CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
CNET editor Dong Ngo is back from vacation (all tanned!) and, among other things, talks skin colors while giving some in-depth analysis of the new D-Link DIR-818LW routers (yes, not one but all four of them!)
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
Looking to add superfast Wi-Fi speed to your Windows desktop? Asus' PCE-AC66 adapter is the way to go.
D-Link announces a new 802.11ac model, the AC750 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-818W), that's available in four colors including red, teal, black, and white.
The mobile chipmaker expects to be moving to double-antenna 2x2 MIMO technology for mobile phones. Also: a new GPS chip for wearable devices.
This router packs six antennas and can handle an industry-first combined bandwidth of 3,200Mbps (that's insane).
TP-Link's first 802.11ac router, the TL-WDR7500, supports a combined wireless speed of 1,750Mbps.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
The 802.11ac standard has been on the market for about three years. At CES 2014, it's become the most popular Wi-Fi standard with all vendors introducing new routers, including some with never-before-seen specs and cap speeds. All of these are going to be available for purchase very soon, if they're not already on the market.
At CES 2014, Broadcom announces two new 5G WiFi system-on-a-chips (SoCs) designed to deliver range and speed while using less power from the host device's CPU.