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[Sep 26, 2013] ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router is Available for Pre-Order
[Aug 02, 2013] D-Link’s Gaming Router Now Shipping
[Apr 25, 2013] TRENDnet Releases AC1200 Wireless Adapter with a USB 3.0 Port
[Oct 12, 2012] Western Digital Unveils the My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender
[Aug 02, 2012] TP-Link Debuts 450 Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
[Jul 26, 2012] ASUS Launches the RT-AC66U 802.11ac Router
[Jul 20, 2012] D-Link Ships Its First 802.11ac Router
[Jan 18, 2012] CES 2012: ECS Launches Wi-Bridge Wireless Display Adapter
[Jan 11, 2012] CES 2012: Buffalo Makes the First Public Demonstration of the Forthcoming IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connection at 800 Mbps
[May 03, 2011] TRENDnet Releases 450 Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
[Apr 05, 2010] Leadtek Launches WinFast Killer Xeno Pro NIC
[Apr 17, 2009] D-Link Launches PowerLine HD Network Adapters
[Jan 13, 2009] CES 2009: Router with Photo Frame from D-Link
[May 20, 2008] Iogear Intros USB Net ShareStation
[May 06, 2008] AirLive Intros Powerline Adapter HP-3000E

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ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router is Available for Pre-Order
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 26, 2013 - 6:21 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTAC68U
Networking

ASUS has announced that the RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-band router is now available for pre-order at select resellers.

Capable of delivering speeds up to 1.3 Gbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n, thanks to Broadcom TurboQAM technology, the RT-AC68U is powered by a dual-core processor, two USB ports for file, printer, and 3G/4G modem sharing, that includes a USB 3.0 port for high-speed data transfers. ASUS AiCloud technology transforms home networking into your personal cloud for easy streaming and sharing to smartphones, PCs, and tablets.  AiRadar intelligently strengthens the signal for extended and enhanced coverage while dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz technology ensure full backward-compatibility with current wireless devices.

The RT-AC68U is available for pre-order for an estimated price of USD 220.


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D-Link’s Gaming Router Now Shipping
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 2, 2013 - 7:30 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/routers/dgl-5500-gam...
Networking

The D-Link Gaming Router offers AC1300 wireless speeds with unique traffic shaping and bandwidth management coupled with four gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver the ultimate in gaming performance, media streaming and network control. Using Qualcomm StreamBoost technology, the router delivers a robust connected experience to users of all devices on a home network by intelligently managing and shaping traffic, and giving each device and application the priority and bandwidth required for optimal performance. The intuitive StreamBoost interface allows gamers to view all connected devices on a home network, as well as the applications they are using and the real-time bandwidth usage of each.

The D-Link Gaming Router (DGL-5500) is now available with a suggested retail price of USD 199.99 throughout D-Link’s vast network of e-tail outlets in the United States.

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TRENDnet Releases AC1200 Wireless Adapter with a USB 3.0 Port
Author: Cássio Lima Date: April 25, 2013 - 7:25 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.trendnet.com/press/view.asp?id=2538
Networking

TRENDnet has announced the availability of the AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter, model TEW-805UB— a Wireless AC adapter with a USB 3.0 port which maintains high speed wireless transmissions to a Windows-based computer.

TRENDnet’s TEW-805UB connects to a high performance Wireless AC network at up to 867 Mbps or to a common Wireless N network at up to 300 Mbps. The intuitive installation process takes less than five minutes. A convenient adapter utility stores multiple network settings and prioritizes network connections. A Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button connects the adapter to a wireless network at the touch of the button. This compact adapter is powered by the computer.

Specs:

  • Wireless: Next generation Wireless AC
  • Dual Band: 867 Mbps Wireless AC or 300 Mbps Wireless N
  • USB: SuperSpeed 5 Gbps USB 3.0 port is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports
  • Whole Home Coverage: Whole home wireless coverage
  • One Touch Connection: Connect to the router at the touch of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button
  • Form Factor: Compact Wireless AC adapter
  • Compatibility: Windows operating systems

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Western Digital Unveils the My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender
Author: Cássio Lima Date: October 12, 2012 - 4:39 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=890
Networking

The My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender is a product designed to expand the coverage of your wireless network. It features a 3 X 3 antenna array on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. With more antennas you get faster, stronger and more reliable network coverage in more places in your home, even in areas that have a weak or missing signal, such as your backyard or garage.

The My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender has a Gigabit Ethernet port and is compatible with all Wi-Fi certified routers and gateways, as well as all wireless Wi-Fi standards, from 802.11a to 802.11ac.

Manufacturer's suggested retail price is USD 89.99.

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TP-Link Debuts 450 Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 2, 2012 - 7:30 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/?categoryid=1683&model=TL-W...
Networking

TP-Link has launched the TL-WDN4800, a wireless dual band PCI Express adapter compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards. The product can access the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz channels to provide wireless speeds of up to 450 Mbps. It comes with three antennas and supports WPA/WPA2 encryption standards.

Dual Band technology allows users to connect with a 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz network. This allows you to check email and browse the Internet using the 2.4 GHz band or stream HD movies and other media on the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band provides a distinct advantage because unlike the crowded 2.4 GHz band, which is shared with microwaves, cordless phones and other wireless networks, the 5 GHz band has much less interference and can provide a more stable wireless signal.

The TL-WDN4800 is priced at USD 44.99.

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ASUS Launches the RT-AC66U 802.11ac Router
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 26, 2012 - 9:09 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTAC66U/
Networking

The ASUS RT-AC66U is a dual-band Wi-Fi router compatible with the latest 802.11ac standard.

Wi-Fi standards have gone from 802.11a to 802.11.b, 802.11.g, 802.11.n and now to 802.11.ac. The new standard is dubbed “fifth-generation Wi-Fi” because it’s the fifth generation of the technology certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance marketing consortium. Unlike the 802.11n wireless standard, which can use either the 2.4 GHz or the 5 GHz frequency bands, 802.11ac devices operate exclusively on the 5 GHz band, which is less prone to interference.

The ASUS RT-AC66U makes use of a Broadcom dual-band wireless chip, providing speeds of up to 1,300 Mbps on 5 GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. The RT-AC66U comes with software to allow consumers to monitor and control the home network remotely. It also provides users with easy access to manage and stream local content from a connected USB drive to mobile devices. In addition, the ASUS RT-AC66U comes with three detachable antennas, two USB ports, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11 wireless standards.

The ASUS RT-AC66U router is now available with a retail price of USD 199.99 at Newegg.com.

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D-Link Ships Its First 802.11ac Router
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 20, 2012 - 8:04 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/routers/dir-865l-clo...
Networking

This week, D-Link announced the availability of its first 802.11ac router, the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L).

Wi-Fi standards have gone from 802.11a to 802.11.b, 802.11.g, 802.11.n and now to 802.11.ac. The new standard is dubbed “fifth-generation Wi-Fi” because it’s the fifth generation of the technology certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance marketing consortium. Unlike the 802.11n wireless standard, which can use either the 2.4 GHz or the 5 GHz frequency bands, 802.11ac devices operate exclusively on the 5 GHz band, which is less prone to interference.

The Cloud Router 5700 makes use of a Broadcom dual-band wireless chip, providing speeds of up to 1,300 Mbps on 5 GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. The Cloud Router 5700 features D-Link’s Cloud App, allowing consumers to monitor and control the home network remotely. It also provides users with easy access to manage and stream local content from a connected USB drive to mobile devices via D-Link’s SharePort mobile app. In addition, the Cloud Router 5700 comes with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11 wireless standards.

The Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is now available with a retail price of USD 189.99 at Amazon.com and Newegg.com.

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CES 2012: ECS Launches Wi-Bridge Wireless Display Adapter
Author: Cássio Lima Date: January 18, 2012 - 11:42 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Media/NewsRoom_Detail.aspx?NewsID=143...
Networking

The ECS’s Wi-Bridge is a small adapter that easily plugs into the TV (or any screens supporting HDMI) via HDMI connection and receives media (video, audio, photo) in up to 1080p (1920x1280) resolution from your PC or laptop wirelessly. ECS Wi-Bridge can cover a range of up to 100 feet (30 meters). It features one USB 2.0 port for keyboard or mouse to control playback effortlessly, one HDMI 1.3 port, 256 MB of DDR2 memory, and 256 MB of flash memory.

This device is a great option for those users who want to play films from their PC on their TVs, but don’t want to use cables. 

According to ECS, the Wi-Bridge will come to the market in the Q1 costing USD 80.

 

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CES 2012: Buffalo Makes the First Public Demonstration of the Forthcoming IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connection at 800 Mbps
Author: Gabriel Torres Date: January 11, 2012 - 1:05 PM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.buffalotech.com/press/releases/buffalo-demonstrates-80211ac...
Networking

The next step in wireless connectivity will be the IEEE 802.11ac standard, also known as 5G WiFi, which started to be developed one year ago. The goal of this forthcoming standard is to achieve transfer rates in the gigabit range. Using the 5 GHz band and three antennae, Buffalo was able to demonstrate this connection at a real data transfer rate (throughput) of 800 Mbps, with a theoretical maximum transfer rate of over 1.3 Gbps. According to this manufacturer, they will be able to release their first IEEE 802.11ac router, named AirStation WZR-1750H, by the end of the year, in the USD 200-250 price range. This router will also be backwards-compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards and will have five Gigabit Ethernet ports.


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TRENDnet Releases 450 Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
Author: Cássio Lima Date: May 3, 2011 - 9:43 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.trendnet.com/press/view.asp?id=1585
Networking

TRENDnet, a global provider of networking solutions, has launched what they’re claiming to be the world's first 450 Mbps wireless USB adapter, the TEW-684UB.

This product is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standards, has USB 2.0 interface, measures 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.2 inches, (72 x 50 x 31 mm), weighs 1.41 oz (40 g), and supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-RADIUS, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption.

As for speeds, the TEW-684UB can provide the following data transfer rate:

  • 802.11a: up to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: up to 11 Mbps
  • 802.11g: up to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11n: up to 450 Mbps

The TEW-684UB adapter has a suggested price of USD 79.99.

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Leadtek Launches WinFast Killer Xeno Pro NIC
Author: Cássio Lima Date: April 5, 2010 - 3:53 PM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.leadtek.com/eng/news/press_2.asp?tabindex=1&newsid=1126
Networking

Leadtek, a well-known video card manufacturer, has increased its product offer with the launch of WinFast Killer Xeno Pro network card. It is a Gigabit Ethernet card based on PCI Express x1 interface featuring 128 MB DDR2 (266 MHz) and that is claimed to provide a better performance in online applications, including games. So far this card is only available in Taiwan, Korea and Japan. No word on pricing.


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D-Link Launches PowerLine HD Network Adapters
Author: Cássio Lima Date: April 17, 2009 - 7:18 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=533
Networking

D-Link has launched its newest PowerLine HD adapters, which provide Ethernet connections using electrical wiring in your home. So no additional cables are necessary. Just plug the PowerLine HD adapter into an existing AC outlet and a networking equipment (switch, computer, NAS, gaming consoles, etc) on it to build a networking. The maximum transfer rate is of 200 Mbps. PowerLine HD adapters implement 3DES encryption for securing your connection to help keeping your data safe from intruders. This product is priced at USD 139.99 (including two adapters).


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CES 2009: Router with Photo Frame from D-Link
Author: Cássio Lima Date: January 13, 2009 - 3:05 PM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.dlink.com
Networking

During this CES D-Link showed its new networking solutions and we’d like to highlight the Xtreme N All-In-One 11 broadband router. This 802.11n Wi-Fi router has several features that make it an interesting product. Besides being a router, it is a file server (via built-in slot for 2.5” SATA hard drive), a print server (by installing a USB printer), has a 3.2” LCD display that is used to adjust networking settings and also is used as a photo frame, displaying photos, videos, weather forecast and other information related to your network.


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Iogear Intros USB Net ShareStation
Author: Alessandra Carneiro Date: May 20, 2008 - 6:49 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.iogear.com/product/GUIP201/
Networking

Iogear has launched new palm-sized USB Net ShareStation, which enables an external hard drive, flash drive, memory card reader, USB webcam, USB speaker, or USB Multi-Function Printer (MFP) to be shared on a network. With an USB speaker, users can enjoy music stored on any networked PC.

The unit includes Multi-Function Printer, so the users can print, scan, or fax from any computer in their home. It supports USB 2.0 Hub extension and provides IEEE 802.3 10Base-T and IEEE 802.3u 100Base-T, with network interface 10/100Mbps.

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AirLive Intros Powerline Adapter HP-3000E
Author: Alessandra Carneiro Date: May 6, 2008 - 4:31 AM PST
Category: Networking
More Info: http://www.airlive.com/products/HP-3000E/hp_3000e.shtml
Networking

AirLive has released the powerline adapter HP-3000E. With data transfer rate up to 200Mbps, AirLive HP-3000E uses existing electrical wirings to transfer the data, eliminating the need for additional cablings. It was designed to be drivers free, simply plug in the AirLive HP-3000E to the electrical sockets and the network will be established. The product is indicated for bandwidth intensive applications such as multimedia streaming, VoIP, Internet TV and Video on Demand, and is also a solution for extending an existing wireless network. It is also designed to operate in both 110 and 240 voltages.


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