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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Slideshow - Dell PowerConnect 2708

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The Dell PowerConnect 2708 is an eight port gigabit smart switch offering unbeatable value.
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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.
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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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Actiontec MI424WR Review: Able partner for Verizon FiOS

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Read more...Updated - Tim Higgins found that Actiontec has produced a router well-matched to Verizon's fiber-based Internet service.
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Actiontec announces HomePlug AV kit

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Actiontec Electronics today released the MegaPlug AV 200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter Kit, a next-generation powerline networking solution based on the new HomePlug AV standard.

Each kit comes with two powerline-to-Ethernet adapters that support up to 200 Mbps raw data rate. Up to 16 adapters can be joined into a single network.

The kit is available immediately at www.actiontec.com for $169.99.

Alcatel-Lucent to acquire NetDevices

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Alcatel-Lucent today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held NetDevices, a developer of services gateway products for enterprise branch networks, based in Sunnyvale, California.

NetDevices delivers an enterprise networking platform known as a Unified Service Gateway, which is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of managing branch office networks. NetDevices was founded in 2003 and has 45 employees located in Sunnyvale and Bangalore, India.

Upon close of the transaction, the NetDevices team and products will be integrated into Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Business Group, reporting into Tom Burns, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Solutions activities.

The acquisition is subject to various standard closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the second quarter of Alcatel-Lucent's fiscal year 2007. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

HomePNA Alliance still growing

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The HomePNA Alliance announced today it now has more than 40 member companies collaborating to promote the adoption of the only multimedia home networking standard approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). HomePNA technology enables high-speed, triple-play Internet services over both phone wires and coaxial cables at speeds up to 320 megabits per second.

The newest members are AFL Telecommunication, a fiber optics product manufacturer and VDSL2 RF filter components manufacturer, Askey Computer Corp., a modem and set-top box manufacturer, CyberTAN Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of broadband and wireless networking equipment, and Medium Link System Technology, a multi-tenant unit (MTU) system integrator.

NETGEAR adds lifetime warranty for biz-class products

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NETGEAR today announced that its ProSafe line of business class networking solutions now comes standard with a lifetime hardware warranty.

Effective immediately, NETGEAR ProSafe products shipping worldwide after May 1, 2007, will be covered by a new lifetime hardware warranty that provides hardware replacement, including fan and internal power supply failures, for as long as the original customer owns the product. All existing product sold prior to May 1, 2007 will be covered under the previous hardware warranty.

The new warranty applies across the ProSafe product line including NETGEAR's Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed switches, Smart Switches, unmanaged switches, wired and wireless VPN firewalls, VPN gateways, SSL VPN concentrators, and wireless access points.

Additional details on NETGEAR's Lifetime Hardware Warranty including a complete list of products covered can be found at: http://www.netgear.com/warranty

The Tao of Multimedia Production Networking - Part 1

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Read more...Designing a network for the demands of film production can teach valuable lessons, grasshopper. David Hawkins shows us the way.
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How To: Wake on LAN / Wake on WAN

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Read more...Waking your PC up over the Internet can come in handy. Doug Reid shows you how.
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