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Security software and appliance company Untangle announced the release of a new operating system for consumer Wi-Fi routers today at DEF CON 24.
Untangle NG Firewall is aimed at SOHO and small-to-medium businesses that desire "enterprise-grade perimeter security" and Unified Threat Management (UTM) features with the ease of use of a consumer product.
Key features of Untangle NG Firewall include traffic logs, access management for websites, applications and content based on device, user, time of day, day of week and other criteria. Drill-down reports are available via the "360° Dashboard" feature.
NG Firewall is now available to be flashed onto the Asus AC3100 RT-AC88U. Visit Untangle for more information on Untangle NG Firewall.
One of two EnGenius 802.11ax APs we posted about in late 2018, the Qualcomm-powered EWS357AP will launch today, targeting SMBs wanting to journey into Wi-Fi 6 territory. The new low-profile access point will feature OFDMA, uplink and downlink of MU-MIMO, BSS coloring tags and power-saving target wake time, as well as enterprise level deployment and management tools.
Available now, the EnGenius EWS357AP has an MSRP of $189. As for the second previously announced AP, the 4x4 802.11ax SMB EWS377AP, details were not available.
Domotz, a provider of home intelligence and remote tech support systems today announced it has acquired Fing, the world's #1 network scanning app.
Launched in 2011, the Fing app enables users to quickly scan a network and see all connected devices, evaluate security levels, detect intruders and resolve network issues. Fing has had over 12 million app downloads and 6 million active users who perform over 600,000 network scans a day.
The Domotz Pro monitoring system launched in 2014 and has been chosen to power maintenance service contracts by thousands of AV integrators around the world.
Fing and Domotz teams will continue working on the existing Fing app as well as new monitoring systems for home and professional users. Fing and Domotz plan to introduce their first joint product for home users in the second half...
Qatar-based ISP Ooredoo today spilled the beans on an unannounced NETGEAR AX router.
This Gulf Times story described Ooredoo's intention to "roll out first-in-class fibre home devices to "Qatar's Future City" Lusail to ensure Qatar’s first smart city is fully-connected". The first device is NETGEAR's Orbi, which forms the heart of the company mesh Wi-Fi system family.
But the second product mentioned was a NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 draft AX (aka "Wi-Fi 6") router. The announcement was short on details mentioning only "up to 6Gbps Wi-Fi speeds", WPA3 support and "ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor".
Although NETGEAR has not yet announced any draft 11ax routers, two have appeared in the FCC ID database since August and have been discussed in SNBForums. However, this announcement doesn't...
Linksys today announced the start of shipment for three MU-MIMO products announced at January's CES 2016.
The EA9500 AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO is Linksys' new big-boy router. It's based on Broadcom's 4x4 MU-MIMO enabled radio and three-radio XStream architecture. The two 5 GHz radios support maximum link rates of 2166 Mbps each and the 2.4 GHz radio links up to 1000 Mbps. The only way to reach the advertised maximum link rates, however, will be to use another EA9500 or router using Broadcom's 4x4 chipset, because the rates require the use of non-standard 1024-QAM modulation, which currently only Broadcom supports.
A more practical aspect of the EA9500 is that MU-MIMO is supported on both 5 GHz radios, which should be able to provide higher total...
Quantenna and Plume on Monday announced they are integrating Plume’s Adaptive WiFi "AI driven" mesh solution with Quantenna's Wi-Fi chipset portfolio.
The announcement focused on Quantenna's QSR5GU-AX PLUS chipset, which was announced Sept 12. This is the first draft 802.11ax device to support five streams in its 5 GHz radio. Quantenna claims the extra stream "allows up to 50% more speed, compared to a 4x4 MIMO design".
The move makes sense for Quantenna, which needs to beef up its mesh Wi-Fi solution to try to grab marketshare from Qualcomm, which currently dominates the consumer mesh Wi-Fi space.
Plume has had its own successes with carriers, with deals previously announced with Comcast and...
Updated Monday 6 Nov by Tim Higgins
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) ("Broadcom"), a leading semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, today announced a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) ("Qualcomm") for per share consideration of $70.00 in cash and stock.
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The Wi-Fi Alliance on Tuesday announced Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Enhanced Open, a certification program that provides improved security in open Wi-Fi networks.
Wi-Fi Enhanced Open provides protection where user authentication is not desired or distribution of credentials is impractical, such as in coffee shops, airports, hotels and sports arenas.
Wi-Fi Enhanced Open provides protections against passive eavesdropping without requiring a password or extra steps to join the network. Based on the Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE) standard (RFC 8110), Wi-Fi Enhanced Open provides each user with unique individual encryption that protects data exchange between a user device and the Wi-Fi network.
OWE uses some of the same underlying cryptography developed for the Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE), which was previously included...
Edimax' Gemini RE11 AC1200 Dual-Band Home Wi-Fi Roaming Kit takes a different, and cheaper, approach to building a mesh wireless network.
Read on SmallNetBuilder
Powered by a dual-core processor, the new AC2600 EXO series router (aka DIR-882) has a maximum link rate of 800 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1733 Mbps at 5 GHz, and 4x4 data streams. The DIR-882 is a MU-MIMO device that also features SmartBeam functionality, QoS, DLNA compatibility, and 80/160 MHz support.
Aside from its four wireless antennas, physical interfaces on the DIR-882 include four GbE LAN ports, one GbE LAN ports, and USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports for adding network accessible storage or printing.
D-Link’s AC2600 EXO MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router is available in stores and online now with a price of $149.99.
Recently released code that exploits Cisco System firewalls and has been linked to the National Security Agency can work against a much larger number of models than many security experts previously thought.
An exploit dubbed ExtraBacon contains code that prevents it from working on newer versions of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), a line of firewalls that's widely used by corporations, government agencies, and other large organizations. When the exploit encounters 8.4(5) or newer versions of ASA, it returns an error message that prevents it from working. Now researchers say that with a nominal amount of work, they were able to modify ExtraBacon to make it work on a much newer version. The finding means that ExtraBacon poses a bigger threat than many security experts may have believed....
The two new Router Limits network management features will be available via free firmware download from TRENDnet, and applicable to these three TRENDnet routers:
- AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router (TEW-829DRU)
- AC2600 MU-MIMO WiFi Router (TEW-827DRU)
- Gigabit Multi-WAN VPN Business Router (TWG-431BR) [Coming Soon]
For speed testing, admins can remotely test their connection’s speed, between the router and the internet, giving them a better idea of what overall performance is like.
Available now, the latest TRENDnet firmware updates for the TEW-829DRU and...
ASUS's Best Buy exclusive RT-AC1900P Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is not a great leap forward from the RT-AC68U.
Read on SmallNetBuilder
Service provider tech support usually stops at the managed broadband gateway, but Actiontec’s Optim management platform helps extend support so that customers can self-diagnose wireless problems, and let providers better troubleshoot wireless issues that were traditionally out of their reach.
To be used in Actiontec routers and extenders, Optim will provide cloud-based dashboards to help summarize wireless environments and health, use collected data to determine devices’ strengths and weaknesses, reporting that tracks devices over time, self-service tools such as an app that lets customers troubleshoot basic problems on their own, and cloud agents that push relevant device support data to the Optim cloud.
By using Actiontec’s Optim platform, both customers and providers are given tools and information that could lessen unnecessary house-calls and lost time when dealing with onsite network troubleshooting....
NETGEAR today announced availability of the Wi-Fi 6 version of its Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system that was announced at CES 2019 in January.
The Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi tri-band Wi-Fi system (RBK852) consists of two AX6000 tri-band nodes, each powered by a 2.2 GHz quad core processor. Aside from using a four-stream 1.2 Gbps 2.4 GHz band and a four-stream 2.4 Gbps 5 GHz band for client connections, the RBK852 includes a third four-stream 2.4 Gbps band as a dedicated backhaul, providing fast throughput between the kit’s two nodes.
Other interfaces on the RBK852 include one 2.5 Gbps WAN Port and four Gbps LAN ports.
Additional listed features include an optional wall mount (sold separately) and VLAN-based guest network separation.
The second announced Orbi product is an AC3000 tri-band Wi-Fi extender and...