In the final Part 2 of this tutorial, Tim Higgins finds truth and lies about wireless streaming.
Consumer networking vendors are constantly pitching us to stream video wirelessly around our homes. In Part 1 of this tutorial, Tim Higgins looks at what it takes to mess up networked video.
Wherever you go, there's a wireless hotspot nearby... or is there? We look at two finger-sized Wi-Fi finders from ZyXEL and TrendNET that can answer that question with no notebook required.
Jim Buzbee finds a lot to like in D-Link's HD digital media player, despite reoccurring hassles with MP3 files that have album art.
User forums around the web have been abuzz with complaints about the non-Linux version of one of Linksys' most popular products. Tim Higgins tested it and the WRT54GL Linux-based version and found at least one reason why the V5 has so many unhappy buyers.
It's been a few years since our first Wireless Need to Know series and lots has changed. Hence, our freshly updated 2006 version.
When we first heard about a 2.4GHz spectrum analyzer for $99 bucks, we thought it couldn't be real. But it turns out that MetaGeek's Wi-Spy works well enough that it will probably cut into sales of the higher-priced stuff.
We have seen the future of high speed wireless and it's not all bright. Tim Higgins drills down deep into what makes the Netgear RangeMax 240 Wireless Router tick and finds some things that don't bode well for current owners of 802.11b/g gear.
In late 2005, I moved into a new home and had to establish new test locations. Since this essentially wiped the slate clean in terms of being able to compare wireless test results going forward to those from my previous reviews, I also decided to establish new test methodology and add a scoring system.
If you want to listen to your digital music collection in your bedroom or in your living room, you don't want to have to fire up a PC.