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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.


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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Best Wireless Router for Gaming 2014

We all prefer a gaming wireless router which could at least work well and supply stable network when we enjoy on-line computer games. Thus, if you are choosing a suitable gaming wireless router just right, one thing should be considered firstly is that whether the router could reduce the time delay, as everyone who likes on-line games knows, time delay, or sometimes called “lag”, maybe your biggest enemy which is more lethal than the virtual one you meet in the game, because if the lag happens, the endeavor you made in the game will all cast to waste immediately. All in all, it will be undoubtedly the ideal choice if there is a gaming wireless router that is fast enough, great efficiency, user friendly or something else. According to words above, I recommend several brands of gaming wireless routers for you.

#1 ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Router

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XOLcKvmqL._SL500_AA300_.jpgWhen seeing the ASUS RT-AC66U`s overall appearance firstly, your eyes may be grasped immediately, but there is something more amazing inside, it perfectly suits these users who are crazy about games on line, because it sometimes even could easily beat those wired routers on the market, what is more, the ASUS RT-AC66U can get a throughput speed of 1 Gbps (you may get that few routers can do this if you know much of wireless routers), then, on the 2.4GHz band, its performance is very good, well, however, the most shocking point is it has very stable 5GHz abilities, compared with the former router named RT-N56U, the RT-N66U has largely improved the WIFI speed for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz transmission by 1/2 up to the speed of 900 Mbps which will be a strong supporter for HD stream watching, on-line games playing and information sharing among USB devices.

#2 Netgear WNDR4500 N900 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41e0dNzRO7L._SL500_AA300_.jpgBetter than the former product of Netgear called the WNDR4000, the Netgear WNDR4500 N900 wireless router impresses us on its 900 Mbps speed with simultaneous dual band technology, in order to avoid interference between signals, it also run both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands simultaneously. Besides, the useful ports of Gigabit Ethernet LAN are prepared for HD video watching, HD games playing and wired network connection, believe it or not, both the wired and wireless throughput of the WNDR4500 N900 are high so that the annoying lag problem will not happen on the WNDR4500.To sum up, if your computing device can stand the most high speed wireless networking in the world, then the Netgear WNDR4500 will be your favourite.

#3 Linksys EA6500 App-Enabled Wireless-AC Router

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31rTaLWrIxL._SL500_AA300_.jpgAs the latest representative of Cisco-Linksys wireless router, the Linksys E6500 could provide you with much more than 1300+ 450 Mbps speed, the widest range and simultaneous dual-band technology, with all these features and technology, the ultra-powerful performance of the Linksys EA6500 makes you feel it is not just designed for home use but for theater use, equipped with the latest wireless technology of 802.11ac, it is able to supply the widest range to set up a ultra, powerful wireless network around you. Even, you could also take the use of the built-in full 3×3 MIMO antenna, with which, you can easily get a more wider range of network anywhere in your house, it is really a nice router that could deal with HD stream on line, so that the connection to an on-line game is just a piece of cake.

Best Home Wireless Router 2014

Due to the increasing popularity of tablet, Smart Phone, gaming consoles, multiuser households and offices,  the popularity of the wireless router has increased manifold as there are scores of people who want it. Once you have one, you will be finding it easy to not only browse the Internet from any corner of your house and give Internet to your game console but you will also be able to share music, photos and videos with all the connected devices in your home or office. Question is, do you want to be able to perform these tasks? If yes, you definitely require a wireless router.

My sugguse:

For a simple web surfer, choose a router meant for heavy-duty gaming, a multimedia person or a small business will not be a good idea. If you want a simple WiFi connectivity and easy setup, you should go for a single-band router like Almond, which is a decent performer. Also, it is the only and the first touchscreen router in the market. That’s a bonus!

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NETGEAR presents the ReadyNAS 716, a NAS with a 10 Gbps Ethernet

This is the fastest desktop NAS on the market, allowing even Blu-Ray playback via local network streaming.

The new Netgear ReadyNas RN716X features two 10GBase-T ports –also known as 10 Gigabit Ethernet-. This is a NAS with a maximum capacity of 24 TB distributed in six 3.5-inch SATA bays managed by the ReadyNAS OS operating system to make it simple and easy to use.

As usual in this type of network storage devices, it supports different types of RAID configurations, either to achieve greater redundancy and data security, or a higher speed, with a combination of both features also available.

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D-Link DAP-3310: Outdoor Access Point with Wireless N and PoE

D-Link has released a new Wi-Fi N access point geared specifically for outdoor use. The new model is known as D-Link DAP-3310 and its main feature is its particular performance/cost ratio and multiple configuration modes.

This new access point features a 10dBi high-gain antenna with Wi-Fi N and incorporates a second antenna (although we do not know its gain) to achieve speeds of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. Thanks to this high-gain antenna, it can get long-distance connections with good signal quality. It is also compatible with the 802.11b/g standard.

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D-Link DWA-182: Review of this Wi-Fi adapter AC1200 USB 3.0

Today we will review the D-Link DWA-182, the latest Wi-FI AC USB adapter from D-Link. The main feature of this new USB adapter is its Wi-Fi AC connectivity with selectable double bandwidth. It’s compatible with the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, so we can get speeds of up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz thanks to its two MIMO 2T2R internal antennas and Two-Stream. If you connect a device that supports Wi-Fi N, in the 5GHz band you can reach speeds of up to 300Mbps, and if you choose to use a Wi-Fi AC-compatible device, you0ll get speeds of up to 867Mbps in the 5GHz band.

This Wi-Fi adapter features USB 3.0 connectivity as well as a WPS button to connect to the router with a single touch (the router must also support this feature).

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Tamosoft Throughput Test: Test the performance of your Wi-Fi and wired networks

We always use Iperf or JPerf for our tests, as this tool offers many configuration options, is totally free and available for any operative system. Today we will present you Tamosoft Throughput Test, a similar tool capable of configuring a QoS from the client’s perspective.

This program is also free, but it’s only available for Windows and compatible with the following versions of Microsoft’s OS:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8: 32 and 64 bits
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012: 32 and 64 bits

The tool is only 4MB; once you install it, you’ll see the menu for the client and the server. It’s very intuitive, as soon as you press START in the server menu, you’ll be asked for an IP of the client. Then simply input the IP (and the port, if you changed the default one).

This is show the GUI looks like:

Tamosoft Throughput Test

The most interesting feature about this program is that it allows you to classify the traffic through a QoS in the Client menu. You can choose between “Best Effort” or, for example, preset configurations for audio and video streaming. Here you can watch one of our tests, done in a virtual machine (which explains the high speeds):

Tamosoft Throughput Test

The list of QoS modes is as follows:

  • Best Effort
  • Background
  • Excellent Effort
  • Audio / Video
  • Voice
  • control

Clicking on the QoS tab we will get a dropdown with these options:

Tamosoft Throughput Test

Five essential tips to increase the security of your router

increase the security of your router

It’s essential to keep our wireless network protected and secure, because intruders can do more than just stealing our bandwidth and impacting the speed of our connection; actually, your personal data, documents and other important and private stuff can be compromised, not to mention illegal uses of your IP address.

Here we will show you five essential tips to increase the level of security of your Wi-Fi router and avoid unauthorized access, which is vital for your wireless security of your home and/of workplace connection. For this article, we used a D-Link router, so you might want to check your user manual if you have a router from a different manufacturer.

Change your username and password regularly

The first security measure is probably the most obvious one, but many users still overlook how important changing the default name and password of their network is. Anyone with access to your network and a few Google searches can find the data and access your router’s control panel.

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Wi-Fi AC1900 routers: Are they worth it? Why not just get an AC1750 one?

In previous reviews, we talked about the latest routers from ASUS and NETGEAR with Wi-Fi AC1900. The main difference between these and the AC1750 is that we can get speeds of up to 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band thanks to the TurboQAM technology available –as of now- only in Broadcom interfaces. There’s a small issue, however: you can only get these speeds with compatible devices, and those aren’t exactly everywhere.

The current Wi-Fi AC1750 cannot be updated to AC1900 via firmware since the hardware won’t support it. The new AC1900 use Broadcom BCM4360 with 3-stream 802.11ac for both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. The AC1750 routers use 802.11N chipsets for the 2.4GHz band and 802.11ac for the 5GHz one.

Although the main feature of the TurboQAM is its 256-QAM modulation, updates through firmware won’t be possible. The 600Mbps limitation has been set by the maximum bandwidth of the 2.4GHz band: 40MHz, and not 80MHz (or more) like the 5GHz band.

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