Networking, Wireless & VoIP

​Linksys AC600 MU-MIMO WiFi review

As part of an ongoing WiFi investigation we’ve tested three of the latest routers from Netgear, Linksys and D-Link. All of them use the latest, speedy MU-MIMO technology which keeps fast devices running fast even if there are slow devices on the same network. The trouble is, you need a MU-MIMO-compatible adapter in your mobile device to make it work and most laptops and tablets don’t have that.

​WiFi review: Does MU-MIMO currently make a difference?

We’ve spent the week testing three of the latest MU-MIMO routers: Netgear’s Nighthawk X8, D-Link’s DIR-895L and Linksys EA9500. While our results resemble a group test (which will be forthcoming) this article focuses on the benefits of the latest MU-MIMO technology in an effort to see if it makes a big difference.

DrayTek Vigor 2860Vac wireless router review

​DrayTek has long been synonymous with business-focused routers and the Vigor 2860Vac is one of the company’s first to offer the faster 802.11ac wireless standard. This allows a theoretical throughput of 1,300Mb/s on its 5GHz band and 300Mb/s on the 2.4GHz band simultaneously. It’s also ‘nbn Ready’ in that it supports VDSL2 so Fibre-to-the-Node and Fibre-to-the-Basement internet connections should work fine.

Apple recalls AC wall plug adapters

Apple has called for a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Europe, New Zealand and South Korea, after 12 incidents across the globe.

DrayTek Vigor 2925ac security router

Draytek's Vigor 2925ac is a wireless router that puts an emphasis on security and offers extensive network controls for traffic and users. You can tell that it's more than a consumer-level router from the moment you glance at it. The ports are on the front, rather than at the back, and they are there to facilitate quicker connections and troubleshooting to wired gear. It's not a big router; it has three external, removable antennas, and it can sit on a desk happily -- you'll just have to manage the connected cables a little differently.

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