Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

CES 2013

CES logoUpdated - Qualcomm has pre-announced routers from D-Link and Alienware using its draft 802.11ac chipset.

Qualcomm said its Qualcomm Atheros division is introducing StreamBoost™ technology for Wi-Fi routers and gateways. The cat-out-of-the-bag part is:

"In conjunction with this introduction, Alienware and D-Link Systems, Inc. will be demonstrating StreamBoost routers based on Qualcomm VIVE™ 802.11ac technology for Gigabit-class Wi-Fi at International CES. StreamBoost routers will be available to consumers this spring at e-commerce and retail outlets in North America, Europe and Asia."

StreamBoost is most likely a version of Ubicom's StreamEngine technology that Qualcomm got when it quietly acquired Ubicom back in March 2012.

Updated 1/11/13: StreamBoost is based on Bigfoot Networks technology, a company Qualcomm purchased in 2011.

Qualcomm's announcement says its VIVE 802.11ac chipset provides link rates up to 1.3 Gbps. It also says that StreamBoost incorporates an opt-in, cloud-based service that continually increases the intelligence of the router.

We'll be getting more details on D-Link's new router, which is the first we've heard of not using Broadcom's draft 802.11ac chipset. There will probably be other non-Broadcom-based draft 11ac routers announced at CES next week. So stay tuned for our coverage.

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Update again on 2021/1/21 We are patching DNSmasq vulnerability disclosed by JSOF and will start to put beta firmware on ASUS support site for this i...
v1.0.1Updated 2021-01-19Feature expansion of DHCP assignments using AsusWRT-Merlin's Addons API to read and write DHCP assignments, increasing the lim...
So I recently upgraded my internet to 1Gb speeds and I also upgraded to a full Asus Mesh system. My main router that is connected to my modem Located ...
I keep getting the errors I pasted below in my log. I noticed them starting a few weeks ago. I am not seeing any pattern to events preceding the error...
FlexQoS Version 1.1.0 - Released 13-Dec-2020 NEW:Replaced total data transferred pie charts and Bandwidth Util bars with running rate line charts. Av...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3