Modems & Routers
Computex, Taiwan's massive computer hardware trade show, takes place this week and we'll keep all the big announcements flowing right here on CNET Australia.
Best 802.11ac wireless routers Buyers' Guide
802.11ac is still awaiting final ratification, but if you're eager to dive in and grab a wireless router at the cutting edge, we've seen a few that are worth a look. 2
Top 10 wireless modem/routers Buyers' Guide
Need an ADSL2+ modem/router with wireless built in? Here are our top 10 picks out of the units we've seen so far. 136
Best 3G wireless broadband modems Buyers' Guide
We're moving up and beyond 3G today, testing the latest mobile broadband hardware on the best 3G and 4G networks Australia has to offer. 29
The best way to set up most Wi-Fi routers is via the web interface. This guide can be applied to all consumer-grade routers in the market.
Broadcom's 802.11ac router SoC has Norton's home security suite built in to protect all connected devices. 2
Free, a French ISP, has rolled out an update to its routers that turns ad blocking on by default.
CNET editor Dong Ngo answers questions about how to optimize a home Wi-Fi network. 1
CNET editor Dong Ngo gives all his answers to questions about the basics of home networking. 5
The time for testing is over, as Facebook, Cisco, Comcast and others will soon permanently enable next-generation internet technology with vastly more elbow room. So what does it all mean?
Devices enabling the much-anticipated next-generation Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac, should be available for purchase in mid-June, thanks to Buffalo.
Household electronics need to be designed to operate like battery-saving mobile devices to keep a lid on climbing energy use from the growing number of connected gadgets in the home.
We looks at two 802.11ac networking devices and how they might improve your home network.
WHERE TO BUY
Tp-link Tl-wr1043nd 300m Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router, 3 Detach,oz Wty
Best value: AUD$69.95
Billion Bipac 6200nxl Dual Wan 3g Wireless-n Broadband Router
Best value: AUD$119.90
Netgear R7000 Smart Wifi Router Nighthawk Ac1900 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
Best value: AUD$259.00