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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.

D-Link AC3200 Ultra tri-band wireless router

In the old days, when you wanted to improve your Wi-Fi performance, you’d grab yourself a dual-band router to break up your devices according to 2.4GHz and 5GHz clients. These days, it’s all about triple-band routers. You want more performance? Get yourself a D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi router (or DIR-890L for short) with tri-band support and you’ll effectively double your 5GHz throughput.

TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 wireless router

TP-Link is a brand most often associated with low-cost, mid-tier routers that are good value for money. It’s something that we’ve identified in our past reviews, and something that’s certainly travelled via ‘word-of-mouth’ in forums where such things are discussed. Now TP-Link has upped its game when it comes to performance and price bracket, with its Archer C9 wireless router hitting an 802.11ac rating of AC1900 and costing $179 from most online stores.

WeMo Maker to allow for DIY IoT projects

For some applications, a typical WeMo switch isn’t the solution. Belkin can’t make a switch for everything, but instead has come up with a product that hobbyists and DIY customers with electrical wiring knowledge can use to create their own home automation projects.

Linksys unveils a storage companion for its WRT-series routers, and a passel of other devices at CES 2015

Belkin's Linksys division took the wraps off a host of new networking gear at CES on Sunday, including two new Wi-Fi routers, a new NAS box, two new range extenders, antenna upgrades for its existing routers, and--at long last--an open-source Wi-Fi driver for its lauded WRT1900AC router (as part of a new firmware release available here). With a couple of exceptions, all the other new products will be available this spring.

Belkin adds Smart LED Bulbs to its Wemo range

Belkin today announced that it has released more devices for its Wemo home automation system. New Smart LED Bulbs have been added that allow you to replace your existing veiling and lamp lights with new, smartphone-controllable bulbs.

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