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     Mon, Nov 18 2013 | 9:59A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly 7 years ago if you wanted to surf the web or playback your media collection onto your large TV screen you had two easy choices, either build a small HTPC system which you could also use as a download server or opt for one of the newly introduced hardware media players. Things however became even more complicated if you wanted to build a surveillance system to safeguard your property since you could either use the same HTPC (or any computer for that matter) and pair it with IP Cameras or choose a standalone DVR device. Needless to say that if you wanted to be able to do all of the above the more appropriate solution would be an HTPC since not only would it save space but it would also reduce the overall cost significantly. There were two problems with that solution however, first that you`d need to spend more to purchase software licenses (especially for multiple IP Camera setups) and that even a small HTPC would use quite a bit of electricity when running 24/7. NAS Servers changed all that when they entered the market for good in 2009 thanks to their multiple functions, small size, limited power consumption and reduced cost (always compared to a full HTPC system). Well it did take 4 years for people to actually get to know and trust NAS servers but today they`ve advanced so much both in terms of performance and features that in some cases they can even replace entire server systems. Todays review is about one of the latest NAS servers to hit the market and more specifically the AS-304T by ASUSTOR which is aimed at Home and Power Users alike."

Compro TN600W Plug-n-Play PTZ Cloud Network Camera Review @ TestFreaks
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 10:17A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I have a very large review for you of a new IP camera from Compro Technology called the TN600W. This camera is technically called the TN600W Plug-n-Play Cloud Network Camera and its all of those things and more really. The TN600W is something that anyone looking for a monitoring solution for their home or business can appreciate as it has features that I think one would want in a camera of this type. The biggest and most exciting feature I think is panning and tilting, the TN600W can move all around and let you see wherever you want to in the room from your computer or even even your mobile device. The camera also features two-way audio communications so you could carry on a conversation with someone right through the camera. The TN600W also features twelve integrated infrared LEDs that can really light up a room, making it go from day to night and letting you see everything thats going on even in the dark. This camera is very simple to setup, yes it has a lot of advanced features but if you primarily want mobile viewing it couldnt be simpler as you just need to plug it in, install an app and scan the QR code on the camera and thats it, youre up and running with the ability to via and communicate right from your mobile device. We live in a very mobile world and lets face it we live in world where surveillance cameras are the norm everywhere so why shouldnt they be in your home as well. The TN600W from Compro has multiple uses from just monitoring your children or pets to actually protecting your home or even your business. So read on "

ASUS RT-AC56U Gigabit Router @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 9:59A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The home network is one of the most consistently neglected things in modern computing, usually relegated to the if it aint broke, dont fix it category even by most enthusiasts. However, it is also a market with constantly evolving technologies just like everything else and in the current landscape of always online games and every phone and gadget starving for wireless data why wouldnt you want a network you can rely on? Earlier we reviewed My Net AC1300 from Western Digital and today we are back to put the ASUS RT-AC56U through the same paces. Is wireless AC technology all its cracked up to be? We will soon find out."

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Review @MissingRemote
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 11:08A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For home theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts the news that Intel was leaving the retail motherboard market cut deeply. After all, many of the features we have come to expect, like an Intel network interface card (NIC), consumer infrared (CIR), and outstanding stability along with innovations specific to our market, such as the custom solutions (aka HTPC) header, looked likely to slowly fade away. Fortunately--at least for now--these concerns have proved meritless because the output of that decision, the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK contains each of these features along with something that was previously unattainable to DIY a 15W TDP integrated processor graphics (IPG). Running $342 in bulk, the cost of the 1.3-2.6GHz Intel Core i5-4250U makes up much of the $360 (estimated SRP) we expect the D54250WYK barebones to retail for. While not cheap, it certainly appears a good value if the Haswell iteration of the NUC can deliver the perfect client HTPC. *"

L-Com Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switches @ TechwareLabs.com
     Wed, Oct 30 2013 | 8:04A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
L-Com isn`t a company you hear much about in the tech industry circles; indeed their primary market has been industrial applications, where durability is just as important as performance. Today we`ll be taking a look at a pair of Gigabit Ethernet switches from L-Com, the LC-SW805G 5 port switch and the LC-SW808G 8 port switch. They`re not designed to withstand triple digit temperatures and dusty environments clogged with industrial chemicals, but that same mindset of durability obtains here as well."

TRENDnet TL2-G244 24-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Switch Review
     Mon, Oct 28 2013 | 8:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TL2-G244 is marketed to SMB users, but does it have the features and performance they desire? We take a look at TRENDnet`s latest Layer 2 switch."

Microlab MD312 Bluetooth Wireless Portable
     Sat, Oct 26 2013 | 9:00A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even thought Microlab has only been developing devices with Bluetooth wireless technology since 2011, it has been in business since 1998 and, since then, has earned a reputation for developing outstanding audio products. In other words, there is no reason to shy away from the Microlab MD312, a new Bluetooth portable speaker recently added to the company’s product line. Benchmark Reviews has taken a closer look at this device, so you are encouraged to read on in order to see how the Microlab MD312 performed while being used extensively.

Devolo dLAN LiveCam Starter Kit
     Thu, Oct 24 2013 | 8:04A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been roughly 6 years since i started messing around with surveillance and alarm systems not only because i wanted to feel safer in my own home but also because the same was also true for many people i know so when they started asking about what to do i took it upon myself to find the answer. Fast forward almost 6 years later and the result is that not only i but also many of the people i know have placed IP cameras and alarm systems to safeguard their properties. However most people have yet to take such measures for their safety and more often than less the main two reasons behind that is the overall cost which can be really high for a complete security system and the entire procedure to install it. Well if there`s something we all know is that technology changes all the time and Devolo with their latest dLAN LiveCam Starter Kit offers what just might be the easiest to install and operate surveillance camera in the market today."

D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Cloud Router Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Oct 21 2013 | 8:49A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
D-Link has introduced their new DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud router. Built around using a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the router is capable of up to 1.3Mbps speeds over its 5.0GHz band.  Of course, you can still obtain 450Mbps on the 2.4 GHz channel if your networking device doesn?t support the faster 5GHz channel, or you need the range that the 2.4GHz provides.  Along with the Gigabit Ethernet ports, the D-Link DIR-868L is designed to be fast, stable, and offers up wide Wi-Fi coverage supporting USB 3.0 making network attached peripherals simple and fast. Read on to see how it performs!"

ASUS RT-AC66U AC1750 Wireless 802.11AC Router Review @MissingRemote
     Sat, Oct 19 2013 | 8:49A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you cannot install Ethernet throughout your house there are a few options available, but none tantalize the same way as 802.11ACs promise of Gigabit-esque bandwidth with ease of wireless installation. Admittedly the recent trend in marketing routers by summing their potential speed is a bit confusing, but given the chance to redefine the home networking landscape we can forgive a lot. With a pair of ASUSs RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 on hand we have the opportunity to explore this exciting new standard in depth. Can this $189 802.11AC multifunction home networking appliance deliver, or will it simply join the list of not good enoughs when it comes to meeting our most demanding media streaming needs. *"

Asustor AS-302T NAS
     Sun, Oct 13 2013 | 12:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The product we are looking at here, is the Asustor AS-302T NAS. It's a 2-bay NAS box with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and 1GB RAM. There are good opportunities for connecting external devices via 2x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0.

Amped Wireless REA20 700mW Dual Band
     Thu, Oct 10 2013 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Amped Wireless REA20 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Range Extender has three high gain antennas, two 2.4GHz Amplifiers, two 5.0GHz Amplifiers (2-stage), four Low Noise Amplifiers, is 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible, offers many security options (WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed, WPS) and is capable of doing 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz simultaneously. All of this means it performs exceptionally well and it can reach up to 10,000 sq ft." ~3dGameMan.com

Vantec 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub w/ Gigabit Ethernet Review
     Sun, Oct 06 2013 | 9:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Vantec offers three USB 3.0 ports with additional Gigabit functionality in its latest powered hub. Let`s take a look."

ASUS PCE-AC66 Wi-Fi AC1750 PCIe Wireless Adapter Review
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 10:12A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS PCE-AC66 802.11ac wireless PCIe adapter is currently the only wireless adapter I know of, that allows you to experience the wonders of 3-Stream IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It won?t be the last, for sure, because the gains in wireless throughput are too good to pass up. There are several significant changes in the new 802.11ac standard, and upping the maximum allowable number of spatial streams is one of them. Theoretically, eight individual streams are supported by 802.11ac, but the new chips from Broadcom top out at three streams on a single IC. That?s enough to push 1.3Gbps across the airwaves on the 5GHz Wi-Fi band, which is probably where the consumer devices will stay. There are several wireless adapters on the market that are capable of handling two streams, but right now the PCE-AC66 is alone at the top of the 802.11ac heap, with three streams and the data rates to match."

How the ADSL Connection Works @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is one of the most popular technologies for Internet connection, using the infrastructure of your local telephone company. There are several types of DSL (a.k.a. xDSL) connections, such as VDSL, with ADSL being the most popular one in most countries. Its name comes from the fact that its download speed is higher than its upload speed, hence classified as asymmetrical. A symmetrical connection is one where the download and the upload speeds are the same."

Amped Wireless ACA1 Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Amped Wireless ACA1 Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter is the perfect solution for a long range wireless networks. It does 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz & 5GHz networks, has high power 5dBi antennas, powerful amplifiers & USB3. " ~3dGameMan.com

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