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  • Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel might be on to something with its MiFi device. It’s basically a rechargeable, portable wireless router that ingests mobile data signals and spits them back out as standard Wi-Fi. The company is calling the technology an “Intelligent Mobile Hotspot,” in case you were longing for some industry jargon. The idea certainly isn’t new, but this version may very well be the… Read More

  • Buffalo Allowed to sell wireless products again (for now)

    Buffalo Allowed to sell wireless products again (for now)

    Earlier, Buffalo Inc. and Buffalo Technology, makers of external hard drives, monitors and other computer peripherals were sued by Australian science agency CSIRO who alleged that Buffalo’s Wi-Fi Products infringed on their U.S. Patent 5,487,069. This led to the district court issuing an injunction, ordering Buffalo to stop selling its allegedly infringing Wi-Fi products. In September… Read More

  • Newegg.com has some ‘Cyber Monday’ deals for you: Draft-N Linksys router for $85

    Newegg.com has some ‘Cyber Monday’ deals for you: Draft-N Linksys router for $85

    Cyber Monday, online retailers’ version of Black Friday, may be a complete sham, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a few deals out there. Newegg, which throws the unfortunate phrase “Mega Monday Madness” into the mix, has hundreds of stuff that may interest you. Why, there’s a copy of Call of Duty 4 for $39.99 (the same price I paid last year—some… Read More

  • What a beautiful vase for–HOLY CRAP IT’S A ROUTER!

    What a beautiful vase for–HOLY CRAP IT’S A ROUTER!

    You got me, Saudi Telecom. I could have sworn that this was your average, run-of-the-mill flower vase with standard alien symbols and corporate logo adorning the front. But lo and behold, it’s a wireless router! And a vase! Seriously, though, it looks nice and it’s about time we moved into designer routers and routers with custom photo etchings and routers you can wear on a chain… Read More

  • NetGear releases open source router

    NetGear releases open source router

    Linux dorks rejoice! Now you can use your hard-won understanding of microkernel architecture to program a NetGear Wireless-G Router. The WGR614L has a 16MB of RAM and some extra storage space so you can write your own open source router routines and implement them on the box. What can you do with your new, open source router? Ummm, how about… traffic shaping applications, redirections to… Read More

  • Kyocera KR2 router now shipping

    Kyocera KR2 router now shipping

    I had the KR1 router from Kyocera for a number of months when I was issued a PCMCIA card at my old job. It was a decent router and basically the only one that would work so I didn’t have much of a choice at the time. I wasn’t even aware of the KR2 until now. Now that I upgraded to a MBP I needn’t worry about getting a router, but I know many of you road warriors could use one. Read More

  • WiMAX routers for Sprint service begin shipping

    [photopress:wimaxrouter_1.jpg,full,right] Sprint’s nationwide launch of WiMAX is still a ways away, but the company charged with supplying routers has begun shipping them. Zyxel, which linked up with Sprint last summer, will initially ship only a few routers since WiMAX is currently only available in Chicago, Baltimore and DC. If nothing else, this shows that Sprint is moving along nicely… Read More

  • Help-Key: Use Talisman, Squid, Mogrify and this code to really mess with your Wi-Fi stealing neighbors

    [photopress:eback.jpg,full,center] It’s tempting, isn’t it? You know you just really want to do this. And I can’t think of a reason why not. I’m considering it for my home router, as it and my MacBook Pro haven’t been getting along since the last Leopard update, but the prudent would instead side on the secure side and encrypt their network. But where’s the fun… 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

  • The most powerful Wi-Fi router allowed by law

    The most powerful Wi-Fi router allowed by law

    I get a kick out of stuff that’s the most something-or-other allowed by law. For almost $300, though, I think the most powerful router is a little excessive. Also, it’s got "Extreme" in the name, which I find a bit presumptuous and overplayed. People who own places large enough to necessitate the use of such a device likely won’t flinch at the price, though. "Chump… Read More