Do you have a TV, game console, Blu-Ray player, or any other device that can connect to a network but it doesn’t have built-in wireless or it is out of your wireless network’s range? Then I have some really good news. TP-LINK has a 200Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter (TL-PA211) that’ll give you connectivity anywhere there’s a power outlet. The TL-PA211 is reliable enough to keep your pings low in online gaming, and even fast enough to stream HD video from one end of your house to the other. It’s also pretty affordable. Check out the full review for all of the specs and a detailed account of my experience with the TL-PA211.
TP-LINK’s TL-WR1043ND may not be featured on the front page of retailers’ newspaper ads, and all of your friends may have no clue who they are, however, you absolutely should not overlook one of their products, the TL-WR1043ND. Fancy model numbers aside, we’re talking about a Wireless N 300Mbps Gigabit Router with a clean design and nice firmware to give you the quality networking you need. It also has a USB port for NAS, and if you don’t like the stock firmware, DD-WRT is fully supported. Usually a router of this caliber would cost quite a bit. Although you can get the TL-WR1043ND for less than the price of a new video game, and still have some change left over for ice cream. Check out the full review to see all of the reasons why TP-LINK’s TL-WR1043ND should be your next router.
Good things come in small packages. That’s right, this little USB wireless N adapter, also known as the ASUS USB-N13, is a good thing in a small package. It has style, performance, and stability of adapters that cost more than twice its price, and it even has extra features like Software AP. If you need a wireless N adapter, or just want to get something cool for a great price, the USB-N13 is what you’re looking for. Check out the full review for detailed specs, performance charts and more!
The ASUS WL-330N3G is a wireless router, access point, network adapter, repeater, and a Wi-Fi and 3G sharing device. For a moment, you may stop and think that the folks at ASUS must be magicians. Since only magicians could pack so many features into such a small device. Magicians or not, ASUS has created the WL-330N3G to be the Swiss Army Knife of routers. What’s better is that this Swiss Army Knife of routers is easily portable, and designed to adapt to 6 different networking situations with a few simple clicks. Hop past the jump to see why the ASUS WL-330N3G should be your travel router of choice.
ASUS must’ve recently hired a pro designer, their latest devices have been superbly attractive. This trend has continued with the RT-N56U Dual-band Gigabit Wireless N Router. Hands down, it is the best looking piece of networking equipment ever created. After the initial attraction subsides and you start to trust the RT-N56U with your day to day networking activities, you’ll find that it isn’t just a good looking device, it also has stable and consistent performance. The RT-N56U packs the speed, features and scalability to fit into any home or small office network. Check out the full review for all of the gritty details.
TRENDnet’s TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter is a sleek and versatile piece of network equipment. While it is primarily marketed toward gamers who want wireless N performance on their PC or consoles, the TEW-687GA can also double as a bridge for your network, provide N connectivity to media players, or any other device with an Ethernet port. This ‘gaming adapter’ successfully interfaces with all of these devices while providing great performance compared to the competition.
You read it right, folks. Killer NIC maker Bigfoot Networks is rolling out a line of wireless cards! Announced today, the Killer Wireless-N series is a half-size mini-PCIe 802.11/a/b/g/n wireless adapter suitable for replacing existing cards or being installed by an OEM.
The Killer Wireless-N series leverages the Killer technology in a new form, Killer Wireless. This combines accelerated wireless with the standard Killer features Advanced Stream Detect (essentially QoS for games, video, and audio), Visual Bandwidth Control (manual adjustment of bandwidth allocations), and PC Monitor (standard health monitoring baked into the Killer software). The result is a claimed up to 500% increase in speed of accelerated communications from games, VoIP software, video playback, and more.
At release, there are two models available: the 1103 and 1102. The former is a 3-stream MIMO 450 Mbps version, the latter 2-stream MIMO 300 Mbps.
The TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router is a sleek looking router with a long name and potentially big performance. We’ll examine the specs, packaging, features, interface and of course performance, to determine if the TEW-691GR can survive in your personal network.
Wireless device manufacturer TRENDnet, a 20-year-old US company, met with ThinkComputers at CES to show a few of its new products. The company isn’t terribly well-known in the US, but is a very strong brand in Europe (primarily France), Russia, and several South American countries. TRENDnet is setting its sights on the US market, though, aggressively marketing itself and focusing on being first-to-market with its technologies. TRENDnet currently has the most popular gaming adapter on the market in the US. Gaming adapters are used for console systems and other devices which lack wireless NICs or the ability to add one via USB or PCI. TRENDnet made a flurry of announcements at CES.
I visited the suite of Phillips and Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) to see the company’s Plextor and Lite-On products for the new year. First is the eNAU608, Lite-On’s “most personalized drive”. It’s an external, slim, USB 8x DVD writer with LightScribe and LabelTag functionality. Users can swap out inserts inside the top area in order to identify the drive as theirs. They can also print their own using packaged software. The drive is available now for $59.