Throw away that mega-buck video camera. If Mike Hodgkinson, Director of Rob Dickinson's "Oceans" music video is right, all you need to make it to MTV or VH1 is Nokia's N93 camera phone. See the video and the making-of video, as well as a slideshow featuring the N93.
Everyone with a high-speed Internet connection needs a router. So why not learn how to choose the one that best meets your needs? We've updated and expanded our classic Hardware Router Need To Know to help you do just that!
MobilityGuru takes its first look at a mobile computer with Intel's GMA 950 integrated graphics processor, HP's Core Duo DV1000T laptop. How does the GMA 950 compare with the older GMA 900 technology? And, what's the DV1000T like?
If you've been looking for a gigabit switch for SOHO use that supports jumbo frames, your search could soon be over. NETGEAR is rolling the feature into this consumer-priced gigabit switch for no extra cost. But getting your hands on upgraded product will be tricky in the short term.
Linksys' WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander [reviewed here] is a WDS-based 802.11b / g repeater that Linksys says works only with its WAP54G access point and WRT54G and WRT54GS wireless routers. But with a little effort, you can get it to function with any 802.11b or g product that supports WDS-based bridging and/or repeating.
Many 802.11g products now come equipped with WDS bridging and repeating capabilities, but getting them set up isn't as easy as it should be. This ProblemSolver will first review the basics of WDS and compare it to previous bridging methodologies. We'll then provide some tips to help you maximize your chances of WDS success.
At first glance, you might dismiss ASUS' tiny WL-330 as a wireless toy, but you'd be wrong. This mighty-mite packs good performance, WDS bridging / repeating and Ethernet-to-wireless adapter capabilities into a package that's sure to lend itself to some creative uses.
Been cranking away fleshing out the content in the NeedToKnow (NTK) and other sections before diving into reviews. Just finished a new addition to the Wireless NTKs called Setting Up. It covers a number of different configurations for a wireless network, so give it a look.
There are times when having two separate networks - both sharing the same Internet connection - can come in handy. For example, I recently helped a community center with its network setup. They needed to provide Internet connection to tenants who were renting space, in addition to their own shared Internet. They also shared a number of folders on the network, but weren't too careful about password protecting the shares.
We use Ixia's free Qcheck utility and IxChariot network peformance evaluation program to put wireless network gear through their paces. We use the simple test setup pictured below to run our tests under four different conditions.
We often hear from people who have two (or more!) routers in their LAN and are trying to get Microsoft File and Printer sharing running among all their computers. This ProblemSolver will explain why this doesn't work by default and provide some suggestions for working around the problem.
If you can't get your VPN to work through a firewall, you may be able to open some ports in your router’s firewall to get your VPN connection made.
This is one of the most frustrating problems that a broadband user faces. The ISP will probably blame the router. The router vendor will probably blame the ISP. The solution usually lies somewhere in between, but no one seems to want to help.
Ranges are based on ideal outdoor conditions and using standard Lucent Technologies accessories. The distances referenced here are approximations and should be used for estimation purposes only.
You do have to fill out a form to request the download because Ixia hopes that you'll like what you see and want to buy the full-featured Chariot, but that's a small price to pay for such a handy tool
The inability to open a website by name usually indicates a DNS (Domain Name System) problem. DNS is the service that converts the website URL, i.e. www.yahoo.com into the IP address that is needed for actual communication.
Even though you have our general recommendations, you should still understand the features you're likely to find in your router, and what they do.
Some consumer-focused routers have for some time claimed to use Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) in their firewalls. But the recent generation of boxes based on the ADMtek 5106 Home Gateway Controller, (which was purchased by Conexant and is now the Conexant CX84200 Network Processor) seem to really be using SPI, or at least, doing something differently than their previously-released brethren. The telltale signs of this new generation of routers seem to be a significant reduction in measured throughput when the LAN test client is put in the router's DMZ, and problems in completing UDP streaming tests under normal Qcheck test conditions.
TI-based 802.11b access point with '22Mbps' mode when used with other AirPlus products.Has bridging and wireless repeating features & can act as an Ethernet client adapter. No WEP enabled throughput penalty, best case speed only about 7Mbps.