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Hands-on review: The ASUS Lyra Voice is a smart router with the power of invisibility
It looks no different from a set of standard Bluetooth speakers, and it easily blends itself into any corner of the house.
HKBN launches Marvel & Toy Story themed home gateways
Iron Man, Spider-Man, Marvel Super Heroes, and Toy Story are all on offer.
IDC: Ethernet switch and router market show steady growth
Latest IDC research shows that the Ethernet switch market grew 4.8% year over year, while the router market rose 3.4% in 2Q19.
Forget the lag - we go hands-on with the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 router
Setup is a breeze, and performance will have you grinning like the Cheshire Cat. ROG fans will appreciate the complimentary styling matching their other ROG kit.
Hands on review: D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router
Whilst I was expecting a very mainstream consumer user product, compromising all the nerdy bits for an easy-to-use experience, that’s not the case at all. Yes, the D-Fend router is very easy to use, allowing anybody to set-up a secure network.
Slingshot recruits celebs to design modems that aren’t eyesores
With most modems being banished to dark corners or closets, Slingshot is looking to change the trend with its uniquely designed modems.
D-Link launches home WiFi router with robust parental controls
The WiFi router gives parents more control over their children’s internet activities – and how long they spend online.
IDC: Strong growth for Ethernet switch, router markets FY18
Worldwide Ethernet switch market increased 12.7% year over year in fourth quarter of 2018 - router market rebounds, up 15.6%.
Cisco dominates record-high Ethernet switch & router markets
While the market is flourishing, it’s tough-going as Cisco has increased its majority share of the pie.
Opinion: Router security leaving major cyber exposure gap
Hardware is frequently tossed to one side upon installation and left to fester without security updates.
Hands-on review: Expand your Wi-Fi network with D-Link’s Covr-2202
The Covr-2202 Tri-Band Seamless Wi-Fi System points each have six internal antennas connected to two 866Mbps 5GHz and one 2.4GHz radios.
Netgear report shows offering tops two competitors
The Netgear sponsored Tolly Group report evaluates Insight Pro network management solution against competitors.
Hands-on review: ASUS Lyra Trio – Wi-fi extenders with bundled protection
The Lyra Trio sets the bar high for future products with its reception, performance, ease of use, as well as its features.
Razer's new high-performance Wi-Fi router is optimised for the gaming experience
This week Razer launched Sila, a high-performance Wi-Fi router that’s optimised for gaming, streaming, and downloading multimedia content.
MikroTik routers in NZ may be at risk of cryptomining - Symantec
These routers are used by many organisations and businesses, including internet service providers.
SD-WAN puts traditional routers on notice
Leading IT organisations are deploying SD-WAN solutions with software-based routing, displacing traditional branch router architectures.
VPNFilter hits more networking devices: ASUS, D-Link, Huawei amongst those affected
ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, Upvel, and ZTE home networking devices and NAS devices join Linksys, Microtik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link.
Advice: FBI urges people to reboot their routers following Russia attack
After the FBI issued a plea for people around the world to reset their routers, Vectra's EMEA director has some advice for businesses moving forward.
VPNFilter malware enslaving home networking devices worldwide
A malware called VPNFilter is quickly becoming the security emergency of the year as the number of infections rises & few ways to defend against it.
Get reliable, uninterrupted WiFi access through your entire home
An AiMesh network can be built with a mixture of Ethernet and WiFi backhaul at any section of the network when desirable.
CERT NZ issues MikroTik RouterOS vulnerability alert
MikroTik RouterOS devices are at risk of malware attacks that can spread to other devices, according to an alert published by CERT NZ last week.
Netgear launches their first gaming router
Netgear launched their new XR500 gaming router at a special event in Sydney. FutureFive was there to check it out.
Hands on review: Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router
Linksys' WRT32X Gaming Router boasts superior performance for discerning gamers. FutureFive's Darren Price takes a look.
Full list of NETGEAR router vulnerabilities revealed - is your device on the list?
Many NETGEAR routers were subject to vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to take control of the devices through a password recovery feature.