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Making the Switch to a Better Network

n100-2132-main.jpgBuilding 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 a network in order to facilitate with 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 a dependable network that uses the new Netgear 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch.

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Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router: Easy Wireless Networking

Linksys WRT300N Wireless N RouterCheck out the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router. Speedy and reliable, this Wi-Fi networking device is definitely a router to contend with. It boasts of having speed capabilities up to 12 times faster than Wireless-G, while at the same time remains compatible with other Wireless-G and Wireless-B enabled devices. One of its key features is the wireless interface that supports the draft version of the 802.11n standard. Wireless data transfer rates for the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router can reach up to 300mbps. 

Bringing Draft N Speeds Home to Your Personal Network

Everything that comes with the Linksys WRT300NBesides the fast router, every Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router package contains a stand for vertical installation, complete documentation and manuals, a CD containing an electronic manual and a trial version of Norton Internet Security, a Category 5 Fast Ethernet cable, and a power adapter. Through the help of the well-documented user guide and installation wizard CD, setting up this router was undeniably easy.

Set it Up the Easy Way

If you would like to skip the wizard, all you have to do is type in the router’s default IP address (192.168.1.1) into your browser. This tool can help you breeze through the set-up of the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router’s various features, such as the four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, SPI firewall, DHCP server, DMZ and VPN pass-throughs, and WPA2 security, just to name a few. The Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router’s appealing case design boasts of three antennas: two standard, pen-shaped antennas and a third one that’s shaped like a paddle. These antennas can be adjusted easily, bent or rotated in multiple directions, for optimum signal reception whether the unit is placed vertically or horizontally.

Like other routers, it has one WAN and four LAN ports, and a pinhole reset button. The ports are color-coded, too: the WAN port is blue and the LAN, yellow.  Along with the color-coded ports, The Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router also features properly-labeled LED lights matching the ports on the other side of the router, a light to indicate that the router is experiencing wireless activity, and another one to show that the security settings are active.

The front of the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router

All these light indicators aid you in knowing what the current status of the router is. Aside from DHCP, the router also features TCP/IP and NAT routing protocols. Its firewall features include MAC address and URL filtering, besides the previously-mentioned SPI. 

More for your Money

Overall, its maximum throughput and mixed-mode throughput rate well, and with the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router’s 802.11n spec, you can expect high throughput at great distances. Because of the reasonable price, good maximum throughput, an organized documentation, and long warranty, The Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router is definitely a better, more affordable choice for all your wireless networking needs.

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By Ethel Kay Merioles

Iogear Wireless USB: Devices Across the Room

Iogear 4-port USB hub and adapterEver wished you could plug your USB devices in across the room, and not clutter up your desk? Here’s the solution. It’s called the 4-Port USB 2.0 Wireless Hub with Adapter, and it’s only by Iogear. One of the first Wireless USB solutions, the IOGEAR Wireless USB Hub & Adapter kit allows your desktop or laptop to wirelessly communicate with printers, scanners, cameras, game controllers, flash drives, external hard drives, and other USB devices.

High Speed Transfer, USB 2.0 Connectivity

Iogear Hub Comes With Everything HereAt a data transfer rate of 480 Mbps, the IOGEAR Wireless USB Hub is as fast or faster than all wireless technologies, including 802.11n. Because of it’s Plug-and-Play design, the IOGEAR Wireless USB Hub takes almost no time to set up and get running. This device is the perfect combination of convenient setup, blazing fast USB 2.0 data transfers, and has the added space and access benefits of wireless networking.

So How Does It Work?

How the Iogear USB hub works

The IOGEAR Kit wirelessly connects to USB devices up to 30-feet away from your computer. Imagine transferring files to a hard drive across the room! The Wireless USB hub can connect to many other USB devices and offers high-bandwidth video, audio and data transfers. Additionally, the wireless frequency range of UWB helps avoid interference with other wireless devices like mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks, and Bluetooth devices.

A Solution We’ve All Been Waiting For

Iogear Adapter In a BoxThis is what we’ve been waiting for, folks. I for one truly appreciate the fact that USB makes it possible to plug in almost anything. Got a Scanner? Plug it in. Got a printer? Plug it in. Need more storage space via a USB connectible external hard drive PLUG IT IN. And now I don’t have to find room for all of it on my desk. I can put it on the bookself across the room for pete’s sake. I may even try to install it under the bed. This product is brand new from Iogear, and available here at TigerDirect. As an employee that sees almost every USB invention under the Sun, some are good, and some are almost pointless. But this is one I will definitely be purchasing. Want my advice? You should get one, too.

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  • D-Link DPG-1200 PC-on-TV Media Player: Access your PC via your TV

    dpg-1200-1-copy.jpgA marriage between your PC and TV? Gotta love it! That’s what this DPG-1200 PC on TV Media Player from D-link is. Wouldn’t you rather watch that movie you just downloaded on your 50-inch LCD flat screen instead of that dinky laptop? How about sitting down and watching the latest videos on YouTube? Or maybe you’d like to show your family those pictures from your latest vacation without having everyone hovering over your shoulder. D-Links makes it a snap! Access and view your computers desktop via your TV!

    This thing is packed with features! You can use it over your wireless network, or plug it directly into your PC. Don’t have one those fancy flat-Screen TV’s? Worry not. The PC-on-TV Media Player offers the ultimate in connectivity. It’s got everything from VGA inputs, to the old school RCA inputs.

    What good would the PC-on-TV Media Player be without an easy way to navigate your PCs desktop? I mean this would all be a tad bit pointless if you had run to your room to play your video, than run back to the living room to watch it. For this, the PC-on-TV Media Player comes with mouse/remote hybrid. This tool gives you full control over your computer via the PC-on-TV Media Player. That’s right, you can navigate your computer on the other side of the house with the remote. It’s got a trackball so you can get exactly where you need to go, as well as left and right click buttons for you to access your files. It’s almost like sitting right in front of your PC.

    If your computer usage involves a heavy dose of media activities like viewing pictures and watching movies, you should defiantly check out the D-Link PC-on-TV Media Player!

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    How to Properly Setup a Wireless Network

    n100-2078-main-wifi.jpgHey guys! I’m back again with some tips for you on how to keep your systems / Networks safe when you buy a wireless router. I recently had to set up my friend’s Netgear WNR834B Wireless Draft N Router (GREAT Product by the way), and it made me think.

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    Zune, Zune, Zune! (sorry) 3 New Models from Microsoft

    zunedevicefamily.jpgMicrosoft is upping the ante in the mobile electronics arena with new models and features for use with its Zune iPod-fighting multimedia player. New offerings include smaller flash-based models and a social networking site built around sharing music and media files with other Zune Users. All this comes as Microsoft tries to wrestle valuable market share away from the venerable Apple iPod.

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    New Dual-Standard Ethernet for Faster Speeds in the Near Future

    The IEEE's Higher Speed Study Group may gift us with a dual-standard, much faster EthernetAs 1Gbps networks become standard, the Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) recently approved a Project Authorization Request (PAR) for a new standard, dubbed IEEE 802.3ba, which will propel Ethernet to speeds up to 100Gbps.

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    Home Networking Sins and Solutions

    Linksys WRT330N Wireless N RouterHome networking has revolutionized the way individual households approach computing. With connected networks and computers, printers the whole home or office can share, and even dedicated storage available over wireless networks, these over the air connections are becoming absolutely vital. But even with these technological advancements, home and wireless networking continue to be plagued with reliability issues. Here are a few facts, tips, and suggestions that will help you shore up your own wireless network.

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    Need a Wireless Router? Linksys is the Way to Go!

    Linksys has all the new routers, with amazing features geared towards families, streaming video, and gamersThese Wireless-N Broadband Routers are really three devices in one box. First, there’s the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to your network without cables. There’s also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection. The Access Point built into the Router uses the very latest wireless networking technology, Wireless-N (draft 802.11n).

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    New Technology Showcase:
    NComputing Xtenda X300

    New Technology Showcase! NComputing's new Xtenda X300Turn 1 computer into the equivalent of 7 PCs! NComputing’s new patent-pending technology allows you to create a small network of up to seven users per PC, easily and affordably! No hassles configuring a router, switch or a hub-just plug it in, load the terminal server software, and you’re ready to go. Today’s computers are so fast and powerful, it’s like having a super computer that’s being under utilized. The Xtenda X300 and Ncomputing’s Terminal Server software take advantage of the excess computing power and redistribute it to each computer terminal. Everyone connected receives the same speed and performance as the Host PC, plus each user works independently and securely from each other. TigerTV Host Logan walks you through this breakthrough device.

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