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SITEX 2012 - Notebooks, PC Systems, Networking, PC Accessories Buying Guide

Networking - ASUS & Aztech

Networking

With more and more content becoming available for digital delivery, and many services (especially gaming) requiring an 'always-on' connection, the speed of your network connection is more important than ever. In the past, we were limited to slow 14.4kbps dial-up modems, but with the advent of cable and and now with fiber optic broadband available in 95% of Singapore premises, more and more people have access to speeds of 200Mbps and above.

Of course, these technological advancements require equally proficient hardware in order to optimize their blazing fast speeds. As such, it is important that you pick the right router to suit your broadband capabilities. So if you've upgraded to fiber recently, be sure to get a high-speed router (and preferably NGNBN-certified) to match your network.

ASUS (Hall 5 & 6, Booth 6C01, 6C10)

 

ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless-AC Dual-band Router

The ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless-AC Dual-band Router is ASUS' flagship router and features ASUS' AiCloud service, a mobile application service compatible with iOS and Android that lets you access, stream, sync, and share your files on the go through the router. Other impressive features include next gen Wi-Fi (802.11ac) support, a 30-second setup, six guest SSIDs (three on 5GHz, and another three on 2.4GHz), and a fancy "high-density aluminum fins" cooling system.

    • Sitex Price: $299 
    • Usual Price: $339
    • Sitex Promotion: Free Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game, Trend Micro Internet Security 2012, Altec Lansing Earphones MZX116
    • More Information: HWZ Review

 

Brochures
Click here for ASUS networking brochures.

 

Aztech (Hall 6, Booth 6C40)

 

Aztech HomePlug AV 200Mbps Wireless-N Extender HL110EW

Say no to wireless dead zones in your home with the HomePlug AV 200Mbps Wireless-N Extender from Aztech. The HL110EW supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption to secure your data packets over the air; with its two additional LAN ports, you can also hook up two other wired devices to your network.

  • Sitex Price: $69
  • Usual Price: $79
  • Sitex Promotion: Aztech Mini HomePlug AV 200Mbps Ethernet Adapter + Aztech HomePlug AV 200Mbps Wireless-N Extender for only $99

 

Brochures
Click here for Aztech networking brochures.