DreamWorks' "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is based on the "Peabody's Improbable History" segment that appeared in the classic "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" cartoon. The movie follows dog father Mr. Peabody and his biped boy Sherman in a race through time to repair a hole in the universe that jeopardizes the entire space-time continuum. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, and Allison Janney; state-of-the-art CG animation and 3D; a great score by Danny Elfman; and a smart storyline that should charm children and parents … Read more
Open source router fans, you don't need to fiddle with installing third-party firmware yourself anymore!
Buffalo announced today a trio of new Wi-Fi router that come preinstalled with the well-known DD-WRT linux-based firmware, including the AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD, the AirStation N600 WZR-600DHP2D, and the AirStation N300 WHR-300HP2D.
Using third-party firmware on a router is very similar to installing Linux on your computer instead of using the vendor-provided operating system, such as OS X or Windows. This allows for a new level of openness, security, feature, performance, and flexibility. On top of that, using DD-WRT also allows for a … Read more
If you've been following this series, you'll know that I explained the LAN and WAN ports on a home router in part 1. And now, I need to tell you how you can use this information to remotely access your device at home. For example, if you know how to use Remote Desktop, a built-in feature of Windows, to control a computer in a different room of your home, how about doing that from somewhere away from home, and save … Read more
With the looming merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, consumers might soon not have much of a choice in terms of how much they have to pay for their broadband service. But now they sure have more choices for the equipment.
Netgear today announced two home networking products designed specifically for cable Internet, the N600 Dual-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3700) and the N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3000). Both of these devices are modem/router combos, meaning they including both a cable modem and a Wi-Fi router in a single box.
Both the C3700 and the C3000 include … Read more
Just in time for explosive growth of mobile phones and The Internet of Things, the next-generation Net standard called IPv6 is catching on, now accounting for more than 3 percent of Google's traffic.
Google's measurement is based on the number of users per day using IPv6. Although 3 percent is a small fraction, it's a very large number in absolute terms.
The pace of adoption is accelerating: It took 11 months to get from 1 percent to 2 percent, but only five months to get from 2 percent to 3 percent, said Dan York of the Internet … Read more
Buffalo, the first networking vendor to come out with an 802.11ac router almost two years ago, the WZR-D1800H, is at it again at CES 2014.
The company unveiled three new routers today at CES, ranging of top-tier to mobile including the AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router (model WXR-1900DHP), the AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router (model WHR-1166D) and the AirStation AC433 Wireless Travel Router (model WMR-433).
The AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router offers high-speed, dual-band wireless connectivity, delivering currently the top performance of up to 1300Mbps on the 5Ghz band (… Read more
If you like the TEW-812DRU from Trendnet (and you should!), you'll probably like what the networking vendor announced at CES 2014, the all new AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-818DRU.
From the look, this router may seem exactly the same as its older brother. On the inside, however, it's quite a different beast. It's the first from Trendnet that offers the combined Wi-Fi speeds on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands of 1900Mbps, or 1300Mbps on the 5Ghz band and 600Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band. It joins the growing list of high-end routers on the … Read more
Broadcom, which three years ago released the first chip to incorporate the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard -- which it calls 5G Wi-Fi -- is at it again.
The company announced today at CES 2014 two new 5G Wi-Fi client system-on-a-chips (SoCs), models BCM43569 and BCM43602, designed to offer Wi-Fi speed and range while reducing the Wi-Fi processing power of the host device.
As Broadcom explains it, consumers generally stream video content to multiple devices at home using various applications and content delivery services. This create interference when multiple devices are using the same frequencies, leading to signal quality degradation … Read more
Amped Wireless, the networking vendor known for making high-power home networking device, today unveiled two new next-generation long-range AC1900 Wi-Fi products, the RTA30 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Router and the REA33 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender. Both with be showcased at CES 2014, the company says.
The two devices offer dual-band Wi-Fi with top speeds of up to1300Mbps on the 5Ghz frequency band, and up to 600Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band, for the total of 1900Mbps (hence the AC1900 designation).
AC1900 routers are not new, with a few having been on the market for a while, such as … Read more
For home networking, 2013 was the year of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Virtually all networking vendors have at least one device that supports this new, much faster wireless specification. On the client side, there are more and more devices that also support 802.11ac, such as the latest MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro.
But not all 802.11ac routers are created equal. There are at least a few of them that you should avoid. Following, however, is the list of five routers I found to be the best of 2013 and all of them support 802.11ac.
They … Read more