Networking

One of the big reasons for why faster-than-GbE networks have not gained traction in the consumer space is due to a lack of appropriate network switches. 10 GbE switches are generally aimed at businesses, and they are priced accordingly. Fortunately, the situation is beginning to change. Buffalo Japan has introduced its new six-port switch featuring two 10 GbE ports and four 2.5 GbE ports that is designed for home use. Buffalo’s LXW-10G2/2G4 Giga Switch is aimed at homes with a high-speed optical Internet connectivity as well as multiple computers or NAS with 2.5 GbE or 10 GbE network adapters and/or Gigabit-class Wi-Fi. The switch can automatically prioritize 10 GbE connectivity and also supports loop detection to optimize a network’s configuration and performance. Besides the switch...

Realtek 2.5 GbE PCIe Cards Now For Sale

A Japanese company has started sales of its 2.5 GbE network card that uses a Realtek controller. The adapter is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 x1 board that is compatible...

52 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

Intel Quietly Mentions 2.5 GbE Ethernet Controllers

One of the parts that was quietly mentioned in yesterday’s Cascade Lake X-Series processor launch was support for new Ethernet controllers. Specifically it mentioned Intel’s i225 Ethernet controller range...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

Intel Ethernet 800 Series To Support NVMe over TCP, PCIe 4.0

Today at the SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Intel is sharing more information about their 100Gb Ethernet chips, first announced in April and due to hit the market next month...

48 by Billy Tallis on 9/24/2019

Wi-Fi 6 Is Officially Here: Certification Program Begins

Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially started its Wi-Fi 6 certification program, informally kicking off the widescale adoption of the new Wi-Fi standard. As with the group's previous certification programs...

36 by Anton Shilov on 9/16/2019

Netgear Expands 802.11ax Portfolio with Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System and Nighthawk EAX80 Extender

As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended...

21 by Ganesh T S on 9/6/2019

Qualcomm Updates Wi-Fi 6 Lineup: Networking Pro Series for APs and FastConnect for Clients

Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Wi-Fi 6 portfolio today with a host of new access point solutions under the Networking Pro Series moniker. The client side solutions...

7 by Ganesh T S on 8/27/2019

Rivet Networks Launches E2600 Gigabit Network Controller

This year Computex is full of launches, and the land of network controllers is no exception. Rivet Networks, who makes the Killer line of enhanced NICs, is updating its...

20 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

QNAP Launches QNA-UC5G1T: A USB 3.0 to 5 GbE Network Adapter

QNAP has introduced its USB 3.0 to 5 GbE network adapter, releasing the accessory for PCs and QNAP NASes to allow them to add support for faster Ethernet networking...

38 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

Marvell to Acquire Aquantia, Eying Automotive Networking Market

Marvell on Monday announced that it had reached an agreement to buy the networking specialist firm Aquantia for $452 million. The acquisition will allow Marvell to significantly augment their...

21 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2019

The Killer AX1650: A Wi-Fi 6 Chip Built on Intel

One of the core criticisms of the Killer networking hardware has been hardware reliability and drivers. On the last generation product, the company did away with those by working...

31 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Netgear Launches the Nighthawk RAX40 - An Affordable Intel-based Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear has been announcing new members in their Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax router family regularly over the last few months. We discussed the launch of the RAX80 and RAX120 in...

27 by Ganesh T S on 4/9/2019

Intel Launches Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Wireless Network Adapter

Intel has quietly launched its first Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless network adapter, codenamed Cyclone Peak. The new WLAN adapter will deliver up to 2.4 Gbps network throughput when used...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2019

Intel Launches the Xeon D-1600 Family: Upgrades to Xeon D-1500

Even if you’ve been keeping track of Intel’s Xeon family lines, the Xeon D family could probably give you cause for confusion. The same ‘generation’ of products spans a...

7 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Intel Columbiaville: 800 Series Ethernet at 100G, with ADQ and DDP

Among the many data center announcements today from Intel, one that might fly under the radar is that the company is launching a new family of controllers for 100...

18 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Club 3D Launches 2.5 GbE USB Type-A & USB Type-C Dongles

Club 3D has introduced its 2.5 GbE dongles featuring a USB Type-A or a USB Type-C interface. The adapters are designed to add 2.5 Gbps wired Ethernet to PCs...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

NVIDIA To Acquire Datacenter Networking Firm Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Starting off the week bright and early, NVIDIA this morning announced that they’re acquiring datacenter networking and interconnect Mellanox. With a price tag of $6.9 billion, NVIDIA’s acquisition will...

34 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2019

Alcatel Readies a 5G Mi-Fi Hotspot with USB-C (and no Wi-Fi?)

One of the major use cases driving 5G development and deployment is the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in locations where it is impossible (or expensive) to cover the...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Netgear Preps Next-Gen 4G and 5G Nighthawk Wi-Fi Hotspots

As one of the leading makers of mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, for several years now Netgear has offered a comprehensive lineup of such products. So for this year's Mobile World...

8 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Intel Announces The FPGA PAC N3000 for 5G Networks

One of last week’s early MWC 2019 announcements was Intel’s new FPGA PAC N3000 card. Intel’s networking business is something that the company has been focusing a lot of...

2 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/4/2019

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