networking

LED networking research shows flashes of brilliance

LED networking research shows flashes of brilliance

Chinese researchers are looking to use flickering LEDs to replace traditional short-distance wireless networking standards, and that could be integrated into office or home lighting.  By rapidly pulsing the LEDs, the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute for the Study of Semiconductor have come up with the Lighting Information Network, consisting of blue LEDs capable of 2Mbps transfer speeds.

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TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo have outed their latest peripheral for the newest TiVo Premiere, and if you've been regularly tripping over a stretch of ethernet cable running between your router and the DVR then the TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter should save your knees.  Backward compatible with WiFi b/g, the 802.11n adapter is all about speed: whether that be faster video-on-demand downloads, transferring HD files between multiple TiVo units, or speedier exporting to portable devices.

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Pogoplug v2 Review

Pogoplug v2 Review

Network-attached storage is seldom eye-catching, rarely interesting and not normally cheap, and in that sort of market the Pogoplug is guaranteed to stand out. Currently in its second generation - with a fair few software upgrades along the way - the bright pink box promises to take regular USB hard drives and have them shared across a network for both local and remote access within minutes. Too good to be true? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Shoddy DHCP causing iPad WiFi woes reckons university

Shoddy DHCP causing iPad WiFi woes reckons university

Princeton University reckon they've discovered the root cause of the iPad's intermittent WiFi connection problems, and rather than a hardware fault - as many early-adopters feared - they believe it's down to how iPhone OS 3.2 handles DHCP leases.  They found that in certain circumstances the iPad doesn't renew its DHCP lease, attempting to continue using the same IP address despite whichever router assigned it no longer seeing it as valid (and, potentially, already having assigned it to a different user).

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Cisco Valet easy-setup routers & Linksys E-Series routers debut

Cisco Valet easy-setup routers & Linksys E-Series routers debut

Cisco have gone networking crazy today (though, given networking is their core business we're glad they're taking it seriously) with the launch of both a new consumer range of routers, the Cisco Valet series, and a "tech enthusiast" range, the Linksys E-Series.  The Valet range - which consists of the Valet and Valet Plus - prioritises ease of setup, using a USB stick onto which all of the network settings are installed, meaning you can get a new machine online simply by plugging it in once.

Video demos after the cut

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