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Broadcom announces the first chips for WiFi 802.11ax

Broadcom has officially announced the first compatible chips with the 802.11ax standard, also known as “Max WiFi”.

With the arrival of every new standard in wireless connectivity, we know some of our readers might get confused and won’t precisely get what WiFi 802.11ax is exactly, so before starting, we’ll give you a simple explanation.

WiFi 802.11ax is the new wireless connectivity standard set to improve spectral efficiency, which translates to big advantages that especially affect highly populated environments.

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Best Budget Laptops under $400


Discovering a portable laptops that cater everyone need is a tough job nowadays. There is a variety of users who demand laptop machines of their choices with specific features and within reasonable prices. Laptop marketing experts reveals that the people are highly interested in buying notebooks that meet a fundamental necessity for people and make everyday life batter. However, there are some great laptops and notebooks in the market that are available with moderate prices.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-inch

Acer Aspire E-Series laptops are wonderful choices for buyers, with an attractive design and plenty of appealing options. With many color choices, textured metallic finish, and various enhanced components, Aspire E5-575-33BM makes day-to-day life better. More importantly, it features 7th generation Intel Core i3 7100U Kaby Lake processor, HD 620 integrated graphics, Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels, backlight keyboard, and latest technology USB 3.1 Type-C. Usually, you would find out the 1366×768 pixels under $400 laptops that are much lower than that of Aspire E5-575. Full HD display enable sharper pictures but the screen lacks IPS technology that provides touchscreen functionalities and wide viewing angles. Belonging to the latest 7th generation Kaby Lake processors family, the Aspire i3-7100U offers a much improved performance than its 6th generation predecessor and is better cope with 4-k multimedia contents playback. Also, this plastic-clad laptop has 4GB DDR4 Random Access Memory (RAM), 1TB Hard Disk Drive, pre-installed Windows 10, and Bluetooth 4.1. Due to its amazing power, Aspire E-15 easily performs word processing, web browsing, and video streaming. Generally, this laptop is the best fit for home users who performs normal computing activities. On the other hand, if the user needs to be done more demanding tasks, such as multimedia creation, he needs to get a Core i5 or i7 powered laptops. As for as the gaming, Intel HD graphics 620 is only for basic or mid resolution games. It is not compatible with high resolution 3D games such as “Witcher 3” or “Assassin’s creed Syndicate”. Moreover, 4GB RAM is too small to perform heavy multitasking, but it is probably fit for everyday users. The notebook is also equipped with an optical drive (DVD writer), as well as with stereo speakers and web camera with 720p. Furthermore, the notebook is packed with backlit keyboard with sports numeric-pad along with track-pad having integrated buttons.

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6 Ways to boost your Wi-Fi signal

Does it happen to you often that when you take your laptop or tablet into a room or area of your home, you notice how the Wi-Fi bars drop significantly?

That is one of the most common problems today, and it has such simple solutions that you’d be surprised.

Moving the router or making some minor changes are some simple ways to boost your Wi-Fi connection, and we indicate it here in these 6 tips.

Check them out, apply them and tell us how it went.

1 – Move the router

Surely when you installed the router, you simply reached for some free plug rather than thinking that this little device emits a signal that must be distributed as evenly as possible, hopefully to cover all the home area. Then that’s the error. Try to improve that, by placing it in a central area of the house.

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Best Wireless Router

With advancement in technology we now have wireless technology (Wi-Fi) which has replaced people’s traditional choice of wired Ethernet for networking their computers anywhere. And To connect to Wi-Fi one needs to have a wireless router. A wireless router in simple words is a device which helps you to connect to wireless internet with multiple wireless devices like computers, laptops, tablets, Smartphone’s and so on and at the same time.

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#1, Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 router

Netgear's Nighthawk X6 AC3200 router

Netgear Nighthawk X6 router is able to reach speeds of up to 3.2 Gbps, comes equipped with six antennas and is compatible with a 2.4 GHz network, an 802.11n and two other 802.11ac networks. Two of the operating radii are on the 5 GHz band while a third is on the 2.4 GHz band. This combination is what has led both Netgear and Asus to call its routers AC3200 devices, since both reach a speed of 3.2 Gbps–600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1.3 Mbps on 5 GHz.

Without a doubt, the possibilities this router affords are enormous. We’re not just talking about a router that offers high speeds, but also gives really wide coverage. To allow for several simultaneous, high-velocity bit streams, Netgear Nighthawk relies on Smart Connect. Smart Connect allows the device to divide the available channels onto a 5 GHz spectrum on superior and inferior channel ranges, creating an 80 MHz channel for each radio, but is also able to automatically put slower and faster clients onto separate networks so the network achieves its maximum potential.

One of the most powerful characteristics of this router is the reduction of lag to practically zero. How is this achieved? The router automatically assigns devices onto 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz according to the needs of the users and, even though it still doesn’t achieve maximum bandwidth, it does achieve a high, stable network speed with hardly any delay in the receipt of data. It also comes equipped with two USB ports (one of them a USB 3.0) and is compatible with DLNA networks for content sharing thereon.

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#2, ASUS RT-AC87U Router

ASUS RT-AC87U Router

ASUS RT-AC87U, the manufacturer’s top of the line router. The main features of this router is its incorporation of simultaneous dual band with Wi-Fi AC. We can achieve a speed of up to 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band thanks to its three antennas in MIMO 3T3R conguration that uses Three-Stream and TurboQAM technology. TurboQAM allows for the use of the 256QAM modulation frequency instead of the 640QAM normally used on this band. Regarding the 5 GHz band, we can achieve a speed of up to 1700 Mbps thanks to the Wi-Fi AC technology and its four antennas in MIMO 4T4R configuration. This is a new perk since this is one of the first routers to incorporate four routers with four separate data flows.

This router makes use of Wi-Fi AC’s main characteristics, like 80 MHz of bandwidth, 256QAM frequency modulation, and Beamforming technology to concentrate the wireless signal on clients to get the best coverage possible. ASUS has named this feature AiRadar and promises up to 150% better performance than devices without this technology. Furthermore, it is also able to benefit Wi-Fi b/g/n devices. Lastly, it incorporates WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) to connect us quickly to the point of Wi-Fi access with only the push of a button, without a big, complicated password, and it also allows for the creation of Wi-Fi for guests.

The ASUS RT-AC87U has four Gigabit Ethernet ports (10/100/1000 Mbps) for Lan and a Gigabit Ethernet port for WAN to connect cable modems or even optical network terminals (ONT) for connection to the Internet. This router supports the standard 802.1Q VLAN Tagging and is thus compatible with Movistar’s FTTH and with other ISPs that use VLANs like Jazztel FTTH; thus, we can also make use of Movistar TV, following the complete configuration manual. Thanks to NAT for hardware, we have great Internet performance with a great number of lines, laying to rest worries of bottlenecking at higher connection speeds.

This router has one high-performance USB 3.0 port on the front side and a 2.0 port on the back side. Both ports can be used to share files via FTP, Samba or HTTP. You can also share high-definition multimedia content thanks to the DLNA server that’s incorporated. ASUS AiCloud is a free application for iOS or Android mobile devices that allows us easy access to our private “cloud” from any place. There’s also ASUS AiDisk, which access content from the outside. Another feature of this USB port is that it allows connection to a 3G or 4G modem so it can be used from behind for a fixed Internet connection. It also has a complete download manager so we can get the most out of these USB ports.

The ASUSWRT firmware is one of the most complete available since it’s completely functional with a great numbre of ISPs and also has a great number of options and services such as the VPN server.

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#3, ASUS RT-AC68U Router

ASUS RT-AC68U Router

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Home is where is

In computing, the localhost is the computer against which you are sitting. Literally it means "this computer". The IP refers to the localhost, as a host is any computer or server, so the local host is the one you are using. is the address that points to your PC, from your PC, and is called the Loopback IP address. Loopback refers to data flow routing.

It is a mechanism that the host uses to access its own network services, regardless of network configuration. The loopback can be useful for many things, such as accessing a web service that is installed on the machine itself, by just using the address that points to the same computer.

We can say that IP address is your house, directing your home from home, if that makes any sense.

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D-Link HDMI DNR-312L mydlink, networked surveillance video recorder

The D-Link HDMI DNR-312L mydlink is a video recorder designed for simplicity we can control and centralized way of recording the work of our surveillance cameras without resorting to a PC. To function, this device must be used with one hard disk, monitor, and mouse. And thanks to the integrated software we can view the recording from multiple cameras simultaneously in one window. All this topped with the mydlink support platform, so we can access the contents of the cameras from any device with a browser or through the dedicated app on Android smartphones and tablets. We let you know all the details.

D-link HDMI DNR-312L

The network video recorder D-Link is geared for those who want professional video surveillance system control of the company without having to go to a computer. This model works independently through the use of an integrated computer software. Yes, users need to connect the D-Link DNR-312L to a monitor, a mouse for navigating the menus and a hard drive. By the way, this hard drive can have a capacity up to 6TB with a 3.5" format to save the image of the IP cameras from D-Link.

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D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1520) Review

D-Link Wireless AC750

The Internet quality in our home is a decisive factor when we want to use our broadband connection for work or leisure. In very little time, products like PLC or WiFi network repeators have become commonplace in the homes of many users that want to go much farther beyond the possibilities offered by their default telephone router. We’ve tried the new D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1520) and these are our impressions.

This simultaneous dual-band repeaters allows for the achievement of theorethical speeds of up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 433 Mbps on 5 GHz. It’s advisable to warn that, though it always emits on dual-band, we can only amplify the band we select (on either of the two supported bands). Furthermore it doesn’t incorporate Ethernet ports but is designed to amplify a wireless network in a simple and discreet manner.

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Linksys EA9200 and E8350, high performance routers

Linksys announced its router set of EA9200 and E8350 routers, both featuring 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity allowing you to connect a home or small business wirelessly thanks to its excellent range.

The Linksys EA9200 includes no less than six antennas (3x internal + 3x external) , it’s capable of operating at 2.4 and 5 GHz and supports a dual core processor at 1.00 GHz and three co-processors which attain speeds of 600 Mbps under 2.4 GHz and 1.3 Gbps in 5 GHz. It offers USB 3.0 connectivity, USB 2.0, four RJ-45 Gigabits and a WAN port with 1 Gbps.

Linksys EA9200

The Linksys E8350 includes four external antennas capable of working up to 2.4 Gbps. It integrates a single-core processor @ 1.40 GHz, offers four Gigabit ports, one eSATA and a USB 3.0 ports. Both come with a price of 299.99 and 249.99 dollars.

802.11ad with increase WiFi speed five times

There have been lately new experiments with the newest version of the 802.11 standard, also known as WiFi. Samsung seems to be ahead as the developer group and states that they can achieve transfer rates of up to 4,6Gbps, five times the maximum current speed.

To achieve these speeds, Samsung has used a band of 60GHz for the 802.11ad, going further from the 5GHz of the AC version, and they have commented:

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D-Link brings WiFi AC to its company with the DWL-8610AP Access Point

The new DWL-8610AP Dual Band AC1750 access point marks D-Link’s bet on taking WiFi AC technology to the business sector, an important move that allows any small or large business to take advantage of this new technology.

D-link DWL-8610AP

The DWL-8610AP allows for simultaneous dual-band connectivity at 2.4 and 5 GHz at 450 Mbps on the first band an 1300 Mbps on the second for a combined speed of 1750 Mbps.

Internally, it has 3 on each of these MIMO 3T3R configuration bands. We should also highlight the technology this access point has that’s inherent to Wi-Fi AC, such as Beamforming, which directs the signal directly to each device and increases its coverage and performance; as well as BandSteering, which lets devices compatible with its 5 GHz band (all ACs and many Wireless Ns) connect automatically, which gives them a lower signal saturation.

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