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This 802.11ac router has been given performance-enhancing firmware. But is it enough to make you buy it?
We describe the ASUS RT-N56U dual-band router as feeling like two routers in one, but the Netgear RangeMax DGND3300 feels like one-and-a-half.
This Wireless-n router may be slick looking but it suffers from widely variable data speeds
ExclusiveThe world of wireless is in flux. The 802.11n standard is all but finalised and the demand for longer ranges and stability has been testing even the very biggest manufacturers. Thankfully, leading Wi-Fi kit manufacturer Netgear has the answer: dual-band wireless N. It’s fast, stable, secure and a doddle to set up.
It's a sign of the times that 802.11n has taken so long to limp towards ratification that there is a fair amount of Draft-n hardware on sale that is getting rather long in the tooth.
Unless you have pre-wired, high-capacity Ethernet, getting data around the house without pinning cables to the skirting board can be a challenge. Wireless is good enough for internet browsing, but it lacks the data rates for reliable media streaming