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superhub v2

16th November, 2014 (8 Comments)

Back in June 2014 we revealed that Virgin Media were preparing to introduce a new generation of SuperHub cable broadband router (here) and recently we’ve learnt that some customers have already started to receive the kit, which looks almost identical to their existing SuperHub 2 router (VMDG485 pictured) except for the addition of Gigabit WiFi (802.11ac).

wireless internet radio spectrum frequency

13th October, 2014 (5 Comments)

Samsung are next year aiming to become one of the first companies to commercialise the potential of last year’s officially approved 802.11ad standard for WiFi wireless networking, which could eventually deliver speeds of up to 7 Gigabits per second (Gbps) using the unlicensed 60GHz (57-66GHz) radio spectrum band.

fritzbox_7390

1st September, 2014 (3 Comments)

Most broadband ISP consumers in the United Kingdom are probably familiar with major Internet router and modem kit manufacturers like NetGear, Asus and so forth. But many probably won’t be as familiar with the name AVM, which has recently become much better known thanks to their latest line of advanced but affordable ADSL and VDSL (FTTC) FRITZ!Box routers.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th June, 2014 (9 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) is getting close to announcing the launch of their next SuperHub 3 router (Model VMDG490), which among other things is anticipated to feature the latest 802.11ac spec with support for wireless local network (WLAN) speeds of up to 1300Mbps.

wireless internet signal

31st May, 2014 (6 Comments)

The forthcoming 2015 launch of the new 802.11ac-2013 WiFi WLAN wireless home networking standard (here), which promises speeds of up to 7Gbps (Gigabits per second), hasn’t even happened yet and Huawei are already overshadowing it with plans to introduce a 10Gbps standard (802.11ax) during 2018.

sky broadband uk

31st May, 2014 (12 Comments)

Over the past couple of years most of the big broadband ISPs have introduced new routers with modern features, such as support for the latest Gigabit capable 802.11ac WiFi standard, Gigabit LAN ports, IPv6, USB ports, 5GHz wifi and so forth (note: there’s some variance on these between ISPs). But not all have been as fast to keep pace.

super router talktalk

27th May, 2014 (19 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has today unveiled its new “Super Router“, which as we first revealed last year will be based off the latest Huawei HG635 hardware and features a built-in VDSL modem and the most recent Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable wifi wireless networking spec (802.11ac) that the provider says “offers Britain’s fastest Wi-Fi technology“.

2nd February, 2014 (1 Comment)

Germany-based networking kit manufacturer AVM, which are best known for their series of advanced and absurdly feature rich FRITZ!Box broadband ISP routers, has improved upon their existing line-up by launching the FRITZ!Box 7490. The major change over their previous 7390 is the addition of 1.3Gbps capable 802.11ac WiFi technology.

23rd January, 2014 (11 Comments)

The latest generation of Gigabit (1.3Gbps) capable WiFi wireless home networking standard (WLAN), better known as 802.11ac, has only just begun to hit store shelves in its final form and now the next iteration (IEEE 802.11ac-2013) has been approved that will push your local network speeds up to 7Gbps (Gigabits per second).

5th November, 2013 (6 Comments)

EE (4GEE) has confirmed that its first trial of ultrafast 300Mbps (Megabits per second) capable 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband speeds should get underway in East London (Tech City) today, although the full commercial roll-out isn’t due to begin until summer 2014; once more end-user hardware is available to support it.

4th November, 2013 (16 Comments)

Broadband and phone provider TalkTalk appears to be preparing to take on rival ISPs by upping its game with the forthcoming launch of a new “Super Router“, which will be based off the latest Huawei HG635 hardware and appears to feature the most recent Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable wifi wireless networking specification (802.11ac).

ee brightbox 2 router

18th September, 2013 (7 Comments)

New customers who order one of EE’s top 76Mbps capable fixed line superfast ‘Home Fibre Broadband’ (FTTC) packages, which are currently being offered at half price, will from today also benefit from receiving the latest Bright Box 2 wireless router with an integrated VDSL2 modem and Gigabit capable wifi (802.11ac) support.

ee brightbox 2 router

3rd July, 2013 (8 Comments)

Customers interested in taking EE’s superfast “Home Fibre Broadband” (up to 76Mbps FTTC) package might also like to know precisely why the ISP’s latest BrightBox 2 wireless router is going to give rival devices from Sky Broadband, BT, TalkTalk and Virgin Media a run for their money. Built-in VDSL2 and 802.11ac support.

Wireless network

10th January, 2013 (0 Comments)

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE) has officially approved the new 802.11ad (802.11ad-2012 amendment) standard that will provide short-range wifi wireless networking (WLAN) speeds of up to 7Gbps (Gigabits per second) by using the unlicensed 60GHz radio spectrum band (typically 57-66GHz).

buffalo gigabit wifi wzrd1800heu

12th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

Global networking kit manufacturer Buffalo Technology has today announced the launch of its new AirStation™ 1750 Wireless 802.11ac Gigabit Dual Band Router (WZR-D1800H-EU) to the UK market, which uses the latest WiFi technology to deliver “gigabit” wireless networking speeds of up to 1300Mbps.

netgear uk

30th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

NetGear, a global manufacturer of networking equipment, appears to have become the first in the industry to launch a home/office wireless broadband router based off the new 802.11ac dual band gigabit WiFi standard. As a result the R6300 claims to deliver “5th generation” wireless network connectivity at “gigabit speeds“.

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