networking

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.

Western Digital My Book World Edition II NAS gets capacity boost, reviewed

Western Digital My Book World Edition II NAS gets capacity boost, reviewed

Western Digital have updated their My Book World Edition II NAS, boosting the dual-drive device to a total of 4TB.  Two models will be available - 2TB and 4TB -each offering either RAID 0 or 1 setup for a choice of mirroring or striping. 

 

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Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD adapters

Belkin have launched what they're calling the first-to-market gigabit-capable Powerline adapters, promising theoretical transfer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.  Offered initially as the Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit, the bundle includes two single-port adapters, one for connection to your router and the other for a console, mediaplayer or HDTV.

D-Link DCS-1100 and DCS-1130 IP webcam promise simple setup

D-Link have announced two new network webcams which promise plug-and-play remote viewing using the company's online streaming portal.  The D-Link Network Camera DCS-1100 launches today, while the DCS-1130 - with WiFi draft-n - arrives later in the month.

Both cameras can be accessed from any browser by going to D-Link's mydlink.com portal.  However they can also be used to stream live video to cellphones, with sound from the integrated microphone and remote control of 16x digital zoom and motion detection.

HDMI 1.4 adds ethernet, bi-directional audio, 1080p 3D

HDMI 1.4 adds ethernet, bi-directional audio, 1080p 3D

Internet-connected TVs and other home media devices could soon see a boost, as the new HDMI 1.4 standard bundles not only video and audio support but data capabilities too.  HDMI 1.4 can support data rates of up to 100MB/s, effectively replacing a standard 10/100 ethernet cable, as well as introducing bi-directional audio (aka "upstream audio") and HD support up to 4096 x 2160.

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D-Link add CAPTCHA anti-trojan security to routers

D-Link add CAPTCHA anti-trojan security to routers

D-Link have announced new CAPTCHA security for selected models in their router range, promising more resilience against DNS-altering malware and spyware.  The new firmware - which is also available to upgrade on existing models - adds the familiar distorted letters and numbers to common router settings pages.

 

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LaCie upgrades NAS RAID devices; 10TB capacity now possible

LaCie upgrades NAS RAID devices; 10TB capacity now possible

LaCie gave their NAS RAID product line up a significant overhaul today by upgrading their LaCie 2big Network and 5big Network. With this upgrade, you can expect a performance boost, additional features, backup support and a serious expansion of capacity.

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WiGig Alliance forms for 60GHz connections

WiGig Alliance forms for 60GHz connections

Well, the wireless world is just all over the place right now, isn't it? In an effort to ramp up super high-speed connection options, an organization formed today called the WiGig Alliance who has made it its aim to come up with a common standard for 60GHz wireless connections.

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LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

CP Technologies announced their latest product, the LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot today, which is a 3G router that makes it easy to connect your broadband network to Wi-Fi.

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Bigfoot Xeno Killer Pro & Ultra gaming NICs

Bigfoot Xeno Killer Pro & Ultra gaming NICs

It's been a long time since Bigfoot's first-gen Killer K1 network card first tried to persuade us that $150 is a reasonable price for a NIC, and now the company is back with two new products.  As with their predecessor, the Killer Xeno Ultra and Killer Xeno Pro promise reduced pings, but they now add voice chat offloading.

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Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Consumers are seeking out more green and power-saving products, and frankly, there aren’t any different in IT industry. Hitachi new optical active cables solution, promised to cut cost by reducing power consumption while increase productivity, is the exactly what the IT, data communication and telecommunication industries are looking for right now.

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AT&T Mobility Network Disaster Recovery : SlashGear Exclusive

AT&T Mobility Network Disaster Recovery : SlashGear Exclusive

When your broadband drops, or your local cell tower decides it wants a nap, it's frustrating. What if you're responsible not just for one broadband connection but a copper, fiber and wireless network that stretches across the US? That's the responsibility of the AT&T Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team, the group responsible for swooping in after natural disasters and significant network failures and bringing AT&T back online. SlashGear was invited to one of their quarterly disaster simulations recently took place at Houston, Texas to see what's involved.

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