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These Three Companies Want To Revolutionise The Most Important Gadget In Your Home

Within the last two years, routers have gone from ugly boxes tucked away in shame to well-designed products, complete with a variety of new technologies and user-friendly interfaces. Led by ambitious Kickstarter projects like Eero, Luma and Starry, routers are having a gadget moment — and that could finally help people realise how important the little box really is.


TP-Link's New Touchscreen Router Is A Giant Leap Towards A Unified Smarthome

The hundreds of different smart home platforms premiering at CES 2016 is a perfect summation of that technology: it’s kind of a mess right now. But with its new SR20 Smart Home Router, TP-Link might have just helped to streamline the smart home and make all the connected devices in your home finally play nicely together.


The First 802.11ad Router Makes Your Wi-Fi Network Almost Three Times Faster

Remember when a cheap $85 wireless router was all your home needed? We were so naive back then. When everything from your phone to your fridge is on your home network, you need a little more Wi-Fi horsepower. So TP-Link is introducing the first wireless router with blazing 802.11ad.


D-Link's Wireless Router Twins Ensure There Are No Dead Spots In Your House

Even with countless antennas pointing in all directions, most consumer-level routers can’t create a Wi-Fi network that covers every last corner of a large house. So instead of selling you a wireless extender once you realise that, D-Link now has a kit with twin routers that guarantees comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage from day one.


WIN! One Of 3x Synology RT1900ac Wi-Fi Routers (And Review It For Gizmodo!)

We’re big fans of Synology’s network gear here at Gizmodo, so we’re excited to give you the chance to win a new $229 Synology RT1900ac wireless router — and review it over Christmas!

Entering is super easy: tell us in the comments how you’d use one!

Synology RT1900ac Wi-Fi Router: Australian Review

We’ve all struggled with online gaming while a friend or family member is downloading a bunch of data, or with Skype chats that drop out intermittently for no apparent reason. Synology’s RT1900ac router lets you organise just about every aspect of your home’s wired or Wi-Fi network, down to specific devices, specific Web addresses and specific speeds. If you want to make sure your Xbox or Playstation is getting a straight pipe to the ‘net, or if you want to stop your kids from looking at Facebook on their laptops after 10PM, this is the device you need in the middle of your house.


Internet Inventor Vint Cerf Thinks The FCC's Proposed Wi-Fi Rules Are Crap

The FCC’s latest controversy is over a proposed set of changes to the rules surrounding Wi-Fi routers, in theory to make them more secure, and less easy to abuse. But a group of big-name internet experts would beg to differ.


Synology's New Router Has A PC-Esque Operating System

Synology is a name that you’d usually associate with network attached storage (NAS) boxes — y’know, the big black hard drive enclosures that you hook up to your router or modem to store your movies, music and photos. Synology does NAS very well — it’s certainly one of our favourite brands — but it’s also extending its reach into another networking device. The RT1900AC is the first router from Synology, and its hook is that just like a NAS, it runs an operating system that you can use to browse through your files, download stuff from the ‘net, and monitor all your network traffic.


Google OnHub Review: Your Router Sucks, But Do You Trust Google?

Your router is the most horrible technology you deal with every day. This essential tool keeps your home connected to the internet, and yet, you keep it thrust in a dusty corner because it’s a wretched, opaque box of confusion. Google’s OnHub is a critical step towards helping you take control back from those miserable blinking lights.


Asus' New Router Is Crazy Fast And Looks Like An Alien Artifact

At its IFA presser this morning, Asus claimed that its new RT-AC5300 router provides the world’s fastest Wi-Fi. That’s a bold claim, but at the very least, this thing looks like serious business. It looks like a crazy death spike or a science fiction space habitat.


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