Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless News

The same Texas judge, Judge Leonard Davis, ruled last November in a summary judgment, that CSIRO's U.S. Patent No. 5,487,069 was valid. [related story].

CSIRO also has cases pending against a number of other US, Japanese and Taiwanese companies. Marvell filed a counter-suit on May 4 in Tyler, Texas. According to this Bloomberg report, Intel and Microsoft have also counter-sued and have been joined by Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Netgear in asking for a ruling that the 1996 patent doesn't cover any aspect of the 802.11a and 802.11g networking standards or is invalid.

Other pending cases involve Toshiba, Fujitsu, ASUS, D-Link, Belkin, Accton, SMC Networks, 3Com and Nintendo.

Absent from this list are industry-leaders Cisco and its Linksys subsidiary, both of which are significant suppliers of wireless networking gear. This is due to its purchase in 2000 of Radiata. According to this Canberra Times article, "Cisco is in the clear because in 2001 it bought Radiata, a company formed by CSIRO and Macquarie University in 1997 to commercialise the technology. It therefore inherited Radiata's agreement with CSIRO to pay it a proportion of the licence royalties earned by the technology".

It does not appear that the injunction requires retailers to stop selling Buffalo wireless products. A check of numerous online retailers showed Buffalo wireless products still available for sale.

Buffalo has not responded to requests for comment regarding the ruling.

More Wireless

Featured Sponsors




Top Ranked Routers


AC5300

AC2600

AC1900

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I am looking to replace an RT-N66U with one of the above listed wireless routers and was looking for input and advice. It will be connected as an Acce...
I'm helping a friend switch ISPs in the next few days. She has a AC68U I got her 2 years ago. It has Merlin on it and I think v52-54. What is the meth...
I've been able to use all of the new OpenVPN 2.4 features - except TLS-Crypt. I'm not sure if it's a configuration issue or if it's the client - RMerl...
I have an RT-N66U that has started slowing way down and the fix is always to switch from the 2.4 to the 5GHz network or vice versa. As soon as I switc...
I want to use a router as an access point to extend my wireless coverage. Is it possible to use a router as an access point but at the same time use t...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3