networking

D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

D-Link DAP-1520 Dual Band WiFi range extender plugs network holes

In some homes and offices, it can be difficult or impossible to get a clear and consistent WiFi signal into all rooms and offices. That leaves some people resorting to using wired networking or power line networking. Another option is to use range extenders for a wireless network to boost signal strength.

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Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

Stanford researchers design more effective WiFi networks for crowded buildings

When it comes to wireless connectivity, getting connected and staying connected can be a challenge in a building. Researchers from Stanford University have been working on making more efficient WiFi networks for use inside crowded buildings. The new network allows all users in the building to share connectivity.

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XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has paired with Open Garden to bring mesh-networking to the new XO Tablet, allowing users of the low-cost open source slate to get online via bridged connections with other owners. Part of what OLPC describes as its vision of "a network made of connected devices and internet access to everyone", the new deal will see the XO Tablet - which hit retail back in July - preloaded with the Open Garden app, and able to create and join dynamically created mesh networks even if they're far from the original access point.

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AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule refreshed with new design and 802.11ac

AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule refreshed with new design and 802.11ac

Apple has revealed a brace of new networking equipment, with a completely redesigned AirPort Extreme and a matching Time Capsule. The new wireless connectivity kit has been entirely reworked from the short, squat, white boxes of today, now taking the form of tall, extruded aluminum columns.

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ASUS RT-AC68U 802.ac router promises up to 1,900Mbit/s (but it won’t be cheap)

ASUS RT-AC68U 802.ac router promises up to 1,900Mbit/s (but it won’t be cheap)

Patient when it comes to shuttling files around your network? No, us neither, and so ASUS' new RT-AC68U router is looking mighty appealing. The new 802.11ac wireless hub may have an unmemorable name, but it's probably worth a second glance as the first dual-band WiFi-ac router around, with the promise of data rates of up to 1,900 Mbit/s.

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Trendnet outs new Nano Wireless Extender and cloud camera

Trendnet outs new Nano Wireless Extender and cloud camera

Trendnet is a company that's been around for a long time producing all sorts of networking hardware and other peripherals for computer users and other needs. The company is probably most famous for its line of network adapters, particularly power line networking adapters and routers. Trendnet also makes an interesting lineup cloud-based cameras for security and other needs.

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Edimax unveils new 802.11ac router and USB 3.0 network adapter combo

Edimax unveils new 802.11ac router and USB 3.0 network adapter combo

When it comes the bandwidth for wireless networks, many people always want more. More speed and more bandwidth are very important if you make heavy use of your wireless network for transferring large HD video files or streaming content locally. It's surprisingly easy to use more bandwidth than is available if you have several computers or devices streaming high-definition video within the home or office leading to lots of buffering or stuttering playback.

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Linksys N750 Dual-Band X3500 gateway packs DSL and WiFi

Linksys N750 Dual-Band X3500 gateway packs DSL and WiFi

Linksys has outed its latest modem-router, the N750 Dual-Band X3500, bundling ADSL and gigabit ethernet connectivity along with wireless and app support. Offering dual-band 802.11n for up to 450Mbps wireless, along with four gigabit ethernet ports and a USB port that can be used to share external storage and printers with multiple networked devices.

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Skydog router monitors Internet usage and more

Skydog router monitors Internet usage and more

There is a huge array of wireless routers on the market today that have different features depending on your specific needs. A lot of those routers have administration panels that you can log into to see how many devices are connected to your wireless network at any given time. Some more feature packed routers also allow you to add websites that you don't want people visiting to a blacklist. That feature is particularly effective in the office.

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LenovoEMC aims for Network Video Recorder future with Milestone Arcus

LenovoEMC aims for Network Video Recorder future with Milestone Arcus

This week the folks at LenovoEMC have revealed their next-generation move for the networked device universe - Network Video Recorders. With their new NVR family they'll be joining up with Milestone Arcus, a video management software platform, to bring you some real security installations - of less than 20 Internet Protocol Cameras, of course. This futuristic system will be aimed at small to midsize businesses and the whole lot will begin to be available this May.

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LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn is now rolling out a new feature very similar to a feature already offered by Facebook. When you begin typing out a person's name or a company's name in your status update, a drop-down menu will pop up that will allow you to "mention" the person or company you're discussing. The other party will be notified about your mention in real-time, providing much more engaging conversations.

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Eizo remote displays connect to computers over the LAN

Eizo remote displays connect to computers over the LAN

Eizo is a company that has been making high-end displays for computer users for a number of years. The company is particularly well known for its high-end LCDs that are designed for graphic designers and the medical industry. The company has announced a pair of new 17-inch LCD network monitors that have integrated LAN connectivity enabling them to connect to remote PCs.

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