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bt complete wi-fi disc repeater

11th January, 2019 (7 Comments)

At the end of last year BT launched a new “coverage guarantee” for their premium “Plus” packages (here), which pledged to deliver strong WiFi signals across your whole home via a new “Complete Wi-Fi” solution. The UK ISP has now expanded this to new non-Plus customers and thrown in 1 year of Amazon Prime access.

bt smart hub 2 router front

26th November, 2018 (56 Comments)

After several months of trials UK ISP BT will tomorrow morning announce the launch of their new Smart Hub 2 (SH2) wireless ultrafast broadband router, which is complemented by a “coverage guarantee” to deliver strong WiFi signals across your home via the new “Complete Wi-Fi” solution.

wifi hotspot zone

9th October, 2018 (17 Comments)

For as long as we can remember different generations of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology or simply, WiFi, has been known by its industry standard designations (e.g. IEEE 802.11ac). But forget all that because the Wi-Fi Alliance have now adopted consumer friendly naming conventions.

router broadband isp wireless ac

9th June, 2018 (16 Comments)

Today we’re publishing a new summary to show some of the best home routers with integrated VDSL2 modems, which are designed to be used with superfast “fibre broadband” offering ISPs that use the superfast Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology (e.g. BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Vodafone, Plusnet etc.).

wifi_hotspot_water_colour

3rd April, 2018 (2 Comments)

At present nearly all of the modern broadband routers and computers that you buy will support the 802.11ac standard for WiFi Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) via the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum bands. But get ready because the 10Gbps capable 802.11ax standard is coming.

router_broadband_kit

3rd January, 2017 (8 Comments)

One of the unseen costs of running a modern Home Broadband connection stems from its impact on your electricity bill, not least the price of keeping your Internet router or modem device switched-on around the clock. We take a closer look at the costs of running such hardware.

wireless internet radio spectrum frequency

4th October, 2016 (0 Comments)

A recent study from Qualcomm Technologies has concluded that home WiFi (WLAN) wireless networks will need more than double the current amount of radio spectrum (around the 5GHz band) to deliver “sustained” speeds of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) throughout an entire home.

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

3rd August, 2016 (27 Comments)

BT has published a number of WiFi speedtests for their new Smart Hub broadband router, which pitted the kit against rival hardware from TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, Plusnet and EE. The results appear to support the ISPs claim that their router “provides the most powerful wi-fi,” at least in comparison to the kit bundled by their rivals.

wifi hotspot zone

1st July, 2016 (2 Comments)

The quality and performance of home WiFi wireless networks has improved dramatically over the past few years and now a new update to the current standard (802.11ac), which adds wider channel bandwidth, an extra spatial stream and MU-MIMO technology, should boost it yet again.

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

20th June, 2016 (32 Comments)

Internet provider BT has today launched a new Smart Hub (aka – HomeHub 6) wireless router for subscribers of their ‘Infinity‘ superfast broadband (FTTC/P) packages, which offers improved WiFi performance, built-in 4G filters and other enhancements. But G.fast integration will have to wait.

bwifi

26th May, 2016 (1 Comment)

The broadband woes expressed by residents of Rotherhithe in south east London are nothing new (example), but a new wireless provider called BWiFi has recently popped up in the area and is promising download speeds of up to 50-75Mbps (Megabits per second).

talktalk_super_router_hg633

18th January, 2016 (2 Comments)

Customers of TalkTalk’s home Internet access packages may like to know that the ISP is now supplying their fastest “Super Router” (Huawei HG633) connection hardware with all new broadband packages “at no extra cost“, not just on their “fibre broadband” or Plus TV options.

router_broadband_kit

11th January, 2016 (26 Comments)

Today we publish our third and probably final annual summary of home routers with integrated VDSL2 modems, which are designed to be used with superfast “fibre broadband” offering ISPs (BT, TalkTalk, PlusNet, Sky Broadband etc.) that use the FTTC / VDSL2 technology (FTTrN and FTT-Basement also use VDSL2).

asus_rt_ac5300

4th September, 2015 (5 Comments)

One of the problems with the new generation of ultrafast home broadband services is finding a router that can keep pace. The good news is that ASUS’s new RT-AC5300, which looks like some sort of alien tech, might just have the answer with its total combined “world’s fastest” WiFi speed of 5334Mbps.

wifi hotspot zone

28th July, 2015 (1 Comment)

The Government has announced that tier 1 local authorities can now apply for a slice of £7.1 million in public funding, which is designed to help them ensure that all public libraries in England can offer free wireless (WiFi) Internet access to visitors by March 2016.

super router talktalk

6th May, 2015 (8 Comments)

Until recently only TalkTalk’s superfast “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) subscribers could benefit from the free inclusion of the ISPs Gigabit (1000Mbps+) WiFi capable wireless ‘Super Router‘ (Huawei HG633). But now new customers who take the ISPs Plus TV bundle, be they ADSL or VDSL based, will also receive the device.

superhub v2

27th March, 2015 (25 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today officially launched their new SuperHub 2ac (VMDG490) router, which has been leaking out to customers for quite a few months (here) and includes support for the latest 1300Mbps Gigabit WiFi (802.11ac) standard. According to Virgin’s research, the WiFi is now faster than all of the other big UK ISPs.

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