How much would you pay for a four-point SPI router with 802.11g access point, USB print server and built-in VPN endpoint? If you think about $200 is too much, would you change your mind if it handled LAN-LAN and Remote-LAN PPTP, IPsec and L2TP VPN tunnels on both the wired and wireless sides? And how about if it threw in VLAN and Bandwidth control? Come read our review to see how Draytek's Vigor 2900g Broadband Security Router does it all.
The empire strikes back in the "enhanced" 802.11g wars! Linksys has introduced its first SpeedBooster products fueled by Broadcom's Afterburner technology. We rushed the WRT54GS Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster onto our test bench and have the first-available in-depth review. How does Afterburner stack up against Super-G? Does more money really buy you more performance? All this and more will be revealed...
Does a product that combines 120GB of networked storage with a PPTP/IPsec VPN endpoint router for about $350 sound like a good deal? We thought it might, but Tritton's All-in-one Server Appliance (ASAP) and ioGEAR's Broadband Office Storage Server(BOSS) share what we think is a fatal flaw that should make you think at least twice before you buy.
Like every other networking product vendor, 3Com has had a tough time during the past few years. We took a look at its OfficeConnect Wireless 11g Cable/DSL Gateway and companion PC Card, and were left wondering where 3Com's spirit of innovation has gone...
There are times when having two separate networks - both sharing the same Internet connection - can come in handy. For example, I recently helped a community center with its network setup. They needed to provide Internet connection to tenants who were renting space, in addition to their own shared Internet. They also shared a number of folders on the network, but weren't too careful about password protecting the shares.
Anyone who wants to run their own, independent pay-for wireless "hotspot" can now get into the game. ZyXEL's B-4000 Wireless Service Gateway bundles everything you need into one convenient package - even the printer for customer receipts!
Atheros has dominated the shrinking 802.11a wireless market, but is looking (like everyone else!) to take some market-share from 11g market-leader Broadcom.
If you're in the market for a router capable of handling two broadband connections, there's a new option in a relatively small number of possibilities.
This article describes our original test procedure for Hardware Routers.
We often hear from people who have two (or more!) routers in their LAN and are trying to get Microsoft File and Printer sharing running among all their computers. This ProblemSolver will explain why this doesn't work by default and provide some suggestions for working around the problem.