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The 12-port QSW-1208-8C includes four SFP+ (fiber) and eight SFP+ (fiber)/ RJ45 (copper) combo ports, while the 8-port QSW-804-4C includes four SFP+ (fiber) and four SFP+ (fiber)/ RJ45 (copper) combo ports.
Targeting small businesses wanting to transition to faster networking speeds, QNAP’s new 10GbE unmanaged switches support Energy Efficient Ethernet (802.3az), have a built-in smart fan for heat dissipation, and include a rack mount kit with each switch for those not wanting a desktop switch.
The new switches let businesses move to faster networking speeds by supporting existing networking devices running at 10GbE, 5GbE, 2.5GbE, GbE and 100Mb speeds, while also saving customers money by allowing them to use their existing Cat 5e, 6, and 6a cabling.
The QSW-1208-8C is now available in the U.S. and priced at $589, while the...
Cloud-managed Wi-Fi company Open Mesh has added a router, MU-MIMO AP and PoE switch to its product family.
The G200 is Open Mesh’s first cloud-managed gigabit router, powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT7623A ARM processor and designed to integrate with other products in the Open Mesh ecosystem.
Router-specific features include NAT, DHCP, VPN client and point-to-point, VLAN tagging, deep packet inspection, and QoS. When connected to other Open Mesh products (access points and CloudTrax software), the G200 also adds client management, usage statistics and troubleshooting capabilities.
The G200’s physical configuration has four GbE LAN ports (two of which are passive PoE), one GbE WAN port, one SFP WAN port, and a USB 3.0 port.
Open Mesh’s new cloud-managed A62 tri-band MU-MIMO access point runs on Qualcomm’s Dakota IPQ4019 quad-core processor. The new access point is powered via PoE only...
Targeting businesses transitioning from gigabit speeds, Trendnet’s new 1U rack-mountable 2.5 GbE Web Smart switches come in two different flavors - a 10-port PoE+ model (TPE-30102WS), and a 10-port non-PoE (TEG-30102WS) model. Both managed switches include eight 2.5 GbE ports and two 10 Gb SFP+ slots.
Other features shared between both models include web-based management; support for up to 32 IPv4/IPv6 static routes, LACP, VLAN, and IGMP Snooping; QoS with queue scheduling support; per port MAC restriction, dynamic ARP inspection and bandwidth control; and 80Gbps switching capacity.
The TPE-30102WS PoE switch supports PoE+ across all 2.5 GbE ports and has a total power budget of 240W.
Both 10-Port 2.5GBASE-T Web Smart PoE+ Switch with 2 x 10G SFP+ Slots, model TPE-30102WS, and the 10-Port 2.5GBASE-T Web Smart Switch with 2 x 10G SFP+ Slots, model...
ASUS' Blue Cave Dual Band AC2600 Wireless Router doesn't do much to promote Intel's reputation as a Wi-Fi router technology supplier.
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Cloudflare has launched what it bills as the "fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS".
The company thought introducing its first consumer product on April Fools Day would guarantee them a lot of coverage, and it has. But the service is legit, up and running and ready to rock.
DNS lookups, which translate domain names to IP addresses, are performed for every internet transaction. The default DNS provider is whatever network you're connecting to, whether it's your ISP at home, your company or free Wi-Fi at your favorite coffee shop.
While your internet connection may be encrypted, DNS requests are not. So whoever is providing your DNS knows every site you've visited and U.S. providers are free to provide that information to whoever they want, thanks to the U.S. Senate.
Cloudflare's 18.104.22.168 DNS is free, claims to be the fastest and is committed to privacy. Cloudflare promises to not write DNS logs to disk and...
Foxconn has bought the US Belkin. So far, they plan to keep the brand names for now
Phicomm's K3C AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router provides our first look at an router with Intel Wi-Fi inside.
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The 8-port D-Link DMS-1100 Series is a line of multi-gigabit managed switches supporting 2.5 Gbps, 1000 Mbps and 100 Mbps network speeds, with two 10 GbE SFP+ uplink ports.
Each of the eight 2.5 GbE ports can auto-detect the speed of a connected device and adjust itself to the right link rate. Dubbed by D-Link as “cost-effective”, these new switches are compliant to the IEEE 2.5 BASE-T standard and use Cat 5E Ethernet cable, letting customers upgrade to 2.5 Gbps networking speeds without needing to re-cable their network infrastructure.
A second model in the line, the DMS-1100 -10TP, is an 8-port PoE managed switch with an overall power budget of 240W (30W x 8 ports).
Additional features include Layer 2 functions (STP, RSTP, ERPS, 802.1Q/Port/Asymmetric VLAN, Port mirroring, IGMP/MLD Snooping, LACP), D-Link’s Network Assistant Utility, web-based GUI management, SNMP MIB for remote NMS, D-Link Safeguard Engine (security) and DoS attack...
Updated - Qualcomm and Japanese telecom service provider KDDI and broadband equipment provider NEC Platforms announced delivery of the "world’s first commercially available draft 802.11ax carrier gateway" to Japanese subscribers this month.
The BL1000HW will be used to provision KDDI's au Hikari ("light") home 10 Giga and 5 Giga services. The draft 802.11ax gateway is built on Qualcomm's IPQ8072 chipset and supports 4 streams in 5 GHz and 4 in 2.4 GHz. 1024 QAM modulation is supported on both bands, which yields maximum link rates of 1000 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 2165 Mbps in 5 GHz.
The IPQ8074 announced in February 2017, has an 8 stream 5 GHz and 4 stream 2.4 GHz radios. Both SoCs share the same compute core, which has four A53 64 bit cores clocked at 2.2 GHz. Both IPQs also have many...
For a Reuters-reported price of over $1 billion, Amazon upped the stakes for its competitors in the smart home security market by buying video doorbell maker, Ring. The acquisition of the motion sensing/video recording/app notifying camera company is the second largest purchase in Amazon’s history (Whole Foods was purchased for close to $14 billion).
Originally called DoorBot, Ring’s founder, Jamie Siminoff, started the Santa Monica company in 2011, and has since grown the business from creating a single product that fulfills the simple need of seeing who is at your door, to getting publicity from an episode of Shark Tank (Siminoff walked away with nothing), some crowdfunding, and then getting even more money from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, G. Sachs and others, including Amazon’s own Alexa Fund.
Amazon, already in the smart home market for a while thanks to its Alexa digital assistant, also bought a Ring competitor, Blink, in...
Updated - Priced at $89.99, the D-Link DIR-867 AC1750 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router is a budget preserving dual-band 3x3 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router.
It serves up maximum link rates of 450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps at 5 GHz and supports AC SmartBeam technology and intelligent QoS (Quality of Service) that provides traffic prioritization for devices that need more bandwidth.
The DIR-867 provides MU-MIMO functionality at a lower cost than 4x4 models, giving budget minded customers better bandwidth simultaneously across multiple devices connected to a wireless network.
Other D-Link DIR-867 features include five GbE ports (four LAN, one WAN), Quick VPN – L2TP over IPsec and parental controls. Note that there’s no USB port – usually a cost cutting decision made by vendors to keep a router’s price lower than other similar models.
The D-Link DIR-867 AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is available now at retail and online stores.
Tenda's Nova Whole Home Mesh WiFi System is the least expensive three-node Wi-Fi System you can buy. And it works.
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Designed for high traffic AV networks, NETGEAR’s latest Edge series switch, the M4300-96X, is a 2RU stackable modular smart switch that accommodates modules totaling up to 96 10G ports or up to 24 40G ports, or a combination of the two module types.
Targeting industries like audiovisual, the 12 slotted M4300-96X is built for no-compromise 4K workloads, particularly where Software-Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) is used.
Priced around $100 per port (for the 96-port 10G SFP+ version), M4300-96X soft-features include IGMP Snooping, IGMP Fast Leave and IGMP Querier enabled for VLAN 1; advanced Layer 2, Layer 3 and Layer 4 feature sets; Zero Touch AV-over-IP with pre-configured L2 Multicast; and a web-based admin GUI.
Other M4300-96X hardware related features and specs include 1.92 Tbps non-blocking traffic for 96x10Gbps, 24x40G, or a combination of two technologies; PoE+ (30W each port) over 10G supported in the first six slots;...