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 now 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 fiber optic broadband, we have achieved speeds of 200Mbps and above.
These technological advancements also demand equally proficient hardware, at the consumer end at least, to optimize their blazing fast speeds. As such, it is important that you pick the right router to suit your broadband capabilities. For instance, utilizing an old N-router when you're subscribed to a fiber network is like listening to 128kbps songs with a pair of high-end headphones. So if you've upgraded to fiber recently, be sure to get a high-speed router (and preferably NGNBN-certified) to match your network.
Launching at Comex this year is the ASUS RT-AC66U wireless-AC dual-band router. Serving as ASUS' new flagship router, this model features ASUS' AiCloud service, which ASUS claims will revolutionize personal cloud services for the end-consumer. 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.
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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.
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