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

Wireless News

Wi-Fi Alliance LogoA few Wi-Fi factoids caught my eye from recent press releases.

Atheros announced the other day that it had recently shipped its 500 millionth Wi-Fi chipset. They didn't break out the percentages for 802.11g and 802.11n, but I'd bet that the bigger slice of the pie is 802.11g.

Some of those Atheros devices have made their way into NETGEAR's popular simultaneous dual-band 802.11n WNDR3700 router [reviewed].

In-Stat says that NETGEAR is the "leader in total "n" devices shipped, shipping in 1Q2010 over 2 million "n" devices which include SOHO routers, residential gateways, network adapters and access points. Coincidence? Maybe not.

In-Stat 802.11n equipment shipments chart

Although NETGEAR leads in N, In-Stat says that D-Link is the leader in total WLAN devices shipped (including 802.11a / b / g / n flavors), shipping over 3.9 million WLAN devices in 1Q2010. D-Link also saw the strongest share gain since last year.

It's no surprise that SOHO routers have fueled Wi-Fi market growth with a 92% gain in shipments from 1Q09 to 1Q10. But 11g router sales are have fallen back almost 20%.

Other fun facts from the In-Stat report:

  • Shipments of 802.11n devices grew 85% in Q1 2010 compared to Q1 2009
  • 802.11n products represented almost 40% of the total wireless LAN market in 1Q10

If you want more info, just break into your piggy bank and withdraw $3,995 for the full report.

More Wireless

Zyxel logo

Is Cloud-Based Network Management Right for You? - Cloud managed networks aren't just for Enterprises anymore.

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

Featured Sponsors



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

For some reason, starting 2 days ago, I can no longer access this web page, it's the login page for the Playstation Network: https://account.sonyenter...
looking for some insight as I have recently switched from a Cable (Dynamic) to FTTH (PPPoE) internet service. I am doing PPPoE passthrough through a H...
Hi,Is there a way to set sequential IP assignment for non-static IP's?There's no particular reason, just checking because I remember I could on a linu...
Per an announcement at https://connectsafe.norton.com/, the service will be discontinued on November 15, 2018. I don't know if it had widespread usage...
Hi,Was wondering what additional features you get with the full Merlin AC88U firmware package compared to stock AC88U firmware?Thanks

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3