802.11n

  • Prepare yourselves… for Wi-Fi Certified N!

    Prepare yourselves… for Wi-Fi Certified N!

    We’re pleased to say that 802.11n has finally been finalized (hmmm… “finally been finalized.” I see that’s why we make the big bucks, lol!). That’s right, you won’t be buying “draft n” routers anymore, as the Wi-Fi Alliance has updated its tests, going from “draft n” to “Wi-Fi Certified n.” Does that make a difference… Read More

  • D-Link's SharePort now works on Macs

    D-Link's SharePort now works on Macs

    Do you see that USB port right there? You know, the one on the back of my D-Link DIR-825 802.11n router? Well apparently Mac users can now use that port to share things like USB thumb drives, printers, etc, using D-Link’s SharePort software. . (Windows users have been able to do this for some time.) Well, theoretically Mac users can now use Share Port, seeing as though the installer… Read More

  • Apple updates Airport Express router, now has 802.11n

    [photopress:ae80211nnnn.jpg,full,left] Yup, the rumors about an updated Airport Express were true. Apple adds 802.11n to the diminutive wireless router while the price holds steady at $99. Note that you can find (draft) 802.11n routers for less than $100, but, I don’t know, maybe you have a thing for the white plastic Apple uses. AirPort Express [Apple] Read More

  • Possibly: Updated AirPort Express this week with 802.11n

    [photopress:ae8021n.jpg,full,center] We could be looking at an updated AirPort Express this week, one that works with 802.11n. Pictures and a description recently appeared on the Swiss Apple Store, by way of MacGeneration, but have since been removed. The new model, if that is indeed the new model, looks exactly like the previous 802.11b/g-only one. There’s still the built-in USB port… Read More

  • Linksys CES cavalcade

    [photopress:IMG_0346.JPG,full,center] Who wants 802.11n? Linksys has a full selection of new routers and bridges for the N generation including a $99 switch that looks like an alien spaceship. Take the Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Gigabit Router for example. It has 802.11n and Gigabit Ethernet and should hit the $100 mark when it’s released. Read More

  • NetGear CES cavalcade: Wire-line and hotter Wireless

    [photopress:Hi_Res_ReadyNAS_DUO_front_1_2_3.jpg,full,pp_image] NetGear release a heady 8 products today including a new home storage NAS with redundant drives and wireless devices with improved HD streaming over WiFi complete with increased range. Read More

  • Belkin N1 Vision Router Available Later This Month

    Belkin N1 Vision Router Available Later This Month

    Belkin’s N1 Vision wireless router has recently been announced and if you’re the type of supergeek who likes speedometers, bandwidth usage meters, and other various readables, you’re gonna love this router. That is, of course, if you can stomach the $199 it’ll take to buy this thing when it comes out later this month. If you can, you’ll enjoy some drafty… Read More

  • New Thinkpads Due Out This Month

    New Thinkpads Due Out This Month

    Today Lenovo announced their newest laptop, the ThinkPad T61p. Touted as Lenovo’s highest-performing and greenest notebook, this 15.4-inch widescreen mobile workstation is Linux-certified, features an 802.11n connection, NVIDIA’s Quatro FX chipset, and optional Ultra-Wideband wireless. The ThinkPad T61p raises the bar on performance with Lenovo’s Ultra Connect II wireless… Read More

  • Help Key: Taking the 802.11n Plunge

    Help Key: Taking the 802.11n Plunge


    Actual results may vary It seems like only yesterday that 802.11g was burning up the airwaves. Today, 802.11g is the de facto standard and n, which ideally offers 242 Mbps but really offers around 50 Mbps. 802.11n also boasts increased range and quality of service, something that home video and audio streamers will just love. But is it ready for prime time? Read More

  • 802.11n Draft 2 Coming to a Router Near You This Summer

    802.11n Draft 2 Coming to a Router Near You This Summer

    The organization responsible for certifying the different Wi-Fi standards will start certifying 802.11n Draft 2.0 products this summer. That’s phase two of two of this seemingly endless draft approval process. with final approval now tentatively scheduled for early next year. Geez, don’t work too hard, guys. The Wi-Fi Alliance was supposed to have already finalized the 802.11n… Read More

  • HP's Compaq Tablet Lineup Grows By One, the 2710p: It Comes Out in July

    HP's Compaq Tablet Lineup Grows By One, the 2710p: It Comes Out in July

    News of HP’s entrance into the gaming notebook market rocked the world yesterday and today brings word of an addition to its tablet lineup. It’s the 2710p and we have no idea what it does, just that it has 802.11n. Oh, wait, and there’s a Webcam option. It’s due to hit stores, online or off, sometime in July. Hotness? Anteprima: HP Compaq 2710p [Notebook Italia via… Read More

  • Buffalo Wireless-N Nfniti Router

    Buffalo Wireless-N Nfniti Router


    Buffalo announced this morning an addition to its fleet of excellent wireless routers. The Wireless-N Nfiniti utilizes the latest 802.11n specifications — Draft 1.0. It also optimized for streaming HD video, music, and voice. It features the AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) for quick and secure setup. The router has also been designed to work with peripherals like the… Read More

  • Toshiba Announces Six New Laptops

    Toshiba Announces Six New Laptops

    As I woke up this morning and rubbed the gunk out of my eyes, I saw a startling press release from Toshiba stating that six new notebooks had been announced. Since there’s a lot to cover, I’m gonna skip the witty humor and dive right into the good stuff: specs. Hit the jump for the full list. Read More

  • D-Link DWA-643 Xtreme N ExpressCard – Long Name, Fast Speeds

    D-Link DWA-643 Xtreme N ExpressCard – Long Name, Fast Speeds

    Those of you who didn’t get a Macbook Pro with 802.11n built-in or own a laptop with an ExpressCard slot, you’re actually in luck. D-Link has just released a new ExpressCard featuring Pre-N speeds — the DWA-643 Xtreme N. You’ll be covered as far as WiFi goes, as the card includes both 802.11n and 802.11g/b wireless and supports all kinds of secure encryption settings… Read More

  • Draft-N Now Final-N, Nerd Democracy Works

    That draft-N/pre-N 802.11n WiFi router you just picked up is now one step closer to being all officialize, the current draft has passed the working group’s needed 75% margin of the vote with room to spare. That means that if you’ve been on the edge about upgrading to the latest, fastest, mostest rangiest WiFi standard because it’s not, like, standard, you need wait no… Read More

  • Apple Finally Releases 802.11n Enabler

    Apple Finally Releases 802.11n Enabler

    A while back, we reported that Apple would be releasing an 802.11n enabler as a software download for $1.99. Sure enough, look what has showed up on Apple’s website. The download allows for you to unlock 802.11n wireless capabilities in the following Macs: • MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo
    • MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme option
    • iMac with… Read More

  • Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!

    Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!


    We originally thought Apple’s 802.11n would cost $5 but Apple will now only charge $1.99 to pop in a little patch to enable 802.11n in current AirPort cards and routers. Purchasers of the $179 Airport Extreme Base Station ,AKA the thing that looks like Apple TV, get the patch for free. Why are they charging anything at all? So they can can keep up with Generally Accepted Accounting… Read More

  • Have An Intel Mac? Have Five Bucks? Ok, You Can Use 802.11n

    Have An Intel Mac? Have Five Bucks? Ok, You Can Use 802.11n

    Sneaky Apple. I remember back in the day they made me pay for an upgrade to iChat AV (as opposed to the regular iChat at the time) when iSight came out. Now if you have an Intel Mac and you want to use it with Apple’s new 802.11n-capable Airport Extreme Base Station, you’ll need to shell out $4.99 for a software patch allowing you to use it. Seems Apple has been secretly… Read More

  • Apple's Extremes Airport Extreme

    . That 802.11n in the latest Mac’s wont be so lonely, as it supports up to 5x the speeds of the current APX. Unlike the conical Airports of yore, there is no dial-up modem, so it’s perhaps time to upgrade your connection to the rest of the world. Also included is a bevy of wireless security protocols, so you can take your pic. Of course it works with AppleTV, and iPhone. We imagine… Read More

  • Apple Set to Launch New Airport Gear

    What good are all the 802.11n draft WiFi cards Apple has been hiding in its latest Macs if you don’t have a base station to go along with them? Sure, there are non-Apple base stations you could go for, but if you’re a hardcore Maclover, you want the real deal. That’s why we’re relatively certain that this week at MacWorld (if not tomorrow) we’ll be introduced… Read More