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  • Sky Wireless Booster review
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    Sky Wireless Booster review

    By 29 January 2014

    This is a review for Sky customers, as the Sky Wireless Booster is a new product in the company's arsenal. If you already have a Sky Broadband router in your home then, let us guess, its wireless power doesn't quite reach everywhere? In the UK, with our...

  • Linksys WRT1900AC: Bringing sexy Wi-Fi back
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    Linksys WRT1900AC: Bringing sexy Wi-Fi back

    By 6 January 2014

    Linksys has announced the Linksys WRT1900AC, bringing back the iconic WRT with a revamp for the demanding modern user. Think of a router and you'll probably picture the Linksys WRT, with its black and blue colour scheme. The design was so iconic, it became...

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December
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    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December

    By 28 December 2013

    This week has been more reserved in the Pocket-lint offices. We blame the port. And the mince pies. What with it being Christmas, we've taken the liberty of hanging up our boots for a couple of days this week and focused instead on eating, drinking and...

  • Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router AC1900 review
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    Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router AC1900 review

    By 23 December 2013

    Routers are boring aren't they? However a speedy internet is a lot of fun. So changing your router to something faster than the default one that comes with your broadband package might just give you a welcome speed boost. Which is exactly what we've done....

  • Wi-Fi dangerous? Plants near routers are dying
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    Wi-Fi dangerous? Plants near routers are dying

    By 17 December 2013

    Could Wi-Fi be more dangerous than we know? When mobiles first became popular, stories about the dangers of them cropped up all over. Now it seems it's Wi-Fi’s turn. A test by schoolchildren has found that Wi-Fi does affect plant life negatively. After...

  • BT Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better
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    BT Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better

    By 2 December 2013

    It was only a few months ago that we were telling you that BT had launched the Home Hub 4, with a sleek new design and a bump in specs. At the time we reported that there was another model - Home Hub 5 - waiting in the wings. BT Home Hub 5 is now available...

  • BT HomeHub 4 hands-on: Bringing dual-band home
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    BT HomeHub 4 hands-on: Bringing dual-band home

    By 26 July 2013

    One of the key points BT is pushing with its new HomeHub 4 router is the slim design. Not only is it designed to be less obtrusive in your home, but the packaging has also been created to make delivery easy, so it can be posted through your front door....

  • BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband
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    BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband

    By 10 July 2013

    BT will be launching the BT HomeHub 5 later in 2013, following hot on the heels of the HomeHub 4. The BT HomeHub 5 will bring with it support for the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol, as well as including Gigabit Ethernet connections to give you faster...

  • BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price
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    BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price

    By 20 May 2013

    BT has quietly released a new Home Hub router for BT Broadband or BT Infinity customers. The BT Home Hub 4 is the latest version of BT's own router, the last, the BT Home Hub 3, was released in February 2011. "This is our best ever Home Hub. We're once...

  • Cisco sells Linksys router brand to competitor Belkin
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    Cisco sells Linksys router brand to competitor Belkin

    By 24 January 2013

    Cisco has sold off its last consumer entity to one-time competitor Belkin: the Linksys wireless router brand. While the financial terms of the deal haven't been closed, this is a big purchase for Belkin as it will give it a 30 per cent marketshare in...

  • Sky Broadband Sky Hub pictures and hands-on
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    Sky Broadband Sky Hub pictures and hands-on

    By 17 October 2012

    Sky has announced the launch of a new broadband hub which it hopes will increase where you can use its Sky Go and Now TV services in the home, but is it that simple? Pocket-lint installed the new Sky Hub to find out. Open the box and the simplicity starts...

  • Sky Broadband Sky Hub router promises best Wi-Fi range
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    Sky Broadband Sky Hub router promises best Wi-Fi range

    By 15 October 2012

    Sky Broadband has announced that new customers will be getting a new router, dubbed the Sky Hub, which promises the "best wireless range of any major provider" in the UK when they sign up for the company's broadband packages. "The Sky Hub provides the...

  • Airport Express (2012) review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Airport Express (2012) review

    By 16 August 2012

    A wireless router really isn't a very exciting thing. That is unless it has been put together by Apple. The new Airport Express is designed to look as good as your living room, and throw in a bit of extra Apple functionality you wouldn't normally get...

  • Cisco Linksys X3000 review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Cisco Linksys X3000 review

    By 18 May 2012

    We're on the hunt for the best domestic router we can find. Why? Because routers play a huge part in your home these days, and too many of them are utter rubbish. Cisco is one of the biggest names in networking hardware, and its name carries a gravitas...

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

  • BT Home Hub 3 promises to save your Wi-Fi from interference
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    BT Home Hub 3 promises to save your Wi-Fi from interference

    By 4 February 2011

    BT has revealed its new Home Hub 3. The emphasis behind the Home Hub 3 is improving your Wi-Fi experience, BT tells us, and avoiding dropped connections. The problem, it seems, comes not from the proliferation of Wi-Fi devices, but the huge number of...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Cashback offer with Linksys by Cisco at PC World
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    Daily Tech Deal: Cashback offer with Linksys by Cisco at PC World

    By 11 August 2010

    Cisco has partnered with PC World in order to give customers, who are thinking of buying any Linksys by Cisco wireless-N routers, the opportunity to trade in their old unit and get £20 to boot. We'd be the first to admit that a router isn't the first...

  • Cisco Valet router gives parents ultimate control over internet at home
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    Cisco Valet router gives parents ultimate control over internet at home

    By 2 April 2010

    Cisco has launched two new router families in the US with the focus of getting you online as quickly and pain free as possible. The new Valet and E-Series models have been designed by the same team that designed the Flip camcorders with parents in mind....

  • Asus announces most pretentious router ever
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    Asus announces most pretentious router ever

    By 3 March 2010

    Asus has launched what appears to be a tray in a spaceship designed circa 1974. Not content with a ridiculous silvery-grey metallic sheen, the company has added a quilting effect on the case, and a star filter on the lights that wouldn't look out of place...

  • D-Link launches all-in-one DIR-685 router
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    D-Link launches all-in-one DIR-685 router

    By 31 July 2009

    D-Link has announced a new product that attempts to bring a little excitement to the world of network routers with the launch of the DIR-685. D-Link dares to call the router "stylish, even chic". The router has all the features of a 802.11n Wi-Fi router...

  • Ruckus Wireless unveils outdoor Wi-Fi system
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    Ruckus Wireless unveils outdoor Wi-Fi system

    By 21 July 2009

    Ruckus Wireless has announced what's apparently the world's first and only outdoor dual-band 802.11n and single-band 802.11g Wi-Fi access points. The new Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi outdoor is designed to offer a "reliable and economical" outdoor Wi-Fi solution...

  • Talk Talk and Goldsmiths reveal routers of the future
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    Talk Talk and Goldsmiths reveal routers of the future

    By 17 July 2009

    The ubiquitous chunk of plastic and wires that is today's router may be functional but it certainly isn’t sexy. Talk Talk and Goldsmiths Uni have teamed up on a design problem to try and address that issue, offering a glimpse into what the router of...

  • Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD adapters debut
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    Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD adapters debut

    By 24 June 2009

    Home cinema enthusiasts will be able to stream multiple HD sources around their home, thanks to a new product scheduled for release in the UK by Belkin later this year. The new Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit adapters, which go on sale in the US this...

  • STC wireless router disguised as a vase
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    STC wireless router disguised as a vase

    By 24 November 2008

    OK so wireless routers aren't particularly exciting but someone seems to have spent far too much energy designing one that also acts as a vase. As the clever chaps at Boing Boing Gadgets point out, it just doesn't feel natural pouring water into your...

  • Buffalo boosts NFINITI range of wireless-N products
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    Buffalo boosts NFINITI range of wireless-N products

    By 20 October 2008

    Buffalo Technology has added a new router to its NFINITI range of wireless-N products. And the NFINITI Wireless-N Router & Access Point [WHR-G300N] is the first from the company designed specifically to draft 2.0 802.11n specifications. What does this...