Networking

Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have become quite popular over the last few years. Despite competition from startups such as eero (now part of Amazon) and Plume (with forced subscriptions), as well as big companies like Google (Google Wi-Fi and Nest Wi-Fi), Netgear's Orbi continues to enjoy popularity in the market. Orbi's use of a dedicated backhaul provides tangible benefit over other Wi-Fi systems using shared backhauls. However, the costs associated with the additional radio have meant that the Orbi Wi-Fi systems have always carried a premium compared to the average market offerings in the space. Netgear introduced their first Wi-Fi 6E router - the Nighthawk RAXE500 - at the 2021 CES. Priced at $600, the router utilized a Broadcom platform (BCM4908 network processing...

Gigabyte 802.11g VPN Wireless Router

Gigabyte is not generally known for its networking products. To compete against other, more popular brands, Gigabyte produces the GN-BR404W. Find out about Gigabyte's first attempt at...

9 by Brian Ng on 8/21/2004

ASUS GigaX1108 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

ASUS is a relatively new player in the field of consumer networking products. Today, we will be looking at their GigaX1108.

12 by Brian Ng on 8/10/2004

ArmorLink Post Genie: Network Convergence in a Little Green box

Let's face it - many of us understand networking, but neither have the time, know how nor the patience to set up a fully functional Linux gateway/router...

14 by Brian Ng on 7/13/2004

Agere Joins the 802.11 Fray: Upcoming WiFi Technology

To honor the 150Mbs WiFi chipset disclosed by Agere Systems today, we take a look at where the 802.11 protocol is going, and where Agere's new technology fits in.

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/15/2004

AT News Update: More Ultrawideband Confusion

Now that the new Wireless USB standard is starting to come together, Motorola's push for their own wideband standard has the IEEE just as confused as we are.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/7/2004

AT News: Wireless USB Primer

Wireless USB was the focus of February's IDF, but will the Intel backed technology really replace an already saturated wireless infrastructure?

11 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/1/2004

The Wireless Future: Bluetooth and HomeRF in depth

At this year's fall IDF, we had the opportunity to look at two technologies that vow to change wireless data communication from a dream to...

1 by Matthew Witheiler on 8/29/2000

Home PNA "Phoneline Networking" Round Up

Back in February of this year, we reviewed the D-Link DHN-910 Home Phoneline Network In A Box. Since then, we have gotten several emails expressing interest in this technology...

0 by Greg Hanna on 7/21/2000

Network Switch Roundup

As the cost of networking equipment drops further and further, the accessibility of such equipment to the consumer increases inversely. That is, where only a few years ago...

0 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 6/14/2000

Netopia R9100 Ethernet Router

The router performed fantastic. No question here, far better performance than the Linksys Etherfast, although the current bandwidth available through cable or DSL doesn't come close to taxing either...

0 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 4/27/2000

Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router

The Linksys Etherfast Router offers almost every feature the average user will need and some that he/she won't, all configured with an easy-to-use web interface.

1 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 3/23/2000

D-Link DHN-910 Phone Networking Kit

As one of the first HomePNA 2.0 kits we have tested, the D-Link kit stacked up very well to a standard twisted pair network in our tests. For...

0 by Greg Hanna on 2/10/2000

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