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 >>

D-Link’s Wireless Router Twins Ensure There Are No Dead Spots in Your House

Even with countless antennas pointing in all directions, most consumer-level routers can’t create a Wi-Fi network that covers every last corner of a large house. So instead of selling you a wireless extender once you realise that, D-Link now has a kit with twin routers that guarantees comprehensive wifi coverage from day one. Read More >>

5 Easy Router Tweaks for Faster, More Secure Wifi

Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. Here are some of the options you can reconfigure to get a faster wireless connection and keep unwelcome visitors off your network. Read More >>

New Asus Router is Crazy Fast and Looks Like an Alien Artefact

At its IFA presser today, Asus claimed that its new RT-AC5300 router provides the world’s fastest Wi-Fi. That’s a bold claim, but at the very least, this thing looks like serious business. It looks like a crazy death spike or a science fiction space habitat. Read More >>