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”

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

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”

D-Link DCM-301 Cable Modem – Advantages & Limitations

If you are looking to buy an inexpensive cable modem to save modem rental costs charged by your Cable ISP, the D-Link DCM-301 is a good option. This modem is DOCSIS 3.0 compliant and supports download speeds of up to 343 Mbps which is sufficient for many Cable Internet plans in the US. Please note: This is only a modem, you need a router additionally. Continue reading “D-Link DCM-301 Cable Modem – Advantages & Limitations”

Buy 6U/9U/12U Network Rack: Tripp Lite Wall Mount Racks

Video Introduction to Tripp Lite Wall Mount Racks:

If you have a network in your house, you know how messy all those equipment and cables can get. It not only looks ugly, after a while it becomes difficult to maintain and troubleshoot. That’s why it’s advisable to buy a 6U/9U/12U network rack and arrange your network-connected equipment and cables orderly and neatly. Racks also save a lot of space. Continue reading “Buy 6U/9U/12U Network Rack: Tripp Lite Wall Mount Racks”

Black Friday Week: Networking & Storage Deals (23rd Nov)

For this year’s Black Friday Week, Amazon has offered great deals on a few Networking & Storage products for Monday, November 23, 2015.

Here they are, with a short introduction.

#1. Entry-Level NAS (Network Attached Storage): WD 4 TB & 8 TB MyCloud Personal NAS ~

Western Digital NAS appliance is hard drive + NAS case + Wired Network port. This is a stand-alone storage appliance, connect to the network. A NAS is a better/safer option to storage data, compared to storing data on laptops or external hard-drives. Users can backup all data or critical data to the NAS over their network, automatically. Continue reading “Black Friday Week: Networking & Storage Deals (23rd Nov)”

FreeNAS Mini NAS with ZFS – Advantages & Limitations

FreeNAS Mini is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) unit targeted at small & medium businesses and high-end homes. This NAS is built on ZFS file system that provides exceptional reliability and many enterprise-grade features like compression, snapshots, encryption, RAID-Z, etc. It protects against data corruption and disk failures.

ixsystems, the creator of the popular FreeNAS open source NAS software, is the manufacturer of this unit. Since the manufacturer has identified the appropriate hardware and configuration to run their software, you can be assured the system will work well on FreeNAS OS.  Continue reading “FreeNAS Mini NAS with ZFS – Advantages & Limitations”