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Belkin networking gear is 802.11n compliant

Posted in Belkin by Shane McGlaun on September 14th, 2009

belkin80211n-sbAfter a delay that felt like years, the IEEE finally ratified the 802.11n standard. This means that products can finally stop advertising the 802.11 draft N caveat and become fully 802.11n complaint.

Belkin wasted no time and announced that many of its existing products are already compatible and meet the 802.11n specifications. The compliant products include the N Wireless Routers and modem routers, the N+ Wireless router, N1 Vision Router, N Wireless Notebook Card, N Wireless USB Adapter, and more.

Asus whips out wireless router with printer sharing

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on August 26th, 2009

asusrtn13u-sbI once had a wireless router and a wireless print server set up on my home network. The print server was such a pain that I ended up removing it from my network. I always wished that my router would allow me to share printers and other items.

Asus has announced a new wireless router called the RT-N13U that offers all sorts of functionality. It supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity and allows you to share printers across the network as well. The router doesn’t stop at printer sharing and allows the sharing of external storage.

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.

Asus RT-N13U wireless router

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on August 16th, 2009

Asus RT-N13U wireless routerAsus just dropped its latest wireless router, the good looking RT-N13U. This one is easy to configure right out of the box with the Asus EZ UI that lets users set up and manage wireless connections, printers and scanners with ease.

You can even allocate bandwidth to various activities based on user preferences. One feature that we really love is the ability to support 24/7 downloads without a computer running.

Logitec LAN-W300N/R ultra slim wireless router

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on August 6th, 2009

Logitec LAN-W300N/R ultra slim wireless routerNot that it’s a competition or anything, but Logitec of Japan is now claiming the thinnest wireless router in the world. The LAN-W300N/R measures a sickly and anorexic 7mm at its thinnest part, while the widest part is a mere 24mm thick.

If you like your routers like supermodels, thin and sexy, the LAN-W300N/R also functions as an access point in your home or office. It’s too early to know if we will ever see it around these parts, but we hope so.

Asus RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Router

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2009

Asus RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit RouterAsus just unveiled its RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit router that offers up to 300Mbps maximum wireless throughput speeds. The RT-N16 also sports 128MB of video memory and an advanced CPU that ASUS claims makes it eight times faster in benchmark tests than similar products.

The Asus RT-N16 can handle smooth file transfers and downloads, video streaming, wireless gaming and VoIP calls. Other features include a few USB ports for easy file transfer, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) security and an easy to use visual interface.

Linksys WRT160NL Linux-powered media sharing router

Posted in Linksys by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2009

Linksys WRT160NL Linux-powered media sharing routerLook at this. Routers are getting just a tad sexier after all. And if you have some media to share with those around you, the Linksys Wireless N Storage Router is a nice looking option. It’s a sexier refresh of Wireless G, throwing in external R-SMA antenna connectors, USB connectivity (for your external drive) and an integrated media server.

The device can stream to PCs or UPnP AV digital media adapters, and it supports FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS file systems in both read and write mode. It’s available now for Just $109.99.

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.

Novatel’s MiFi 2200 portable EV-DO router

Posted in Sprint by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2009

Novatel’s MiFi 2200 portable EV-DO routerSprint has released the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 portable EV-DO router for use on its network. The battery-powered EV-DO router will allow users to connect up to five WiFi-enabled devices to Sprint’s EV-DO Rev. A network.

It will be marketed in stores as the Sprint Mobile Hotspot. According to Sprint, this device is the first in the US to support MiFi’s GPS capabilities, allowing users to take advantage of select location and mapping applications. The up front cost is $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (on a two-year agreement), though there’s only two options for getting it connected.

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.

STC Livebox Router concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on November 20th, 2008

STC Livebox Router conceptThis innovative router design by Franco Marino Cagnina, developed for Saudi Telecom, will have your router sitting pretty, literally. The STC Livebox doubles as an elegant tech-flower vase.

The device features Wireless internet, Voice over IP, land line telephone and wired DSL. With it’s unique design, the STC Router bridges the gap between lifestyle and technology. Martha Stewart would call it a good thing. Women especially will appreciate the decor aspect of what otherwise would be just another piece of tech that clashes with the furniture.

Build your own walking CNC robot router

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on November 13th, 2008

We would all like to have our own robot. And hey, it’s a bonus if that robot doubles as a cool CNC router. We’ll here’s your opportunity to build your own six legged robot with an attached CNC router for a head. Check out this awesome demo video that shows off the robots mobility while it carves a super detailed 3d human face.

I think this solves the mystery of that huge face on Mars. Somewhere out there, some alien is controlling a gigantic robo-router for their own amusement. The awesome thing is that you can build your own version. The site is selling kits with everything you need. Soon you too can make detailed human heads of your very own.

Nintendo announces Wi-Fi network adapter

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2008

Nintendo announces Wi-Fi network adapterI hear ya. The Wii and DS already have Wi-Fi. True, but this device is a Wi-Fi router/bridge for those who don’t have wireless networks. Even when you do have a wireless network, it can be a pain to get your Wii set up depending on your provider. The device will be available in Japan on September 18th for $53.

Obviously it resembles one of those Wii knockoff jobs from China, but it’s the real deal. The adapter has a switch for three modes on back: “Router”, “Bridge” and “Auto”. “Router” is self-explanatory, while “Bridge” connects to another router and then communicates with the Nintendo DS and Wii. “Auto” will switch the household’s network over automatically.

New Trendnet router offers up 300Mbps dual band N

Posted in Routers by Nino Marchetti on July 31st, 2008

Trendnet TEW-672GR

Trendnet unveiled today a beefy new dual band N router. It is called the Trendnet TEW-672GR and pricing is around $158.

The Trendnet TEW-672GR is a new 300Mbps dual band wireless N Gigabit router. It offers users the choice of the 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz radio bands for their data transfer needs and includes four Gigabit ports on the back of the router to do quick transfers to other wired devices.