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The top PC accessories for $200 or less

A nice router, handy storage, or cool headphones all make great holiday gifts.

Judge refuses to dismiss Netgear's router fraud lawsuit against Asus

Netgear says Asus is illegally juicing its routers, and it looks like the accusations will get their day in court.

D-Link issues fixes for firmware backdoor in routers

If remote management is enabled, an attacker could change a router's settings and steal information.

How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

Apple issues firmware update for 802.11ac-equiped AirPort base stations

Apple on Thursday released firmware update 7.7.2 for both the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule that support the 802.11ac protocol.

on macworld.com

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All about beamforming, the faster Wi-Fi you didn't know you needed

It focuses the signal for faster transmission, and it's built into many of the latest 802.11ac routers.

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Vulnerabilities in some Netgear routers open door to remote attacks

Vulnerabilities in the management interfaces of some wireless router and network-attached storage products from Netgear expose the devices to remote attacks that could result in their complete compromise, researchers warn.

Sharing with strangers: Fon wants to be the Zipcar of Wi-Fi

Add your Wi-Fi signal to the list of things you can share with the world for a price.

on techhive.com

D-Link to padlock router backdoor by Halloween

A security issue in some of D-Link routers could allow attackers to change the device settings without requiring a username and password. D-Link says it will address the problem with a firmware update by the end of the month.

5 Wi-Fi security myths you must abandon now

Save yourself and your friends from these outdated or inaccurate security techniques, and learn the current best practices.