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Netgear’s newest Mesh WiFi router is also an Alexa smart speaker

Two of the biggest trends in household consumer electronics have merged in a way that should have seemed obvious: Netgear has released a mesh networking router that’s also a smart speaker. It’s called the Netgear Orbi Voice and in addition to working as a tri-band WiFi router that can be used in conjunction with additional […]

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Netgear’s new router is its fastest (and most expensive) yet

Netgear is launching its first WiFi router that can be used high-speed 802.11ad wireless networks as well as 802.11ac. The Netgear Nighthawk X10 also has a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, support for 10Gigabit wired networks, and a built-in Plex Media server, which allows you to stream media from connected storage without turning on a PC. Those features […]

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Netgear joins the quest for better WiFi through multiple devices

Having trouble getting WiFi to blanket your whole house? You might need a better router: switching from a $30 802.11b/g/n router to a dual-band 802.11ac WiFi router a few years ago did wonders for the connectivity in our house. But sometimes that’s not good enough… and over the past year or so a number of companies have […]

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Netgear EVA2000 media streamer handles Hulu, SD video

The Netgear Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000 is a small media streaming device that’s about the size of a Netgear wireless router. What makes this little box interesting is that Netgear licensed technology from VuNow that lets you access web content from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and other web sites. In order to access much of […]