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DEAL OF THE DAY - Linksys-Cisco WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router (Compatible with Linux) for $55.94 after Rebate
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: have always loved the Linksys WRT54 series. This is the new WRT54GL model which is compatible with Linux! The new "L" version is basically the same hardware as the WRT54G, but in order to use the open source community to have the WRT as awesome was it was before, you will need this version.
Two new products make their way into ASUS's "MiMO" wireless networking lineup as of today. They announce both the WL-566gM router and WL-106gM PCMCIA adapter, which when coupled together will operate at speeds of up to 240Mbps and with 8X the standard coverage area to boot.
All the details reside within the official PR folks.
Sydney, Australia; April 07, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) unveiled today the 240 MIMO series, which currently includes the WL-566gM router and WL-106gM adapter, drastically improving WLAN's data transfer rate and coverage range, while maintaining signal integrity and Wi-Fi interoperability.
With its high-speed 240Mbps data transfer rate, the multi-transmitting 240 MIMO series excels with an actual throughput of up to 100Mbps, and covers eight times the range than that of standard 802.11g WLAN devices. True wireless multimedia experience in homes, small businesses, retail stores etc, without any dead spots is now possible by taking advantage of multipath propagation in the Multiple Input Multiple Output technology - MIMO.
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: The ultimate in long range wifi. The Netgear WPNT834 RangeMax 240 is capable of "listening" to multiple signals simultaneously, utilizing its advanced MIMO (Multi-Input, Multi-Output) technology. So if any one of those signals is disrupted, the RangeMax 240 automatically maintains your network connection, eliminates dead spots and extends your range throughout your home.
GIGABYTE are making quite a scene at the moment, with four fresh announcements from them today (not to mention the launch of their ATI X1900 variants yesterday as well).
This first announcement details the broadening of their wireless networking family with a couple of new products which feature "MIMO" technology, said to enhance your wireless coverage by up to 6X.
The GN-BR03GM AirCruiser MIMO Router and GN-WP01GM AirCruiser MIMO Desktop Adapter are covered in more detail via the supporting PR folks.
Taipei, Taiwan 26th January, 2006 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY continues to expand on the range of wireless products has today announced new additions to the wireless networking family, with products featuring MIMO Technology. Reach areas where you couldn't before with increased performance, wireless coverage will easily share your whole household with broadband Internet access and network resources.
GIGABYTE's upcoming products featuring MIMO Technology will include a broadband router, wireless access point and a PCI adapter. While the GIGABYTE GN-BR03GM AirCruiser MIMO Router will provide home and SOHO users wireless access to the Internet and file sharing, the GN-AP03GM AirCruiser MIMO Access Point can expand upon your existing network to support the MIMO Technology and increase wireless signal coverage.
Colin over at Sudhian has written a brilliant article on wireless networking and security limitations which currently face it. He talks about "wardriving", a fascinating new term of driving around populated areas in your car looking for open wireless networks and borrowing their high-speed Internet connection, or peaking into their network, if you are into that type of thing.
Hmm, now I have an overwhelming desire to grab my notebook, installed with wireless adapter and Net Stumbler, and hit the road - *evil grins*.
We only want to surf the net, check e-mail and maybe download some MP3s. I attained speeds of 180k on my 300mhz iBook from the wireless T1 network at Starbucks, a good speed for any connection. OK, so I wasn't in Starbucks, I was in the parking lot in my car. There is another advantage of wireless; you don't have to go into Starbucks.More information @ Sudhian Media
This definitly falls into the "Geez this is cool" category:
SanDisk has unveiled a range of Compact Flash and Secure Digital cards that combine wireless LAN, or Wi-Fi, and memory in a single package.More information @ PC World
The integration of a memory function with a connectivity function will improve the versatility of the devices. Previously, if users were connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, they had to rely on the portable device's built-in memory as the Wi-Fi card occupied the slot where a memory card would usually fit.
Life is good, today's technology is even better... I setup my house with Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless networking today with products from Compex and Dlink. Right now I am sitting in the comfort of my lounge room typing on my Dell notebook with mp3's streaming straight through the air from my desktop PC with the wireless connection showing an "excellent" signal strength with the access point being about 10 metres away in the next room.
I ventured outside earlier and was able to maintain network connectivity up to about 60 metres away from my access point, but with a degrading signal strength scaling me down to around 2mbps.
This technology is damn cool if you ask me. Look forward to a comprehensive article on 802.11 networks over the next couple of weeks!
The Boston Globe has published an interesting article regarding Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless Internet slowing becoming mainstream with Starbucks leading the way giving customers the option of WLAN on their mobile PC devices as they sip cups of coffee and check their emails - or use the cafes as business meeting places, as was the basis for this article. Though with everything in life, it comes at a cost - $29.99 to be exact which entitles you to unlimited monthly access to Starbuck's Wi-Fi network around the United States.
Every Monday evening, the three founders of FloSpace converge on a Starbucks at Arlington Center, sign onto the store's high-speed wireless network, and get down to business. They may not have their own office yet, but they do have a favorite table.More information @ Boston Globe Online
We have wireless LAN's, keyboards, mice, headphones, and now monitors?!. What will they think of next? Although, I can say I look forward to the day where my computer's placement is not limited to how long my wires are. ViewSonic has developed a new WiFi (IEEE 802.11b) monitor they plan to release in first quarter 2003. ViewSonic's initial release will be the 10-inch, 2.5 pound "V110". The second release, a 15-inch version called the ViewSonic "V150" will weigh 8.8 pounds. The displays will be priced at US$999, and US$1,299, respectively.
The so-called Smart Displays, previously code-named Mira, run a new operating system from Microsoft called Windows CE for Smart Displays. The system is based on the operating system that powers Pocket PC devices. Microsoft is working with nearly a dozen hardware makers that are building reference designs or manufacturing products that will go on sale in the U.S., Europe, and Asia early next year.More informaton @ PCWorld
ViewSonic will be one of the first to release hardware based on the operating system, the company says. It will ship the displays with wireless access points that plug into a home PC through via USB and transmit data to the Smart Display. Each device also comes with an upgrade version of Windows XP Professional, which is required for PCs in order to use the wireless displays.
A user wielding a stylus pen will be able to navigate the touch-screen displays to browse the Internet or access data such as e-mails and digital photos.
The guys at Techware Labs are really working overtime since being back online, this time they have a review of D-Link's DI-711 Wireless Router & DWL-520 Network Adapter.
With broadband spreading like wildfire, the desire for home networks is tremendous, but the majority of homes aren't wired for networking. D-Link's 802.11b internet gateway router and network adapter solve this problem by eliminating virtually all wires. Plus, with D-Link's affordable products, wireless networking is now avaliable to virtually everyone.More information at Techware Labs