networking

WiGig Alliance forms for 60GHz connections

WiGig Alliance forms for 60GHz connections

Well, the wireless world is just all over the place right now, isn't it? In an effort to ramp up super high-speed connection options, an organization formed today called the WiGig Alliance who has made it its aim to come up with a common standard for 60GHz wireless connections.

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LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

CP Technologies announced their latest product, the LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot today, which is a 3G router that makes it easy to connect your broadband network to Wi-Fi.

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Bigfoot Xeno Killer Pro & Ultra gaming NICs

Bigfoot Xeno Killer Pro & Ultra gaming NICs

It's been a long time since Bigfoot's first-gen Killer K1 network card first tried to persuade us that $150 is a reasonable price for a NIC, and now the company is back with two new products.  As with their predecessor, the Killer Xeno Ultra and Killer Xeno Pro promise reduced pings, but they now add voice chat offloading.

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Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Consumers are seeking out more green and power-saving products, and frankly, there aren’t any different in IT industry. Hitachi new optical active cables solution, promised to cut cost by reducing power consumption while increase productivity, is the exactly what the IT, data communication and telecommunication industries are looking for right now.

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AT&T Mobility Network Disaster Recovery : SlashGear Exclusive

AT&T Mobility Network Disaster Recovery : SlashGear Exclusive

When your broadband drops, or your local cell tower decides it wants a nap, it's frustrating. What if you're responsible not just for one broadband connection but a copper, fiber and wireless network that stretches across the US? That's the responsibility of the AT&T Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team, the group responsible for swooping in after natural disasters and significant network failures and bringing AT&T back online. SlashGear was invited to one of their quarterly disaster simulations recently took place at Houston, Texas to see what's involved.

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D-link ships DSN-1100, compact 5-Bay SAN storage solution for SMB

D-link ships DSN-1100, compact 5-Bay SAN storage solution for SMB

D-Link now shipping its new DSN-1100, a 5-Bay iSCSI Network Area Network (SAN) Array enclosure, offering up to a total of 7.5 Terabytes storage capacity for SMB Budget.

The DSN-1100 is housed in a compact desktop chassis, built on the same System-on-a-Chip technology from company’s DSN-3000 family SAN arrays. It implements 4 one-gigabit ports and supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for full offload capability; all four ports can be grouped together, totaling up to 425MB/s bandwidth, to increase throughput and redundancy. The unit supports SATA-II drive and a host of Raid configuration from 0,1,1+0 and 5.

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ASUS EeeNAS PC: 2TB server, touchscreen & DVD

ASUS EeeNAS PC: 2TB server, touchscreen & DVD

As well as netbooks, ASUS also brought along an Eee-branded backup device to CeBIT this week.  The EeeNAS PC is billed as a 2TB network-attached storage device mated to a PC, with control via a 3.5-inch touchscreen on the front panel.

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Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station announced

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station announced

If the dual-band WiFi-n support of the new Apple Time Capsule strikes you as something work having, but you're all set for backup, then you'll want to be looking at Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station.  It supports up to 50 users across both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously, offering maximum range, compatibility and throughput.

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Apple Time Capsule 1TB with dual-band WiFi-n

Apple Time Capsule 1TB with dual-band WiFi-n

As well as their new Mac range, Apple have also updated their Time Capsule backup device.  The new Apple Time Capsule 1TB has more storage than before, but also supports simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi n.

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Winstar M4: connect 4 USB devices to your local network

Winstar M4: connect 4 USB devices to your local network

As home networks have proliferated, it's taking a while for peripherals to catch up; ethernet ports are reasonably common on printers, but there's still a price-premium.  Winstar's M4 USB Networking Server aims to address that, a compact box that supports connecting up to four different USB 2.0 devices to your home or office network.

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Elcomsoft utilizes GPGPU to quickly hack network encryption

Elcomsoft utilizes GPGPU to quickly hack network encryption

Elcomsoft is a privately owned company out of Moscow that specializes in Windows Productivity applications. Recently they have released their new Wireless Security Auditor suite, which is capable of cracking WPA/WPA2-PSK in record time with the utilization of your graphics processor.

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iRiver’s WAVE-HOME wants to be your all-in-one communications hub

iRiver’s WAVE-HOME wants to be your all-in-one communications hub

iRiver will be briefing the CES crowd in a few short hours, but we thought we'd take an early look at one of the new products they've brought to the show.  The WAVE-HOME is not an easy device to categorize other than to say this - iRiver wants it to do a lot for you.

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