networking

Quantenna 1Gbps WiFi chipset promised for 2009

Quantenna 1Gbps WiFi chipset promised for 2009

Startup wireless networking firm Quantenna are claiming to be able to dramatically increase WiFi throughput and signal coverage with their upcoming range of draft-N chips.  Taking advantage of existing aspects of the 802.11n specification that, the company suggests, are currently being under-appreciated, the Quantenna approach is to use multiple concurrent radio channels.  These can either double up on data transmission, increasing reliability and range, or be used discretely to layer transmissions up to the quoted 1Gbps rate.

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D-Link DIR-825 Xtreme N router with simultaneous dual-band

D-Link DIR-825 Xtreme N router with simultaneous dual-band

D-Link have announced the DIR-825, a WiFi-N router capable of simultaneous dual-band use.  The DIR-825 Xtreme N can sustain both a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz network at the same time, intelligently differentiating between bandwidth-intensive applications such as VoIP and online gaming and assigning them to the more stable 5GHz frequency.  Meanwhile general network traffic uses the 2.4GHz band.

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Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless network music player

Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless network music player

Logitech have introduced the Squeezebox Boom, in effect the company's Squeezebox network music player with built-in amplification and speakers.  Setup is straightforward - plug into the mains, enter your WiFi password - and then you have the pleasure of bi-amped 3-inch woofers and 3/4-inch tweeters (with a 24-bit Burr Brown D/A converter behind the scenes) to enjoy either music stored elsewhere on your network or streaming from Rhapsody, Last.FM, Slacker, Pandora and Sirius.

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Open-Mesh offers mesh-network WiFi extension for $49

Open-Mesh offers mesh-network WiFi extension for $49

WiFi is great until you start reaching the fringes of your router's range, at which point throughput slows to a trickle and you start dreaming of nice, reliable ethernet cables.  Happily there's an alternative to snaking CAT-5 around your skirting boards; Open-Mesh makes Mini-Routers that, when plugged in and registered, automatically create a mesh-network and thus boost your WiFi coverage.

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Linksys WRT610N router for simultaneous dual-band WiFi N

Linksys WRT610N router for simultaneous dual-band WiFi N

Linksys have released their latest WiFi router, the WRT610N, the claim to fame of which is its ability to simultaneously maintain WiFi band-N connections on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.  The benefit is in being able to use each band for separate, bandwidth intensive applications; 5GHz has a shorter range but higher throughput, while 2.4GHz is backward compatible with earlier WiFi versions that would usually slow the whole network down.

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