Networking

Ubiquiti Networks is a popular vendor of networking-related equipment in the SMB / SME space. Their gear is immensely popular among prosumers too, thanks to the combination of ease of use and the ability to customize for specific requirements. I have been running an Ubiquiti UniFi installation at home for the last five years or so, and recently had the opportunity to create a new deployment in another country. There were two main reasons to go with Ubiquiti for the new location - a single management plane for both sites, and the ability to easily create a site-to-site VPN. More than three months into the deployment, I ended up encountering a host of issues worthy of documentation to help folks who might encounter them...

At Last, a 2.5Gbps Consumer Network Switch: QNAP Releases QSW-1105-5T 5-Port Switch

After entirely too long of a delay, the wait for faster consumer-grade network switches appears to be coming to an end. This week QNAP launched its QSW-1105-5T switch, one...

98 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2020

Intel Acquires Rivet Networks: Killer Networking is all in for Team Blue

News hot off the wire is that Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer range of accelerated networking products and analysis tools, is being acquired by Intel. The two...

66 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/20/2020

NVIDIA Closes Mellanox Acquisition, Adds High-Speed Networking to Tech Portfolio

Just over a year ago, NVIDIA announced its intentions to acquire Mellanox, a leading datacenter networking and interconnect provider. And, after going through some prolonged regulatory hurdles, including approval...

21 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2020

Rebranded Ethernet Technology Consortium Unveils 800 Gigabit Ethernet

With an increasing demand for networking speed and throughput performance within the datacenter and high performance computing clusters, the newly rebranded Ethernet Technology Consortium has announced a new 800...

75 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/9/2020

Plugable Launches Low-Cost 2.5 GbE USB Dongle: $30 for a Limited Time

Plugable this week has become the latest peripheral manufacturer to start producing 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet dongles, with the release of their own adapter. Designed to add support for faster...

32 by Anton Shilov on 3/26/2020

Sonnet Unveils Solo5G: A USB-C to 5 GbE Network Adapter

Sonnet has started sales of its Solo5G, their first 5 Gigabit Ethernet USB-C dongle. Designed to quickly and easily add support for faster networking to any laptop or desktop...

5 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2020

Broadcom Announces BCM4389 Wi-Fi 6E Client Chipset

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced the new Wi-Fi 6E terminology for 802.11ax operation in the 6 GHz band last month. At CES 2020, Broadcom announced a number of Wi-Fi 6E...

18 by Ganesh T S on 2/13/2020

Caltech Wins $1.1 Billion in Patent Suit Against Apple & Broadcom

The US District Court for the Central District of California this week ruled that Broadcom’s W-Fi chips used by Apple infringe on patents helds by the California Institute of...

34 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2020

EnGenius Reveals ‘Affordable’ Multi-Gig Switches with PoE: 8 2.5GBASE-T and 4 10GbE SFP+ Ports

EnGenius has unveiled a new series multi-gigabit PoE++ L2+ networking switches with multiple NBASE-T ports. The EnGenius ECS2512FP and ECS2512 switches are designed for small and medium businesses as...

46 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2020

ARRIS Expands Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio with AX6600 SURFboard mAX Mesh System

ARRIS announced the SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System, a Broadcom BCM6755-based design, at CES 2020. In 2019, ARRIS had announced the SURFboard mAX PRO AX11000 for $650...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2020

D-Link Announces Nuclias Remote Management Solutions for SMB Networks

Remote management of IT resources on the go has been a pain point for many an IT administrator. Many SMB networking equipment vendors have come out with cloud-based deployment...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2020

D-Link Introduces 5G Gateway Solutions

The widespread 5G roll-out by different service providers has made wireless home broadband a very real possibility. The ability of 5G to support a denser subscriber base compared to...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2020

Netgear Augments Wireless Broadband Gateway Options with Nighthawk M5 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Router

Netgear's mobile broadband product stack has a variety of different product offerings mostly targeting the personal hotspot market. However, with 5G, wireless home broadband has become a credible proposition...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Netgear Expands DOCSIS 3.1 Product Stack with Nighthawk CAX80 Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem Gateway

Cable service providers in the US market have been aggressively deploying DOCSIS 3.1 over the last couple of years. Netgear has been selling DOCSIS 3.1-compatible modems and gateways into...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Netgear Launches EasyMesh-Compatible Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

Netgear's Orbi has enjoyed tremendous success in the Wi-Fi system / mesh networking market. Technically speaking, the Orbi kits can't interoperate with mesh nodes from other vendors or even...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

D-Link Announces New EasyMesh-Compatible Wi-Fi 6 Gateways and Extenders

The Wi-Fi system / mesh market has turned out to be very attractive for gateway vendors, enabling them to have higher ASPs and more revenue per user. On the...

14 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

Wi-Fi Alliance Announces Wi-Fi 6E Moniker for 802.11ax in the 6 GHz Spectrum

Wi-Fi platform vendors have long been citing the lack of enough spectrum in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands as true gigabit wireless becomes commonplace. In fact, despite...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

TP-Link Expands Wi-Fi 6 Lineup, Introduces IoT Security with HomeCare Pro

TP-Link is announcing a slew of upgrades to their Wi-Fi 6 product stack at CES 2020. We have already covered the updates to the Deco Mesh Networking family in...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

TP-Link Updates Deco Mesh Networking Family with Wi-Fi 6

TP-Link is announcing three new products in their Deco mesh networking lineup at CES 2020 - the Deco X20, X60, and X90. All three come with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax...

0 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2020

ASUS Brings Wi-Fi 6 to Desktops with PCE-AX3000 Card

ASUS has introduced one of the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 cards for desktops. The ASUS PCE-AX3000 dual band PCIe 3.0 x1 adapter promises to provide up to 2.4 Gbps...

23 by Anton Shilov on 11/19/2019

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