networking

HomePlug Powerline networks electric cars from Audi, BMW, more

HomePlug Powerline networks electric cars from Audi, BMW, more

We usually associate HomePlug products with straightforward ways to spread your internet connection around the house using mains cabling rather than WiFi but, if the Powerline Alliance has its way, your future hybrid or all-electric car may also be using the system to talk to your power supply. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen have all thrown in with the HomePlug Green PHY (GP) profile for electric vehicle charging, enabling Earth-friendly cars to integrate with the smart grid.

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D-Link dual-band MediaBridge DAP-513 wants to get your console online

D-Link dual-band MediaBridge DAP-513 wants to get your console online

D-Link has unveiled its latest MediaBridge, a monolithic totem intended to get up to four wired internet devices - like your Xbox 360, PS3 or STB - hooked up to your wireless network. The D-Link Wireless N Dual Band MediaBridge DAP-1513 is as functionally straightforward as its name is ridiculously long: four 10/100 ethernet ports on the back, and WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz inside.

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NETGEAR launches N750 Dual Band router

NETGEAR launches N750 Dual Band router

NETGEAR has launched a new Router which offers dual band wireless transmission at up to 750 megabits per second. Named the NETGEAR N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router, the router transmits data simultaneously over both wireless N bands with up to 450mbps in the 5Ghz band and 300mbps in the more crowded 2.4 Ghz band. In addition, the N750 offers a wide range of parental controls and even a broadband usage meter for those concerned with data caps. And with DLNA media server support, the router can handle HD video, music, and photos and stream them to any DLNA enabled television or game console on the network.

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IPv4 Address, No More For Asia

IPv4 Address, No More For Asia

The organization responsible for doling out internet addresses in asia, the APNIC, just released their last block of available IPv4 addresses. We've known for a long time that the available pool was going to run out sooner or later. It wasn't until recently, with the explosion of mobile devices and individuals getting wired into the Net worldwide. The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) announced in Feburary that they handed the last blocks of IPv4 to the regional registries. With the continued online growth in Asia, they've used up their share a bit earlier than expected.

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Why Cisco Shut Down the Flip Business

Why Cisco Shut Down the Flip Business

Cisco's shutting down of their Flip business after only two years says not just a great deal about Cisco but about consumer markets as a whole. Primarily that they are very hard to succeed in and should be entered only with adequate strategies. Cisco had primarily acquired Flip and the Pure Digital team in order to gain a jump start to their consumer business strategy.

Netgear debuts cool WNHDB3004 3DHD wireless home theater networking kit

Netgear debuts cool WNHDB3004 3DHD wireless home theater networking kit

I think most of us would rather go wireless with all of our gear than have to fight wires and cables assuming the wireless gear offered the same performance as our wired gear. Netgear is big in the home networking realm with all manner of gear for wired and wireless products. The company has unveiled a new line of gear that is specifically designed to allow for high-speed streaming of jitter-free 1080p HD video throughout the home wirelessly.

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Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug has launched a new WiFi adapter, the Pogoplug Wireless Extender, which allows users of the home NAS adapter to get online via a wireless network rather than stringing ethernet cable to their router.  Up for preorder at $29, the Wireless Extender supports WiFi b/g/n.  Meanwhile Pogoplug are also slashing the price of their eponymous device, down from $129 to $99.

Find out how to get a free Pogoplug Wireless Extender after the cut

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