Routers & Modems

The Gryphon router manages to be both stylish and feature-rich

July 29, 2017

As a group of former raunchy young people, we grownups know all too well the sorts of shenanigans a youngster can get up to on the internet. There’s no shortage of companies that want nothing more to protect those wee tykes from themselves, but Gryphon is special. The company has built a full-featured (not to […]

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Samsung squeezed a smart home hub into a WiFi router

July 29, 2017

Chris Velazco/Engadget Samsung isn’t content with simply unveiling the Galaxy S8 today. In addition to its latest flagship phone, the company is also showing off a new Gear 360 camera, a desktop dock and, interestingly enough, a router. The Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System is a mouthful of a name, but the device itself may […]

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FTC drags D-Link into court for lax router and camera security (Updated)

July 29, 2017

When you buy a router or other internet-connected device from a company as well known as D-Link, you expect a high standard of security. Many of D-Link’s products are advertised with these kind of claims, which is part of the reason the US Federal Trade Commission is suing the company in a California court. In […]

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Netgear WiFi routers are vulnerable to more security exploits

July 29, 2017

Netgear’s WiFi router security woes aren’t quite over yet. Researchers at Trustwave are drawing attention to two vulnerabilities that lets anyone recover your router’s administrative password, opening the door to botnets and other hostile takeovers. You’re only susceptible to internet attacks if you’ve enabled administration from outside the network, but anyone who can connect to […]

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Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today (updated)

July 29, 2017

AOL Google’s smart router projects are supposed to provide hassle-free networking, but today many owners are experiencing just the opposite. Reports are streaming in of nonfunctional Google OnHub and WiFi units pushing little more than a flashing blue light. On Twitter, the Made by Google team is advising users to try setting up again, while […]

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Google WiFi helps keep you off the internet at night

July 29, 2017

AOL Settling in and letting go of screens for dinner or bedtime can be a struggle for both kids and adults. Scheduling time to focus somewhere besides the internet, then, might make a lot of sense. Google’s WiFi router now has a feature that can help you pause the signal in your home so you […]

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Google’s next smart speaker may double as a WiFi router

July 29, 2017

Engadget If you’re Google and you want the next Home speaker to clearly one-up the Amazon Echo, what do you do? Stick another device inside, apparently. A source speaking to the Information claims that an upcoming Home model will include a built-in WiFi router with mesh networking. You wouldn’t need to buy a separate router […]

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Virgin Media uses home routers to boost its public WiFi network

July 29, 2017

Bloomberg via Getty Images Virgin Media is starting to expand its public Wi-Fi network by turning customer routers into hotspots. The upgrade, which was first teased in 2015, is only compatible with SuperHub v3 routers for now. Customers are being alerted to the change via email and can choose to opt-out, otherwise they’ll be connected […]

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ASUS blew a hole in its newest wireless router

July 29, 2017

Chris Velazco / Aol. Wireless routers have for years taken the form of ugly black rectangles that we’ve habitually tried to bury behind our TVs and bookshelves. ASUS is hoping that you’ll think differently about the Blue Cave, its new WiFi router that looks like an electric pencil sharpener on human growth hormone. The device […]

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Samsung’s mesh WiFi system connects your smart home this July

July 29, 2017

Engadget / Chris Velazco Samsung’s oh-so-smoothly named Connect Home Smart WiFi System now has a launch date and pricing structure. The router, which was announced in March, also has a SmartThings hub built right in, making it super easy to connect all of your smart gadgets. The system will be available for preorder on June […]

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