If you want to listen to your digital music collection in your bedroom or in your living room, you don't want to have to fire up a PC.
Networked music adapters can be a less expensive (though not cheap!) alternative to a Media Center PC for getting your digital music files out of the back bedroom office where your computer sits and into your living room where more comfortable listening options await. Scott Sidel takes a look at two products that both get the job done, but take different approaches in getting there.
SMC's 'high powered' 802.11g router has a lot to offer and differentiates itself from the pack by including a USB print server. But though the easy things were easy, some of the advanced features may require a little work to figure out.
Most 802.11g routers battle to differentiate themselves by touting high speeds that most users will never achieve in real-life use. ZyXEL's G-2000 802.11g router takes a different approach by including a built-in user authentication feature that can add real value to home and small business users.