Networking

Netgear introduced their first Wi-Fi 6E routers last year with the launch of the Nighthawk RAXE500 and the Orbi RBKE960. The addition of 6 GHz support makes it necessary to include more antennae and add more RF components to the board. As a result, the pricing of these routers tend to be high - the RAXE500 retails for $581 currently (launched with a MSRP of $600), while the basic Orbi RBKE962 (a router and a single satellite) had a launch MSRP of $1100. As part of the 2022 CES launches, Netgear is introducing an affordable Wi-Fi 6E router in the form of the Nighthawk RAXE300. Affordable is a relative term here - the new router has a $400 price point. The cost-down has been achieved...

Draft N Router Coverage: When the "n" in 802.11n really means "not yet"

Our first look at Draft N routers from NETGEAR, Belkin, and Linksys shows promising speeds yet disappointing overall results.

22 by Gary Key on 8/30/2006

Gigabyte GN-WMAG01

Gigabyte Technology is another company branching out from their core product line into the consumer network space. Lets see how their wireless PC Card, the GN-WMAG01 performs...

7 by Brian Ng on 9/15/2004

Gigabyte 802.11g VPN Wireless Router

Gigabyte is not generally known for its networking products. To compete against other, more popular brands, Gigabyte produces the GN-BR404W. Find out about Gigabyte's first attempt at...

9 by Brian Ng on 8/21/2004

ASUS GigaX1108 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

ASUS is a relatively new player in the field of consumer networking products. Today, we will be looking at their GigaX1108.

12 by Brian Ng on 8/10/2004

ArmorLink Post Genie: Network Convergence in a Little Green box

Let's face it - many of us understand networking, but neither have the time, know how nor the patience to set up a fully functional Linux gateway/router...

14 by Brian Ng on 7/13/2004

Agere Joins the 802.11 Fray: Upcoming WiFi Technology

To honor the 150Mbs WiFi chipset disclosed by Agere Systems today, we take a look at where the 802.11 protocol is going, and where Agere's new technology fits in.

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/15/2004

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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