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Winhotspot WiFi Router review

WinHotSpot WiFi Router lets you share your Internet connection and tether Wi-Fi-equipped devices to your PC by creating a virtual Wi-Fi router in Windows PCs. WinHotSpot Version 2 requires Microsoft .Net 3.5 or better.

Pros

Multiple networks: WinHotSpot can create multiple hotspots for different needs and occasions.

Password protection: You can set a password to limit access to your shared connection.

Share or not: You can choose not to share an Internet connection, creating a virtual private network.

Repair tools: We could access Windows Network Diagnostics and our system's network adapters directly from a compact, attractive, and easy-to-use … Read more

Buffalo releases DD-WRT-based Wi-Fi routers

Open source router fans, you don't need to fiddle with installing third-party firmware yourself anymore!

Buffalo announced today a trio of new Wi-Fi router that come preinstalled with the well-known DD-WRT linux-based firmware, including the AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD, the AirStation N600 WZR-600DHP2D, and the AirStation N300 WHR-300HP2D.

Using third-party firmware on a router is very similar to installing Linux on your computer instead of using the vendor-provided operating system, such as OS X or Windows. This allows for a new level of openness, security, feature, performance, and flexibility. On top of that, using DD-WRT also allows for a … Read more

Home networking explained, Part 9: Access your home computer remotely

Editors' note: This post is part of an ongoing series. Check Related Stories below for the previous installments.

If you've been following this series, you'll know that I explained the LAN and WAN ports on a home router in part 1. And now, I need to tell you how you can use this information to remotely access your device at home. For example, if you know how to use Remote Desktop, a built-in feature of Windows, to control a computer in a different room of your home, how about doing that from somewhere away from home, and save … Read more

Netgear ships two new DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem-Wi-Fi router combos

With the looming merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, consumers might soon not have much of a choice in terms of how much they have to pay for their broadband service. But now they sure have more choices for the equipment.

Netgear today announced two home networking products designed specifically for cable Internet, the N600 Dual-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3700) and the N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C3000). Both of these devices are modem/router combos, meaning they including both a cable modem and a Wi-Fi router in a single box.

Both the C3700 and the C3000 include … Read more

Asus router vulnerabilities go unfixed despite reports

It may be news to you that some Asus wireless routers leave your computer and networked drives open to hackers, but Asus has known about the problems for months, reports indicate.

The vulnerabilities make it possible for hackers to access directories on networked drives using Asus' proprietary AiCloud option. Enabling features such as "Cloud Disk," "Smart Access," and "Smart Sync" appear to enable the vulnerability, security researcher Kyle Lovett told Ars Technica.

Enabling the file-sharing tool Samba in the router also exposes the vulnerability to hackers.

Lovett told CNET that following his report of … Read more

Xiaomi Wi-Fi router makes 'some assembly required' a perk, not a problem

The words "some assembly required" are rarely auspicious, but Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is betting the idea can be a selling point.

Customers buying unassembled flat-pack furniture or bicycles usually get extra work in exchange for a lower price. For Xioami's new Mi Wi-Fi 802.11ac router, the company apparently thinks building it will be half the fun.

"We're shipping the new Mi Wi-Fi router to our first 500 beta users unassembled in a beautiful wooden box, complete with white anti-static gloves," said Hugo Barra, vice president of Xioami Global and Google's former … Read more

New security holes found in D-Link router

A new spate of vulnerabilities have been found in a D-Link router, a security researcher said Monday.

The D-Link 2760N, also known as the D-Link DSL-2760U-BN, is susceptible to several cross-site scripting (XSS) bugs through its Web interface, reported ThreatPost.

Liad Mizrachi, the researcher who discovered the bugs, said he notified D-Link about the bugs in August, September, and October, but D-Link did not respond.

The report follows a more serious backdoor bug found in the following D-Link routers: DIR-100, DIR-120, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+, DI-624S, and the TM-G5240. D-Link told ThreatPost in October that it was working on a … Read more

Five 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers not to pick for your home

By now you should have heard about the new 802.11ac (AC for short) wireless standard, which offers up to 1.3Gbps Wi-Fi speed to compatible clients. (If not, check out this post.) Since the new standard is available only on the newer 5Ghz frequency band, all AC routers on the market are true dual-band (also supporting the older 2.4Ghz frequency band) to work with all existing Wi-Fi clients. Most of them are regarded as high-end routers.

In all, AC Wi-Fi is great but not all home routers supporting this new standard are worth your hard-earned cash. Following is … Read more

Verizon Wireless nudges into home phone, broadband biz

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday introduced a 4G LTE-powered router for the home, which could potentially replace your ground phone and Internet connection -- as long as you're not a heavy user and an existing wireless customer.

The company's Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice is nothing if not straightforward, and does exactly what its name implies. Rather than a home cable or DSL connection, customers can use the LTE device to power their home Wi-Fi network, which can connect 10 devices simultaneously. It also includes a jack for a home phone and three Ethernet ports.

The router … Read more

Get an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station router for $74.99

What's your router situation like? Need something newer, faster, better than your pokey old 802.11g model?

For a limited time, and while supplies last, DealFisher has the refurbished Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station router for $74.99 shipped. (This is the older, fifth-gen version, not the updated 2013 version for $199.) That's $25 less than Apple charges for a refurb and nearly $100 less than you'd pay for a new one.

Though designed by Apple, the AirPort works with any home network for any connected devices. It supports 802.11 a/b/g/n and features … Read more