router with Wireless LANNEC has announced a world’s first. They are boasting that the Aterm WM3300R is the world’s smallest WiMAX router with wireless LAN support. The device measures just 94mm x 67mm x 22mm and weights 145grams. This WiMAX router comes with embedded Wireless LAN (BG), offering Multi SSID functions and basic Wireless LAN Security protocols like WEP and WPA(TKIP/AES).

The WM3300R connects to your computer via the USB port and will be available in early November 2009 in Japan for 25,000 Yen or $272.

TrendNet offers world’s smallest travel router

Posted in Routers by Shane McGlaun on August 19th, 2009

tew-654tr-sbOne of the things that I often wished I had when I was traveling was a wireless router. The fact of the matter is that most wireless routers are so large that you can’t easily travel with them. TrendNet has unveiled a new wireless router designed for travel.

TrendNet has announced what it claims to be the world’s smallest travel router capable of 300Mbps speeds. The device is called the TEW-654TR and it measures in at a scant 2.5 x 3.25 x 0.75 inches. The device may be small but it offers the features you expect on a router including a reset button, power port, and a WAN port along with an LED display for status.

Details on Ericsson’s sleek W30 series 3G routers

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2009

Ericsson's W3x Series HSPA Mobile Broadband RoutersEricsson is introducing the concept that routers can be sexy with the company’s new W30 and W35 models. Sleek, sexy and they will supposedly do 7.2Mbps down and 2.0Mbps up on three HSPA bands in addition to quadband EDGE.

Both models offer 802.11b / g and four Ethernet ports for routing high-speed WWAN data however you want. The W35 throws in two RJ11 ports on board for VoIP connectivity and should be shipping in early June. So make some room for it and wait patiently.

Ericsson’s W3x series HSPA Mobile Broadband routers sport good looks

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2009

Ericsson's W3x Series HSPA Mobile Broadband Routers3G routers aren’t new, even though many of us don’t have one. Those who do own one don’t have any this good looking. Ericsson must have finally seen the light and realized that these devices don’t have to look ugly. The Ericsson W30 Data Router and Ericsson W35 Data and Voice Router just slipped past the FCC, and they do indeed look sexy.

They can get HSPA / UMTS / GSM data and toss it out over WiFi and Ethernet. They can also share a USB printer. The W35 adds voice and fax capability. No word on price or availability. Mostly we’re just excited to see a router this nice looking.

Clearwire preps portable WiMax/Wi-Fi router

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2009

Clearwire preps portable WiMax/Wi-Fi routerAccording to Sidecut Reports, Clearwire will soon unveil a portable WiMAX / WiFi router built by Cradlepoint. The prototype is pictured above. It will use a Motorola WiMAX USB stick to enable WiFi-capable devices to surf on the ultra fast WiMAX.

What this means is that non-WiMAX handsets that have WiFi modules can get into the WiMAX network using this pocket sized device. There’s no word yet on when it will ship. Also no word on price. This might be the way to go to replace that expensive cable modem at home.