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TP-Link's Wi-Fi 6 CES 2020 introductions include two new AX6600 tri-band routers, a new AX3000 PCI-Express Network Card and a new AX1500 range extender.
The AX6600 tri-band Archer AX90 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and has dual-stream 2.4 and 5 GHz radios plus a second four-stream 5 GHz radio. Maximum wireless rates are 574 Mbps @2.4 GHz, 1201 Mbps @5 GHz_1 and 4804 Mbps @5 GHz_2). Wireless features include beamforming, OFMDA, MU-MIMO and WPA3 security.
Archer AX90 ports include one 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN, one Gbps WAN/LAN port, three Gbps LAN and two USB (2.0 and 3.0).
The AX6600 tri-band Archer GX90 gaming router has a dedicated four-stream 5 GHz radio for gaming, providing a maximum wireless rate of 4804 Mbps. TP-Link didn't specify the capabilities of the 2.4 and other 5 GHz radios. But we're guessing they're the same as the Archer AX90.
Other gaming-centric features include Gaming Accelerator, providing...
TP-Link's three new Wi-Fi 6 Deco X90, Deco X60 and Deco X20 Mesh Wi-Fi systems all support seamless roaming, self-healing and adaptive routing.
All three kits also support OFDMA, DL/UL MU-MIMO, and WPA3 and are managed through the Deco mobile app. Customers can also use Amazon Alexa to control the Deco’s guest Wi-Fi network feature and optionally subscribe to TP-Link’s new HomeCare Pro by Avira service. HomeCare Pro adds antivirus, IOT security and parental control features; each new Deco includes a limited time free trial.
The Deco X90 is an AX6600 tri-band two-node kit, supporting maximum wireless rates of 574Mbps @ 2.4GHz and 1201Mbps @ 5GHz on its dual-stream radios and 4804Mbps @ 5GHz on the second 5 GHz four-stream radio. TP-Link says the Deco 9 can provide 6000 square feet of coverage and support up to 200 devices. The Deco X90 system also includes a 2.5 Gbps WAN port to support connection to Gigabit internet services....
D-Link is getting ready to release three 5G NR Sub-6 GHz gateway products for service providers so customers will have access to a faster connected world.
The DWR-2010 5G NR Enhanced Gateway (pictured above) will deliver AX3000 Wi-Fi to home users. Interface-wise, the 5G NR will include three GbE ports, one 2.5 GbE port, one GbE WAN port, one USB 3.0 port, one SIM slot and one RJ-11 port.
The second product, the DWR-978 5G Gateway (below left), will be an AC2600 Wi-Fi device with four GbE LAN ports, one GbE WAN port, one SIM slot and a USB 2.0 port.
Lastly, the DWP-1020 5G NR Outdoor Unit (above right) will support mmWave and be fortified with an IP45 waterproof case to withstand the elements (temperature tolerance: -47.2° –131° F). Unlike the other two 5G NR Gateways, the outdoor unit will include PoE support, have a 5 GbE port and work with the EZFi app.
AI-based features will be included in D-Link’s two newest Wi-Fi cameras, the Full HD Pan and Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8302LH) and the Full HD Indoor and Outdoor Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8526LH).
The DCS-8302LH is an indoor Wi-Fi camera that has 360-degree Pan/Tilt view and motion tracking, while the DCS-8526LH is an outdoor Wi-Fi camera that gets a spotlight and alarm that are triggered by detected motion. Both cameras include two-way audio.
The new edge-based AI architecture streamlines video processing, allowing faster and more accurate alerting, resulting in better recognition of objects and people, as well as glass breakage detection.
Storage options have also been updated. Now customers get three choices on how to save their videos:
- ONVIF Profile S is new and enables storage on personal NAS devices.
- MicroSD storage now caps at 256 GB.
- Free and paid subscription plans are still available.
The Full HD Pan...
D-Link announced it will add the new Nuclius Connect family of business-class Wi-Fi products to its existing Nuclius lineup of cloud-managed switches and APs.
The three new products include the Nuclius Connect Hub (DNH-100), Nuclias Connect Indoor Access Point (DAP-3666) and Nuclias Connect Outdoor Access Point (DAP-2620).
Normally, Nuclius Connect products are managed using D-Link’s own free downloadable management software, but in cases where using a PC isn’t possible, the Nuclius Connect Hub has all the necessary software installed. With the hub and its software, administrators can manage up to 1000 APs, utilize auto managed frequency bands and L2/L3 AP discovery, use NAT passthrough, and administrate access using Nuclius’ SSO utility.
The two new APs will share several features including dual-band throughput (up to 1.2 Gbps), 2x2 MU-MIMO with two spatial streams, PoE support, one RJ-11 phone port, one RJ-45 GbE port, support of up...
Composed of Wireless AC and Wireless AX products, D-Link just announced a slew of new mesh networking devices, including seven routers, three extenders and one Wi-Fi system. All devices will support the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi EasyMesh technology enabling formation of mesh networks with other D-Link devices.
The new mesh products will also include profile-based parental controls that uses a tap-and-set interface to add wireless devices and schedules, WPA3 encryption support, BSS coloring, compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT, as well as chat support using the D-Link Wi-Fi app.
The four new Wi-Fi 6 routers replace the AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X6060) and AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X9000) announced at CES 2018 and which never shipped.
Product specs other than those above are...
Fans of the Turris Omnia router may be excited that its MOX modular network device is now available for general retail sale after completing a successful Indiegogo campaign.
The MOX system is built around the MOX Start module (EUR 169), which contains a dual-core 1 GHz Marvell Armada CPU and 512/1024 MB of DDR memory. Like its Omnia predecessor, the MOX runs Turris OS, which is based on OpenWRT and has a particular focus on security features. A private cloud service is also available through a partnership with Nextcloud.
Additional modules enable the system to be configured as a router, switch, access point or server by snapping modules together. Available modules include 4 and 8 port Gigabit switches, quad USB 3.0 ports, SFP port, mPCIe and PoE adapters and two and three stream WiFi-5 (AC) radios.
Available now through Amazon.de and select...
NETGEAR's new Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System is a three-node mesh Wi-Fi kit that lists for $229.99, or a little over $70 per node, making it cheaper than Google WiFi.
The new Orbi system is an AC1200 class dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) design, which means it's the first Orbi to not have a dedicated 5 GHz backhaul radio. The RBK13 kit includes one Wi-Fi router and two satellites, each powered by a quad-core 710 MHz processor, 256MB flash and 512MB RAM.
Each node's dual-band radio supports maximim link rates of 400 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz and 800 Mbps @ 5 GHz, AC MU-MIMO downlink, implicit and explicit beamforming and "seamless" roaming between access points/nodes.
Physical interfaces provided on the router node include two gigabit ethernet ports (one LAN and one WAN). The satellites do not have an Ethernet port, so cannot be connected via Ethernet backhaul.
Other features include NETGEAR Armor for anti-virus, anti-malware, and data...
The aggressively-priced dual-stream Archer AX1500 and quad-stream Archer AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 routers will be sold exclusively at Walmart.
The 4-stream Archer AX3000 is powered by a dual-core Intel CPU and provides maximum link rates of 2402 Mbps @ 5 GHz and 574 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz. Physical Interfaces include 5 Gigabit ports (one WAN and four LAN) and one USB 2.0 port.
At an MSRP of $69.99, the bare-bone Archer AX1500 is the first AX router to break the $100 price point. It uses a tri-core CPU and delivers maximum link rates of 1201 Mbps @ 5 GHz and 300 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz. Like the AX3000, it also includes 5 Gigabit ports (one WAN and four LAN), but no USB ports.
Designed similarly on the outside, these Archer devices also share similar features, including four external antennas, can be managed using TP-Link’s Tether app, and are backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.
Both routers will be available at Walmart next week with...
Linksys Aware is a motion detection feature that joins the Linksys Shield parental control product as the latest subscription software features designed for the company’s Velop mesh networking product line.
Downloadable via a firmware and app update, Linksys Aware will initially be available for the Linksys’ Velop Tri-Band AC2200 router, and then implemented to other mesh products using a phased approach.
Not needing other motion detection devices or cameras to work, Linksys Aware uses Wi-Fi signal to detect movement across the home. The new feature also sends mobile alerts via the Linksys App, which can also be used to set sensitivity levels, or to turn the feature on or off.
Now available in the US via download, Linksys Aware includes a free 90-day subscription period. Afterward, subscription to the service will cost $2.99 per month, or $24.99 per year.
NETGEAR today announced its tri-band addition to its Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 family.
The AX12 Wi-Fi 6 router (AX11000) is powered by a 64-bit quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, backed by 512 MB NAND flash and 1 GB of DDR RAM. The 12-stream AX11000 provides maximum wireless link speeds of 1.2 Gbps at 2.4 GHz, and 4.8 Gbps for each of the two 5 GHz bands.
For physical interfaces, the AX11000 has one 1 Gbps WAN port, four 1 Gbps LAN ports, and a single 2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps port. The single WAN port and one of the LAN ports can be combined for Multi-Gig support producing up to 2 Gbps WAN performance; the 2.5 Gbps port is configurable to be a 1 Gbps link. The AX11000 also includes two USB 3.0 ports which can used for Netgear’s ReadyShare function, allowing an external USB drive to connect to the network for NAS-like functionality.
Other AX11000 features include SmartConnect, 8-stream MU-MIMO, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, VPN...
NETGEAR today announced availability of the Wi-Fi 6 version of its Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system that was announced at CES 2019 in January.
The Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi tri-band Wi-Fi system (RBK852) consists of two AX6000 tri-band nodes, each powered by a 2.2 GHz quad core processor. Aside from using a four-stream 1.2 Gbps 2.4 GHz band and a four-stream 2.4 Gbps 5 GHz band for client connections, the RBK852 includes a third four-stream 2.4 Gbps band as a dedicated backhaul, providing fast throughput between the kit’s two nodes.
Other interfaces on the RBK852 include one 2.5 Gbps WAN Port and four Gbps LAN ports.
Additional listed features include an optional wall mount (sold separately) and VLAN-based guest network separation.
The second announced Orbi product is an AC3000 tri-band Wi-Fi extender and...
The TVS-x72N series of tabletop tower NAS products are powered by Intel’s Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor and are upgradeable up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory.
Available in 6-bay or 8-bay models, these new NAS products get a single 5GBASE-T LAN port for five-times faster throughput than conventional Gigabit network interfaces.
The two TVS-x72N models are:
- TVS-672N-i3-4G: 6-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2)
- TVS-872N-i3-8G: 8-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2)
Consisting of four separate platforms, this next-gen set of Wi-Fi 6 products is supposed to improve upon earlier performance benchmarks and give a better user-experience during mass device on-boarding – particularly for dense networks and across a wide range of applications.
Each of the four new Wi-Fi 6 platforms differentiate from each other by format, scale of application, and computing profile:
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 1200 Platform (supports up to 12 spatial streams of Wi-Fi connectivity with up to 2.2GHz Quad-core A53 processor)
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 800 Platform (supports up to 8 spatial streams of Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with up to 1.4GHz Quad-core A53 processor)
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 600 Platform (supports up to 6 spatial streams of Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with up to 1.0GHz Quad-core A53 processor)
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 400 Platform (supports...
CableLabs is pitching a Dual Channel Wi-Fi (DCW) specification that uses a hidden channel for downlink-only traffic and a second channel supporting normal bi-directional traffic.
This CableLabs test report describes a CableLabs experiment that used specially-prepared APs and Laptops to simultaneously send download FTP traffic over one 5 GHz channel and video streaming traffic over another 2.4 GHz channel. The report claims 7-12X improvement in download capacity using the technique.
CableLabs has also published "Integration and Operation Guides" to implement DCW on...
The two new Router Limits network management features will be available via free firmware download from TRENDnet, and applicable to these three TRENDnet routers:
- AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router (TEW-829DRU)
- AC2600 MU-MIMO WiFi Router (TEW-827DRU)
- Gigabit Multi-WAN VPN Business Router (TWG-431BR) [Coming Soon]
For speed testing, admins can remotely test their connection’s speed, between the router and the internet, giving them a better idea of what overall performance is like.
Available now, the latest TRENDnet firmware updates for the TEW-829DRU and...
Router and webcam maker D-Link has agreed to implement a new security program to settle charges it failed to safeguard its hardware against well-known and preventable hacks and misrepresented its existing security regimen.
Tuesday’s agreement settles a 2017 complaint by the US Federal Trade Commission that alleged D-Link left thousands of customers open to potentially costly hack attacks.
Continue reading on ArsTechnica
NETGEAR’s Nighthawk RS400 Cybersecurity Wi-Fi Router includes several security features, including anti-virus, anti-malware and data protection for all connected devices.
Powered by Bitdefender, the RS400 is designed to protect a small network, protecting devices from malicious attacks and sending alerts to the Nighthawk app on your smartphone, tablet or computer, as soon as something is detected.
For families, the RS400 also includes Circle’s smart parenting controls, adding bedtime scheduling, daily internet time usage, and content filtering for each member of the family.
The three-stream AC router's ports include four GbE LAN, one GbE WAN and two USB (v3.0 in front and v2.0 in the back). Maximum Wi-Fi link rates are 600 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz (40 MHz B/W) and 1625 Mbps @ 5 GHz (80 MHz B/W). Downlink MU-MIMO is supported on 5 GHz.
Available now, the NETGEAR Nighthawk RS400 includes three...