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  1. C

    HELP! ASUS RT-AC3200 vs RT-AC5300.

    Ok, here's my dilemma. When I purchased my ASUS tri-band AC3200 Amazon advertised it as having MU-MIMO and a contributor here mentioned that a 3200 does not have MU-MIMO technology (thanks) and after much run around with ASUS I discover no, it does not! Damn.. after a lot of thought I...
  2. kc6108

    NETGEAR "Stealthily" Releases the Nighthawk X6S R7960P

    The R7960P is now listed on Netgear's website. I was a beta tester for this router. This is a Costco exclusive, and is available for sale on their website right now...
  3. T

    Sharing Antennas for 4x4 Dual Band

    Does anyone know of a mux or similar device that can take output from 2 different Wifi 4x4 radios (one a 2.4G and the other 5G; both use the Broadcom BCM43465 MU-MIMO chipset) and connect them to the same 4 antennas? I don't want to use 8 antennas so looking for way to share the same 4 antennas...
  4. sfx2000

    Orbi - MU-MIMO looks to be supported for clients now...

    As of 1/16/2019 - took a deeper look at the Orbi next door... Looks like they've turned on MU-MIMO for the user facing SSID's - would be interesting to see some real world insight if folks have Orbi and a few MU capable devices... Tag: VHT Capabilities Tag Number: VHT...
  5. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2019: MediaTek Announces Wi-Fi 6 and AP+Bluetooth Combo Chip

    The unnamed Wi-Fi 6 chip, supporting 2x2 and 4x4 configurations, will be used in consumer and commercial devices such routers, gateways, APs and repeaters. Based on the 802.11ax draft specification, the new combo chip will support uplink and downlink OFDMA, 1024QAM, MU-MIMO, Target Wake Time...
  6. pepemosca

    Intel 9260 not working at 1.73 Gbps

    I had bought this card: Intel-9260-NGW-WiFi-BT-5-0-Card-Dual-Band-WLAN-M-2-NGFF-1-73Gbps-01AX769-W25 The hardware Id is: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2526&SUBSYS_00148086&REV_29 I have this...
  7. Julio Urquidi

    D-Link Adds Dual-Band Wi-Fi System To COVR Line

    D-Link’s COVR-C1203 is a three-piece AC1200 dual-band Wi-Fi system just added to the company’s COVR line-up of products. The MU-MIMO Wi-Fi system uses 2x3 antennas that gives up to 5000 sq. ft of coverage, per D-Link, while providing multi-user support needed to handle multiple concurrent...
  8. Julio Urquidi

    QNAP Wi-Fi Adapter Adds Wireless Features To Linux-Based NAS And PCs

    Utilizing two Qualcomm QCA9984 NICs, QNAP’s new QWA-AC2600 dual-band dual-concurrent PCIe 2.0 x1 wireless adapter can be used in Linux PCs and QNAP NAS products to give workgroups a wireless bay station with direct access to NAS resources, or as a wireless access point. As a 4x4 MU-MIMO device...
  9. Julio Urquidi

    Linksys Releases Dual-Band Version Of Velop Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

    Available in single, two-pack and three-pack options, the new AC1300 dual-band, two radio Velop Wi-Fi system is the smaller, more affordable sibling to Linksys’ Velop Tri-Band, three radio offering. Both products have dual-stream AC radios. Standing two inches shorter than its predecessor, the...
  10. Julio Urquidi

    D-Link Releases 3 Stream AC1750 MU-MIMO Router

    Updated - Priced at $89.99, the D-Link DIR-867 AC1750 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router is a budget preserving dual-band 3x3 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router. It serves up maximum link rates of 450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps at 5 GHz and supports AC SmartBeam technology and intelligent QoS (Quality of...
  11. thiggins

    ASUS RT-AC86U Dual Band AC2900 Wireless Router Reviewed

    ASUS' RT-AC86U Dual Band AC2900 Wireless Router aims to replace the RT-AC68 as ASUS' mainstream midrange router. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  12. Julio Urquidi

    Pre-Orders Start For Linksys Tri-Band Range Extender

    Linksys today announced its RE9000 Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender. It takes direct aim at NETGEAR’s EX8000 Nighthawk X6S extender announced this past August, priced at $169.99, $60 lower than the EX8000's $229.99. Both products contain three radios, one 2x2 2.4 GHz, one 2x2 5...
  13. BigShooter1974

    Recommend a MU-MIMO Router

    I am currently running 2 TP-Link C2600 Routers in Bridge mode in my children's bedrooms on opposite ends of our house. This allows them to connect their computers and 4K TV's to our network. My main router responsible for doing the heavy lifting is an older Netgear R7000 located in the middle...
  14. thiggins

    Why You Don't Need MU-MIMO

    Delays, missteps and over-aggressive marketing have made this once promising technology something you can live without. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  15. sekta

    Best Router for WiFi Gaming

    I'm in a situation with temporary housing where I am flatting, and can't really expect to be able to connect an ethernet cable from my PC to the router, especially when the room im renting is at the opposite end of the house. So I need to use WiFi, which isn't good for gaming, but will buy a...
  16. Julio Urquidi

    ZyXEL Joins The Mesh Wi-Fi System Market With Multy X

    ZyXEL's Multy X is a two-node "tri-band" (three radio) AC3000 wireless mesh network kit. The company claims up to 5,000 square feet of coverage thanks to its distributed design. Multy X uses a design very similar to NETGEAR's original Orbi. The client-facing 2x2 radio supports maximum link...
  17. Julio Urquidi

    NETGEAR Adds Wall-Plugged Three Radio Extender

    NETGEAR’s EX7500 Nighthawk X4S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender is a tri-band Wi-Fi extender in wall-plugged format. The new extender is essentially a less expensive version of the EX8000 introduced at the end of August. The EX7500 uses a two stream 5 GHz backhaul radio vs. the EX8000's four...
  18. thiggins

    D-Link DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

    D-Link's DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is a surprisingly good router for the money. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  19. Julio Urquidi

    Tenda Nova Mesh Wi-Fi System Coming Soon

    Touted to cover up to 5,000 to 6,000 square feet, Tenda’s new Nova Mesh Wi-Fi System is the latest of several wireless home networking products that incorporate MU-MIMO, beamforming, Wi-Fi roaming, and mesh networking, all in a single package. Composed of three wireless units, Nova comes...
  20. Julio Urquidi

    New Arris Gateways Get Emphasis On Security As Well as Performance

    Arris' new SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 gateways combine modem, wireless router and switch technologies into a single package, while adding Arris' McAfee-based Secure Home Internet feature to secure home networks. The Arris Secure Home Internet is app-based, and enables customers to...