Monday, May 16, 2011
(More customer reviews)After doing a lot of study about available options, I decided on the DGN2200 DSL modem. In short, this product is everything it promises to be.
I experienced no problems whatsoever from the moment I took the unit out of the box. Setup was easy and the product worked flawlessly from the start. The speed and coverage is impressive and it is a noticeable jump in performance compared to my previous router with 802.11g wireless. The 802.11n is a huge jump in performance and coverage and my wife "can't believe" how fast our DSL service is.
I did have to call Netgear once to ask how to set up a DSL modem with an ISP who didn't use PPPoe login and password; they were extremely helpful and the wait time on hold was less than 30 seconds. All in all, setup was a snap.
I also set up a USB network drive for backups and the ability to connect a shared drive on the network is a big plus.
If you're looking for a nice bump in performance, especially as it relates to wireless connections, this wireless modem is a great choice.
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Wireless-N 300 Router With DSL WRLS modem
(More customer reviews)I'am using the SMC adapter for my wireless connection on my "Ubuntu 10.4 Linux OS system", it works great, no problems what so ever...It gives me a great signal, to my router one can not ask for anything better...I tried NetGear's wireless adapter, and finally after hours trying to get it to work, when they said it would not work on Linux huh!...But I returned it, then I purchased the SMC 802.11N, all that I can say is it just works, a very good wireless adapter... I would buy SMC products if needed in my next purchase...
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The SMC SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless-N USB Adapter enables Wireless-N connectivity to your desktop or notebook computer and provides improved throughput and range than existing 802.11g technology. The SMCWUSB-N2 is 802.11n draft v2.0 compliant while maintaining full backwards compatibility with the Wireless-G (802.11g) and Wireless-B (802.11b) standards. It utilizes advanced MIMO (Multiple-In, Multiple-Out) technology to deliver incredible speed and range. With wireless speeds up to 300Mbps and extended coverage, there is enough bandwidth to simultaneously stream video and audio, play online games, transfer large files, make VoIP calls and surf the Internet. With security being a key consideration, the SMC SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless-N USB Adapter supports the latest WPA and WPA2 wireless encryption standards, which prevent unauthorized access to wireless networks and ensure data is secure. Wireless security can also be set up easily using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) that enables push button (PB
GSI High-Powered Ultra-Secure 500mW 54Mbps USB Wireless WIFI Long Range Network Adapter with Detachable External 5dBi Antenna - IEEE 802.11 b/g Interface - For PC/Laptop/Notebook/Computer Hot-Spot Internet Connection - For Travel or Home Use Review
(More customer reviews)This was my second try at a long range wifi antenna. My previous purchase was a "802.11g USB WiFi Wireless Lan Adapter w/5dBi Antenna", which failed miserably. So far, in the last few weeks, this has been pretty good at detecting signals. Installation was a breeze on the Windows XP laptop. Only suggestion would be to make this connect directly to the usb port instead of using a long wire -- would make a cleaner look.
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Extremely User Friendly and Affordable, this new USB Network adapter from GSI is ideal for Indoor, Outdoor or Travel Use. With Power of up to 500mW, and speeds of 54Mbps, you will Enjoy Strong Wireless Signal even when Roaming as far as 3000 Feet away from Router. Clear and precise Instructions will guide you through the Short Installation process, and the 5dBi Antenna Include will boost Connection even further.
Click here for more information about GSI High-Powered Ultra-Secure 500mW 54Mbps USB Wireless WIFI Long Range Network Adapter with Detachable External 5dBi Antenna - IEEE 802.11 b/g Interface - For PC/Laptop/Notebook/Computer Hot-Spot Internet Connection - For Travel or Home Use
Sunday, May 15, 2011
MSI has launched new Sandy Bridge Powered laptop known as MSI CR460. MSI CR460 is powered with 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0, and Gigabit LAN connectivity options. The MSI's newest portable LED backlight is compatible with many more high-end specifications and 14-inch HD LED backlight with a resolution of 1366 * 768 pixels, DVD Super Multi optical drive, web camera, high definition 720p SRS so your PC works with Intel Core processors and 640GB/500GB/320GB i5-2410M/i3-2310M SATA 5400 rpm, DDR3 1333 MHz memory, etc. The Eco motor energy saving technology allows the user to select five levels of power management is video games, movies, presentation, word processing and Turbo Battery contribute to automatically adjust the computer performance and screen brightness.
MSI CR460 multimedia laptop comes with MSI's own facial recognition software that works in the treatment of HD, we closed to protect biometric data, put items into the same lock and key, etc. It also sports easy MSI visualization software image management that allows to zoom, rotate, reduce the image with your mouse. The latest notebook also sports MSI MSI technology in the indictment that provides more power via a USB port and is powered by a 6-cell Li-Ion 4400 mAh.
MSI CR460 Multimedia Laptop Price
The MSI CR460 Multimedia Laptop price and availability is not yet announced.
MSI CR460 Multimedia Laptop Specifications
14-inch HD LED backlight display with resolution of 1366*768 pixel
Processor Intel Core i5-2410M/i3-2310M Processor
Runs on Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium OS
1333MHz DDR3 memory
Equipped with Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics
640GB/500GB/320GB/ SATA 5400rpm hard disk drive
Supports 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0, & Gigabit LAN connectivity options
HD 720p web camera & SRS PC sound
Supports SD/MMC/MS/XD/SDHC/SDXC card reader
Includes HDMI, 2 USB 2.0, & 1 USB 3.0 interfaces
Powered by 6-cell Li-ion 4400 mAh battery
Offers DVD Super Multi optical disk drive
S-Bar, EasyViewer, & EasyFace
Coby brings yet another Portable Media Player which known as Coby MP827. Coby MP827 powered by upto 16GB mini SD memory card slot and has internal memory of 4GB. The newest PMP of Coby comes included with Coby Media Manager software, supports gif image format, AAc audio player format, Xvid video player format etc. It is integrated with an FM radio, Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery etc. The newest device features 2.8-inch color LCD touchscreen display, a picture viewer, USB port etc. For more details go through the below mentioned points. Coby MP827 PMP can store 2000 (maximum) number of songs, and 4000 numbers of photos. Its Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery provides maximum video playback duration of 24 hours and measures 8.1×5.5×1.5 inches with 2.40 oz weight approximately. It meets CE and FCC certification.
Coby MP827 Portable Media Player Price
The Coby MP827 PMP available at only $48.99 in the market.
Coby MP827 ortable Media Player Features
2.8-inch color LCD touchscreen display
Supports up to 16GB mini SD card slot
Flash memory capacity of 4GB
Supports GIF image format
Xvid video player format support
Included Coby Media Manager software
Supports AAC audio format
Built-in An FM radio
A picture viewer
Includes USB port
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery
(More customer reviews)We purchased an Ooma Hub & Scout in April 2009 to replace a Vonage VoIP connection. We are very satisfied with the hub, and therefore purchased an Ooma Telo for a second location. This review describes our Ooma Telo experience so far, and compares it to the Hub/Scout.
The Telo is well designed and sleek. The controls are touch controls and very sensitive. There is a USB port in the back - presumably for future expansion. Like the hub, there are two RJ45 ethernet jacks - one to connect to the "internet", and the second to connect to one's home network. There are also two RJ11 phone jacks. One to connect to your existing landline, should you have one, and decide to integrate the landline and Telo. The other is to connect to your phone.
The setup instructions are simple. While it is recommended that the Telo be connected directly to your cable/dsl/wimax modem (i.e. before your router), it works equally well after the router. We chose to connect the Telo to the router rather than the modem.
We were treated to a red & blue patriotic light show for about 20 minutes when the Telo was first plugged in, while it apparently downloaded firmware/software updates. I was a little puzzled by this, but presumably there have been updates from the release date (October 1) to our purchase date (October 3), or the first set of units were shipped without the latest firmware/software on them. In either event, there has been a second firmware/software update since then, so clearly Ooma are keen to improve Telo as feedback/complaints from early adopters rolls in.
Unlike the Hub, the Telo doesn't support the Scout. But this doesn't mean the Telo cannot provide a dial tone at other phone jacks in your house. For this, simply connect a splitter to the phone jack in the Telo, plug one line into the telephone adjacent to the Telo, and the second into the nearest wall jack. If the phone wiring in your house is intact, you should be able to connect a standard wired phone to any other phone jack. The Ooma Hub also supports this feature, which isn't readily documented in Ooma's product literature.
The Telo and Hub are indistinguishable in every aspect of call quality. Off course the Telo supports up to four DECT 6.0 handsets, and Telo to Telo calls will offer HD voice. The Telo will also support Bluetooth, and cell-phone integration. Although these features will be available in future firmware/software updates.
There are differences in the level and cost of service that I have described below.
For current Ooma Hub owners:
Ooma Core includes 5000 minutes a month, voicemail and caller-id and is free of regulatory fees for the life of the hub.
Ooma Premiere includes a range of additional features, including a second line, 3-way calling, multi-ring, call fowarding and many others. This costs $9.99 a month or $99 a year.
For future Ooma Hub owners:
Ooma Core will include 5000 minutes a month and voicemail. From the second year, it will cost $12/yr to recover regulatory fees.
Ooma Premiere will include enhanced voicemail, and the other premiere features. Ooma Premiere will cost $9.99 a month or $120 a year.
For Ooma Telo:
Ooma core includes 5000 mins/month & voicemail, and $12/yr from the second year on to recover regulatory fees.
Ooma Premiere will include enhanced voicemail, and the other premiere features at $9.99 a month or $120 a year.
For both the Hub and Telo, the cost of Premiere includes either a free handset a year (a $49 value), or a free number port (a $39 value).
This change in pricing strategy has made some claim that Ooma is no longer "free".
Well, it never was, although current Hub owners will not have to spend another dime for the life of their unit.
New Hub & Telo users receive 5000 mins/month and voicemail for the cost of the unit, and have to pay $12/year from the second year onwards to cover regulatory fees.
In my opinion Ooma continues to remain a good value when compared to other VoIP providers, although clearly early Hub adopters received a better deal than Telo users.
I want to note two other things that are common to the Hub and Telo. Our number ports were quick and efficient. And, while customer service can be difficult to reach, there is excellent support available from the Ooma community on Ooma's website forums. The Ooma employees who moderate the forums also provide support in a very timely manner.
Bottom-line, if you have Vonage or Packet8, or have phone bundled in with your cable, strongly consider getting a Telo. You will save money for service that is as good or better. With the Hub, we saw savings with the first six months. With the Telo it will be about 14 months before we start seeing savings.
Quick summary - highly recommended!
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The Ooma Telo is a revolutionary device that allows you to call anywhere in the U.S. for free. Just pay applicable taxes and fees. You can also make international calls for next to nothing. Telo is easy to set up and even easier to use. You simply connect the device to your high-speed Internet and your existing phone, and that's it. You don't need a computer, and you don't need a headset. With the Ooma Telo, you'll be ready to start calling and saving money within minutes.
NOTE: The Ooma Telo requires high-speed Internet and a router (sold separately).
Overview Your one-time purchase of the ooma system delivers:
Free calling within U.S. and low-cost international calls
Caller-ID, call-waiting and 911
Outstanding voice quality and secure, encrypted phone calls
Easy set-up with any telephone; no PC required
Option to keep your current number and landline service
30-day money-back guarantee and extendable 1-year warranty
Free trial of Ooma Premier -- a suite of enhanced features
FeaturesFree Calls in the U.S. and Low International Rates With its sleek design and loaded features, the only thing that's not stunning about the Ooma Telo is the price tag. The Ooma Telo allows you to enjoy free home phone service, free calls within the United States, and exceptionally low international rates. The end result: you'll save hundreds of dollars a year in phone bills. Crisp, Clear Voice Quality with No Dropped Calls The Ooma system has been designed to deliver exceptional voice quality and reliability, giving you the crisp, acoustic performance of a landline. Easy Installation with your Existing Phones The Telo has been designed for an intuitive and easy installation. It connects to your router with the included Ethernet cable, and to your existing telephone with the included telephone cord. Most customers are connected and making calls within about 20 minutes. If you've got any questions, ooma's online support site is loaded with dozens of articles, diagrams, tips, and facts. Port Your Existing Phone Number For a one-time fee of $39.99, Ooma gives you the option of retaining your current telephone number. Or, if you want to change numbers, you can choose a new number in any calling area in the US to use with your Telo unit. Low-Cost Landline Option for Added Flexibility Ooma gives you the option of integrating a low-cost landline as a backup. This way, you'll be able to enjoy the assurance of traditional 911 service and seamless coverage during Internet and power outages. Supports the Ooma Telo Handset Get the most out of your Ooma Telo with the official Ooma Telo Handset. Thanks to DECT 6.0 technology, the handset enhances the already clear, crisp sound quality of ooma. It allows you to take full advantage of Ooma's premium features like Instant Second Line and personal number setting. You don't need a Telo Handset to use Ooma, but it will definitely enhance your experience. Exclusive Web Portal My Ooma is your online destination for the ooma service. You can listen to messages, check your call logs, control your account preferences, prepay for international calling, and even set up voicemail notifications, 24 hours a day. There's also an online phonebook, which can be accessed if you're using the Ooma Telo Handset (sold separately). What's in the Box Ooma Telo, Ethernet cable, phone cable, and AC adapter.
In today\'s connected home environment with Internet file sharing, video streaming, on-line gaming, Ooma\'s PureVoice Technology delivers clear audio even if substandard calling conditions exist. Ooma PureVoice Technology is composed of four key components.
Advanced Voice Compression
Ooma uses an advanced voice compression algorithm that reduces bandwidth consumption by 60% over standard VoIP technology. That leaves you with more bandwidth for all other online activities and increases the likelihood that your voice traffic will be delivered properly by your ISP.
Even though Ooma uses only a fraction of the bandwidth of standard VoIP technology, preserving voice quality requires that those packets arrive on time. The Ooma Telo prioritizes voice packets without slowing down the rest of your network. This way you can enjoy crystal clear calls even as you're uploading your latest video clips.
Packet loss is the enemy of VoIP - it can cause voice to sound stuttered or garbled. The Ooma Telo detects packet loss on your Internet connection and automatically sends redundant packets to boost the clarity of your phone call.
Ooma takes your privacy seriously. We use the same encryption technology governments use to protect classified data to protect your conversations. This makes Ooma even more secure than the traditional landline.
Discover Ooma Premier If you want to add a bundle of enhanced calling features that will get your home phone service firing on all cylinders, Ooma Telo includes a free 60-day trial to Ooma Premier, a suite of enhanced calling features. You can also add Ooma Premier to your service for $9.99/month or $119.99/year. If you sign up for a year, you'll have the option of retaining your current telephone number for free ($39.99 value), or receiving a free HD handset ($49.99 value). See the chart below for a full list of Ooma Premier features.Advanced Voicemail Features With Ooma Premier, you'll have access to several first-class voicemail options. You'll be able to enjoy the ultimate convenience of having your voicemails forwarded to e-mail, allowing you to check your phone messages from work. And for added privacy, you'll have the option of making any Ooma device a private extension. Instant Second Line If you share your house with a phone hog, Ooma's Instant Second Line feature presents a solution for you. When the line is already in use, you can simply pick up a second Ooma Handset and get a fresh dial tone. Up to two separate calls can be made simultaneously. Personal Number With an affordable Ooma Premier subscription, you gain access to the Personal Number feature. This feature allows you to create a unique phone number for everyone in the family. Multiple numbers can be mapped to the same handset, but you can make each number ring distinctively so you know who the call is for. Up to nine additional numbers are allowed. Add Unwanted Callers to Your Blacklist Ooma allows you to instantly add unwanted callers to your blocked list. If telemarketers are harassing you, use ooma Lounge to add them to your blacklist. You'll have the option to block future calls completely or send them straight to voicemail. The choice is yours. Community Blacklist Harness the power of the Ooma community and protect yourself from unwanted callers before they've even tried to call you. If enough Ooma users have blocked a certain caller, Ooma will add this caller to the community blacklist. Combine this with Ooma's special spam-detecting algorithms, and you've got the ultimate telemarketer blacklist. Multi-Ring Constantly on the go? Multi-Ring takes call forwarding to the next level. Configure your Ooma number to simultaneously ring your home phone and mobile phone at the same time. Whether you're at home or on the road, you'll never miss a call. Three-way Conference Calls Need to make dinner plans with two of your friends? Ooma's got you covered. Once you're on a call, press the second-line button to make or take a second call. Press down both line buttons at once, and you've got yourself a conference call.
(More customer reviews)I bought two M-202s to upgrade my old 802.11b WEP adapters to 802.11g with WAP. I had some problems during the installation process on Windows XP-SP2 ("Illegal System DLL Relocation") but called costumer support and was given a link to a Microsoft hotfix (KB935448 ). The adapter worked once I downloaded and installed the hotfix. On my first installation, only the administrator could access the adapter. Other users could not access the wireless connection. Then I decided to uninstall the software included in the installation CD and let Windows XP manage the adapter using only the driver included in the installation CD. Everything worked well after these minor setbacks. I have two M-202 working seamlessly with an old Lynksys WRT54G router. Connectivity is good in all areas of my house. Xyzel costumer support was friendly and helpful. I think this adapter is a good bargain for $13.
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XtremeMIMO External Wireless Network Adapter - This external adapter gives your desktop or laptop computer the freedom of accessing 802.11g networks, for wireless access to the Internet. It supports MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology, which increases your wireless range, speed, and stability when used with other MIMO devices.Connects via USB 2.0 Frequency Range - 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz
(More customer reviews)My boyfriend and I were using this printer to send out mass amounts of letters for his company. It works fine and everything, except for the occasional paper jam which can be frustrating, but what was really frustrating is how much we were paying for ink. We were printing letters that were all in black lettering except for our email which was in blue. For some reason however all of our ink levels were going down like crazy and we weren't even using those colors or should have been using very little. We would take the ink cartridges out and touch the sponge tip where the ink came out and it was still very much moist however the printer wouldn't allow us to print if any of the cartridges were "empty".
I ended up doing a lot of research and even taking apart one of the ink cartridges. I found that there is a small chip attached to each cartridge that has a small amount of memory to keep track of how many pages are printed with that ink cartridge. Once it reaches a certain number of pages it claims it's empty and needs to be replaced. When I found this out I was so frustrating since it wasn't actually checking the levels or amount of ink remaining. So here I was paying for the ink but I couldn't even use it all.
And there is no way to reset the chip and refill the cartridges yourself. It was such a waste of money. I guess most ink cartridges and printers use this kind of technology but some you can buy a chip re-setter and refill them yourself...which is what I plan on doing.
Click Here to see more reviews about: Lexmark Interact S605 Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer with Web-enabled Touchscreen
Get more done with the Lexmark Interact S605 All-in-One with web-enabled touchscreen interface.The web-enabled 4.3" myTouch interface improves efficiency by allowing you to create one-touch, custom SmartSolutions for automating repetitive tasks.The myTouch interface also allows you to connect to the web without the need for a computer. Tap an icon to copy, scan, send an e-mail and more.Get the news, view your favorite photo sharing sites, and discover the weather before you step outside, directly from your printer. It’s more than a printer - it links you to your world!Other unique features include WiFi-n (3X better wireless coverage and faster transfer speeds) and WiFi Protected Setup which allows you to sync the printer to a WPS-enabled router with the touch of a button.Installation is fast and easy – requiring approximately 10 minutes!Energy saving Eco Mode reduces paper usage by up to 50% with automatic 2-sided printing.Print fast with document speeds up to 33ppm and 4x6 photo printing in as little as 24 seconds.Lexmark’s own Vizix ink technology produces clear, consistent results and uses individual ink cartridges that can be replaced one color at a time.All of this is backed by an industry-leading 3 year warranty with lifetime phone support!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
(More customer reviews)i realy like this modem, my isp wanted to charg me 6.00 a month to rent this, i got it cheap, ive ben using it fore months now and it works perfectly. i have centurylink and this is a verizon, but all i had to do to make it work was change one setting, i google it to find out how...
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DSL gateway offers wired and wireless access with Quality of Service. Westell's VersaLink Gateway has been designed to address flexible broadband networking demands of the multi-user environment.Wireless data transmission (802.11b and g) with diversity antenna 4 Port Ethernet access DHCP server configured for 253 users Remote manageability, via TR-069 servers Affordable solution for SOHO and small businesses Optional VersaPort provides Ethernet WAN interface for FTTP Customer LAN Network Summary Advanced Custom Firewall Engineered to eliminate video drop outs and pixelization User definable VLAN tagging Pull-down menus support many popular on-line video games Support for 12 VCs (Virtual Channels) PPPoE and DHCP WAN Protocols
(More customer reviews)Added this adapter to an older laptop running Windows XP-Pro. Installed effortlessly and has considerably better reception than my Linksys card.
Click Here to see more reviews about: SMC SMCWUSBS-N EZ Connect N 2.4GHz 300Mbps draft-N Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
The EZ Connect N Draft 11n Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (SMCWUSBS-N) enables Wireless-N connectivity to your desktop or notebook computer and provides improved throughput and range than existing 802.11g technology. Upgrading to Wireless-N is an excellent solution for browsing the Internet and sharing files such as video, music and photos. The SMCWUSBS-N is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED for full compliance with the 802.11n draft v2.0 standard, as well as the popular Wireless-G (802.11g) and Wireless-B (802.11b) standards. This next generation standard utilizes advanced MIMO (Multiple-In, Multiple-Out) technology to deliver incredible speed and range. With security being a key consideration, the latest WPA and WPA2 wireless encryption standards are supported, which prevent unauthorized access to wireless networks and ensure data is secure. Wireless security can also be set up easily using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) that enables push button or PIN configuration. Limited Life Time Warranty. 24/7 Technical Support 1-800-SMC-4YOU.
Fujitsu has launched new TH series Windows tablet which known as Fujitsu TH40D which is equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi connectivity options. The newest tablet of Fujitsu boasts a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor and runs on Windows 7 operating system. It has bring 10.1-inch multitouch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel, 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive (4200rpm) etc. The 10.1-inch display compatible Tablet is based on Intel’s Oak Trail chip and paired with its first slide-out keyboard. Fujitsu TH40D Windows Tablet has Aluminum chassis with 1.1kg weight and 17.4mm thin
Price of Fujitsu TH40D Windows Tablet
The Fujitsu TH40D Windows Tablet will be available in Japan at the price tag of 80, 000 Yen later this month.
Fujitsu TH40D Windows Tablet Features
- 10.1-inch multitouch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel
- Equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 & Wi-Fi connectivity options
- Boasts a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor
- 1GB of RAM, & a 120GB hard drive (4200rpm)
- Runs on Windows 7 operating system
- Based on Intel’s Oak Trail chip
- Paired with first slide-out keyboard
- Aluminum chassis & 1.1kg weighs with 17.4mm thin
ZyXEL ZyWALL 2WG 3G Mobile Router and Firewall for 3G Networks (HSDPA, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, CDMA) Review
(More customer reviews)Great product. Advanced knowledge needed to take full advantage of all the features.
Wish list: More memory, more configuration ability with the setup wizard (for less-advanced operators), gigabit ethernet, wireless N. I imagine most if not all of these will make it into the next model upgrade.
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ZyWALL 2WG provides users even more convenient Internet access with 3G service to eliminate the limitation of the wired network and extends the last-mile service wirelessly. Incorporated the wired environment the solution can apply Backup WAN and Load Balancing features to various applications while offering more mobility with Wi-Fi connectivity.The ZyWALL 2WG supports ZyNOS ICSA-certified IPSec VPN suitable for deployments from remote sites to the central server. As data encryption over the Internet ensures secure transmission between two sites without expensive leased lines global interconnectivity can be achieved at a minimal cost. Thanks to the Redundant IPSec VPN feature the ZyWALL 2WG's dialup client will keep the connection running even the primary VPN connection fails.The ICSA-certified ZyNOS Firewall on the ZyWALL 2WG provides robust reliable firewall security with high performance. Based on Stateful Packet inspection and Denial of Service (DoS) technology it provides the first-line defense against hackers network intruders and other hazardous threats.The ZyWALL 2WG offers the Secure Zone technology that SOHO users can simply deploy access servers in a DMZ zone separated from the trusted local network (LAN). The DMZ zone and WLAN zone have their own DHCP service and all zones are securely segregated by firewall rules.
Friday, May 13, 2011
(More customer reviews)Due to the nature of my work, I have used several types of these 54Mbps wireless cards. The only 2 Wireless Homenetworking I recommend to others is either D-Link or Netgear.
I personally am using a 54Mbps wireless WG111 USB adaptor on my PC plus 2 others in the house.
In addition I use the Neatgear 54Mbps Wireless Card (WG511) for my older Dell laptop. I have used these adaptors for over a year and have not had to replace them, or have had any problem with their peformance.
I have installed hundreds of these for customers. It does come with software for the drivers, AND comes with a NETGEAR PROGRAM that overides windows. I never use the program personally. I just use the CD for the drivers, after insert the adaptor. It also comes with the software updates for vista.
I found that as long as you have a Wireless Netgear Modem, it never seems to have any problems with 128bit encryption or 64bit (which is what I mostly use)
The biggest reason for any Netgear adaptor 128 or 64 bit is 1st) If you use install and use the NETGEAR PROGRAM, then the best way to avoid internet drop off, is to enter you 64 or 128 bit encryption password on the first page of the progam IN THE MANUAL SLOT and not the 2 slots for above! Trust me I know.
2nd) If you plug the adaptor in, and then insert the CD just for the drivers (when prompted) WITHOUT using Netgears program, then you have to set internet options to set LAN and check "automatic" and leave proxy settings alone. Then right click on the little wireless pic in your tray, and select "status" then "properties". From there at the top box scroll down to TCP/IP and click properties and make sure "automatic is checked" The click close and click the middle tab. If there is more than 1 network in your area or in that box, remove them all, except yours. Then make sure to check the box "let windows configure my wireless settings for me" and on the last tab check the box "automatically connect to this network when in range" After that click okay, and close. It may start to try and connect right then, or you can right click on the little wireless computer in tray and select "view wireless networks" and you will see your there, click connect and it will prompt you for you password, twice and thats it. You don't have to type in the password any more. Everytime you turn on your computer, it will automatically detect settings and connect you to your wireless internet network.
It sounds like a lot, but it really is simple and will prevent internet drop off tremendously!
I setup networks for a living and years ago, I used to pull my hair out sometimes, until I finally found out what works the best, regardless of number of networks, users or 64 and 128 encyrption. If the router is setup correctly and you install Neatgear wireless usb or card, you will be very happy. I have moved and used the same USB and CARD for my laptop with 3 dirrent networks, and all I did was set it up with the new password and it is working as of now.
Hope this helps
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IEEE 802.11b/g 2.4 GHz CardBus
Cisco-Linksys WRT600N Linksys Ultra RangePlus Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link Review
(More customer reviews)I am finally getting around to posting this review. I see that more recent users have been having good experiences with this product so I am considering giving it another try.
This review was originally drafted in Feb 2008 as I was preparing to return my second WRT600N with no intentions of getting a third.
Recommendation: after attempting to get two WRT600N's to work, I have come to a personal conclusion that the product is not mature and needs much more work. I applaud and am envious of others who have been able to make it work.
Review Synopsis: my first WRT600N failed to establish a connection with multiple laptops and an Xbox 360. After two hours with Linksys technical support, they recommended I return the router for replacement. Second router connected routinely, but every 10 - 20 minutes would drop the wireless connection on the 2.4 GHz signal. Returning it as well.
Full Review: I had been using a WRT54G v3 successfully for about three years now. Why replace it you ask? A few reasons:
1.I connect my Xbox 360 to a computer in my office via Media Extender. Because it is wireless from the router to the Xbox (linear distance is about 10 feet but through two glass windows), navigation of Windows Media Center on the Xbox has quite a bit of lag.
2.I live in a high rise condo... as you can imagine, the 2.4 GHz spectrum is crowded contributing to reason number 1, above.
3.I have many wireless devices connecting to my router at any one time: Xbox, Tivo HD, and up to three laptops.
4.Lately, the router will all of a sudden lose connection to the internet. This happens about once every three to four months. No amount of power cycling or refreshing of IP addresses on the Administration tab will re-establish the connection. The only solution I have found is to reset the router to factory defaults and then re-enter my settings. I have confirmed that I have the latest firmware.
After reading some favorable reviews of the WRT600N on CNET, Laptop Magazine, and other publications (I know... I know), the router seemed a solution that would fit my environment. Also, it offers the built-in USB port to which one could attach an external USB HDD for a nifty Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution.
First WRT600N: got the first one. Opened it up and boy it sure looked purdy. Followed the setup instructions to a "T" using the EasyLink Advisor software that came on an installation CD. Since I was transitioning from a Linksys product, the EasyLink software detected my existing router and led me through the steps of replacing my WRT54G with the WRT600N. There were clear pictures and the software even transferred the settings from my WRT54G to the WRT600N. The only thing it did not transfer were the MAC addresses of all the computers I had on my network.
When it came time to test the internet connection, the router could not get an IP address from the modem. The EasyLink software kept putting me in an endless loop where it checked for the internet connection, could not find one and the only assistance it gave was to go back one step (Back button was the only step available) to test it again. No hints on how to resolve the issue.
However, after a few power cycles, the router finally got an IP address and I was connected to the internet via a wired connection. I got my Gigabit Ethernet signal indication on my computer. This is where the success of the first router came to an end.
I wanted the following configuration on my router; the 5 GHz radio for the Xbox and maybe my one laptop. All other devices on the 2.4 GHz radio. I was able to connect my Xbox to the 5 GHz broadcast at first, but the signal was extremely weak ; one red bar. By comparison, the WRT54G maintains between 3 and 4 bars (out of four). The laptops connected to the 2.4 GHz signal a little easier and with better signal strength as compared to the Xbox, but showed dramatically fluctuating signal strength (50% - 85%) as soon as I took the laptops more than 15 feet away from the router. I live in a 2BR condo, total sq ft around 1100, so distance from the router should not be a factor.
I tried all combinations of settings before calling tech support. 5 GHz on mixed, then A only. 2.4 GHz on mixed, but 20 MHz bandwidth instead of 40. Mixed on all. Specified channels instead of Auto. Advanced tweaks discovered via some user forums. Nada worked. Called Linksys tech on the 24 x 7 line. No support was available until the next morning at 8 am. So much for 24 x 7. Next morning, after 2.5 hrs on the phone with Linksys tech support and failed firmware upgrade attempts, they recommended I return the router.
Second WRT600N: setup was a little more difficult with this one as the EasyLink software froze. Had to end it, reboot and restart. Same issue with not being able to get an initial internet connection as the first router. Several power cycles, resetting of the router etc. until I finally got an IP address from Cox Cable.
Now, on this second unit the wireless connections went easily and flawlessly. Connected the Xbox 360 on mixed mode on 5 G Hz with Auto setting for bandwidth. Smoother response and much less lag using Windows Media Center connected via Media Extender to my computer. Signal strength somewhere between 60 - 80%. All other wireless devices connected via "g" on the 2.4 GHz frequency. I was happy... until.
15 minutes into this, all 2.4 GHz devices dropped their signal at the same time for about 15 seconds, then came back on. Hmm. The Xbox stayed connected on 5 GHz. Again, 10 - 15 minutes later, another dropped wireless connection; this time all devices lose signal for about 10 seconds.
More tweaks,another call to tech support.
NOW, HERE IS THE CLINCHER that is making me return the second router and not giving a third attempt at this. When I talked to the tech support line, their first recommendation was to disable the 5 GHz radio! What?! Why? Yes, I know what they were trying to assess... are the radios interfering? Ok, so let's say they do... what's the point in having a dual radio router??? I told them that disabling was not a solution for a router marketed as having two radios intended for simultaneous operations. I asked if it was their intention that I operate the router only on the 2.4 GHz radio. They said, well, if that fixes your signal dropping problem, then yes. That's when I told them I might as well return the product. They tried to dissuade me from doing so and insisted that I turn off the 5 GHz radio, "just to see... ". Ok. Done. They told me to leave it that way for a few hours and call them back if it dropped. I asked, "What if it does not drop? Is it Linksys' recommendation that I operate only one radio?" The support person backed away from that and she did not want to give a definitive response. After pressing, I finally got her to reveal that there are issues with the dual radios and that the standard recommendation is to disable one of them.
Now I know that I could attempt to flash the WRT600N with third party firmware from [...] which some reviewers have done successfully and have said it fixes their issues, but I am of the belief that the manufacturer should make products that work. I am afraid to brick the product by doing something I am not experienced at so...
Time for a refund and kiss the WRT600N goodbye. I'm looking forward to the D-Link DIR-855.
Some equipment notes:
-Xbox 360 using Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter that supports 802.11abg
-Thinkpad T42 with Thinkpad 11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter (Atheros OEM), Vista 32-bit
-Thinkpad T61p with Thinkpad 11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter (Atheros OEM), Vista 32-bit
-Dell Latitude D620 with Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card, XP 32-bit
First router: S/N MNR008107370, manufactured 1/2008
Second router: S/N MNR008107361, manufactured 1/2008
Both routers came with firmware version 1.01.35 Build 5. The latest version on the Linksys support site was Build 3. I told the first tech support person who wanted me to install the Build 3 firmware of this inconsistency, but she said it does not matter... try anyway. The firmware upgrade failed on the first router. I don't know if it made a difference.
About me: though not a networking specialist or technician, I consider myself a relatively competent and experienced user of technology, installing and setting up my own equipment (which basically means I read instructions and figure things out with a bit of internet research when I run into problems).
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A friend of mine who is versed in setting these things up spent some time setting up the system so it would see and read between my D-Link hub and other PC in our home. We were able to establish that it was working on the system but it never improved the signal, in fact it seemed to slow things down.
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D-Link, the industry pioneer in wireless networking introduces the latest product in the AirPlus G family designed to increase the range of your wireless network - the DWL-G710 Wireless G Range Extender.For users seeking a simple solution to improve the reach of their wireless signal within their home or office, the DWL-G710 is the answer. This Wireless Range Extender takes an existing 802.11g wireless signal and "repeats" it to enable wireless connectivity in the basement, patio, garage or any "dead spot" areas where your original wireless signal could not reach.The DWL-G710 Wireless Range Extender is capable of repeating the signal of virtually any 802.11g wireless router or access point out on the market today. At the same time, the DWL-G710 can still communicate with other 802.11b/g wireless client devices.Setup takes only a couple of minutes and keeps your network free from additional cables. After quick configuration, place the Wireless Range Extender in close proximity of your wireless router or access point and begin offering a reliable connection to the rest of your home.The DWL-G710 Wireless Range Extender also features 128-bit WEP encryption for secure wireless communication over the network. With this level of security, your data is kept safe from the prying eyes of unauthorized users.The DWL-G710 Wireless Range Extender is the most cost efficient solution for increasing the range of your wireless network.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
(More customer reviews)This Wireless Hotspot Gateway is very good. It gives me the ease of managing the use of the internet in a very smart way. Also, I have to say that I received very good care from technical support department at an incredible speed. They were very professional. I'm so happy with my 4ipnet that I decided to order other products from them.
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The 4ipnet HSG200 with built-in 802.11n/b/g access point housed in IP50 dust-proof metal case is the most economical yet feature-rich Wireless Hotspot Gateway, specially targeting mini-size stores who want to provide small, single-point wireless Internet access service. With built-in user database and customizable billing plans, it enables account generation on demand at the cashier's desk. Network expansion is straightforward with the HSG200; hotspot owners who wish to extend wireless coverage can do so with the simple touch of a button-with 4ipnet's patent-pending technology, 4ipWES Press-n-Connect for WDS Easy Setup, the HSG200 automatically establishes an AES encrypted connection with 4ipnet access points, effortlessly and securely expanding the network.For a self-proprietor who owns one or several small shops, serving wireless internet service is no magic via HSG200. Many auto-service shops and dental clinics find an HSG200 in service turns their customers' waiting time a breeze. Small coffee shops can offer time-based hotspot service by compliment coupons or paid by hours at ease. The handy feature, Walled Garden Ad List, gives hotspots the edge to offer extra commercial services by creating sponsor website links on user login page. For small professional offices such as accounting or law firms who demand high-level network security, a standalone HSG200 enables the offices to provide managed Internet service to their clients or visitors in an isolated fashion, free of charge, while securely preventing unauthorized access to the intranet.For more details, please visit the "Wireless Hotspot Gateways" at 4ipnet official website.
(More customer reviews)This is a really nice, really small device that can act as an access point (transmit a wireless signal), or as a station (receive a wireless signal), which is also known as a "client-bridge". Confusion abounds though regarding the specifications of this cool device...
First off, the photo in the Amazon listing is that of a Ubiquiti Nanostation. The Picostation is much smaller and has an external antenna connector. I chose this model not just because of its small size, but also because it has that antenna connector. This makes the unit MUCH more flexible than a model with only a built-in antenna, because you can swap to an antenna with more gain than the provided 6dBi one if need be, or use a directional antenna rather than the supplied 360 degree omni antenna. Or you can simply fit it with a higher gain omni.
Furthermore, there is confusion about how powerful the Picostation is. Some descriptions rate the output at 100 milli-watts, while other descriptions put it at 1,000 milli-watts. The Ubiquity website adds to the confusion with a poor link to the product page. It is here: [...]. Per the Ubiquiti datasheet for the Picostation2, it rates the power output at up to 100mw (though at the highest connection speed of 54Mb/s this figure actually drops to 32mw). The claims of up to 1,000mw I believe is either a typo or it has to do with "Effective Radiated Power" (ERP), which is the actual power generated, and varies according to several factors, primarily the choice of antenna. If you take the amount of power the Picostation generates at its fastest connection speed of 54Mb/s, which again is 32mw, and multiply that by the gain you get from the supplied 6dBi antenna (there is a formula for this), you get 125mw of effective power. However, if you instead mate the Picostation with an easily found 15dBi antenna you get, count 'em, 1,000mw of effective (actual) radiated power. That's why I like external antenna connectors. ;>
Having said all that, "power" is just one aspect of getting a fast, reliable wireless connection. Too many variables to state here, but as a real life example the Picostation I purchased replaced an Engenius brand wireless unit rated at 400MW. Both have acted as a "client bridge" (a receiving station connected to a computer), receiving a wireless signal from a 400MW Access Point with a high gain directional antenna. The Picostation slipped into the environment without incident, with the supplied antenna, even though it's theoretically less powerful than the unit it replaced.
Another point of confusion is with the various Picostation models. There seem to be three. This one being reviewed is simply the "Picostation2". This is a 2.4Ghz device that works on the wireless "b" and "g" standards (2.4Mhz). There is also the "M2HP" version, which utilizes Ubiquiti's proprietary AirMax wireless technology. You can achieve speeds up to 150Mb/s throughput, but it requires an Airmax capable model on both ends of the link. No need to spend the extra money for this model unless you meet that criteria. Finally, there is a 5Ghrz model that operates with the "a" standard (5mhz). Some, but not all, wireless cards in laptops can receive "a" signals as well as "b" and "g" signals.
All said and done, I am a big fan of the Ubiquiti line, and as a consultant I have switched to this line exclusively for my client's wireless networking needs.
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PicoStation ships standard with the powerful and intuitive AirOS by Ubiquiti Networks. It also is supported by a Linux SDK to encourage open source development.In addition to the LSDK support, PicoStation ships with 32MB RAM and 8MB Flash to encourage developers to customize Pico Firmware to create their own applications such as Hot-Zone deployments, mesh networking, and metering applications.Features Include:Processor Specs: Atheros MIPS 4 KC, 180MHzMemory Information: 32MB SDRAM, 8MB FlashNetworking Interface: 1 x 10/100 BASE-TX (Cat. 5, RJ-45) Ethernet InterfaceApprovals: FCC Part 15.247, IC RS210, CERoHS Compliance: YESPower Method: Passive Power over Ethernet (pairs 4,5+; 7,8 return)POE power supply / injector included.DatasheetDatasheetQuick Setup GuideUser's GuideSetting up a Vista computer to talk to a UBNT deviceBeginner's Quick Setup Guide for Mobile Users (RV's, Marine, Truckers)How To Configure A Simple AP with AirOSAirOS Wireless Repeater/Network Extender ConfigurationBridging two locations using two UBNT devices
(More customer reviews)I've had this product for a couple of months and am pleased to report that it works brilliantly. Installation couldn't be simpler. I plugged each of these into an outlet in the same room/same circuit and attached one end to a RJ45 Ethernet wall jack and the other to my DirecTV HR22 DVR. The DVR immediately saw that it had Internet access and was able to stream high definition movies (DirecTV's "whole home DVR" feature) anywhere in my house.
I had previously tried to stream high definition movies using aTRENDnet Wireless N Gaming Adapter TEW-647GA (Black) connected to my 802.11G network. The trendnet over 802.11g was not able to stream high definition content. Even when the trendnet was able to connect reliably, high def content streamed so poorly that it was unwatchable.
With the ZyXEL, high definition streams without any glitches! We are quite pleased as we had no other way to get an Internet connection to our HR22's location. The connection has been 24/7 reliable- we've never had to reset these or touch them in any way. It really was as simple plugging them in.
Note: I haven't tried running this over different circuits.
9 month followup:
This product has worked flawlessly since the day it was installed. I've never had to reset them or mess with them in any ways. It's refreshing to find a product that "just works" in this age of complexity and "beta quality".
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
(More customer reviews)I was looking for a Wireless-N router (the newest form of wireless connectivity) as most of my computers and consoles (Xbox 360 has a new wireless dongle) now have Wireless N technology. This was cheap and had fairly decent reviews so I decided to take a chance. The item arrived fairly quick and in great (I'd say practically brand new) condition and was easy to install. However, after only a few hours of use, I noticed several problems with this unit. Most of the problems seemed to be with my Macbook Pro; it wasn't getting a full signal, speeds were slow, and whenever I opened iChat, the router would instantly restart itself. After going through the hassle of purchasing and installing it, I decided to try something else before sending it back: I installed DD-WRT open source firmware on the router, and haven't looked back since.
I have never used open source firmware before, but I had read up about it before purchasing a router again. Even though the DD-WRT website listed this as not compatible, I purchased this anyway in hopes that eventually it would be released. DD-WRT for this router (version 3) wasn't supported until literally 2 weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to find a release of it on the DD-WRT support forums (easily found by doing a quick search on Google for "DD-WRT WRT160Nv3"). After downloading the mini pack and the standard pack (listed as WRT160Nv3 in the file name) I loaded the router access page (192.168.1.1) and did a web firmware update thru my FireFox browser, first starting with the mini pack, and once that is finished, then with the standard firmware for this router.
It was as easy as that, and took literally 4 minutes to upgrade it. Now, this router has been perfect. It hasn't been restarted once since it was updated with DD-WRT, the speed is fantastic, and overall, I am extremely happy to have upgraded with the new firmware. The DD-WRT firmware also has some great features like bandwidth monitoring, signal adjustment and strength meter, great security features and tons more that the standard Linksys firmware doesn't include. **Please note: there is a slight chance DD-WRT could brick (aka destroy) your router, though it doesn't appear to happen very often. Please make sure you read the DD-WRT website and support thread on this router thoroughly before upgrading it. With that said, it was the easiest and least painful upgrade I have ever done, and now this router works great.
EDIT: Please read comments section for more information and direct links.
EDIT: 12/13/10 Please be advised that this review is over a year old. Since installing DD-WRT last year, I have never had to upgrade anything or really even mess with it. However, things change quickly, and my experience then might be different from yours today. Please be sure to read the official DD-WRT website and forums for current information related to this router. Thanks
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