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Netgear introduced three new rack-mountable 2U ReadyNAS models for business. The ReadyNAS 3312, ReadyNAS 4312S, and ReadyNAS 4312X are each powered by a 5th generation Intel Xeon processor and have 12-bays that can provide up 120 TB of total capacity. The new ReadyNAS products run on Netgear’s ReadyNAS OS 6 offering data protection via RAID, anti-virus, incremental backups, bitrot protection, and cloud-managed replication.
Individual specs for each ReadyNAS includes:
- Intel Xeon E3-1225v5 Quad Core processor (3.3GHz base turbo frequency, 3.7GHz burst maximum)
- 8GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
- Up to 120 simultaneous users
- Intel Xeon E3-1245v5 Quad Core processor (3.5GHz base turbo frequency, 3.9GHz burst maximum)
- 16GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
- Up to 160...
SmallNetBuilder is giving away an ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router .
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D-Link's DIR-895L/R AC5300 Ultra Wi-Fi Router is late to the AC5300 party, yet still doesn't have working MU-MIMO.
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Domotz specializes in remote monitoring and tech support systems for professionals. Its Domotz Pro network troubleshooting system will be used by Magnolia to enhance the store's remote technical support services. Domotz Pro features include network and device monitoring, remote power management, email alerts, as well as several other services. For more information about Domotz Pro, visit the Domotz website.
Powered by a Broadcom ARM Cortex-A7 900 MHz CPU and 128 MB DDR3 memory, the new Tenda AC9 dual-band AC1200 router delivers a maximum link rate of 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, and 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz.
Sporting two high gain antennas for wireless connections, the new router also includes 4 GbE LAN ports, 1 GbE WAN port, and a USB 2.0 port for file and printer sharing.
Other AC9 features include WPS, parental control, beam forming, VPN, and power-saving. Additionally, the AC9 can be remotely managed using the Tenda mobile app, allowing users to check connections, run diagnostics, and check Wi-Fi scheduling when needed.
Priced at $69.99, the AC9 is available now through the Tenda website and Amazon.com.
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....
Updated - ALLY is Amped's entry into the replace-your-big-honking-router sweepstakes that appears to be the theme for new consumer Wi-Fi routers in 2016.
Amped isn't positioning ALLY as a "mesh" wireless system; the product pitch doesn't mention the "m" word once. ALLY comes in two flavors; a single router listing for $179.99 $199.99 and router / extender combo ringing up at $379.99.
Amped comment: "The system is not currently positioned as a Mesh system simply because our kit only includes 2 devices. However, if in the future we add additional devices the system is Mesh ready. Based on the current performance and coverage from our high power technology we feel the 2 device kit will be more than sufficient for most customers."
Both router and extender are 3x3 AC1900 class, with Amped's usual melange of high-power transmit and low noise receive amplifiers included. To increase WAF and in...
Consumer networking company TP-Link today unveiled a new logo and tagline.
The 20 year old company's new tagline is now "Reliably Smart" vs. its former "The Reliable Choice". Also changed was the company name's case, from TP-LINK to TP-Link; a change not reflected in the new logo.
Visit TP-Link's revamped website to further experience the company's new look.
TRENDnet just announced the availability of its new AC1900 wireless USB adapter, the TEW-809UB AC1900 High Power Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter. With four large detachable antennas and beamforming capability, the new Wi-Fi adapter delivers a maximum link rate of 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps at 5 GHz.
The new TEW-809UB adapter connects to MacOS or Windows computers using an included 3-foot USB 3.0 Micro-B to USB Type-A cable, and can use WPS to connect to wireless routers and access points.
The TEW-809UB is available now at an MSRP of $109.99.
NETGEAR today introduced its Orbi High-performance AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System. Available next month at a $399.99 MSRP, Orbi is aimed squarely at quashing "mesh Wi-Fi" upstarts eero, Luma and Amplifi before they reach critical mass.
Orbi adopts a router, satellite architecture using a dedicated 4x4 802.11ac 5 GHz connection between the two units and separate 2x2 AC1200 class 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz radios for device connections. The dedicated backhaul connection eliminates the problem of balancing client and backhaul bandwidth demands that competing "mesh" Wi-Fi systems have.
A kit of one router and satellite will be available at launch next month. But NETGEAR plans to make the router and satellite available separately, each at $249.99 MSRP. The company said the system will initially support up to two satellites and have only browser-based setup at launch. But support for up to five...
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.
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.
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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...