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Devolo dLAN 500 review: Starter Pack extends home Wi-Fi network with ease
4 out of 5

Devolo dLAN 500 review: Starter Pack extends home Wi-Fi network with ease

By 26 August 2014

Having recently moved house, we came across a problem: the Wi-Fi signal from our otherwise impressive Virgin Media Superhub 2 wouldn't reach the back bedroom. No internet in bed - that's a serious modern day dilemma. But the solution to boost our Wi-Fi... >>

WiGig delivers super-fast 1Gbit home network speeds, we test the forthcoming tech

WiGig delivers super-fast 1Gbit home network speeds, we test the forthcoming tech

By 11 September 2013

There's something inherently boring about wireless technology. Even people in wireless technology tell us this. But - sound the klaxon, just to wake you up - it's really important stuff and a lot of us would struggle to live without it. At this year's... >>

How to get blazing fast broadband speeds in every room in the house

How to get blazing fast broadband speeds in every room in the house

By 28 March 2013

If you've ever been frustrated by the fact that you struggle to get Wi-Fi in your bedroom - or your bathroom, for that matter - there is a solution. The devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless+ starter kit promises to combine all the features of a high-performance... >>

Hands-on: Power Ethernet All in One Ethernet enabled Powerline socket review

Hands-on: Power Ethernet All in One Ethernet enabled Powerline socket review

By 1 August 2012

If you live in a house made of brick, chances are the Wi-Fi router you have doesn't get to all the corners of your castle. If that's the case you've probably already thought about installing Powerline plugs, using your existing electricity cable to extend... >>

Belkin gearing up for 802.11ac debut meaning three times faster Wi-Fi speeds

Belkin gearing up for 802.11ac debut meaning three times faster Wi-Fi speeds

By 16 May 2012

Belkin has announced that it is pressing ahead with plans to be one of the first technology solutions to tackle the 802.11ac Wireless Networking Market.  Its wireless dual-band router will mean Wi-Fi speeds three times faster than existing 802.11n technology... >>

Option XYfi: the world's smallest portable hotspot

Option XYfi: the world's smallest portable hotspot

By 27 February 2012

Option is set to make your portable wireless hotspot footprint a lighter one than ever before, with the arrival of the Option XYfi - the smallest 3G and Wi-Fi personal router in the world. Designed to compete with the likes of Huawei to get branded and... >>

Apple updates Lion AirPort Utility, now more friendly

Apple updates Lion AirPort Utility, now more friendly

By 31 January 2012

Apple has updated its AirPort Utility app on Mac OS X Lion. The new version brings with it an interface more in keeping with the AirPort Utility it rolled out on iOS recently, and dispenses with the usual-looking desktop software you might expect.  The... >>

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi?

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi?

By 25 January 2012

A new type of Wi-Fi is coming. 802.11ac promises incredible data transfer speeds and faster internet for every wireless device, should you have the broadband package to provide it. Think of it like 4G but for you home. 802.11ac is the cutting edge of... >>

Router hacking you off? Hack it back with DD-WRT

Router hacking you off? Hack it back with DD-WRT

By 30 September 2011

When Virgin installed my 50Mb broadband, it also brought along a D-Link 615 router. This is necessary because with the 50Mb modem (at the time) there was only a single Ethernet socket included, and no wireless. The D-Link ups your Ethernet ports to four,... >>

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit
4 out of 5

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit

By 8 March 2011

We've heard a lot about internet TVs of late, and with all the big manufacturers recently unveiling the latest versions of their web-based offerings, this trend isn't unlikely to go away any time soon. In fact, it's expected to take off in a big way this... >>


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