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)

2015 Cyber Monday Networking Product Deals

Amazon has offered four good networking product deals for Cyber Monday, 2015. Here they are, with a short introduction to each.

#1. Netgear R6200 AC1200 WiFi Router:

The Netgear R6200 Wireless Router supports the latest Wireless AC standard (and older ones), and offers combined speeds up to 1200 Mbps. This is a simultaneous dual-band router with an 800 MHz processor. There is a USB drive to connect and share the contents of a USB storage drive with everyone on the network. There are four gigabit wired LAN ports to connect one modem and three wired devices. There are parental controls and guest network access controls, and the unit can be managed by a mobile app. Continue reading 2015 Cyber Monday Networking Product Deals

Black Friday Deals: 5 IP Cameras for Surveillance

If you’ve been looking to buy an IP Camera for Surveillance/Security monitoring, buying it during this year’s black Friday might be a good idea as five popular IP Surveillance Camera models have been heavily discounted by Amazon.com.

What you can do with an IP Camera: Basically, you connect an IP Surveillance Camera to your wired/wireless network and then connect the power adapter to it. You can view the video footage with audio – either live or recorded (depending on the model) through a computer or mobile phone, either from a location inside your house over the LAN, or from outside over the Internet. Most IP Cameras support motion detection alarms/notifications and recording, which is what you’ll need for security surveillance.

Here are the five IP Camera models discounted for 2015 Black Friday, Continue reading Black Friday Deals: 5 IP Cameras for Surveillance