The latest update for AirPort base stations addresses some minor but annoying bugs in Apple's line of Wi-Fi routers.
The workhorse DIR-601 offers a nice upgrade for anyone still chugging along with an old and/or slow router at home.
Don't pick up a new, 802.11n-enabled AirPort Express if you're looking for superfast wireless networking performance. You should consider it, however, if you're in the market for a new Wi-Fi router that offers portability, ease of use, and the unique ability to stream iTunes over your network.
Time to consign that old, slow, security-challenged 802.11g router to the trash heap. For a mere $20, you can vastly improve your home network.
We like the Asus WL-500W for its wealth of unique features and its strong signal at long range, but its short-range throughput is substandard and there's no Gigabit Ethernet support. This is a good choice only for advanced users who will take advantage of some of router's USB features and aren't afraid to wade into those waters without help.
It's cheap, easy to set up, and delivers more than acceptable performance at shorter ranges. We like the sleek, white Edimax BR-6504N router, particularly for networks with a mix of Draft N and older 802.11b/g clients.
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The 802.11n wireless networking protocol has finally become a standard. It's good news for consumers but shows how slow standards bodies move.
Regularly priced as high as $76.99, this pocket-size router (which doubles as an access point) can turn nearly any hotel room into a fast, secure Wi-Fi hot spot.
Supposedly, we will get finalization on the 802.11N wireless standard in September. Of course, we've been waiting for that for years now, so we're not too confident.
Supposedly we will get finalization on the 802.11N wireless standard in September. Of course we've been waiting for that for years now, so we're not too confident. We also almost forget we're talking about the new Yahoo home page and only I am impressed by Microsoft contributing to the Linux Kernel. But I still think it's cool!