NETGEAR Unveils Smart Network Cloud Application Platform For Its Consumer Products

Aaahhh... CES. The mecca of gadget geeks, networking aficionados and technology freaks worldwide. Every year, NETGEAR announces exciting new products in the networking field, and 2012 is no exception.

This time, though, it's a bit bigger than a new router or extender--it's a promising new ecosystem of cloud applications called the "Smart Network."

NETGEAR WNDR4500 (N900) Wireless-N Dual Band Router Review

Are you the type that always goes for the best? The hypothetical GT Turbo, all chromed out model of virtually any product you buy, because nothing less will do? Then the WNDR4500 is probably a good choice, being that it's being heralded as one of the fastest consumer routers available. Indeed, Maximum PC declares it "the fastest router we've ever tested."

How to Install OpenWRT on NETGEAR WNDR3800 Open Platform Router

If you're one of the first people on the block to get your hands on the shiny new WNDR3800, I'm happy to report that installing the OpenWRT beta is simple, and it works extremely well for an early build.

NETGEAR N600 (WNDR3800) Dual Band Open Platform Router Review

Some routers, like the WNR3500L, are very "hackable." However, what about the "rest of us?"

What if you're looking for a powerful router that can handle all the Internet accessing, videogame playing, and movie streaming you throw at it--and that is easy to use--plus being built on an open platform for DD-WRT, OpenWRT, and Tomato?

NETGEAR WN3000RP Wireless Extender Review: Perfect for iPad, iPhone, and Mobile Devices

We all know how frustrating it is to run out of signal with your wireless devices--this becomes especially important if you have a large home, or if you have a need to extend coverage into your yard, shed, outbuilding, barn, etc. Rather than having to set up a network of repeaters or confusing wired setups, the WN3000RP from NETGEAR aims to make it easy to extend your wireless Internet coverage--but does it really work?

How To Set Up OpenDNS Features in DD-WRT

Using OpenDNS with DD-WRT installed on your WNR3500L router is an easy way to control which websites that can be accessed on all Internet-connected devices in your home, from laptop and desktop computers to gaming consoles and mobile phones.

How to Create a Custom Theme For Your Router GUI with Tomato Firmware

MyOpenRouter member Johan was asking recently about custom skinning and themes for the Tomato firmware.  However, I've discovered that it's not a new idea and people have been creating custom themes for years. In fact, most Tomato firmware builds include quite a variety of custom themes.

How to Access Files on your Router with Tomato Firmware via SSH

How to Access Files on your Router with Tomato Firmware via SSH

In order to access your router's files you must first turn on SSH (Secure Shell). You also do this from your 'Administration > Admin Access' page.

You can enable it at startup so it is always on. I would not recommend you turn on Remote Access unless you have a good reason and know what risks that entails.

How to Use NETGEAR Live Parental Controls with OpenDNS

Whether you have kids or not, you're no doubt acutely aware of what a crazy, insane place the Internet can be--even for an adult. As such, many parents want to control, at least to some degree, what the eyes of the innocents in their households can and cannot access on the Internet.

EXT, miniDLNA, and More: A Brief Guide to Deciphering Firmware Titles

EXT? Std.? OpenVPN? K26? What does it mean?

Like the natural glory of double rainbows, firmware types can be not only awe-inspiring but downright mysterious as well. Even though I won't pretend for one second that I know as much as the ultra-skilled programmers on our community, I'd like to make the choices a little more clearer for our readers.