I am all for convergence in my computer gear and accessories. I am always knocking the DSL modem off the top of my WiFi router messing around beside my desk or with my computer. I would love to have that modem inside my router. If you are a DSL user and you have the same wish to converge your router and modem, Netgear has a new offering that will do the trick called the N600 Home DSL Gateway part number DGND3700.
I have talked about the cooling company called Evercool before. The last product that I mentioned from the company was the Battle Hero cooler for your gaming notebook. There are lots of notebook coolers on the market today so that product wasn't particularly new or exciting. The company is back with another new cooling solution and this one is unique. The new device is called the Dr. Cool and it claims to the be the world's first patented router cooler.
Cisco has outed its latest range of Linksys E-Series wireless routers and SE-Series switches. The E-Series spans the $59.99 to $179.99 to price points, with the top-end model, the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router, having both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz radios (supporting simultaneous use), four gigabit ethernet ports, 3x3 MIMO support, six antennas and USB for network storage or printers.
D-Link has unveiled its latest router, the DHP-1320, a combination Wireless-N and PowerLine 200Mbps hybrid. Packing three 10/100 ethernet ports, WiFi g/n wireless with WPA and WPA2 encryption, and up to 200Mbps data through your home or office electrical wiring, the D-Link DHP-1320 promises sufficient speed to stream HD video without having to worry what walls are in the way.
We talked a bit about the Netgear N300 wireless ADSL2+ modem router back in early January when the thing turned up during CES. That router is now shipping for people in need of a DSL modem with 3G backup to pick up. If you missed the original story, I will run down the specs for you.
When it comes to internet connectivity in some business environments it's a must. No web connection means that you can't work and missed work is lost money. Businesses in locations where there is no fixed line access that need to get multiple computers connected can use a new Lancom router called the 1780EW-3G.
Mobile hotspots are relatively common by now, and more and more smartphones offer data-sharing among their features; what, though, if you've already got a USB modem and are tied into - or content with - your existing data package? ZyXEL believes it has the answer in the shape of the MWR211 mobile router, a palm-sized way to share your connection while mobile. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
CLEAR has launched a new modem for use with its WiMAX service, though it's targeted at home or small-office users rather than mobile mavens. The unimaginatively titled CLEAR Modem with WiFi is, as you can probably guess, a CLEAR WiMAX modem with an integrated WiFi b/g/n radio, for sharing the 4G connection with multiple users.
I am a big fan of convergence, when you can wrap the functionality of several devices into one device it's a great thing. A company called AudioCodes has announced a new home gateway that will work with just about any mobile device allowing the device to connect to the web called the MediaPack 252.