Networking

Netgear has a bunch of new product announcements at CES 2021, and the most interesting of the lot is the RAXE500 - their first Wi-Fi 6E router with support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands. The key here is the availability of the wide-open 6 GHz band - while the move to 6 GHz doesn't deliver any extra bandwidth, the absence of interference (and additional free channels) in that band results in more stable throughput in practical scenarios. The availability of client chipsets - the AX210 from Intel that is already shipping in some systems, as well as the Broadcom BCM4389 for mobile devices - means that we should see fairly rapid adoption and consumer benefits from Wi-Fi 6E compared to the...

AT News Update: More Ultrawideband Confusion

Now that the new Wireless USB standard is starting to come together, Motorola's push for their own wideband standard has the IEEE just as confused as we are.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/7/2004

AT News: Wireless USB Primer

Wireless USB was the focus of February's IDF, but will the Intel backed technology really replace an already saturated wireless infrastructure?

11 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/1/2004

The Wireless Future: Bluetooth and HomeRF in depth

At this year's fall IDF, we had the opportunity to look at two technologies that vow to change wireless data communication from a dream to...

1 by Matthew Witheiler on 8/29/2000

Home PNA "Phoneline Networking" Round Up

Back in February of this year, we reviewed the D-Link DHN-910 Home Phoneline Network In A Box. Since then, we have gotten several emails expressing interest in this technology...

0 by Greg Hanna on 7/21/2000

Network Switch Roundup

As the cost of networking equipment drops further and further, the accessibility of such equipment to the consumer increases inversely. That is, where only a few years ago...

0 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 6/14/2000

Netopia R9100 Ethernet Router

The router performed fantastic. No question here, far better performance than the Linksys Etherfast, although the current bandwidth available through cable or DSL doesn't come close to taxing either...

0 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 4/27/2000

Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router

The Linksys Etherfast Router offers almost every feature the average user will need and some that he/she won't, all configured with an easy-to-use web interface.

1 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 3/23/2000

D-Link DHN-910 Phone Networking Kit

As one of the first HomePNA 2.0 kits we have tested, the D-Link kit stacked up very well to a standard twisted pair network in our tests. For...

0 by Greg Hanna on 2/10/2000

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