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D-Link joins MoCA

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D-Link yesterday announced its membership in the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), an open, industry-driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video, data and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home.

D-Link currently has no products with MoCA-compliant features.

HomePNA Alliance adds three members

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The HomePNA Alliance today announced that three more companies have joined. The new members are CAIW, a Dutch cable service provider of television, Internet and radio, Ooma, a VoIP handset and service provider, and Phybridge, a gateway manufacturer.

HomePNA creates, promotes and certifies home networking over existing coax cables and phone wires to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services like IPTV, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data.

Netgear FVS124G Review: Dual WAN, Gigabit LAN, 25 VPN tunnels

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Read more...This dual-WAN IPsec endpoint router was ahead of its time with its gigabit LAN switch. But it could use more juice to support all its IPsec tunnels.

Belkin quietly kills Pulse product

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SmallNetBuilder has learned that Belkin has discontinued its Pulse network monitoring product, which was announced in April. A company spokesperson was not able to provide a specific reason for pulling the product.

Pulse might have been conceived as a natural extension of Belkin's Datacenter product line, which includes cabling, racks and UPS products. But the product never really got into distribution and was quietly cancelled sometime in the past month.

Pulse was based on technology from privately-funded JumpNode Systems, which is based in Minneapolis. JumpNode is actively selling its own version of the product, primarily through resellers.

Sonicwall TZ190 Review: UTM + WWAN

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Read more...UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliances are the current hot trend. But Sonicwall has upped the ante by throwing in WWAN access.

Updated: Intellon Announces 2nd-gen HomePlug AV Chip

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Intellon yesterday announced the release of its second-generation HomePlug AV powerline communications IC. The INT6300 uses "architectural and design improvements" to deliver enhanced 200 Mbps HomePlug AV performance at a 25% cost savings compared to Intellon's first generation HomePlug AV chipset.

Square One Personal Internet Server Review: A solid Square with some rough edges

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Read more...All-in-one Internet appliances usually don't live up to their name. Quad Micro Works' Square One is no exception.

VLAN How To: Segmenting a small LAN

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Read more...VLANs aren't just for large networks. Doug Reid shows you how to use a smart switch and VLANs to divide a small LAN into secure, separate segments.

ZyXEL announces ADSL2+ gateway with HomePlug AV

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ZyXEL today announced what it claims is the first all-in-one ADSL2+ gateway with built-in HomePlug AV.

The P-660HWP series features a built-in HomePlug AV (HPAV) adapter, providing up to 200 Mbps raw LAN data rate for triple-play services. It supports ADSL2+ speeds up to 24 Mbps as well as Reach-Extended ADSL (RE ADSL) for higher speed at longer distances.

The Tao of Multimedia Production Networking - Part 3

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Read more...In the final chapter, we find out about wireless and VPN and whether our hero gets the girl.

Netgear intros 2-in-1 Powerline Network Extender

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Netgear today announced a power adapter with built-in HomePlug 1.0 network interface.

The XEPS103 Space-Saving Powerline Network Extender replaces a router's existing 12V / 1A power adapter and supplies both power to the router or gateway and an 85 Mbps HomePlug 1.0 network connection. The Extender reduces clutter by requiring only one plug to supply both power and a network extension.

Belkin Pulse Review: NOC in a box

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Read more...Looking to add monitoring and alerting to your network, but not looking forward to hassling with SNMP MIBs and apps? Belkin's Pulse may be the answer.

Linksys Expands Small-Biz offerings

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Linksys today rolled out a new round of services and products aimed at increasing its share of the small business networking market and forming a tighter bond with parent Cisco's VAR programs.

Along with a new financing program through Wells Fargo and enhancements to its Linksys Partner Connection Program for VARs, two new gigabit smart switches and two new Linksys One Service routers were announced.

Dell PowerConnect 2708 Review: A bargain you shouldn't refuse

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This switch is a great way to go gigabit and see what a smart switch can do for you.

Gigabit Smart Switch Feature Comparison Table

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This chart summarizes key specs and features for the smart switches featured in our $250 Gigabit Smart Switch Roundup and Dell PowerConnect 2708 reviews.

Slideshow - Dell PowerConnect 2708

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The Dell PowerConnect 2708 is an eight port gigabit smart switch offering unbeatable value.
Read the full review.

The Tao of Multimedia Production Networking - Part 2

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Read more...In Part 2, David Hawkins maintains peace and harmony between heavy and light parts of the network.

Apposite intros gigabit WAN emulators

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Apposite Technologies today announced gigabit versions of its Linktropy network emulators.

The Linktropy 7500 emulates a single wide area network (WAN) link, while the Linktropy 7500 Pro can emulate up to 4 WAN links with an aggregate throughput of 4 Gbps. Both Linktropy models simulate wide-area network links of up to 1 Gbps per link.

Linktropy WAN emulators simulate bandwidth, delay, packet loss, congestion, and other link impairments to emulate terrestrial, internet, wireless, satellite or any other type of wide-area network.

Both the Linktropy 7500 and 7500 Pro come in 1U-sized, rack-mountable chassis, and include both copper and modular fiber/copper Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and browser-based administration.

Pricing for the 7500 starts at $7,500. Shipments of both products will begin next month.

Zyxel expands smart switch line

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Zyxel has announced a new smart switch product family that includes two fast Ethernet switches for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).

The ES-1528 offers 28 10/100 ports with features including web administration, 802.1Q VLAN and 802.1p traffic priority support and static port aggregation. Other features include smart ACL (Access Control List), Auto Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Prevention and Auto VoIP QoS optimization.

The ES-1552 offers the same features and functionality of the ES-1528, but has 52 ports.

The ES-1528 is currently available at an MSRP of $289.99. The ES-1552 will start shipping in July 2007. Pricing was not announced.

Netgear rolls out new wireless and low-cost gigabit switches and NAS line

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NETGEAR today announced four new wireless and wired network infrastructure products, new NAS line and a VoIP partnership.

The NETGEAR ProSafe Smart Wireless Switch (WFS709TP) is a wireless controller supporting up to 16 wireless access points and 256 users per switch. Roaming is supported across multiple access points without the need to re-associate and re-authenticate with access points as they move from location to location.

The WFS709TP integrates RF management and planning capabilities including automatic self-configuration of transmit power level, channel, load balancing and interference avoidance. The switch also incorporates enterprise-class security features including RADIUS and AAA Server support.

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