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...

Netgear Augments Wireless Broadband Gateway Options with Nighthawk M5 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Router

Netgear's mobile broadband product stack has a variety of different product offerings mostly targeting the personal hotspot market. However, with 5G, wireless home broadband has become a credible proposition...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Netgear Expands DOCSIS 3.1 Product Stack with Nighthawk CAX80 Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem Gateway

Cable service providers in the US market have been aggressively deploying DOCSIS 3.1 over the last couple of years. Netgear has been selling DOCSIS 3.1-compatible modems and gateways into...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Netgear Launches EasyMesh-Compatible Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

Netgear's Orbi has enjoyed tremendous success in the Wi-Fi system / mesh networking market. Technically speaking, the Orbi kits can't interoperate with mesh nodes from other vendors or even...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

D-Link Announces New EasyMesh-Compatible Wi-Fi 6 Gateways and Extenders

The Wi-Fi system / mesh market has turned out to be very attractive for gateway vendors, enabling them to have higher ASPs and more revenue per user. On the...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Wi-Fi Alliance Announces Wi-Fi 6E Moniker for 802.11ax in the 6 GHz Spectrum

Wi-Fi platform vendors have long been citing the lack of enough spectrum in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands as true gigabit wireless becomes commonplace. In fact, despite...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

TP-Link Expands Wi-Fi 6 Lineup, Introduces IoT Security with HomeCare Pro

TP-Link is announcing a slew of upgrades to their Wi-Fi 6 product stack at CES 2020. We have already covered the updates to the Deco Mesh Networking family in...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

TP-Link Updates Deco Mesh Networking Family with Wi-Fi 6

TP-Link is announcing three new products in their Deco mesh networking lineup at CES 2020 - the Deco X20, X60, and X90. All three come with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax...

0 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

ASUS Brings Wi-Fi 6 to Desktops with PCE-AX3000 Card

ASUS has introduced one of the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 cards for desktops. The ASUS PCE-AX3000 dual band PCIe 3.0 x1 adapter promises to provide up to 2.4 Gbps...

23 by Anton Shilov on 11/19/2019

Buffalo Releases LXW-10G2/2G4 Switch: Two 10 GbE + Four 2.5 GbE Ports

One of the big reasons for why faster-than-GbE networks have not gained traction in the consumer space is due to a lack of appropriate network switches. 10 GbE switches...

46 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2019

Realtek 2.5 GbE PCIe Cards Now For Sale

A Japanese company has started sales of its 2.5 GbE network card that uses a Realtek controller. The adapter is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 x1 board that is compatible...

53 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

Intel Quietly Mentions 2.5 GbE Ethernet Controllers

One of the parts that was quietly mentioned in yesterday’s Cascade Lake X-Series processor launch was support for new Ethernet controllers. Specifically it mentioned Intel’s i225 Ethernet controller range...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

Intel Ethernet 800 Series To Support NVMe over TCP, PCIe 4.0

Today at the SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Intel is sharing more information about their 100Gb Ethernet chips, first announced in April and due to hit the market next month...

48 by Billy Tallis on 9/24/2019

Wi-Fi 6 Is Officially Here: Certification Program Begins

Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially started its Wi-Fi 6 certification program, informally kicking off the widescale adoption of the new Wi-Fi standard. As with the group's previous certification programs...

36 by Anton Shilov on 9/16/2019

Netgear Expands 802.11ax Portfolio with Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System and Nighthawk EAX80 Extender

As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended...

21 by Ganesh T S on 9/6/2019

Qualcomm Updates Wi-Fi 6 Lineup: Networking Pro Series for APs and FastConnect for Clients

Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Wi-Fi 6 portfolio today with a host of new access point solutions under the Networking Pro Series moniker. The client side solutions...

9 by Ganesh T S on 8/27/2019

Rivet Networks Launches E2600 Gigabit Network Controller

This year Computex is full of launches, and the land of network controllers is no exception. Rivet Networks, who makes the Killer line of enhanced NICs, is updating its...

20 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

QNAP Launches QNA-UC5G1T: A USB 3.0 to 5 GbE Network Adapter

QNAP has introduced its USB 3.0 to 5 GbE network adapter, releasing the accessory for PCs and QNAP NASes to allow them to add support for faster Ethernet networking...

38 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

Marvell to Acquire Aquantia, Eying Automotive Networking Market

Marvell on Monday announced that it had reached an agreement to buy the networking specialist firm Aquantia for $452 million. The acquisition will allow Marvell to significantly augment their...

21 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2019

The Killer AX1650: A Wi-Fi 6 Chip Built on Intel

One of the core criticisms of the Killer networking hardware has been hardware reliability and drivers. On the last generation product, the company did away with those by working...

32 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Netgear Launches the Nighthawk RAX40 - An Affordable Intel-based Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear has been announcing new members in their Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax router family regularly over the last few months. We discussed the launch of the RAX80 and RAX120 in...

28 by Ganesh T S on 4/9/2019

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