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    New protocols and devices for blazing Wi-Fi, USB




    BEST HARDWARE

    New protocols and devices for blazing Wi-Fi, USB

    By Michael Lasky

    The latest Wi-Fi protocol 802.11ac is slowly rolling out; I take the TRENDnet AC 1750 Dual Band Wireless Router for a spin. Plus, three other devices to that can speed your work or keep you safe from viruses and laptop heat.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/best-hardware/new-protocols-and-devices-for-blazing-wi-fi-usb/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    It was interesting to read about Satechi's 7 Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub as I have had quite a few problems with USB 3.0 powered hubs - specifically Icy Box 4 Port units - initially a couple of years ago Icy Box was the ONLY USB 3.0 unit I could find. Icy Box appear, on the surface at least, to be really well built and are very nice to look at BUT they have proved to be extremely unreliable - all three of them!

    All (3 - I must be a sucker for punishment?) are now 'ornaments' and I now have a 7 port USB 3.0 hub by Anker which I could not be more happy with.

    I only discovered Anker (http://www.ianker.com/) about 4 months ago and now have several devices made by them including a USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD with USB 3.0 Cable and eSATA Cable and UASP support (Chipsets: ASM1051+ASM1453) which is simply brilliant.

    Anker's after sales follow up service has been second to none!

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    I'm interested in the AC Router. Were the ranges and speeds you posted through your built-in N card or through the AC adapter? I'm not looking to upgrade numerous PCs to have AC adapters, but extending and improving their existing N connections would be great.

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    The article also mentions a "Fix Me" stick which permits several Anti-Virus/Anti malware programs to reside on the stick and thus become a set of tools to easily carry around. I think there is an even better, and free alternative out there. It is a program called YUMI. The program is free and it allows the user to create a whole set of "live-CD" tools on a single bootable thumb drive. The details are on the web page http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/ I have downloaded and used the program to put together a veritable Swiss army knife of repair and recovery tools all on a single 8GB usb drive. Many of the anti-virus tools, recovery tools, and other well known tools such as Hiren's Boot CD are all able to be added to your YUMI thumb drive. In a nutshell, make your own ultimate boot thumb drive and never leave home without it. Did I mention it is totally free for personal use!

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    I would also like to suggest this router from Asus as it does SMOKE EM !

    http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC66U



    Set up was a breeze as stated .
    Last edited by dbailey18; 2013-07-18 at 13:21. Reason: More Info

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