How Internet Routers Work, And Why You Should Keep Yours Secure

Most of us would be bereft without Wi-Fi but give a little thought to the technology that beams us the internet. The device we pay so little attention to is called a router. Its main role is to connect networks and send and receive data from an internet provider. Read More >>

Switching From BT HomeHub to Google Wifi: Is It Worth The Hassle?

A couple of months ago, a big package arrived at the Giz UK office. It was from Google. The company had sent me their new wifi router to try, which is simply called “Google Wifi”. So I took it home with the best of intentions: tonight, I’d plug ‘em in and test ‘em out. Read More >>

How to Secure Your Home From Corporate Snoopers

Looks like corporate Big Brother might be watching your every move. Back in February US electronics company Vizio was forced to pay millions for secretly snooping on customers, but the TV tech giant isn’t the first corporation to go 1984 in peoples' homes. Amazon and Google have microphones in every room thanks to the Echo and Home, and Samsung and Microsoft can use cameras to watch you. Can you kit out your house with TVs, talking speakers and security cameras without getting spied on by the corporate entities behind them? Read More >>

Google Home and Google WiFi Go On Sale Today

If you've been eagerly awaiting the UK launch of Google Home – and fancypants mesh router Google WiFi – in the UK, today is the day you can finally get your hands on one. Read More >>

The UK Finally Gets Google Wifi

In addition to the Google Home announcement this morning, the Powers That G have revealed that we're finally getting their mesh home Wifi system Google Wifi on our little island. Read More >>

D-Link Thinks Big Antennas Are Still the Way to Eliminate Wi-fi Dead Spots

Long gone are the days when you could get by with a cheap Wi-Fi router in your home. Mobile devices, TVs, wearables, and even appliances are all now dependent on a solid wireless internet connection, so D-Link is finally embracing the whole home wi-fi idea with its new Covr Wi-Fi System. Read More >>

Move Over, Netflix, Linksys’ New Wi-Fi Router Prioritises Video Games

Unless you’ve upgraded to a whole home wi-fi solution like Linksys’ recently announced Velop, you’re probably finding your wireless network struggling to keep up these days. If you’re a gamer, the last thing you want is lag and dropped frames during online multiplayer matches because someone in another room is watching The Crown on Netflix. So Linksys has created a wireless router that puts gamers first. Read More >>

Many Netgear Routers Added to List of Hacked Hardware

A selection of routers offered by thing-connecting specialist Netgear have been added to a danger list, a list so full of potential dangers that owners are being warned to turn them off -- lest hackers gain access to them and do bad things no one really understands, probably to do with porn adverts. Read More >>

RIP Apple Wireless Routers: We Hardly Knew Thee

According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is exiting the router business. Bloomberg report that, over the last year, Apple has started to shutter the division, which made the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule products, instead opting to put engineers on other projects, including the Apple TV. Read More >>

Netgear Stuffed a Plex Server Into its Latest Nighthawk Router

With all the different gadgets that rely on Wi-Fi, it's important to have a router that can handle them. Netgear's latest Nighthawk X10 is the latest to deal with that problem, but that hasn't stopped Netgear adding a little bonus. Read More >>

Netgear’s New Mesh Router Promises Blistering Speeds

Routers are going through a design renaissance of sorts, and Netgear is a microcosm of that change. Take, for instance, the company’s popular Nighthawk router—black, angular, full of antennas. It’s everything the Netgear’s newest router isn’t. Called Orbi, this router embraces the well-design future of your home’s internet brain, explored the last few years by Google’s OnHub and smaller startups like Eero and Luma. Read More >>

New BT Smart Hub Boosts Wi-Fi Range (and You Can Get it For Free)

BT has revealed its latest piece of unseen-corner-of-the-living-room bling, the Smart Hub. Due out this summer, the router is designed to increase range, with BT saying it can provide internet connectivity to a laptop up to 500m (and a wall) away. Read More >>

These Three Companies Want to Revolutionise the Most Important Gadget in Your Home

Within the last two years, routers have gone from ugly boxes tucked away in shame to well-designed products, complete with a variety of new technologies and user-friendly interfaces. Led by ambitious Kickstarter projects like Eero, Luma, and Starry, routers are having a gadget moment—and that could finally help people realise how important the little box really is. Read More >>

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The First 802.11ad Router Makes Your Wi-Fi Network Almost Three Times Faster

Remember when a cheap wireless router was all your home needed? We were so naive back then. When everything from your phone to your fridge is on your home network, you need a little more Wi-Fi horsepower. So TP-Link is introducing the first wireless router with blazing 802.11ad. Read More >>

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TP-Link’s New Touchscreen Router Is a Giant Leap Towards a Unified Smarthome

The hundreds of different smart home platforms premiering at CES 2016 is a perfect summation of that technology: it’s kind of a mess right now. But with its new SR20 Smart Home Router, TP-Link might have just helped to streamline the smart home and make all the connected devices in your home finally play nicely together Read More >>