Last year, we saw the introduction of HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) silicon from both Broadcom and Qualcomm Atheros. In conformance with the usual product development cycle, we saw the announcement of various HPAV2 products at CES in January. TP-LINK and TRENDnet were the players that seemed to be taking the lead in getting them to the market. Even though their products were supposed to ship in Q2 / Q3, we are yet to see them outside tradeshows. ZyXEL is springing a surprise by launching two powerline adapters based on the HPAV2 standard with confirmed ship dates PLA5206 Broadcom BCM60333 HPAV2 SISO Chipset PLA5206KIT contains a pair of adapters, MSRP of $160 Available Sept. 1 Delivers speeds of up to 1Gbps Utilizes HomePlug AV2 standard to transmit multiple HD video streams simultaneously 128-bit encryption Green...

Qualcomm Atheros Acquires Bigfoot Networking

It feels like just yesterday that I was finishing up the review of Bigfoot Networks' Killer Wireless-N 1102, but in fact it has been a whole three weeks. My...

5 by Jarred Walton on 9/1/2011

Hands-On Powerline Networking: How Well (Or Not) Are Latest-Generation Devices Working?

Call me a Luddite, but I've always found the whole idea of setting up a dedicated wired connection just to get an AC-powered gadget connected to the network to...

53 by Brian Dipert on 9/1/2011

Bigfoot’s Killer-N 1102 Wireless Networking vs. the World

The world of wireless networking products has been slowly advancing over the past decade or so. We started at 11Mbps 802.11b and 54Mbps 802.11a in 1999, added 54Mbps 802.11g...

52 by Jarred Walton on 8/10/2011

Netgear 3DHD Wireless Home Theatre Networking Kit

NETGEAR has introduced their latest 4x4 MIMO wireless bridge device designed specifically for video data. This isn't an area where we've focused a lot of time in the past...

37 by Cameron Butterfield on 2/25/2011

Netgear @ CES 2011

Instead of the usual booth at CES, Netgear opted for private demo suites at the Marriot this time around. They also had a press conference on Tuesday, which I...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2011

10G Ethernet: More Than a Big Pipe

If you are looking to improve your virtualized datacenter, 10Gb Ethernet really deserves your attention. It delivers more than twice as much bandwidth as quad-port gigabit, lower latency, lower...

38 by Johan De Gelas on 11/24/2010

Netgear AV Series Set for Expansion

The first half of 2010 saw Netgear get started on their AV Series product line. Their intent was to create a set of products to enhance the consumer's home...

27 by Ganesh T S on 8/25/2010

Powerline Networking with the Western Digital Livewire

Almost all CE devices sold in the market today have some sort of connection to the Internet as well as the home network. The consumers' need to transfer data...

32 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2010

Bigfoot Networks Announces 3rd Gen Killer NIC: Killer 2100

This month Bigfoot Networks will be releasing the next in their line of KIller NICs: the Killer 2100. The 2100 will be replacing last year's Killer Xeno Pro, and...

79 by Ryan Smith on 5/11/2010

EVGA Killer Xeno Pro: The Impact of Network Offloading

Bigfoot Networks has a new generation of more affordable high performance network cards. These add some features beyond the original, but are they worth it?

122 by Derek Wilson on 7/3/2009

TRENDnet TEW-633GR: 802.11n Draft 2.0 to the Rescue

We provide an an early glimpse of Draft N 2.0 performance with the TRENDnet TEW-633GR.

12 by Kris Boughton on 10/26/2007

BigFoot Networks Killer NIC: Killer Marketing or Killer Product?

Our review of the Killer NIC raises more questions than answers.

87 by Gary Key on 10/31/2006

D-Link DIR-625: Another Draft N Router comes up short

Our review of the D-Link DIR-625 RANGEBOOSTER N router reveals a solid design that is dogged by the current performance of Draft N chipsets.

15 by Gary Key on 9/20/2006

Draft N Router Coverage: When the "n" in 802.11n really means "not yet"

Our first look at Draft N routers from NETGEAR, Belkin, and Linksys shows promising speeds yet disappointing overall results.

22 by Gary Key on 8/30/2006

Gigabyte GN-WMAG01

Gigabyte Technology is another company branching out from their core product line into the consumer network space. Lets see how their wireless PC Card, the GN-WMAG01 performs...

7 by Brian Ng on 9/15/2004

Gigabyte 802.11g VPN Wireless Router

Gigabyte is not generally known for its networking products. To compete against other, more popular brands, Gigabyte produces the GN-BR404W. Find out about Gigabyte's first attempt at...

6 by Brian Ng on 8/21/2004

ASUS GigaX1108 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

ASUS is a relatively new player in the field of consumer networking products. Today, we will be looking at their GigaX1108.

12 by Brian Ng on 8/10/2004

ArmorLink Post Genie: Network Convergence in a Little Green box

Let's face it - many of us understand networking, but neither have the time, know how nor the patience to set up a fully functional Linux gateway/router...

12 by Brian Ng on 7/13/2004

Agere Joins the 802.11 Fray: Upcoming WiFi Technology

To honor the 150Mbs WiFi chipset disclosed by Agere Systems today, we take a look at where the 802.11 protocol is going, and where Agere's new technology fits in.

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/15/2004

AT News Update: More Ultrawideband Confusion

Now that the new Wireless USB standard is starting to come together, Motorola's push for their own wideband standard has the IEEE just as confused as we are.

4 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/7/2004

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