Wireless Networking

Apple’s New AirPort May Sport A4 or A5

Apple’s New AirPort May Sport A4 or A5

Recent reports of an Apple AirPort device stock shortage in stores have suggested that a revamped version is getting ready to ship. It's also been tipped that the new AirPort may feature new hardware to help it expand beyond basic networking duties. This change is also believed to be linked to Apple's new iCloud service.

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Apple Airport devices out of stock in many stores, does that mean a refresh is coming?

Apple Airport devices out of stock in many stores, does that mean a refresh is coming?

If you are a fan of Apple gear, any time things are out of stock widely that often hints that a refresh is on the way. Apple is generally really good at keeping things in stock so low availability is often an early sign a new version of whatever is not in stock is coming soon. This time around, the products with limited availability are the AirPort devices. Apparently, Apple fans are tipping TUAW that the devices are widely out of stock.

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Trendnet unveils new 450Mbps dual-band Wireless N USB adapter

Trendnet unveils new 450Mbps dual-band Wireless N USB adapter

Trendnet is always offering up more and more networking products for computer users to take advantage of inside their home or office. The latest product from the company is the new TEW-684UB version 1.0R USB network adapter. This network adapter supports fast data transfer speeds of up to 450Mbps. The cool thing about this adapter is that you don’t need to use the expansion port on your notebook and it can be used with notebooks lacking expansion ports.

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MetroPCS May be the Biggest Winner in AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

MetroPCS May be the Biggest Winner in AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

With T-Mobile soon to be swallowed up by AT&T (probably), MetroPCS will be the most likely choice for many T-Mobile customers looking for a new carrier. That would most likely make Metro PCS the nation's new fourth-largest wireless carrier, and that is why MetroPCS's stock jumped up 5% upon the merger announcement. MetroPCS currently has 8.1 million subscribers, up 35% over the last two years (a time period, we should mention, in which T-Mobile lost customers).

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TP-Link TL-WN822 802.11n USB adapter has movable antenna

TP-Link TL-WN822 802.11n USB adapter has movable antenna

If you are needing a nice, fast WiFi adapter for your computer without having to crack it open or for your notebook TP-Link has a new one that promises lots of speed. The new adapter plugs into the USB port on your computer and is called the TL-WN822N. The adapter has a 1.5M USB extension cable to allow you to sit the thing on your desk on or top of your computer.

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Obama: “Connecting Every Corner of America to the Digital Age”

Obama: “Connecting Every Corner of America to the Digital Age”

During an address at Northern Michigan University in Marquette on Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama said the US will spend $5 billion to build next-generation high-speed wireless networks in rural areas, and create incentives to free up more radio frequencies for mobile broadband. According to Obama (who is shown below using his BlackBerry), "It's how we'll spark new innovation, new investment, new jobs ... We can't expect tomorrow's economy to take root using yesterday's infrastructure."

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Linksys E4200 is new dual-band flagship router

Linksys E4200 is new dual-band flagship router

Cisco has outed its latest flagship home router, the Linksys E4200, a simultaneous dual-band model supporting concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz use. The E4200 has four gigabit ports, plus a 3x3 antenna array for six in total, all internal so that the router doesn't resemble a hedgehog.

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Trendnet TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming adapter surfaces at CES 2011

Trendnet TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming adapter surfaces at CES 2011

When it comes to wireless networking Trendnet is one of the companies that is always offering up new products for geeks to take advantage of for fast networking sans wires. The company has unveiled a new wireless adapter at CES 2011 called the TEW-687GA that is designed for networking all sorts of gear from TVs and DVRs to game consoles at fast speeds.

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Trendnet unveils new 450Mbps Wireless N access point

Trendnet unveils new 450Mbps Wireless N access point

Trendnet has unveiled a new wireless access point that has integrated repeater functionally for the user that needs to extend their wireless network a bit for ideal coverage. The new product is called the TEW-690AP and is has 450Mbps wireless n speed and coverage range.

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AP 6511 WallPlate wireless access point debuts from Motorola

AP 6511 WallPlate wireless access point debuts from Motorola

Motorola has announced an interesting new wireless access point that is designed to be very small and unobtrusive in a room. The device is called the AP6511 802.11n WallPlate access point. The device is designed to extend WiFi access to multi-room facilities like hotels, hospitals, and offices.

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Cisco unveils Valet Hotspot for WiFi

Cisco unveils Valet Hotspot for WiFi

My dad was 50 when he got his first computer. He must have called me 50 times when he was setting the thing up to tell me various parts wouldn't work or fit. He couldn't get online until I went to help him, turned out he had the Ethernet cable in the modem port. There are lots of people out there who need very simple devices that you can just plug in and they work.

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Cambridge Consultants show off whitespace radio at CES

Cambridge Consultants show off whitespace radio at CES

There has been talk for a while now about making use of the whitespace between TV stations that is intended to prevent interference between the stations for things like mobile broadband and others. Cambridge Consultants has unveiled its plan for using the whitespace at CES.

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