If you have been wondering if paying a yearly fee for the comprehensive parental control feature that accompanies the lackluster iBoss router is worth it, you might want to give Netgear's Wireless-N 300 WNR2000 wireless router a shot instead.
Netgear announced August 4 the release of its Live Parental Controls, a comprehensive Web-filtering feature that will be integrated into the WNR2000 and future Netgear routers.
The new feature enables parents and small businesses to restrict Internet access to all the devices that connect via the router, with filtering based on more than 50 categories of content. The Live Parental … Read more
I am not a big fan of parental controls, but that might be just because I'm not a parent.
If you are not like me and have been wondering if paying a yearly fee for the comprehensive parental control feature that accompanies the lackluster iBoss router is worth it, Netgear may have just made your life a lot easier.
Netgear announced Tuesday the release of Live Parental Controls, a comprehensive Web-filtering feature it has developed in collaboration with OpenDNS.
The new feature enables parents and small businesses to restrict Internet access to all the devices that connect via the … Read more
For those of you looking for more capacity in Apple's combo 802.11n router/NAS drive, the company has boosted its top-end Time Capsule to 2TB and slapped a $499 price tag on it.
More significantly, Apple also dropped the price of the 1TB model--which just Wednesday cost $499--to $299. Aside from the higher capacity, nothing else appears to have changed.
Previously, Apple also offered a 500GB Time Capsule, but that model has been discontinued and can only be found in the refurbished aisle, where it's going for $199.
All I can say is that if Apple … Read more
The WRT54G2 is the new design of the old legacy WRT54G router. This is a Wireless-G (802.11g) router that offers slow wireless speeds and caps at 54Mbps. As most wireless routers nowadays support the newer and much faster 802.11n (that caps at 300Mbps or more), the only reason you would want to buy the WRT54G2 is its price. You can find one online for less than $50.
As part of the new design, the WRT54G2 will come with LELA setup software for both PCs and Macs that is known to be very easy to use.
As far as … Read more
If your wireless router doesn't have the muscle to reach all corners of the house, or you need a faster connection for copying files and streaming videos, it might be time to consider an upgrade.
Newegg has refurbished Netgear WNR2000 802.11n Draft 2.0 routers for $19.99 (shipping will run you a mere $1.99).
In case you're unfamiliar with it, the "new" Wi-Fi protocol (which seems forever destined to be known as Draft-N) delivers better range and faster throughput speeds than 802.11g.
The WNR2000 is backward compatible with older Wi-Fi hardware and … Read more
Editors' note: This product has not been reviewed, we're in the process of getting the product for hands-on testing. In the meantime you can read reviews on similar D-Link Wireless-N routers, such as the DIR-655 or the DGL-4500. There are also other wireless routers that offer the same range of price, features and specs as the DIR-615 on our long list of reviewed wireless routers. Nonetheless, the DIR-615's review will be posted here so remember to check back for it.
Few things are less sexy than the humble router. But this wireless workhorse is our portal to the wonders of the Internet, and it's overdue for a makeover. Art students, backed by U.K. phone and broadband company TalkTalk, have come up with four clever and cool concepts to bring sexy back to Wi-Fi gizmos.
TalkTalk turned to Goldsmiths of the University of London, the crucible of learning that begat the band Blur and artist Damian Hirst and is so minimalist and stylish it's dropped the word "college." And it's on Twitter (@GoldsmithsUoL). Damn, we … Read more
However, Ruckus Wireless on Monday announced new outdoor wireless products it claims to be "world's first and only outdoor dual-band 802.11n with dynamic beam forming." The new product, the ZoneFlex 7762 access point, is supposedly designed to solve problems that have hindered outdoor Wi-Fi deployments, including interference, physical obstructions, as well as network management complexity and cost.
The ZoneFlex 7762 is the company's first centrally managed, concurrent dual-band 802.11n (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) outdoor … Read more