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Cisco to buy Pure Networks

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Cisco today said it is buying privately held Pure Networks, maker of Network Magic.

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ADTRAN NetVanta 3120 Reviewed: Capable Center for a Small Biz Network

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Read more...ADTRAN's entry-level small business router has a feature set that will bring a smile to the face of experienced network admins.
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New to the Charts: Adtran NetVanta 3120 Router

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The Adtran NetVanta 3120 Router has been added to the Router Charts. The 3120 is Adtran's entry-level "Service Access" router.

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Slideshow: Adtran NetVanta 3120

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Adtran has packed many features into its entry-level small business router.
Updated 7/9/2008: Read the full review.
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SolarWinds Wants to Wake up your LAN

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Read more...A free tool from SolarWinds makes it easy to remotely power on your PC.
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Ubicom adds more powerful network processor line

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Ubicom has introduced a new family of more powerful StreamEngine processors for home networking and connected media devices.

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SMC adds small-biz VPN router

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SMC Networks yesterday announced its SMCBR21VPN Barricade VPN Router aimed at telecommuting and branch office applications.

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D-Link announces MoCA Coax Ethernet Networking kit

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D-Link today announced a MoCA-based Coax Ethernet Adapter and kit.

The DXN-221 Coax Ethernet Adapter Kit allows the use of existing television coaxial cable to extend an Ethernet connection without the need to install CAT 5/6 cable. The adapters are Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) certified and will coexist with cable television signals on the same coax.

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Linksys' Naughty LELA

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Read more...Linksys really wants its new network setup tool to be welcomed into your home. But first, it needs to learn some manners.
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IOGEAR adds USB device server

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IOGEAR today announced the release of its USB Net ShareStation, which enables network sharing of USB devices, including speakers and webcams.

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IPv6 Basics

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Internet Protocol version 6, known as IPv6, is an upgrade to the world's most common network addressing scheme, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). The purpose of this post is to provide you with some background information on IPv6 and some simple things that you can do to get acquainted with it.

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Can DD-WRT or Tomato Fix Bad Routing?

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Read more...Alternative firmwares can provide lots more features. But neither of the two most popular loads is a clear winner when it comes to improving routing performance.
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CopperGate Buys Conexant's HomePlug AV Biz

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CopperGate Communications today announced the purchase of the HomePlug AV business from Conexant Systems. CopperGate said it is now the first semiconductor company with home networking technologies supporting all three wire types – coax, phone and power.

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Measuring Network Performance - Jperf and TCP, Part 2

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Having introduced Iperf and Jperf, as well as covering details on TCP throughput tests by adjusting Window Size values, it's time to complete this series with comments on adjusting MSS and Buffer Length values. I'm also going to touch on using the results of Jperf testing to make changes to a PC to improve network performance.

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Measuring Network Performance - Jperf

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Free and openly available, Iperf is a command line tool useful for measuring network performance. In my last post, I introduced some basic command line instructions to run Iperf between two endpoints and showed how the tool can be used to generate and measure both TCP and UDP performance. This time, I'll discuss Iperf's graphical cousin: Jperf.

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How Much Can D-Link's "Green Ethernet" Switch Save You?

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Read more...You can do lots of things to save energy. But buying D-Link's small "green" gigabit switch isn't one of them.
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D-Link Adds Smart Switches to "Green Ethernet" Line

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D-Link today announced the expansion of its "Green Ethernet" switch product line to include three of its "Web Smart" series products.

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HomePNA still alive and kickin'

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The HomePNA Alliance wants us to know that it is still in the fight as an alternative (to Ethernet) networking technology. It today announced HomePNA 3.1 certification of nine new products and the first 320 Mbps chipset reference design from CopperGate.

The newly-certified products include VDSL2 and ADSL2+ residential gateways, Ethernet to coax bridges and a set top box. Companies included 2Wire, D-Link, SMC, SendTek and Scientific Atlanta.

Measuring Network Performance - Iperf

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One of the cool things about networks is there are many free tools to work with if you know where to look and how to use them. I've looked at a couple free network tools on this blog so far, including Wireshark and NetMeter. This time, I'm going to take a look at another network tool known as Iperf, a network performance tool used for measuring the bandwidth and the performance of TCP and UDP data flows between two endpoints.

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PePLink Balance 30 Review

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Read more...The PePLink Balance 30 is a capable triple-WAN router, but commands too high a price premium.

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