networking

D-Link unveils new PowerLine AV + Mini Adapter DHP-309AV

D-Link unveils new PowerLine AV + Mini Adapter DHP-309AV

Networking company D-Link has announced a new powerline AV networking kit that ships with a pair of little powerline adapters. The kit is model number DHP-309AV and is designed to help you get network connectivity into just about any part of your home without having to rely on Wi-Fi signals. The adapter kit comes with a pair of the powerline adapters.

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Netgear Powerline Music Extender streams music and more

Netgear Powerline Music Extender streams music and more

Netgear has a new powerline networking device called the XSUB2511. Like most powerline networking gear, it will connect your Internet connection to your power lines in the house to share that connectivity without needing a wireless network. This new adapter allows more than simply allowing you to share your Internet connection.

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D-Link announces Cloud Router 5700 802.11ac router shipping now

D-Link announces Cloud Router 5700 802.11ac router shipping now

D-Link has announced that it's now shipping its very first 802.11ac wireless router called the Cloud Router 5700. The router uses the 802.11ac standard supporting significantly faster wireless throughput of up to 1750 Mbps. The significantly faster wireless speeds compared to 802.11n mean that users can transfer large files and stream high-definition video around their home or office network more smoothly and quickly.

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Cisco drops Connect Cloud from default router settings

Cisco drops Connect Cloud from default router settings

Cisco caused an uproar when it pushed out an update to certain Linksys routers that blocked local access to router settings, instead prompting users to sign up for the Cisco Connect Cloud service. Not only that, but the policy for the service stated that users had to agree to anti-porn and anti-piracy clauses. Now Cisco has taken to its blog to try and clarify the situation.

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TRENDnet unveils small 500 Mbps powerline adapter with outlet

TRENDnet unveils small 500 Mbps powerline adapter with outlet

TRENDnet is heavily into powerline networking and has a new product unveiled at Computex called the 500 Mbps Compact Powerline EV Adapter with Build in Outlet model number TPL-407E. The adapter also comes as a kit with model number TPL-407E2K that features two of the adapters. These adapters promise fast connection speeds and have an integrated outlet.

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Researchers in Japan use terahertz frequencies to transmit data at 3 Gbps

Researchers in Japan use terahertz frequencies to transmit data at 3 Gbps

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have made a very interesting breakthrough that could have serious implications for wireless high-speed data networks. The researchers have developed a new wireless transmission system that works using a frequency that is unregulated by any country or standards organization in the world. The system the researchers developed works in the range of 300 GHz to 3 THz.

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Google, Microsoft, and others buy networking gear directly from Asia

Google, Microsoft, and others buy networking gear directly from Asia

Massive Internet companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook would seemingly consume networking gear like breath mints. These companies are some of the biggest online, and as they grow, they would need a never-ending stream of new servers and networking gear to maintain the speed and efficiency of their networks. You might expect these companies purchase their gear from big names like Cisco or HP.

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Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

The Australian government was accepting bids for building a high-speed Internet network within the country. When bids opened up the Australian government decided to block the Chinese firm Huawei from the bidding process. The reason cited for blocking Huawei from bidding was security with many cyber attacks carried out against corporations in the West believed to have originated from China.

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US Airways adding in-flight WiFi to 90% of fleet by end of year

US Airways adding in-flight WiFi to 90% of fleet by end of year

US Airways is continuing strong with their commitment to offer entertainment in-flight and let people tweet, Facebook, watch movies on their iPad and more while traveling. Recently US Airways has announced they are expanding their WiFi services with Gogo in-flight WiFi and it will be available to 90% of their domestic fleet.

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TRENDnet powerline adapter rocks four gigabit ports

TRENDnet powerline adapter rocks four gigabit ports

TRENDnet has unveiled a new powerline networking adapter that has a really cool feature that anyone who uses a powerline network in their home will appreciate. The adapter is called the TPL-405E and has a quartet of gigabit network ports on one adapter for multiple devices. I use powerline networking upstairs in my house where Wi-Fi connectivity is spotty and have wished on more than one occasion the adapter had more than one port so I could plug in all of the devices in the entertainment center.

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Trendnet error exposes thousands of home security video feeds

Trendnet error exposes thousands of home security video feeds

A flaw discovered in the code of Trendnet's connected home security camera systems have made thousands of private video feeds accessible by almost anyone on the internet. More than two dozen models of Trendnet home security cameras are vulnerable, allowing people to access the video feeds via the camera's IP address without the need to enter a password.

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Printable smart tags could link carrots to the internet of things

Printable smart tags could link carrots to the internet of things

Printable plastic labels could actively monitor food freshness, track vaccine efficacy and eventually warn you when your brakes need replacing, packing low-power intelligence into disposable computers. The culmination of several decades of R&D by ThinFilm Electronics, with some help from Xerox PARC's printed transistors, the multilayer tags combine a year's worth of battery power, sensors and a small display, and will initially be used to show a temperature record of perishable food and medications.

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