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PCR's guide to networking products

Routers, extenders and adapters make up this month's sector guide
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With customers’ demands for faster download speeds and Wi-Fi, now’s the time to stock some of the latest routers, extenders and adapters on the market. Jade Burke rounds up a selection of new products...

DYNAMODE PCIXGI NETWORK CARD

Distributor: Dynamode

This adapter features SNMP management, IP checksum off loading and Wake-on-LAN (WOL) support. Operating systems, including Windows 7, 8 and Server, are all compatible with the adapter.

Specs: 1000/100/10Mbps, lifetime warranty, 32-bit PCIa with up to 2.5Gbps, low power consumption.

SRP: £6.92

ASUS RT-AC87U WIRELESS DUAL-BAND ROUTER

Distributors: VIP Computers, Spire Technology

Built-in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports provide users with 10-times faster data transfers to USB storage devices. It also provides wireless signal coverage up to 465 meters.

Specs: Asus AiCloud app, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna.

SRP: Varies


TP-LINK AC750 ROUTER AND RANGE EXTENDER

Distributor: Exertis

This bundle from TP-Link features the AC750 Wi-Fi router as well as a wall- mounted range extender. The extender boosts the wireless signal to hard-to- wire areas, while its dual band can reach speeds of up to 750Mbps.

Specs: 2.4GHz and 5GHz, compatible with IEEE 802.11ac/n/g/b, dual band speeds up to 750Mbps.

SRP: Varies

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EDIMAX EW-7438RPN AIR

Distributor: Northamber

This Wi-Fi extender packs a CPU that boosts wireless performance and comes with a guest network feature. It comes with support for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi standards, speeds of up to 300Mbps and a frequency band of 2.4GHz.

Specs: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support, 2.4GHz frequency, 49g, wireless, guest network feature, good night mode.

SRP: £25


GIGABIT RACKMOUNT ETHERNET SWITCH

Distributor: Dynamode

Designed for small to medium sized businesses, Dynamode’s SWG240010-R 24-Port Gigabit Rackmount Ethernet Switch is compatible with existing cat5e and cat6 cabling and comes with an advanced ASIC processor.

Specs: 24-port Gigabit, 1000, 100, 10Mbps, lifetime warranty, 1U form factor with integral PSU.

SRP: £61.62


TP-LINK ARCHER D9 ADSL2+ MODEM ROUTER

Distributor: Entatech

TP-LINK’s Archer D9 comes with next generation Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac, which is backward compatible with 802.11n. A 1GHz dual-core processor is included, along with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and three detachable antennas.

Specs: 1GHz dual-core processor, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, ethernet WAN, parental controls.

SRP: £119.33

OUTREACH MAX POE LAN & POE EXTENDER

Distributor: Midwich

Connecting the Outreach Max with a network cable boosts its range from 100 to 200 metres, while its Power over Ethernet (PoE) simplifies the deployment of IP cameras and wireless access points.

Specs: IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at compliant, up to 60 watts, extends up to 800 metres with multiple units.

SRP: £135

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ASUS RP-AC52 WALL PLUG RANGE EXTENDER

Distributor: VIP Computers

Users can stream music wirelessly with the Asus AiPlayer, which is included with the extender. The 802.11ac concurrent dual-band wireless range extender has speeds of up to 433Mbps (2.4GHz) and 300Mbps (5GHz).

Specs: 2.4GHz and 5GHz signal strength, 802.11ac concurrent dual-band wireless range, Asus AiPlayer app.

SRP: £63.99


D-LINK DIR-850L/B GIGABIT CLOUD ROUTER

Distributor: Entatech

This router from D-Link can reach speeds of up to 867Mbps and 5GHz. The router also operates on both the 2.4GHz band and 5GHz wireless bands at the same time.

Specs: Internal antenna, four gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, one gigabit Ethernet WAN port.

SRP: £55.49


ASUS DSL-AC68U DUAL- BAND ROUTER

Distributors: VIP Computers, Spire Technology

A DSL WAN port and switchable ethernet WAN/LAN ports are included with this wireless router, which is also compatible with ADSL2/2+, ADSL, VDSL2, fiber and cable services.

Specs: USB 3.0 ports, dual CPUs for wired and wireless connections, DSL WN port and ethernet WAN/LAN ports.

SRP: Varies


DLAN 1200+ WIFI STARTER KIT

Distributor: Exertis

Integrated WLAN provides connection to wireless devices such as a smartphone or laptop with the dLan. By using the integrated electrical socket, up to 16 amps can be connected, while its two extra antennas ensure better Wi-Fi.

Specs: 2.4GHz and 5GHz connectivity, 1200Mbps speeds, two gigabit LAN, integrated electrical socket.

SRP: £44.99


TP-LINK 600MBPS VDSL2/ ADSL2+ MODEM ROUTER

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Distributor: Spire Technology

Two USB ports are included with this router for storage, printer sharing, FTP server and Media Server. It also features broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps over VDSL2 and is backwards compatible with ADSL.

Specs: Two USB 2.0 ports, connectivity speeds of 2.4GHz and 5GHz, compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n.

SRP: £51.67 ex VAT


LONGSPAN BASE AND END UNIT

Distributor: Midwich

This base and end unit extends the network cable distance by up to 600 metres, which can provide a connection to IP cameras and other remote network devices.

Specs: Long range point-to-point ethernet, unrestricted 100Base-T, smart power, diagnostic display.

SRP: £189


TP LINK TL-WR843ND

Distributor: Northamber

Designed specifically for wireless ISP users, this router can enable wireless access to the internet in areas with no wired ISP infrastructure. It comes with a wireless speed of up to 300Mbps.

Specs: 2.4GHz frequency, 300Mbps transfer rate, IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant, wireless.

SRP: £31.69


NETGEAR AC600 WI-FI USB MINI ADAPTER

Distributor: Entatech

Beamforming+ technology within this adapter boosts speeds, range and reliability. The adapter can be plugged into a USB slot, which will provide users with 802.11ac (150-Mbps/433Mbps).

Specs: Works with 802.11a/b/g/n and ac Wi-Fi routers, beamforming+ technology, dual band.

SRP: £21.38


TP-LINK 24-PORT GIGABIT SMART POE SWITCH

Distributors: Tech Data, Exertis, Spire Technology, Entatech

24 10/100/1000Mbps ports are included with this switch from TP-LINK. It supports 802.3at/af-compliant PoE, with a total PoE power supply up to 180W, and it also comes equipped with four combo SFP slots.

Specs: 48Gbps, 10240 Bytes, support 802.1p CoS/DSCP priority, supports up to 512 VLANs simultaneously.

SRP: £244

CONTACT:

Dynamode .................. 0845 375 2023

Entatech ...................... 0333 101 1000

Exertis (Basingstoke) .. 01256 707070

Exertis (Harlow) ........... 01279 822822 

Midwich ...................... 01379 649 200

Northamber ................ 020 8296 7000

Spire Technology ....... 01202 828 444 

Tech Data ...................... 01256 788 00

VIP Computers ........... 0871 622 7500

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