I was looking for a cheap router to add better wireless coverage in the living room, as my existing modem/router is on the far side of the house, in one of the bedrooms. One router I considered was the Buffalo WHR-1166D, which Ebuyer have very graciously sent me to review.
The WHR-1166D is so-named because it promises maximum speeds of 866 Mbps on the 5GHz band, while also transferring up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band; 1166 Mbps in total. In this review, I’ll be testing that claim with real-world benchmarks. Let’s get started!
TRENDnet have announced the release of their latest wireless routers and network adapters at the IFA in Berlin; impressively these operate at a speed of 450MBps, 3 times that of traditional wireless speed that reaches only 150MBps.
While they claim that other manufacturers might be able to produce routers that can do the same, they are the first company to offer both the router and adapters required to make your PC(s) 450MBps compatible as well. On top of this, they claim that their routers are able to operate on the N band of wireless frequncies, in the 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ spectrum; this allows for two WiFi networks to be run concurrently.
Known as the TEW-692GR, this [...]
The regulatory body that handles WiFi hotspot certification, Ipass, has said that with the growing customer frustration with high 3G roaming costs, many more are utilising local WiFi hotspots for their data needs. Barbara Nelson, CTO of Ipass told The INQUIRER that “increasing use will push down the price of WiFi”.She continued saying, “3G roaming is giving users a negative experience,” and that it was quite common for people travelling abroad to put a foreign sim card in their phone to help avoid the large data costs of using services abroad. The worry though is that with WiFi becoming more popular, they will begin to push for per MB billing as opposed [...]