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InterWorking Labs announces portable $1,500 network emulator

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InterWorking Labs today announced Mini Maxwell, a portable, low-cost network emulator.

The product is a Layer 2 network emulator with the ability to apply packet impairments including drop/lose, duplicate, delay and reordering to five user-defined traffic "bands" in both transmit and receive directions. A variety of packet filters can be applied including IPv4 source/destination address, Layer 3 source/destination port, protocol, MAC address and more.

The Mini Maxwell measures 6" x 6" x 1" weighs less than two pounds and is controlled via a web interface. Two 10/100 Ethernet ports are available for traffic and one for control.

The product is available now for $1,499 direct from InternetWorking Labs' website.

Netopia Signs IOC Distribution Deal with EMBARQ Logistics

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Netopia today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with EMBARQ Logistics, the deployment, distribution, and logistics division of Embarq Corporation.

EMBARQ Logistics will offer all of Netopia’s products -- including the 2200 series cost-optimized gateways, 3300 series performance-optimized gateways, the MiAVo triple-play gateways, the NBBS physical layer management platform, and the eCare application layer customer care solution. Embarq will offer these products to North American network service providers to help provide the successful deployment and management of competitively differentiated broadband networks.

The agreement expands Netopia’s access to the IOC (independent operating company) community as these carriers face new competitive threats from cable and wireless providers.

HomePNA releases 3.1 spec

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HomePNA today announced the release of HomePNA 3.1, a home networking specification that increases data rates over existing home wiring to 320 Mbps.

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MoCA brings TI under its tent; counts 1M nodes installed

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The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) on Monday announced that Texas Instruments (TI) as its newest member. TI's membership brings the total number of MoCA members to 43, including 11 chip vendors.

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Juniper aims new gear at branch office, Cisco

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During the next 18 months, Juniper Networks plans to roll out branch-office devices that integrate MPLS routing, VoIP and WAN acceleration capabilities - a combination designed to streamline architecture and reduce administrative costs.
Full Story on Network World
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D-Link offers power line home network kit

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D-Link, the company best known for its home networking products, today announced the availability of a new device, the "Power Line Network Kit", which allows consumers to expand an existing home network through existing electrical wiring.

Full Story on TG Daily

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Zyxel announces HomePlug AV adapter pair

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The PLA-400 HomePlug AV PowerLine Ethernet adapter and PLA-402 HomePlug AV PowerLine and coaxial Ethernet adapter are both spec'd at 200 Mbps maximum throughput and are said to support up to 16 connections "within one household".

Full Story on TG Daily

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Netgear's Breakthrough SSL312 VPN Gateway

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Phillip Howell finds that Netgear's under-$500 SSL VPN blue box is poised to take some business from its bigger cousins.
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D-Link DSD-150: Good idea, flawed implementation

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Bill Meade takes D-Link's little all-in-one security box for a spin but finds that it promises far more than it delivers
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Cheap Router Roundup

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We put six budget wired-only routers through their paces to determine which provides the most bang for their (lack of) buck.

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Hardware Router Chart - June 2006 Update

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In this month's update, we've added four new routers and introduce a much-requested new chart!
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New! Hardware Router Charts Go Interactive

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We've made our router chart even better by giving you the ability to select your benchmark for quick comparisons among routers. Now it's even easier to find the product that's best for you.
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How We Test Hardware Routers 2006

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Our latest update describing how we put routers to the test.
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Which Router Reigns Supreme for P2P?

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P2P may have have unsavory connotations now, but the technology will probably be soon incorporated into HD video distribution. Tim Higgins turns up the heat on seven routers to see if they have what it takes.
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Hardware Router Chart - Update 1

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The first update to our Router Chart using new test techniques shows that some fast routers are even faster than we thought!

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Hardware Router Chart

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Higher speed Internet connections mean that your router can become a choke point. Use our chart to make sure you get your money's worth!

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Corinex AV200 Powerline And CableLAN Set The Pace For Alternative Home Networking

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While the timing of HomePlug AV's arrival remains unclear, DS2's rival powerline networking technology is gaining momentum. Tim Higgins finds out why.
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Netgear FS728TS: Smart Switch for the Masses?

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Managed switches have long been a mainstay of corporate networks, but lower prices and Web interfaces are now making them more attractive to SOHO networkers. Tim Higgins looks at a good example of this new breed of switch.
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IPCop Linux Firewall

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IPCop is a full-featured Linux firewall that can convert an old system into a router that has features not normally found on store-bought products. Daniel Schuhmann takes you through the details.
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HomePlug Turbo Adapter Round-Up

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HomePlug "Turbo" technology prominently touts that it delivers data at "up to 85 Mbps" rates. But Tim Higgins found that the usual games that manufacturers play with throughput claims has been taken to new lows with these products.

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