The high-end 802.11ac router market has seen two introductions in the recent past. The first was the Netgear Nighthawk X6 which was based on the Broadcom 5G Wi-Fi XStream platform with two discrete 3x3 802.11ac radios. On the other side, we had Asus introduce the first Wave 2 router in the RT-AC87 using the same Broadcom SoC and 2.4 GHz radios as the Nighthawk X6, but choosing the Quantenna Wave 2 solution for the 5 GHz band. In the launch coverage of the RT-AC87, we had mentioned the online leaks of the Netgear Nighthawk X4 router. Today, Netgear is providing us the official details. In terms of the configuration of the radios, the Netgear Nighthawk X4 and the Asus RT-AC87 are equivalent. Both of them...

ZyXEL Launches SISO and MIMO HPAV2-based Gigabit Powerline Adapters

Last year, we saw the introduction of HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) silicon from both Broadcom and Qualcomm Atheros. In conformance with the usual product development cycle, we saw the announcement...

7 by Ganesh T S on 8/28/2014

Isolated Internet Outages Caused By BGP Spike

The day was Tuesday, August 12th 2014. I arrived home, only to find an almost unusable internet situation in my home. Some sites such as AnandTech and Google worked...

10 by Brett Howse on 8/14/2014

Linksys and ZyXEL Update SMB Networking Switches and Gateways

Linksys and ZyXEL recently updated their product portfolio for SMB (small and medium business) networking gear. The updates came in the managed switches category for both companies. In addition...

6 by Ganesh T S on 7/31/2014

Asus RT-AC87 AC2400 Router with Quantenna Chipset Set to Ship

Back at CES earlier this year, I had visited Quantenna and covered the announcement of their QSR1000 4x4 802.11ac MIMO chipset. It was announced that the Asus RT-AC87U would...

20 by Ganesh T S on 7/22/2014

Netgear and Broadcom Rush Nighthawk X6 (R8000) 6-Stream 802.11ac Router to Market

Netgear's AC1900 router, the R7000 Nighthawk, has been well-received by the market. Since that launch, the 802.11ac market has seen a number of announcements from chipset vendors. While Qualcomm...

24 by Ganesh T S on 6/25/2014

Computex 2014: The ASUS Booth Tour

After two jam-packed press conferences this year, the ASUS booth was brimming with visitors all week every time I walked past. We were given the full tour of...

22 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2014

ZyXEL Updates UTM Firewalls for SMB Market

ZyXEL's Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems have been quite popular in the SMB market, thanks to their attractive pricing and excellent customer support (as evidenced in reviews on various...

0 by Ganesh T S on 6/11/2014

Netgear and ZyXEL Introduce Enterprise WLAN Controllers and Access Points

The enterprise Wi-Fi market is a hotly contested one with expensive offerings from companies such as Aruba Networks and Ruckus Wireless being the preferred choice of many IT administrators...

8 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2014

Ruckus Brings Cloud-based Management to Public Wi-Fi Networks

We have been expanding our coverage of wireless networking recently. In particular, there has been plenty of recent action in the enterprise Wi-Fi domain. One of the top requirements...

3 by Ganesh T S on 4/15/2014

Quantenna Announces Development of 10G Wi-Fi 802.11ac Chipset

At the beginning of 2012 Broadcom announced its first 802.11ac chipsets under the banner of 5G (5th generation) WiFi. Since then we've seen the latest high end notebooks adopt...

19 by Ganesh T S on 4/14/2014

Qualcomm Announces MU-MIMO 802.11ac Family: Increasing the Efficiency of 802.11ac Networks

At the beginning of 2012 Broadcom announced its first 802.11ac chipsets under the banner of 5G (5th generation) WiFi. Since then we've seen the latest high end notebooks adopt...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2014

Linksys and ZyXEL Launch Enterprise 802.11ac Access Points

The enterprise Wi-Fi market is a hotly contested one with expensive offerings from companies such as Aruba Networks and Ruckus Wireless being the preferred choice of many IT administrators...

8 by Ganesh T S on 4/1/2014

A3Cube develop Extreme Parallel Storage Fabric, 7x Infiniband

News from EETimes points towards a startup that claims to offer an extreme performance advantage over Infiniband. A3Cube Inc. has developed a variation of the PCIe Express on...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2014

Linksys Introduces 2-bay Marvell-based NVR for SMBs

The last few years have seen a rapid rise in popularity of network attached storage (NAS) systems. Coupled with the increased interest in IP cameras for surveillance, this has...

11 by Ganesh T S on 2/5/2014

CES 2014 Networking Wrap-Up: D-Link, Netgear, Thecus and ZyXEL

It has been a week since we got back from CES 2014. In this piece, we have some quick notes on all the miscellaneous products / announcements that we...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/18/2014

Securifi's Almond+ Platform Update Integrates Cortina SoC with QCA Radios

At AnandTech, we tend to avoid covering crowdfunded product pitches for a variety of reasons. There have been a couple of occasions when we relaxed our rules a bit...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/16/2014

Quantenna's QSR1000 Wave2 802.11ac Chipset, ASUS Gets First Dibs in the RT-AC87U

Quantenna's products are not new to AnandTech. We had reviewed Netgear's 3DHD Wireless Home Theater Networking Kit back in 2011. The kit was based on Quantenna's 802.11n solution. Despite...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2014

Buffalo Technology Updates Networking Lineup at CES

Buffalo Technology was one of the first companies to come out with a 802.11ac router. Their LinkStation and TerraStation lineup of NAS units is also well regarded. We dropped...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/11/2014

TRENDnet Launches HPAV2-based Gigabit Powerline Adapter at CES

TRENDnet is a popular player in the networking space. We had covered the launch of their 802.11ac lineup at the 2013 CES. We dropped by their suite again this...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/11/2014

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