Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

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15 new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22

What's next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax

While you consider which 802.11ac router to buy, the industry is working hard to render it obsolete


Teach your router new tricks with DD-WRT or OpenWrt

Open source DD-WRT or OpenWrt firmware can breathe new life -- and advanced features -- into your old wired or wireless router

Linksys WRT1900AC: The best open router yet

Linksys' ambitious, prosumer-grade Wi-Fi router is pricey compared to the classic WRT54G router that inspired it, but it comes with a great feature set

Wi-Fi's fast 802.11ac standard may pay off big in mobile

The new wireless technology could cause phone makers and carriers to jump into a rich set of new channels

Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT, M0n0wall, PfSense, and Vyatta suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

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