wi-fi

Top 5: The Best Wi-Fi Routers

Chart: Having a house or office full of the latest, most bleeding-edge computing, mobile and tablet hardware is awesome, but it’s all for nought if you don’t have an easy way to hook them all up to the ‘net. A new 802.11ac router gives you the best possible wireless transfer speeds, the longest range and the best new features. Here are the five best 802.11ac wireless routers available in Australia as of July 23, 2015.


Did An Australian University Just Say Wi-Fi Can Give You And Your Kids Cancer?

Despite the fact that both Australian nuclear advisory bodies and the World Health Organisation have downplayed the link between brain cancer and the radiation emitted by devices like Wi-Fi routers and mobile phones, Monash University yesterday issued a press release that might give parents second thoughts about having Wi-Fi and other wireless gadgets in the home. What gives?


The Quickest Way To Switch Wi-Fi Networks On Android

Being able to quickly jump from one Wi-Fi network to another is an essential skill for modern life — especially if you’re out and about and trying to get the strongest signal possible. Here’s a tip you might not have picked up if you’ve just upgraded to the latest version of Android Lollipop, and the feature is built right into the OS.


PSA: Telstra's Air Nationwide Wi-Fi Is Live Today

Are you a Telstra home broadband customer? If you opt in to share your home Wi-Fi with strangers, you’ll get free access to the Telstra Air network of nationwide Wi-Fi. That network is live and switched on in thousands of locations as of today.


Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream Wi-Fi Router: Australian Review

Have a house full of the absolute latest and greatest in technology? A brand new Ultra HD television, a shiny new 12-inch MacBook, a top of the line wireless-connected desktop PC? Then you need a Wi-Fi router that can blast along all the data that these devices use to communicate back and forth . Linksys’ EA8500 Max-Stream is the first of a new breed of Wi-Fi routers with MU-MIMO, a new piece of network tech that has the potential to quadruple the bandwidth available to your Wi-Fi devices.


Telstra's Nationwide Wi-Fi Network Is Now Called Air

Telstra has retrofitted its old payphones with Wi-Fi hotspots, and hooked up new hotspots in shopping centres, cafes, sporting stadiums and train stations, to build the largest Wi-Fi network in the country. It’s being built for Telstra’s home broadband customers to use when they’re out and about, it’s called Air, and it’ll switch on next Tuesday.


Preorder The Roost: A 9V That Gives Smoke Detectors Notifications

Back in January we got our first hands-on with the Roost at CES, but anyone who’s ever used a 9V battery is already familiar with the product. The only difference is that this 9V includes built-in Wi-Fi to give your standard smoke detector the ability to send alerts to your smartphone.


Wi-Fi Networks Can Count People -- No Phones Required

Using a similar approach that allowed MIT to see through walls using just Wi-Fi signals, researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, led by Yasamin Mostofi, have found a way to count crowds of people — with a surprising degree of accuracy — using just basic Wi-Fi hardware.


The New Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream Wi-Fi Router: All The Bandwidth, All The Time

Having super-fast, 802.11ac is great for high-speed file transfers — we know this much from testing the Linksys WRT1900AC, the Netgear Nighthawk X6 and D-Link’s crazy DIR-890L. The brand new Linksys EA8500, though, one-ups all of those by being super-fast for multiple devices at once using a new technology called MU-MIMO beamforming.


It Was Only A Matter Of Time Until Someone Put A Touchscreen Into A Router

At Computex 2015 in Taipei, there are a lot of networking devices. Everybody is talking the Internet Of Things, and there’s dozens (probably hundreds) of different Wi-Fi routers and modems and access points. There’s also a lot of smartphones and tablets and little touchscreen gadgets. But why, why, do you have to have your smartphone and your Wi-Fi router? Why do they have to be so… separate? ¿Porque no los dos?


Product And Price Finder

Find more great products at