New Networking Products for Homes & SMB (May 2016)

Hello and welcome to another edition of New Networking products introduced for homes and small businesses, over the last one month (May 2016).

#1. Linksys introduces three new MU-MIMO WiFi products: Linksys has introduced, 1. EA-9500 Tri-band WiFi router capable of up to eight MU-MIMO streams. 2. RE7000 MU-MIMO Range Extender. 3. WU-SB6100M MU-MIMO USB Adapter. Read more… Continue reading New Networking Products for Homes & SMB (May 2016)

New Networking Products for Homes & SMBs (April 2016)

Welcome to a fresh edition of monthly new networking product releases for homes and SMBs. In this edition, you’ll find new product releases by popular home and small business networking vendors during the month of April, 2016.

#1. TRENDnet launches 4 MP Surveillance Cameras: TRENDnet TV-IP314PI and TV-IP315PI will be available in late May/early June and will carry an MSRP of $204.99 USD. They will support 4 MP resolution; and html5 which will make it easy to view the camera output from multiple browsers/devices – natively. Two more models in this series will be released at the end of this year. More… Continue reading New Networking Products for Homes & SMBs (April 2016)

New Networking Products for Homes and SMBs (Mar. ’16)

Welcome to another edition of monthly new networking product releases for homes and SMBs. In this edition, you’ll find new product releases in our home networking industry during the month of March, 2016.

#1. Netgear Introduces ProSAFE M4200 Switches that support PoE+ and Multi-Speed 1G, 2.5G ports along with 2 x 10G uplinks. This switch can be very useful to connect Wave2 Wireless AC Access Points. Links: Netgear, Amazon. Continue reading New Networking Products for Homes and SMBs (Mar. ’16)

Synology 4-bay NAS DS415+ ~ Advantages & Limitations

The Synology DS415+ 4-bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a good appliance-based external storage/backup option for homes and small businesses. Once you connect this device to the network, you can store a bulk of your data (files and media) here and access when required. This saves a lot of space, especially on mobile devices. Even multiple people in your network can access the NAS simultaneously.

This NAS system is almost a private cloud that allows you to store and access your content without the need for Internet connection or yearly storage charges. It can also be connected and synced to a public cloud. If you want, you can access the NAS and its contents from a remote location, over the net. The Cloud Station app provides automatic backup of data from computing devices – you can sleep in peace knowing your data is safe, even if you forget to take an external backup. Continue reading Synology 4-bay NAS DS415+ ~ Advantages & Limitations

New Networking Products for Home & SMB (Dec. 23, ’15 – Jan. 20, ’16)

I will summarize the new networking products released/to be released by major brands over the last one month, in this post. These products were announced between Dec. 23, ’15 and Jan. 20, ’16. Some of them may not be available immediately – check for their availability and more details from the links provided below.

#1. Linksys introduces MAX-STREAM AC1900 Dual-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router EA7500: MU-MIMO; 1.4 GHz dual-core processor; 802.11ac; 1900 Mbps combined speeds; 4 x Gigabit ports. MSRP: $199.99 USD. More… Continue reading New Networking Products for Home & SMB (Dec. 23, ’15 – Jan. 20, ’16)

Netgear CM500-100NAS Fastest Cable Modem – Adv & Limi

The Netgear CM500-100NAS is a DOCSIS 3.0 certified high-speed modem that supports 16 x 4 channel bonding, and hence up to 680 Mbps of download speeds. As of today, even the premium Cable ISP plans don’t exceed that speed, hence this model will support the fastest cable Internet. That makes it future proof. Netgear is a well-known brand for making reliable products in the networking industry.

If you are still paying a substantial monthly rental for the cable modem provided by your cable company, which can be as high as $120 USD per year, you could instead buy this modem and save money on the long run. Besides, there is a good chance you’ll get faster speeds than your old modem as this modem supports the latest DOCSIS 3.0 standard.  Continue reading Netgear CM500-100NAS Fastest Cable Modem – Adv & Limi

Best Cable Modem: ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 (Adv & Limi)

If not THE best cable modem, Motorola ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 is one of the best cable modems available in the market now. Coming from a trusted brand that has been selling cable modems for a long time, this beast supports 16 x 4 channel bonding, up to 686 Mbps download speeds – more than what most Cable ISPs provide today. Continue reading Best Cable Modem: ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 (Adv & Limi)