If you’ve been putting off upgrading your home Wi-Fi network, now’s a great time to take advantage of the improved technology, speed and security available with the latest round of Wi-Fi wireless routers. Even if you don’t currently have a Wi-Fi network setup in your home and you’ve finally decided to take the plunge, we’ve got a great recommendation for the first-time wireless networker as well.
The Medialink Wireless Broadband Router is the perfect choice for the seasoned wireless networker looking to upgrade their older technology and for the first-time home wireless networker as well. The speed and bandwidth provided by the latest Wi-Fi technology is significantly better than the previous generations of wireless routers. The Medialink Wireless Broadband Router supports the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi protocol giving you bandwidth and speeds up 150Mbps (megabits per second). That’s over 15 times faster than the 802.11b protocol and almost 3 times faster than the previous generation of 802.11g Wi-Fi routers.
In fact, if you’ve been comfortably hanging on to the Wi-Fi router running in your home that you purchased 2 or 3 years ago, you may be missing out on vastly improved speeds and performance that 802.11n broadband wireless routers bring over the previous 802.11g and 802.11b devices. As cable modem and DSL modem bandwidth has improved and increased, many people don’t realize that their old Wi-Fi router from a few years back may actually become the bottleneck in their home network.
The other important area that’s critical to keep up with is security. The Medialink Wireless Broadband Router supports the latest security protocols including:
- WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
- WPA and WPA2 Security Protocol
- WEP, TKIP, and AES – 64 and 128 Bit Encryption
Security and encryption are essential to protect your home wireless network from intrusion and hackers that can easily break-in, jump on your network and even breach your computers that you have sitting on your home wireless network. Unfortunately, the previous generation of Wi-Fi devices that only support the older security protocols like WEP virtually leave the door wide open. Enjoying the convenience of wireless networking in the home is great but be sure you keep your home network secure and locked down with the latest secure technology including WPA, WPA2 and AES 128 bit encryption.
Installation is easy with the Medialink Wireless Broadband Router. The Medialink Wi-Fi router is compatible with all the standard computer operating systems including Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP (32 and 64 Bit), Vista (32 and 64 Bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 Bit), Mac OS X and Linux. And setup and configuration is a breeze with the EZ Connect Setup Wizard.
The Medialink Wireless Broadband Router provides all the additional features and functions you need in one compact device including a 4-port Ethernet switch (if you’d also like to attach some Ethernet wired devices), a secure and easily configured Firewall and a DHCP server as well (to automatically allocate and assign IP addresses on your internal home wireless network).
One of the nifty features we like as well with the Medialink Wireless Broadband Router is the internal antenna. You’re probably familiar with the external antennas on the older devices. The Medialink broadband router conceals the antenna on the inside of the device and still delivers the full coverage and signal reach throughout your home wireless network. That’s sleek! And slick!
Now here’s the best part. You get all of this cutting-edge wireless network function and technology for a terrific low price. The Medialink Wireless Broadband Router is super affordable at only $44.99 at Amazon. No wonder this is one of the most popular Wi-Fi broadband routers available!
If you are always away from your home and worried about the condition and surroundings, the Rovio WiFi Roaming Robot is exactly the thing for you. This little robot can be controlled via the computer so even if you are miles away, you can move your Rovio WiFi Roaming Robot anywhere you want to. Look through its all seeing eyes and find out if things are really well at home.
It is not just about seeing though because Rovio allows you to communicate via its 2-way audio capabilities. It comes with a microphone and speaker which is perfect if you have someone at home you want to talk to. The best thing is that whatever Rovio sees can be streamed live – it doesn’t matter what browse or operating system you are using in your computer, you will be able to use Rovio because it is compatible with all systems.
While I noticed certain problems with the batteries, I must say that the Rovio WiFi Roaming Robot is an extremely handy tool to have. Being away from home and missing your family must be terrible especially if travelling is part of your daily repertoire. With Rovio, you will feel like you are really there and present even if you are in actual fact many miles away.
The best thing about Rovio is the fact that you can communicate using the microphone and listen to your loved ones through the speakers. Who doesn’t love robots? At just $129.99, Rovio can now be yours!
Price: Out of stock currently but will be available soon
Imagine being able to use your mouse via a Wi-Fi connection instead of a wire, USB dongle, or Bluetooth, well you will soon be able to. Utilizing Wi-Fi and Link-5 technology, HP plans to release a range of wireless mice and other devices that connect to a computer via their Wi-Fi connection. The hope is this will increase user experience and do away with wires completely or having to use a laptop’s touch pad.
The HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse has other benefits other than just being able to communicate with the computer, for example it has a battery life of nine-months. If anyone has used a wireless mouse in the past they will understand the benefit of this extended battery life.
The Wi-Fi gadget can also be used up to 30 feet away from the computer it connects to. As long as the mouse is within the Wi-Fi network range then the mouse will work as if its plugged in via a USB. I don’t think I will ever need this functionality; however some working environments and industries may find it useful.
The HP Wi-Fi mouse will come with 5 buttons that can be customized to provide functions such as copy, paste, highlight all, etc. along with 4 wheels to scroll up, down, left, and right.
Another device that HP are using their new Link-5 technology on are wireless keyboards. The release date for the HP Wi-Fi mobile mouse is sometime June and estimated price will be $49.95.
Wi-Fi wireless network connections are everywhere these days but how do you know if your in a Wi-fi hotspot or not without switching your laptop on and trying to connect? Well the Wi-Fi detector shirt is the answer of course.
This gadget is not just an item of clothing it can also be classified as a wifi finder. Specifically, it can detect and display the strength of a wifi signal by the glowing bars which dynamically change based on the wi-fi signal strength.
Wi-Fi Detector Shirt Features:
- Glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength.
- Shows signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g
- Black 100% Cotton T-Shirt
- Animated Decal is Removable (with hook and loop fasteners) for Easy Washing
- Battery Pack is concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn inside the Shirt
- Runs for hours off three AAA Batteries (not included)
Wi-Fi Detector Shirt Washing Instructions
- Carefully peel animated decal from front of T-Shirt
- Unplug ribbon connector behind decal and remove decal
- Unplug battery pack and remove it
- You can leave the ribbon cable inside the shirt
- Machine wash gentle cycle on cold
- Hang to dry
Ok, are you a geek who takes a laptop everywhere with you and struggle to find a WiFi network to connect to. Do you find yourself moving around waving your laptop frantically trying to find a WiFi hotspot?. Well with the WiFi watch indicating the signal strength, struggling to find a good WiFi network could be a thing of the past. A scale of 0-8 indicates the strength of the wifi signal, and as an added bonus feature the watch actually tells the correct time.
WiFi Watch Features
- A smart digital watch with WiFi Detector.
- Pushing the watches’ WiFi button starts the detection process. The strength is shown numerically with 0 being the weakest and 8 the strongest.
- Time is displayed digitally, displaying the time in hours, minutes and seconds.
- An alarm function, countdown, hourly chime, dual time and lap memory complete the watches’ repertoire.
- The watch is shock-proof and is water resistant to 100m.
- Suitable for ages 12 years+.