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QNAP announced it’s partnering with Golden Frog, a Swedish-based privacy and security solutions company, whose VyprVPN VPN service is now available to QNAP NAS users.
Accessible through QNAP’s QTS App Center, VyprVPN for QNAP offers secure services through PPTP, OpenVPN-256 or OpenVPN-160 encryption.
In order to use VyprVPN for QNAP, the NAS firmware level must be QTS 4.2.2 or higher.
Amped Wireless announced the latest product in its Artemis family, the AC1300 Artemis-AP access point. Similar to the Artemis-EX range extender and Artemis Wi-Fi router, the new access point is a 2x2 802.11ac device supporting MU-MIMO, with maximum link rates of 399 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 866 Mbps at 5 GHz.
Run by a quad-core ARM processor, eight amplifiers and 128 MB of DDR3 memory, the Artemis-AP includes a five GbE port switch and a USB 3.0 port to attach storage.
The Artemis-AP AC1300 access point is now available for $129.99 on the Amped Wireless website.
TP-LINK's Talon AD7200 Multi-Band Wi-Fi Router is an AC2600 class MU-MIMO router with a side order of 60 GHz 802.11ad.
Read on SmallNetBuilder
StarTech.com will be releasing one of the first universal docking stations using Intel’s Wireless Gigabit technology later this year. Targeting early adopters, the new docking station sits between a laptop and WiGig peripherals, providing a fast connection over the 60 GHz spectrum to displays, for example, that support the latest wireless technology.
The docking station will also include a USB-C port as an alternative connection to the WiGig feature, as well as HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and audio connections.
More WiGig products are expected to show up next year, however StarTech’s WiGig docking station will be available as early as Q4 2016. Pricing was not announced.
Tyson Virginia based Roqos today unveiled its $17 / month cloud-based Wi-Fi router service that includes parental controls and UTM features.
For a one-time charge of $19, they'll ship you the Roqos Core hardware. Then for a monthly subscription fee of $17 (with a one year committment) you get parental controls and deep packet inspection of all internet traffic.
The Roqos Core hardware is fairly beefy compared to even the $400 monster routers hawked by the established consumer networking players. It features a 1.9 GHz quad-core Intel Atom CPU backed by 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of flash. Ports include Gigabit Ethernet WAN (1) and switched LAN ports (4) and one USB 3.0 port that doesn't support storage sharing.
Roqos has gone with a retro AC1600 class design for the Wi-Fi side, with a 3x3 5 GHz radio and 2x2 2.4 GHz radio supporting maximum link rates of 1300 and 300 Mbps respectively.
SmallNetBuilder is giving away a ZyXEL USG20-VPN VPN Firewall.
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Trendnet announced three new SMB Layer 2 managed switches; two 48-port switches and one 24-port switch. Shared features across three models include CLI, VLAN support, access control, QoS, multicast, fiber support, and a console port.
The new models include:
- The TL2-G448 will have 48 Gigabit ports, plus four shared SFP slots.
- The TL2-PG484 will have 24 Gigabit PoE+ ports, 24 Gigabit ports, plus four shared SFP slots and a power budget of 370 watts
- The TL2-PG284 will have 4 Gigabit PoE+ ports, 20 Gigabit ports, plus four dedicated SFP slots and a power budget of 185 watts.
Logitech announced Pop Home Switch, a smart home accessory button that can control a variety of other vendors’ smart home products.
The button uses three possible presses, including single, double or long presses. Pop Home Switch can be programmed to perform a variety of actions including turning lights off/on, playing music playlists, or locking doors.
Using the Logitech Pop Android or iOS app, customers can individually assign devices to a Pop Home Switch, or use recipes to trigger complex combinations of smart devices into action.
Combining the Pop Home Switch with Logitech’s Harmony hub-based remote extends the switches range of supported products by adding the hub’s pool of supported entertainment products.
Available in August in two different packages, the Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack will retail for $99.99, and the Logitech Pop Add-On Home Switch will...
TP-LINK's AC3150 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router provides no practical benefit over its less expensive AC2600 cousins.
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D-Link introduced its latest outdoor POE access point, the DAP-3320. Designed for business applications ranging from SMB to enterprise, the new AP can be centrally managed, along with other APs, using D-Link’s Central WiFi Manager.
The DAP-3320 is a 2.4 GHz 802.11n device using a 2 dBi antenna and has a maximum link rate of 300 Mbps. Encased in a waterproof IP55 standard shell and powered over PoE, the DAP-3320 physical design offers businesses flexibility when it comes to installation and placement.
Other DAP-3320 features include a power saving mode, four operation modes – including AP, Wireless Distribution System with AP, WDS Bridge and Wireless Client, and support for up to 8 SSIDs for businesses that need to be able to split up their wireless services. For security, the DAP 3320 supports 64/128-bit WEP and WPA/WPA and has MAC address filtering, too.
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.
D-Link announced that it is now shipping its latest HomePlug AV2 powerline kit, the DHP-P701AV. The new kit includes two MIMO powerline adapters that use a home’s electrical outlets to send data from point “A” to point “B” through a building’s built-in wiring.
Aside from a maximum link rate of 2000 Mbps, the new DHP-P701AV adapters’ features also include a pass-through electrical plug so customers don’t lose a power outlet when using an adapter, a power saving mode that drops consumption when the adapters are not being used, Plug-and-Play installation, and integrated noise filters to help improve network performance.
Priced at $119.99, the PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Passthrough Starter Kit (DHP-P701AV) is now available through D-Link and other online stores.
The HTTPS cryptographic scheme protecting millions of websites is vulnerable to a newly revived attack that exposes encrypted e-mail addresses, social security numbers, and other sensitive data even when attackers don't have the ability to monitor a targeted end user's Internet connection.
Continue reading on ArsTechnica
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...
TP-Link settles with FCC after blocking open source and violating power rules.
Referred to as the bigger brother of the 2-bay N2810Pro, the N4810 is a 4-bay NAS that runs ThecusOS 7.0 on an Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core processor platform using 4 GB of RAM (expandable to 8 GB). Since the new N4810 maxes out to 40 TB of storage, additional RAID options, including RAID 5, 6, 10, are now available.
New features missing from the N2810Pro, but included with the N4810, are a 92-mm temperature controlled fan that operates at 25 Db, and a liquid crystal display that show status information and provides basic functionality.
Interfaces on the N4810 include HDMI and DisplayPort for video, SPDIF for audio, and four USB 3.0 ports including one Type-C.
The Thecus N4810 is scheduled to start shipping this coming August with an MSRP of $439.
Amped Wireless announced the availability of its Artemis-EX AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender. Positioned as "affordable" desktop extender, the Artemis-EX was introduced earlier this year at CES 2016 and is one of the latest products added to the growing market of MU-MIMO compatible devices.
Powered by a Qualcomm quad-core processor, 128 MB of DDR3 memory, eight amplifiers and two high gain antennas, the Artemis-EX supports maximum link rates of 300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps for 5 GHz. Amped claims a range of 1200 sq. ft.
Wired networking on the Artemis-EX includes five GbE ports and a USB 3.0 port for storage sharing.
Priced at $129.99, Amped Wireless is now shipping orders for the Artemis-EX via the company website, while retailers are...
The TP-LINK's TL-WPA8630 powerline kit is not only Homeplug AV2 compliant; it also includes built-in AC1200 wireless extender capabilities, a combination that could benefit homes having a hard time working with weak Wi-Fi signals.
The kit consists of two main parts. By plugging an Ethernet cable between a home router and the kit’s TL-PA8010P powerline adapter, homeowners can use their power wiring to connect to the kit’s TL-WPA8630 Wi-Fi adapter, and expand their network for up to 1000 feet. From there, customers can either connect their devices to the second adapter’s AC1200 Wi-Fi signal, or cable directly into one of the adapters’ three switched Gigabit Ethernet ports. Up to sixteen connected adapters are supported.
The TL-WPA8630 2x2 AC1200 class adapters support powerline link rates of up to 1200 Mbps, while its wireless link rates can go up to 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz.
The TL-PA8010P adapter includes an...