Multi-Gigabit Network Switch with 2.5G/5G Ports: Netgear M4200 GSM4210P

Netgear M4200 Multi-Gigabit Network Switch supports 2.5G/5G ports that can connect to 802.11ac Wave2 Access Points capable of higher speeds/bandwidth than the regular 1G ports available in Switches. Connecting Wave2 APs to Switches with 10G ports is an option, but an overkill. That’s why the intermediary 2.5G/5G ports maybe very useful.

Since the Netgear M4200 Switch is L2/L3/L4 capable, it can be deployed in the edge or aggregation layer. Since it supports PoE+ high-power standard on all ports, you can provide both data and power connectivity through a single data cable to all the Wave2 11ac access points you connect through these Switches. Continue reading Multi-Gigabit Network Switch with 2.5G/5G Ports: Netgear M4200 GSM4210P

New Networking Products for Homes & SMB (June 2016)

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Welcome to another edition of ‘New networking products for homes & small/medium businesses’ newsletter. In this post, let’s see some interesting networking products released for small businesses, homes and individual users over the last one month (June 2016).

#1. Netgear Introduces DM200, high-speed VDSL2 Modem that also supports ADSL2+ connections. MSRP: $59.99 USD. Read more… Continue reading New Networking Products for Homes & SMB (June 2016)

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)