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Linksys today opened up pre-ordering for the WRT32X Gaming Router announced at January's CES2017.
As noted at the time of announcement, the Marvell-based router is basically a WRT3200ACM with Rivet Networks' Killer networking technology built in, black "stealth" styling and a restyled GUI, all calculated to attract gamers like flies to honey.
Linksys claims the built-in Killer Prioritization Engine reduces "peak" ping times up to 77%, but only for PCs equipped with Killer network hardware. Killer-equipped PCs and mobos are available from Dell, Gigabyte, MSI, Razer and others.
Key hardware specs include 1.8 GHz Dual-Core ARM CPU, 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-band 3x3 wireless radio, 256 MB flash, 512MB of DDR3 RAM and gigabit WAN (1) and...
If you're looking for a smartphone to go along with your Wi-Fi 6 router, it looks like you'll be able to get one soon from Samsung.
The company today announced the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E and S10 5G. All are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 that handles 4G radio duties. The 5G model uses a Qualcomm X50 5G modem that handles both both millimeter wave (28GHz and 39GHz) and sub-6GHz 5G bands.
For Wi-Fi 6, however, Samsung decided to use Broadcom's BCM4375 instead of the draft 11ax radio built into the Snapdragon 855.
The S10, S10 Plus, and S10E will be available for preorders tomorrow at 12AM ET (midnight), starting at $900, $1,000, and $750, respectively.
This is much more aggressive push to the U.S. market for Wi-Fi 6 than for Wi-Fi 5 (80211ac). It took about two years between the shipment of draft 11ac routers and 11ac phones in the U.S....
Fans of the Turris Omnia router may be excited that its MOX modular network device is now available for general retail sale after completing a successful Indiegogo campaign.
The MOX system is built around the MOX Start module (EUR 169), which contains a dual-core 1 GHz Marvell Armada CPU and 512/1024 MB of DDR memory. Like its Omnia predecessor, the MOX runs Turris OS, which is based on OpenWRT and has a particular focus on security features. A private cloud service is also available through a partnership with Nextcloud.
Additional modules enable the system to be configured as a router, switch, access point or server by snapping modules together. Available modules include 4 and 8 port Gigabit switches, quad USB 3.0 ports, SFP port, mPCIe and PoE adapters and two and three stream WiFi-5 (AC) radios.
Available now through Amazon.de and select...
U.S. antitrust officials investigating Broadcom Inc. are significantly broadening their scrutiny to focus on whether the chipmaker abused its dominance to sell some of its most important semiconductor products, according to documents and a person familiar with the probe.
Full article on Bloomberg.
Linksys today announced the WRT3200ACM, the latest in the company’s line of WRT routers. The WRT 3200ACM is a simultaneous dual-band MU-MIMO router that is the first to support contiguous 160 MHz bandwidth channels in 5 GHz.
Because 160 MHz bandwidth uses eight 5 GHz channels--typically all that are available in the U.S.--the WRT3200ACM is certified to also use the DFS channels normally unavailable for use because they are also used for radar applications. This expands the number of available 5 GHz channels from 8 to 24, greatly enhancing channel selection flexibility.
Like Linksys' other WRT routers, the WRT3200ACM is Marvell based, using a three-stream (3x3) design for both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Both radios support 256 QAM, giving the 2.4 GHz radio 600 Mbps maximum link rate in 40 MHz bandwidth mode. The 5 GHz radio's maximum link rate is 2600 Mbps when 160 MHz bandwidth mode is in use. This results in the product's "AC3200"...
The dual-band TP-Link RE220 is a three-stream AC750 wireless range extender supporting maximum link rates of 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 433 Mbps at 5 GHz. Compact in size, the TP-Link RE220 has a wall mount design that plugs directly into an electrical outlet.
Managing the RE220 is done via a cloud-based ID and by using TP-Link’s Tether app, also used for other TP-Link products as well, providing services such as parental controls, setup and security.
Other features include an wireless adapter functionality and AP-mode -both using RE220’s ethernet jack, dual-band backup, APS for seamless connections when traveling between the router and extender, WPS, and cloud-based firmware updates.
The TP-Link RE220 Wi-Fi range extender is available now, for 29.99, on Amazon.
A year ago, ASRock launched its odd looking G10 gaming router at Computex and this year the company is back with yet another router, the X10. This time around the overall design is a lot more subdued, although it shares a similar design language with a blue LED stripe across the top.
Judging by the three antennas at the back, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a 3x3 router, but alas, that’s not the case. That said, it’s not entirely clear as to what the rear antennas are for, since as you can see from the spec sheet provided by ASRock, the router has four internal antennas for the Wi-Fi. The X10 is based on Qualcomm’s recently launched IPQ4019 SoC and it supports up to 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band and is as such an AC1300 2x2 router.
ASRock is promising features such MU-MIMO, Beamforming, Self-Healing and other buzzwords without really going into any detail. As far as hardware features...
At Computex, Acer was showing off the new Travelmate P6 series of notebooks, as well as its Prodock Wireless to go with the new notebooks. Unlike Dell’s “NUC” like wireless dock, Acer has gone for something a fair bit slimmer, yet has managed to squeeze in almost the same functionally as Dell, with an added bonus feature.
Around the back of the dock you’ll find two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI, DP and VGA port, as well as an Ethernet port and a power button. On the right hand side, you’ll also find a USB-C port, a third...
Thecus has announced the N2350 SOHO NAS. It's an upgraded version of Thecus' low-cost two-bay N2310, powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz Marvell Armada 385 CPU with 1 GB of DDR4 RAM. Port complement includes one Gigabit Ethernet LAN and two USB 3.0.
The N2350 runs ThecusOS 7.0, which supports a rich feature set including media serving, local, network and cloud backup and replication and easy remote access. Features can be further expanded via downloadable apps.
The N2350 will list for $169 and start shipping around the end of April.
QNAP just introduced it latest line-up of NAS products, the TS-x51A series, that not only gives customers access to its files over the network, but also adds a direct access component.
Powered by a 14nm Intel dual-core Celeron 1.6 GHz CPU, the new NAS series also includes, depending on the model, 2 or 4 GBs of dual channel DDR3L-1600 RAM - expandable to 16 GB, an HDMI 1.4b port and 2 or 4 drive bays.
Here’s a breakdown of the models in the series:
• TS-251A-2G – 2 drive bays, 2GB RAM
• TS-251A-4G – 2 drive bays, 4GB RAM
• TS-451A-2G – 4 drive bays, 2GB RAM
• TS-451A-4G – 4 drive bays, 4GB RAM
Other features for the TS-x51A series includes QNAP’s QTS 4.2 NAS operating system, private cloud access for mobile/remote devices, virtual machine support and an IR remote control.
The most notable feature about the new NAS series is the USB 3.0 port on the front of the chassis. The Micro-B...
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Synology announces the official release of Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.1. The latest version brings intelligent Wi-Fi connectivity, detailed network analysis, strengthened security, and more.
Using USB 3.0 Type-C, QNAP’s 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion device, the TR-004, can be attached to either a personal computer or a NAS, increasing storage while supporting RAID 0/1/5/10 and JBOD configurations. RAID settings, as well as disk health, logging, and firmware updates are all managed using QNAP’s External RAID Manager utility when the TR-004 is attached to a PC. Alternatively, users attaching their TR-004 to a NAS can manage RAID settings and storage pools using the Storage and Snapshots app included within the QTS operating system.
Other mentioned QNAP TR-004 features include exFAT support, sleep mode when the attached PC or NAS shuts down, sleeps or gets disconnected, status indicators, one-touch copy, ejection button for disconnecting from a PC/NAS, lockable drives, and lastly, physical dip switches that provide an alternative way to configure RAID settings on the TR-004.
Pricing for the...
The TVS-x72N series of tabletop tower NAS products are powered by Intel’s Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor and are upgradeable up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory.
Available in 6-bay or 8-bay models, these new NAS products get a single 5GBASE-T LAN port for five-times faster throughput than conventional Gigabit network interfaces.
The two TVS-x72N models are:
- TVS-672N-i3-4G: 6-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2)
- TVS-872N-i3-8G: 8-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2)
The Linksys LAPAC2600 is a 4x4 dual-band Wireless AC access point. Rated as an AC2600 wireless device (800 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1733 Mbps at 5 GHz), the new AP is targeted towards the segment of the small and medium business market needing to handle BYOD on a budget. As a MU-MIMO device, the access points are also designed to handle multiple MU-MIMO clients simultaneously.
Built with SMBs in mind, an LAPAC2600AP can centrally manage up to 16 APs through its web admin interface as a single point of control, eliminating the need of WLAN controller. Also, with its Captive Portal feature, businesses can use the access point to set up a branded gateway for guests and customers visiting the SMB’s network.
Other features include PoE+ and beamforming support and wireless bridge and WDS support.
Linksys also announced the availability of its...
TP-Link today announced it will be shipping a four-stream router based on Intel technology later this year.
The Archer C2700 is a four-stream AC2600 class router supporting maximum link rates of 1733 Mbps in 5 GHz and 800 Mbps in 2.4 GHz. It follows Phicomm's K3C and ASUS' Blue Cave to market as the third Wi-Fi router based on an Intel platform.
The router has gigabit Ethernet WAN and LAN ports and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports for storage sharing. It supports TP-Link's TrendMicro-powered HomeCare suite that includes parental controls, andiVirus and QoS features. Wi-Fi features include MU-MIMO, Airtime fairness and band steering. Other features include IFTTT and Amazon...
Dubbed by StarTech.com as a 5-speed NIC, the company announced its new single-port PCIe NBASE-T Ethernet network card, the ST10GSPEXNB.
The new PCIe 2.0x4 NIC supports 10, 5, 2.5, 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps networks, 16K jumbo frames, 802.1q VLAN tagging, and Auto-MDIX.
A low power consumption product, the ST10GSPEXNB is compatible with newer Cisco campus switches and Aruba Networks access points, and includes an optional low-profile mounting bracket. The ST10GSPXNB is compatible with newer campus switches from Cisco and access point from Aruba Networks.
Now available through online stores, including Amazon, Newegg and CDW, the ST10GSPEXNB PCIe NBASE-T Ethernet card has a list price of $340.99.