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D-Link's insane spider router had terrifying spider children

Death by arachnid-like networking technology

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D-Link made a splash at last year's Consumer Electronics Show with what can only be described as "the most insane wireless router in the history of mankind." The massive blood-red device, which resembled some type of mechanical arachnid flipped on its back, marked the apex of absurd networking technology design. D-Link's AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router is back at this year's show, and it's brought its spider children along.

Picture it: an enormous queen spider station in the corner of your apartment that communicates wirelessly with its smaller and less powerful offspring. Every inch of your home is now blanketed with a pristine Wi-Fi connection, but at what risk to your personal safety?The spider children have names. The larger DIR-A91 router pairs with the smaller DAP-1655 Wi-Fi booster for a robust networking setup that will put you back $470 when they go on sale in the second quarter of 2016. D-Link plans on selling the Wi-Fi extender as a stand-alone unit, so you can fill your home with up to eight menacing red robo-spiders that may or may not collectively decide to murder you in your sleep and plot the takeover of the human race.

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