Networking

Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have become quite popular over the last few years. Despite competition from startups such as eero (now part of Amazon) and Plume (with forced subscriptions), as well as big companies like Google (Google Wi-Fi and Nest Wi-Fi), Netgear's Orbi continues to enjoy popularity in the market. Orbi's use of a dedicated backhaul provides tangible benefit over other Wi-Fi systems using shared backhauls. However, the costs associated with the additional radio have meant that the Orbi Wi-Fi systems have always carried a premium compared to the average market offerings in the space. Netgear introduced their first Wi-Fi 6E router - the Nighthawk RAXE500 - at the 2021 CES. Priced at $600, the router utilized a Broadcom platform (BCM4908 network processing...

EnGenius Reveals ‘Affordable’ Multi-Gig Switches with PoE: 8 2.5GBASE-T and 4 10GbE SFP+ Ports

EnGenius has unveiled a new series multi-gigabit PoE++ L2+ networking switches with multiple NBASE-T ports. The EnGenius ECS2512FP and ECS2512 switches are designed for small and medium businesses as...

46 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2020

ARRIS Expands Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio with AX6600 SURFboard mAX Mesh System

ARRIS announced the SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System, a Broadcom BCM6755-based design, at CES 2020. In 2019, ARRIS had announced the SURFboard mAX PRO AX11000 for $650...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2020

D-Link Announces Nuclias Remote Management Solutions for SMB Networks

Remote management of IT resources on the go has been a pain point for many an IT administrator. Many SMB networking equipment vendors have come out with cloud-based deployment...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2020

D-Link Introduces 5G Gateway Solutions

The widespread 5G roll-out by different service providers has made wireless home broadband a very real possibility. The ability of 5G to support a denser subscriber base compared to...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2020

Netgear Augments Wireless Broadband Gateway Options with Nighthawk M5 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Router

Netgear's mobile broadband product stack has a variety of different product offerings mostly targeting the personal hotspot market. However, with 5G, wireless home broadband has become a credible proposition...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Netgear Expands DOCSIS 3.1 Product Stack with Nighthawk CAX80 Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem Gateway

Cable service providers in the US market have been aggressively deploying DOCSIS 3.1 over the last couple of years. Netgear has been selling DOCSIS 3.1-compatible modems and gateways into...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Netgear Launches EasyMesh-Compatible Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

Netgear's Orbi has enjoyed tremendous success in the Wi-Fi system / mesh networking market. Technically speaking, the Orbi kits can't interoperate with mesh nodes from other vendors or even...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

D-Link Announces New EasyMesh-Compatible Wi-Fi 6 Gateways and Extenders

The Wi-Fi system / mesh market has turned out to be very attractive for gateway vendors, enabling them to have higher ASPs and more revenue per user. On the...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Wi-Fi Alliance Announces Wi-Fi 6E Moniker for 802.11ax in the 6 GHz Spectrum

Wi-Fi platform vendors have long been citing the lack of enough spectrum in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands as true gigabit wireless becomes commonplace. In fact, despite...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

TP-Link Expands Wi-Fi 6 Lineup, Introduces IoT Security with HomeCare Pro

TP-Link is announcing a slew of upgrades to their Wi-Fi 6 product stack at CES 2020. We have already covered the updates to the Deco Mesh Networking family in...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

TP-Link Updates Deco Mesh Networking Family with Wi-Fi 6

TP-Link is announcing three new products in their Deco mesh networking lineup at CES 2020 - the Deco X20, X60, and X90. All three come with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax...

0 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

ASUS Brings Wi-Fi 6 to Desktops with PCE-AX3000 Card

ASUS has introduced one of the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 cards for desktops. The ASUS PCE-AX3000 dual band PCIe 3.0 x1 adapter promises to provide up to 2.4 Gbps...

23 by Anton Shilov on 11/19/2019

Buffalo Releases LXW-10G2/2G4 Switch: Two 10 GbE + Four 2.5 GbE Ports

One of the big reasons for why faster-than-GbE networks have not gained traction in the consumer space is due to a lack of appropriate network switches. 10 GbE switches...

46 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2019

Realtek 2.5 GbE PCIe Cards Now For Sale

A Japanese company has started sales of its 2.5 GbE network card that uses a Realtek controller. The adapter is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 x1 board that is compatible...

53 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

Intel Quietly Mentions 2.5 GbE Ethernet Controllers

One of the parts that was quietly mentioned in yesterday’s Cascade Lake X-Series processor launch was support for new Ethernet controllers. Specifically it mentioned Intel’s i225 Ethernet controller range...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

Intel Ethernet 800 Series To Support NVMe over TCP, PCIe 4.0

Today at the SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Intel is sharing more information about their 100Gb Ethernet chips, first announced in April and due to hit the market next month...

48 by Billy Tallis on 9/24/2019

Wi-Fi 6 Is Officially Here: Certification Program Begins

Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially started its Wi-Fi 6 certification program, informally kicking off the widescale adoption of the new Wi-Fi standard. As with the group's previous certification programs...

36 by Anton Shilov on 9/16/2019

Netgear Expands 802.11ax Portfolio with Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System and Nighthawk EAX80 Extender

As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended...

21 by Ganesh T S on 9/6/2019

Qualcomm Updates Wi-Fi 6 Lineup: Networking Pro Series for APs and FastConnect for Clients

Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Wi-Fi 6 portfolio today with a host of new access point solutions under the Networking Pro Series moniker. The client side solutions...

9 by Ganesh T S on 8/27/2019

Rivet Networks Launches E2600 Gigabit Network Controller

This year Computex is full of launches, and the land of network controllers is no exception. Rivet Networks, who makes the Killer line of enhanced NICs, is updating its...

20 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

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