Wireless Router Asus RT-AC66U Review

Till recent past routers supporting 802.11n standards have been supposed as the most up-dated and powerful ones. However, nowadays this segment is outliving certain upgrade and a few manufacturers start integrating a new, more advanced standard – 802.11ac. One may wonder why developing one more standard if 802.11n is able to manage current video at high speeds. Still, the design of a more progressive item signifies more promising features. Asus RT-AC66U belongs to a new generation of routers exactly due to the support of 802.11ac.


Asus RT-AC66U is housed in a black dull casing made of plastic. It is equipped with three external antennas which are intended to provide for a perfect sensitivity and high signal level. The manufacturer has taken care of router's comprehensive utilization, enabling both, vertical and horizontal, way of placement; there is also possibility to fix the item on the wall.

One of the characteristics pertained to this model is its …

Netgear Unveils High-End ProSafe WC9500 Controller

Netgear, initially known as a designer of innovative network solutions, is about to launch a new controller for corporate WiFi networks. Entitled ProSafe WC9500, the product is targeting airport, stadium, hotel, business centers, and large enterprise computing systems. It is estimated to serve dozens of thousands of customers who seek for reliability and stability of online routine. This done, Netgear backs the model with Lifetime Hardware Warranty.

Netgear ProSafe WC9500 is an extended multifunctional device used for the organization of networks with a wireless access. It allows for operating with access points of 450 Mb/sec throughput (as in single so in dual band mode), supporting 802.11ac standard. This controller is an optimal choice for the management of networks with simultaneous connection of 36 thousand users at six hundred prime-quality access points.

It should be noted that this model supports Ufast protocol; the latter enables an instantaneous detection of new …

Thermalright Shows up a Hard-Hitting Archon IB-E X2 Cooler

Thermalright is about to release a new ‘tower’ CPU cooler, codenamed Archon IB-E X2. Featuring 155x106x170 mm dimensions, the model supports Intel LGA 2011/115x and AMD FM1/AM2+/AM3+/FM2+ platforms. The launch date is on hold, though the recommended price might rise up 65 EUR.

Thermalright Archon IB-E X2 consists of a voluminous aluminum heatsink with 43 thin pins, which are pierced by eight U-shape nickel-plated heatpipes, and a polished copper base also with a nickel-plated coverage.

The framework is replenished by two 140 mm fans Thermalright TY-141; they are thought to support PWM technology that promotes for speed variation from 900 RPM to 1300 RPM. The fan blades produce up to 74 CFM airflow, consuming not more than 2.4 W power. Average noise level fluctuates within the measures of 17-21 dB.

Moreover, the vendor equips the cooler with a brand thermal compound — Thermalright Chill Factor III. The latter transcends common Chill Factor item in terms of heat …
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