Networking

Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have become quite popular over the last few years. Despite competition from startups such as eero (now part of Amazon) and Plume (with forced subscriptions), as well as big companies like Google (Google Wi-Fi and Nest Wi-Fi), Netgear's Orbi continues to enjoy popularity in the market. Orbi's use of a dedicated backhaul provides tangible benefit over other Wi-Fi systems using shared backhauls. However, the costs associated with the additional radio have meant that the Orbi Wi-Fi systems have always carried a premium compared to the average market offerings in the space. Netgear introduced their first Wi-Fi 6E router - the Nighthawk RAXE500 - at the 2021 CES. Priced at $600, the router utilized a Broadcom platform (BCM4908 network processing...

US Cuts off ZTE From American Tech Suppliers

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has announced the activation of a denial order against ZTE, banning the company from US technologies covered...

28 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/17/2018

Immersion Server Liquid Cooling: ZTE Makes a Splash at MWC

Big data centers are often cooled by air, and large HVAC/air-conditioning machines. The ones near the Arctic Circle can rely on the outside air to help. If a center...

11 by Ian Cutress on 3/12/2018

AKiTiO’s Thunder3 10G Adapter Now Available: TB3-to-10GbE for Sub-$300

AKiTiO has quietly begun to sell its Thunderbolt 3 to 10 GbE network adapter, which it first demonstrated at Computex 2017. The device is based on a 10 GbE...

25 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2018

Solving the Automotive Bandwidth Problem: Aquantia Partners with NVIDIA for 10GbE

One of the lesser known topics around fully autonomous vehicles is one of transporting data around. There are usually two options: transport raw image and sensor data with super...

25 by Ian Cutress on 1/29/2018

Micron, Rambus, & Others Team Up To Spur GDDR6 Adoption in Non-GPU Products

For regular AnandTech readers, the drums of GDDR6 have been beating loudly for most of the last year now. The new memory standard replaces the venerable GDDR5 memory, which...

15 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2018

Huawei Pushes G.hn Powerline Networking with the WiFi Q2 Whole-Home Wi-Fi Solution

Mesh networking / whole-home Wi-Fi systems have seen rapid growth over the last couple of years. Almost all vendors in the consumer networking space have one or more offerings...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/17/2018

D-Link Expands Covr Mesh Networking Lineup, 802.11ax Routers in 2H 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — D-Link entered the mesh networking market with its Covr lineup of devices last year. Most vendors had launched their mesh platforms with a kit comprised...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2018

Netgear at CES 2018: Nighthawk Gaming Router, N-BASET Switch, and More

Netgear is introducing a number of new products at CES 2018 in hitherto untapped market segments within the networking domain. Netgear is introducing the Nighthawk Pro family at CES...

24 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2018

ASUS CES 2018: RT-AX88U 802.11ax Router Gets a Date, & ASUS Adds Smart Speakers

LAS VEGAS, NV — Along with their other devices being announced today, ASUS has several new products in their Connected Devices lineup, including mesh networking with smart speakers, and...

24 by Brett Howse on 1/8/2018

It’s Actually an Intel Chip: Rivet Networks Launches the Killer Wireless-AC 1550

LAS VEGAS, NV — One of the main criticisms about the Killer network controllers, either wireless or wired, is that they aren't Intel. The hardware isn't Intel, or the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2018

Linksys at CES 2018: Velop Updates, and a Gaming Router for the Xbox

LAS VEGAS, NV — Belkin has come out with a trio of updates at CES 2018. While two are related to their Linksys offerings, their home automation / IoT...

31 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2018

Marvell Announces 802.11ax Wireless Portfolio

Today Marvell announces the introduction of their new 802.11ax wireless portfolio which promises to be the company's first product line laying the groundwork for advancing the new wireless standard...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/11/2017

Aquantia to Sell Its 5G and 10G Network Cards for $59 and $69 on Black Friday

Aquantia got a lot of positive publicity this year with its relatively inexpensive 5G and 10G network cards, which brought multi-gigabit Ethernet down to around $100, making them some...

41 by Anton Shilov on 11/23/2017

Marvell to Acquire Cavium for $5.5 Billion, Augmenting Marvell's CPU, Networking, & Security Assets

Marvell and Cavium on Monday announced that they had reached a definitive buyout agreement. Under the terms of the transaction, Marvell will acquire all outstanding shares of Cavium for...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/21/2017

GIGABYTE’s GC-AQC107 10G Ethernet PCIe Card Launched and Listed

GIGABYTE has added the GC-AQC107 10 GbE PCIe card it demonstrated early this year at CES to the list of products on its website. The product is also listed...

32 by Anton Shilov on 11/9/2017

Securifi Almond Guard DIY Home Security System: A Beta-Testing Report

Securifi's products have been covered before on AnandTech. They were the first consumer networking equipment vendor to successfully integrate a working IoT hub in a Wi-Fi router. By integrating...

15 by Ganesh T S on 11/7/2017

Multiple WiFi Encryption Vulnerabilities Disclosed, Affecting Almost Everything

Today a collection of severe security vulnerabilities in the WPA2 encryption protocol for Wi-Fi are being disclosed, along with a proof of concept exploit. The weaknesses center around the...

39 by Billy Tallis on 10/16/2017

ARRIS Announces 802.11ac Wave 2-capable SGB6950-AC2 & SBG7400-AC2 Cable Modem Gateways

ARRIS introduced two new Wave 2 Wi-Fi gateways to its Secure Home Gateway portfolio with its ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 gateways. The Secure Home Gateway series of devices...

12 by Joe Shields on 9/27/2017

Netgear Launches Smart Cloud Devices with Insight Management for Business Networks

Netgear is a popular vendor in the SMB and SME market segments for switches and access points. While they do have full-blown managed switches, their smart offerings (which rely...

4 by Ganesh T S on 9/19/2017

ASRock's X10 IoT Router Now Available: 802.11ac, GbE, ZigBee, and IR

ASRock has started sales of their new smart connected home router, the X10. The new device supports not only 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet like any modern networking router...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2017

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