Networking

QNAP is a well-known manufacturer of network-attached storage (NAS) units. Recently they have been testing the waters in allied areas such as switches and Wi-Fi expansion cards. As a natural extension, they recently introduced their first standalone Wi-Fi router - the QHora-301W. The consumer market for Wi-Fi routers is a saturated one with multiple established vendors such as Netgear, TP-Link, D-Link etc., and recent entrants such as Google and Amazon (eero) jockeying for market share. QNAP's strategy in this space is to approach the market from their established consumer base - prosumers and small and medium businesses (SMBs). Helping their first-generation product stand out in the crowd is the inclusion of a headline-grabbing feature - two NBASE-T ports capable of operating at speeds up...

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...

11 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...

20 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

CES 2019: Rivet Networks Killer E3000, a 2.5 GbE Controller

The Killer brand of networking controllers and Wi-Fi modules have been a constant part of the computing ecosystem for over a decade. As of late, the value-add of their...

13 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2019

Netgear Expands SMB Networking Lineup at CES 2019

In addition to the consumer product announcements, Netgear is also releasing a number of new products targeting commercial deployments. The company has been heavily pushing cloud-managed devices in this...

29 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Netgear at CES 2019: Multi-Gig Cable Modems and Armor Cybersecurity Service Updates

Netgear has a couple of interesting consumer products-related announcements at CES 2019 - one related to their cable modem lineup, and the other related to the Armor cybersecurity service...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Netgear Orbi Whole-Home Wi-Fi System to Adopt Qualcomm's Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax Platform

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system / mesh networking product line has been well-received in the market since its introduction in Q3 2016. Since then, Netgear has been regularly rolling out...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

TP-Link at CES 2019: Wallet-Friendly 802.11ax Products Announced

TP-Link recently introduced a couple of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers based on Broadcom's platform. At CES 2019, the company announced multiple new Wi-Fi 6 products to provide wallet-friendly entry...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

D-Link at CES 2019: Mesh-Enabled Exo Routers and Extenders with McAfee Security

D-Link introduced their Exo series of routers in early 2016. Since then, the traditional router form factor with middle-of-the-road specifications has become a mid-range product for all networking product...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

TP-Link Announces Archer AX6000 and AX11000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Routers

TP-Link has announced pre-orders for their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Archer AX6000, along with technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, a higher-end model, the Archer...

23 by Ganesh T S on 12/10/2018

Canada Arrests Huawei CFO; Extradition Hearing to US Planned

In a brief announcement released today, Canada’s Department of Justice has announced that it has arrested the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou. According to Canadian government, Meng...

32 by Ryan Smith on 12/5/2018

Ubiquiti Extends Amplifi HD Mesh Networking Family with Gamer's Edition

Mesh networking and whole-home Wi-Fi systems have bcome a major segment in the home networking market over the past couple of years. Ubiquiti Networks has carved a name for...

14 by Ganesh T S on 11/21/2018

Networking Priority: Aquantia Introduces Action Center and Black Friday Deal on 10G

For a number of years, there has only really been one player in the home networking priority space with software aimed at gamers. Today, that changes: since the launch...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Buffalo Unveils New 10GBase-T Network Card with 2.5G+5G

One of the interesting elements in NBase-T networking is how and when companies are releasing new multi-gig 2.5G+5G+10G controllers to the market. This week Buffalo lifted the lid their...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Netgear Announces Nighthawk RAX80 and RAX120 802.11ax AX6000 Routers

Netgear has announced imminent availability of their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Nighthawk RAX80, along with the technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, they have also...

24 by Ganesh T S on 11/7/2018

iBASE Unveils FWA8800: AMD EPYC Embedded-Based Network Appliance

iBASE this week introduced one of the industry’s first rackmount network appliances running AMD’s EPYC Embedded processors. The FWA8800 1U features eight cores, up to 128 GB of DDR4...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2018

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