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New FRITZ! 7490 router with Wi-Fi 802.11ac

FRITZ!Box 7490 is the name of the new Wi-Fi 802.11ac router from AVM, capable of reaching speeds of 1300 Mbit/s and 450 Mbit/s simultaneously in the 5 and 2.4 GHz bands. This makes it the best device from the German company.

This is a perfect device for setting up a “Smart Home”, since it’s capable of automating certain functions (like controlling the lighting or installing webcams) and it integrates every phone solution in a single network.

AVM-FRITZBox

It’s compatible with VDSL, ADSL2+, cable and optic fiber, and it features four LAN gigabit ports, as well as two USB 3.0 ports to connect printers and storage devices. On the other hand, the FRITZ!Box 7490 comes with its own multimedia server for music, pictures and videos, so you can transform this router into a NAS.

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DMZ: what it is, what you can use it for and how to activate it in a D-Link router

In recent years, manufacturers like D-Link have made a significant effort to make their devices simpler, adding support for technologies like DLNA or UPnP. However, sometimes you still need to access the control panel to control your network. Today we will tell you everything you need to know about the DMZ.

From a technical standpoint, DMZ is a demilitarized zone located between the internal and external networks (normally Internet). This DMZ’s function is to allow connection between the two networks, while the connections starting from the DMZ can only go to the external network; this means local devices will never be able to connect to the internal network. The next graph will show you how it works.

In the particular case of domestic routers (like the ones we will talk about), the DMZ host is the possibility of setting an IP address with every open port on the router, except for those defined in the NAT section.

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TP-LINK TL-PA8010, new PLC capable of offering a bandwidth of 1 Gb/s

The PLC have been out for quite a while; these devices can use our home’s electrical wiring to, for example, transmit data without any additional installation. Most models today offer speeds of 300 Mbps, and 500 to 600 Mbps for the fastest models.

The upsides are obvious, but there are also certain downsides like the interference the electricity produces, how dependent they are on the quality of the installation or many other that can affect your device’s speed. TP-LINK has now introduced the TL-PA8010, one of the first PLC capable of offering 1 Gbps of speed.

TP-LINK TL-PA8010

With these speeds, and even if there are interferences or the common issues of these devices, the speed really makes you consider ditching your Wi-Fi network and instead use your home or office’s electrical wiring. The maximum range of this PLC is about 300 meters. They render the power outlet they’re connected to completely useless, though, something that can be avoided by attaching a female power plug, but this isn’t possible if you have a PA8010.

They will hit the market by the end of March, although its official release price is still unknown.

D-Link shows important innovations during the CES

CES 2014. D-Link has shown important innovations during the CES this year, showing they’re concerned about releasing products with the latest technology for anyone.

The two products who caught everyone’s attention are the EyeOn Baby Cam DCS-825L camera, which we already talked about, and the DCS-2136L, the first IP HD camera with Wi-Fi 11AC connectivity and nocturnal vision in color.

D-Link

Both products represent a step forward for the company and offer important new features over similar products, to the point where both devices received the CES Innovation Design and Engineering Award 2014.

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Review: ASUS RT-AC68U: A new kind of router

Introduction

Wi-Fi-AC has been established as a solution for high-speed wireless connections that can take full advantage of fast internet services, flawlessly stream HD video or simply browse the internet as reliably as a wired connection. With the development of new technologies, we’re also seeing new routers that take full advantage of this protocol and offer features to the average user that until some years ago were exclusive to business owners and professional users. The ASUS RT-RT-AC68U is a good example of this and we’ll tell you why.

ASUS RT-AC68U

Hardware

Think about everything you need from a router, and the ASUS RT-AC68U does all that and much more. Hardware-wise, it is flawless; its design is beautiful and has many great features. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best routers anyone can get, as well as one of the most complete.

ASUS’ RT-AC68U features a dual-core processor (ARM) that makes it a very fast and powerful router. It also has 128MB of Flash memory, offering an excellent ROM, and 256MB of RAM so it multitasks commendably. Its hardware is comparable to a high-end modern NAS.

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Linksys WRT1900AC: Last-generation router with the WRT54GL design

Linksys surprised everyone at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Their newest router, once again under the WRT series, is very similar to the well-known Linksys WRT54GL, the best of its time. This new model is the Linksys WRT1900AC and it will undoubtedly set the bar even higher.

The Linksys WRT1900AC is a dual-band router compatible with the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards and offers four external MIMO 4T4R antennas you can unmount and replace for better ones. Even though it features four MIMO 4T4T antennas, it’s actually a Three-Stream, capable of offering speeds of up to 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band in Wi-Fi N and up to 1300Mbps in the 5GHz band if you use the Wi-Fi AC standard. The extra antenna improves the performance of the device, giving it an edge over the current MIMO 3T3R routers.

Linksys WRT1900AC

 

Users who had a WRT54GL will surely welcome this new router with open arms. It features am ARM-based dual-core processor at 1.2GHz, 256MB of DDR3 RAM and a 128MB FLASH memory. Perfect for every third-party manufacturer to get to work and offer the best performance.

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TP-LINK releases the TD-W8980, an all-in-one router

  • Hackers look for your bank account information or important data to steal or destroy
  • They study your networks and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses to look for vulnerabilities.
  • 96 % have experienced at least one incident related to internet security.

TP-LINK a wireless dual-band Gigabit ADSL2+ modem, the TD-W8980, and all-in-one device capable of combining the capacity of a 5GHz band with the traditional 2.4 GHz one, offering a bandwidth of up to 600Mbps.

TP-LINK TD-W8980

The users, therefore, can perform tasks that require Little bandwidth simultaneously, like sending emails through the 2.4GHz one, and more demanding tasks like streaming and online gaming in the 5GhZ band.

The TD-W8980 features Gigabit ports so you can access a high-speed internet connection and then share it wirelessly, offering speeds of up to 300Mbps by using one of its four LAN gigabit ports.

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SanDisk Connect: Wi-Fi pen drive for laptops and mobile devices

Why fill our laptop or smart phone to the brim with data when we wan store it in a pen drive? Well, because accessing a pen drive from our device isn’t possible. Until now, at least. The answer is the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, a small and very good-looking new device.

SanDisk Connect

It may look like a simple pen drive (USB 2.0), but this little gadget is capable of connecting to our laptop or smart phone via Wi-Fi. It supports micro SD cards of up to 32 GB to store our data -the 64 GB version is on its way-, and it comes with a battery that can be charged via USB with a battery life of around 4 hours of demanding use (streaming movies, for example).

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Increase your Wi-Fi network with the new PLCs from TP-LINK

TP-LINK has announced two new PLCs, the TL-WPA4220KIT and the TL-WPA2220KIT, both with Wi-Fi connectivity and designed to increase the range of your connection, no matter if it’s wired or wireless, in your home and office through the existing electrical wiring.

Both kits include two adapters. The smaller is connected to your router and acts as an emitter. The other one acts as receiver and extender and can be set anywhere you need it; you can connect more devices to it thanks to its Ethernet ports. It features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n so you can connect any mobile device to it and offers speeds of 300 Mbps.

TP-LINK PLCs

Two speeds for different needs

These two kits have been designed for different needs. The TL-WPA2220KIT offers a speed of 200 Mbps thanks to the PLC technology, enough for a domestic network.

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D-Link Cloud Storage 2000 Sharecenter DNS-327L Review

D-link DNS-327L

Allowing you to access your files from a network, without having to use external hard drives, is one of the best features NAS (Network-attached Storage) devices can offer. These devices, commonly used by businesses, are becoming more and more popular for home users.

Today we will review one of the D-Link Sharecenter series devices, one of this series of NAS designed with home users in mind. The D-Link Sharecenter DNS-327 is the latest model of the series. Thanks to the mydlink Cloud platform, you can create your own personal cloud and access your files from anywhere, even from your tablet or smart phone, thanks to its app available for Android and iOS.

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