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The Norton Core router gives you secure Wi-Fi, top speeds

The Norton Core router gives you a free year of security for all your devices and provides tops speeds – but its range was a little disappointing.

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Dan Dziedzic

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It looks like Spaceship Earth at Disney World, but it will give your network Fort Knox-level security.

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Two USB 3.0 ports are nice, but you can't currently use them for network storage.

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It has great top speed, but it might not have enough range for a large home with lots of connected devices.

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The Norton Core app is the only way to access your settings, but it is easy to use and lets you protect an unlimited number of devices free for a year.

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You going to have a hard time fitting all your cables into the super-small space provided on the bottom of the router.

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Norton provides a thin white Ethernet cable that's relatively easy to plug in, but if you use regular-size cables you may struggle and want to throw the sphere-shaped Core across the room.

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