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Netgear 48-Port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch

Netgear 48-Port Gigabit Stackable Smart SwitchBuilding a network of personal computers is one of the most important things that today’s budding companies simply cannot take for granted. More than ever, it is critical for businesses to establish reliable networks.

This facilitates the transfer of important and time-critical information from department to department (or from employee to employee) in a secure manner and without any delay. Simply put, communicating and exchanging data is made much quicker and efficient with the Netgear 48-Port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch.

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Belkin F5D4071 Powerline Turbo Network Adapter

Belkin F5D4071 Powerline Turbo Network AdapterSome few years ago, the types of networks we could implement in our own homes were limited. What’s more, most of these types made use of a wiring system that can sometimes lead to headaches for casual PC users. At the turn of the century however, all of that changed as the types of network we could set up began to increase.

Aside from traditional Ethernet networking, we now have the option to use a variety of other networks through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HomePNA or Powerline networking. Powerline networking is especially easy to set up and very affordable. The Belkin F5D4071 Powerline Turbo Network Adapter for instance, is an instant plug-and-play Powerline networking device that will solve your networking problems as fast as you can install it.

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Smurf-sized Bluetooth Adapter: The Newton Peripherals Mogo Dapter

Mogo DapterPeople are fascinated with tiny technological devices. Cellular phones, PDAs, laptops, portable gaming devices — you name it — the same rule applies. The smaller it is, the more we want to buy it. While it could simply be because tiny gadgets are cute, the benefits of a truly compact gadget extend beyond mere looks.

These tiny devices should be equally as functional as they are portable. For this reason, we can safely say that the smallest Bluetooth adapter in the world, the Mogo Dapter, is a truly compact device.

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Zonet ZFS3216P Network Switch: Networking Made Easy

Zonet ZFS3216P Network SwitchAre you looking for a solution that will completely integrate all your computers and computer-related devices in one quick and easy step? Don’t think for a moment that establishing a network for your home or small office can only be done by IT or computer specialists.

With the Zonet ZFS3216P Network Switch, networking need not be complicated anymore! It’s an instant solution to your networking problems. It is incredibly affordable, and it makes networking feel like a walk in the park.

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300Mbps the easy way! Hawking HWUN1 Wireless N Adapter

Hawking HWUN1 Wireless N Network AdapterIs your current Wireless Network Adapter giving you problems connecting your laptop to the network? Are you experiencing slow access time within your network? The Hawking HWUN1 Wireless N Network Adapter is already here to solve even your most complicated Wi-Fi problem.

One of its most impressive features is that while it can support the 802.11n wireless standard, it is still backward compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g. Data transfer rates for this wireless device can reach up to 300mbps, so accessing files, music, and movies will be spectacularly fast!

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Go Wireless N with the D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter

D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N Network Adapter There’s no reason why you shouldn’t make the switch to wireless network connections today. Wireless technologies have advanced to a point where you retain the speeds of wired connections, without all those messy wires.

802.11N makes things a lot easier and certainly, much faster. But there’s a catch: Draft N technology is so fast, you’ll need it on both ends of the transmission, not just the router! The D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter accomplishes just that in an incredibly quick and easy manner.

Get your PC Connected to the Next Generation of Wireless Connectivity

The D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter is the easiest way to wirelessly connect your desktop or laptop computer to a wireless N network. D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N Network Adapter With this device, you get to access high-speed Internet anywhere within the radius of your wireless network’s signal. Just imagine watching Internet videos, chatting with friends or colleagues, or simply surfing through your favorite websites wherever you may be in the house or in the office—anywhere you want to, essentially. Not only that, since a wireless N network is just as capable as a wired one, syncing data among various computers is very much possible as well. Once you experience freedom from wires, you’ll never want to go back to your old wired ways.

One of the things that set this device apart is that it is easy to install and use. For one, it is very compact, and it doesn’t add any noticeable bulk or weight when attached to a laptop. That alone makes it worth the purchase! Also, installing the device is easy as pie. Just attach it to an open USB port on your computer, and let D-Link’s Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guide you through the whole installation process. That’s it! Once that’s done, your computer is ready to connect wirelessly. Even better is that the device comes with the D-Link Wireless Manager application, which allows you to keep track of wireless networks effortlessly.

D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N Network Adapter In terms of overall performance, the D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter gets the two thumbs up. Equipped with powerful RangeBooster N technology, this device delivers topnotch performance. It isn’t called RangeBooster for nothing as this device actually boasts of a wider signal reception range and faster speeds. This can be directly attributed to the fact that it conforms to draft 802.11n standards—one of the latest wireless standards to date.

Partnered with an 802.11n-compatible router, this device will let you enjoy up to 12x faster speeds and 4x farther range than what an 802.11g network provides. You don’t have to worry if your router doesn’t support 802.11n since this USB adapter is backwards compatible with older standards. In addition, the D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter also has support for WPA and WPA2 encryption, which ensures maximum security when communicating over the wireless network.

The D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter keeps you connected and frees you from the stranglehold of wires. It is a quick, affordable and easy upgrade that enables wireless connectivity for your computer.

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LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition NAS Storage Device

LaCie 301269U Ethernet Disk Mini 500GB Network Attached StorageAs popular as hard drive storage has become today, another kind of storage solution is slowly but surely emerging as a potentially superior alternative: home servers. These so-called Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, usually combine hardware and software, and vastly improve the concept of data accessibility. Whereas a portable hard drive can be compared to a briefcase that you need to carry around, a home server allows you to access your data across the Internet. Just imagine being able to watch one of your videos away from your main computer, without having to bring a portable hard drive. Convinced yet? If you are, then check out the LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition NAS Device: a full-featured home server that makes you feel you’re always close to your data.

Keeping your Data Close

The best thing about this home server is that it’s very affordable. Compared to its direct competitors, this one is priced a couple hundred dollars less. But don’t let its relatively low price fool you, because, without a doubt, it is just as capable and as feature-packed as its more expensive rivals. LaCie 301269U Ethernet Disk Mini 500GB Network Attached StorageRoughly about the size of a hardcover book and judging by its look, you might think that it’s just another portable hard drive. To a certain extent it can perform as a hard drive, and quite a robust one at that with a capacity of 500 gigabytes. But it is so much more than that with the fact that it has its own 400 MHz processor and 64 MB DDRAM to help manage its storage system and keeping it secure and connected to your network.

Let us try to stray away from the numbers and see how it works in real-world application. Installing the LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition takes less than an hour. You just connect it to your network’s router, and the installation software configures the rest of the settings for you. Once that’s done, you simply need to install the included HipServ application on any Windows or Mac computer that you would like to access the server with. From there, the LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition becomes a storage medium which you can access remotely.

LaCie 301269U Ethernet Disk Mini 500GB Network Attached Storage

The HipServ management software makes it easy to organize your picture files into various folders, which other users can then see once you’ve granted them access through an email invitation. Not only that, since it is embedded with an iTunes server, you can listen to its stored music from any computer in your network. Likewise, the HipServ application also transforms the home server into a capable media server, which can then stream videos to your TV via digital media players that support uPnP AV, Windows Connect and DLNA certified devices as well as game consoles such as the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Indeed, the LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition is one powerful device.

Via the HomeLaCie.com media portal, you get to access your media and files even when you’re on vacation, so long as you have an Internet connection and a browser. What’s more, you can even upload your files to it, making the LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition a device that’s as versatile as a portable hard drive. LaCie 301269U Ethernet Disk Mini 500GB Network Attached StorageTo top it all off, you can also use it to backup your PC through the DesktopMirror software feature.

With the LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition, it’s like never leaving home at all. With all the features and benefits it can offer, you’ll think twice about getting a portable hard drive. Without question, this device will change the way you understand data portability.

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D-Link WBR-2310 Wireless G Router

D-Link WBR2310 Wireless G RouterI’ve recently purchased the D-Link WBR-2310 Wireless G Router and I’ve been really happy with it. This box features up to 108Mbps of wireless signal rate with automatic fallback, which means the WBR-2310 will automatically clock down to support your older 802.11b or early 802.11g wireless adapters.

This router also features 15 dBm of wireless transmit power and also secures your network with 64/128-bit WEP and WPA-PSK / WPA-EAP encryption. The WBR-2310 can also operate in “Hidden Wireless” mode that makes your network invisible to your neighbors. The WBR-2310 offers a 4 10/100mbps wired network ports that will allow you to add it to your existing wired network.

Wireless Router Features

Intel VIIV CompatibleWith wireless networking becoming more and more popular, manufacturers have pushed the envelope of performance and stability. With most of the products somewhat evenly matched, router management features have really become the deciding factor for me when it comes to selecting wireless router.

The management features are great on the D-Link WBR-2310. I love the port forwarding features that allow you to forward traffic from a specific port to a single PC on your network. If you are a gamer and run your own dedicated game server you will find this feature handy because you can specify port ranges. The WBR-2310 also offers filtering options that allow you to block specific sites and domains or only allow traffic to specific sties and domains.

Perfect for Home or Home Office

D-Link WBR2310 comes with everything you see hereThere’s also a scheduling option that can be used to manage scheduled rules for various firewall and parental control features; these schedules can later be applied to the virtual server and port forwarding rules. If you work from home, have VPN access to your company’s network, you’ll be happy to know that the WBR-2310 supports PPTP, L2TP and IPSec pass-through.

The D-Link WBR-2310 wireless router is a great buy; it will allow you to share your Hi-Speed internet connection with multiple PC in your home or office while protecting your business and personal with its active firewall with the latest in SPI technology.

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D-Link DIR-450 and D-Link DIR-451 Routers

D-Link DIR-450 3G Wireless RouterIf you like road trips and the great outdoors but like to stay connected to the outside world, I have the perfect product for you. The D-Link DIR-450 3G Mobile Router for EV-DO Networks offers you WiFi Routing for those convenient Wireless 3G Internet Cards.

If this sounds a little confusing, it’s not. Don’t worry, I’ll explain it all. This router works with these nifty PCMCIA adapters that your cell phone service provider carries. If you’ve never seen one, it’s the best thing since sliced bread for people that are on the road and need to have Broadband Internet access. And essentially, if you have cellular signal, you’ll have Broadband Internet access: most carriers offer 1.5Mbps.

Back to the DIR-450. This router supports all your regular WiFi G routing features: 54Mbps, 802.11g/b connectivity, DHCP, VPN Pass-Through, NAT along with WEP, WPA and WPA2 Encryption and finally 4x 10/100 Ethernet ports. This is a must for a Geek like me; I love the outdoors, camping, hunting and wildlife photography but I still feel the need to satisfy my addiction for communications and the Internet.

D-Link offers 2 Variants of this unit: The DIR-450, which is compatible with the following 1xEV-DO Carriers Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and the following PCMCIA Cards

  • Kyocera KPC 650 (Sprint & Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Kyocera KPC 680 (Verizon – ExpressCard) [requires Cardbus adapter]
  • Novatel V620 (Sprint & Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Novatel Merlin S720 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • NovatelOvation U720 (Sprint – USB)
  • Sprint PCS Connection Card PC-5740 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Sierra AC 580 (Sprint & Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Sierra AC 595 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Sierra AC 5220 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Verizon PC-5740 (Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Pantech PX-500 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Verizon PC-5750 (Verizon – Cardbus)

The DIR-451 is compatible with the following UMTS/HSDPA Carrier Cingular and these PCMCIA cards

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 860 (Cingular – Cardbus)
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 (Cingular – Cardbus)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin U730 (Cingular – Cardbus)

Aside from carrier compatibility, these 2 variants are Identical, so be sure you select the unit that’s right for you and your service provider.

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Netgear Smartswitch: Making the Switch to a Better Network

Netgear 48-port gigabit smartswitchBuilding a network of personal computers is one of the most important things that today’s up and coming businesses simply cannot take for granted. More than ever, it is critical for businesses to establish a reliable network in order to facilitate the transfer of important and time-critical information from department to department or from employee to employee in a secure manner and without delay. Simply put, communicating and exchanging data is made much quicker and efficient with a dependable network.

That is why one can never discount the importance of building a stable network. This holds especially true for young companies that need a network that can fully support all their vital business applications without incident.

Netgear 48-port gigabit smartswitchThe Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch can get a company’s office network running in no time at all. Serving as the backbone of the network, this network switch features 48 LAN-10/100/1000 ports and four shared SFP ports for high-bandwidth usage applications such as VoIP, video conferencing, high-volume data transfers, ERP and other business-critical data applications.

Moreover, the Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch is efficient not just because it is capable of achieving a high level of transfer throughput and bandwidth. Making this network switch even more efficient is its impressive set of Quality of Service (QoS) features. Simply put, QoS ensures the speedy delivery of high-priority information even when the network is experiencing difficulties with high traffic bursts. The Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch is also smart enough to make sure that the data reaches its correct destination securely.

The Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch also allows for adaptability and scalability. It features two dedicated ports that provide a 20Gbps stacking bus, letting growing companies expand their network easily. Allowing users to stack up to six switches or the equivalent of 288 10/100/1000 ports, this network device’s high level of adaptability is simply one of its best features.

In terms of convenience, this network switch requires no complex installation and is ready for use from the get-go. Networks are also easier to monitor and manage on the Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch since it can be controlled from a user-friendly Web console. The innovative and fully-functional web console allows users to configure the switch’s features, monitor network movement and health, and troubleshoot problems.

The Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch also features SNMP technology that assists further in monitoring and tracking the data that goes through the network. This technology allows users to impose IT restrictions and policies, as well as the ability to provide data-encryption.

All in all, the versatility, flexibility and reliability that the Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch makes it one of the better choices when building the all-important computer network. It is an invaluable component for companies.

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By Daniel Gonzales

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