Hardware Router Chart - June 2006 Update
June 16, 2006 12:49
In this month's update, we've added four new routers and introduce a much-requested new chart!
Yes, the Linksys WRT54G V5 Really Is a Lousy Router
June 8, 2006 09:06
User forums around the web have been abuzz with complaints about the non-Linux version of one of Linksys' most popular products. Tim Higgins tested it and the WRT54GL Linux-based version and found at least one reason why the V5 has so many unhappy buyers.
New! Hardware Router Charts Go Interactive
May 24, 2006 14:37
We've made our router chart even better by giving you the ability to select your benchmark for quick comparisons among routers. Now it's even easier to find the product that's best for you.
How We Test Hardware Routers 2006
May 23, 2006 10:32
Our latest update describing how we put routers to the test.
Hardware Router Need To Know 2006
May 16, 2006 16:32
Everyone with a high-speed Internet connection needs a router. So why not learn how to choose the one that best meets your needs? We've updated and expanded our classic Hardware Router Need To Know to help you do just that!
Which Router Reigns Supreme for P2P?
April 19, 2006 17:01
P2P may have have unsavory connotations now, but the technology will probably be soon incorporated into HD video distribution. Tim Higgins turns up the heat on seven routers to see if they have what it takes.
Hardware Router Chart - Update 1
April 13, 2006 14:33
The first update to our Router Chart using new test techniques shows that some fast routers are even faster than we thought!
Hardware Router Chart
March 31, 2006 15:26
Higher speed Internet connections mean that your router can become a choke point. Use our chart to make sure you get your money's worth!
Corinex AV200 Powerline And CableLAN Set The Pace For Alternative Home Networking
March 24, 2006 10:20
While the timing of HomePlug AV's arrival remains unclear, DS2's rival powerline networking technology is gaining momentum. Tim Higgins finds out why.
March 17, 2006 08:17
Readers share their stories about building their own home networks. We look at three systems, one of which takes an especially unique approach to component integration.
Netgear FS728TS: Smart Switch for the Masses?
March 13, 2006 09:52
Managed switches have long been a mainstay of corporate networks, but lower prices and Web interfaces are now making them more attractive to SOHO networkers. Tim Higgins looks at a good example of this new breed of switch.
How To: Diary of a New Home Network - Part 3
February 16, 2006 09:40
In this final installment, Tim Higgins makes a bonehead move during cable termination and shares lessons learned from the whole escapade.
IPCop Linux Firewall
February 9, 2006 13:45
IPCop is a full-featured Linux firewall that can convert an old system into a router that has features not normally found on store-bought products. Daniel Schuhmann takes you through the details.
HomePlug Turbo Adapter Round-Up
February 6, 2006 09:30
HomePlug "Turbo" technology prominently touts that it delivers data at "up to 85 Mbps" rates. But Tim Higgins found that the usual games that manufacturers play with throughput claims has been taken to new lows with these products.
Review: Making a little Magic on your Network
November 10, 2005 09:15
Setting up a small LAN isn't always easy for the newbie. David Strom looks at two products that try and somewhat succeed at easing the pain of getting a small LAN up and running.
How To: Diary of a New Home Network- Part 2
November 2, 2005 13:40
Tim Higgins is back with Part 2 of his new home network adventures. This time it's all about the connections - wall plates and patch panels, that is.
How To: Diary of a New Home Network- Part 1
October 18, 2005 14:40
Designing a system to distribute communications and electronic entertainment services around a new home can be a daunting task. But with the right approach, you don't have to be a master of the home networking universe to do it, and you might even have fun! Tim Higgins recently did just that.
QuickView: NETGEAR GS108 ProSafe 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
August 5, 2005 11:27
If you've been looking for a gigabit switch for SOHO use that supports jumbo frames, your search could soon be over. NETGEAR is rolling the feature into this consumer-priced gigabit switch for no extra cost. But getting your hands on upgraded product will be tricky in the short term.
LAN Party How To - Part 3: LAN Management and Troubleshooting
August 2, 2005 09:00
Chris Dickens' series has so far shown you how to organize a smooth-running LAN party and get it powered properly. This time he offers tips on choosing networking gear, installing it and handling the problems that come with the territory.
Owning IOS at Black Hat 2005
July 28, 2005 17:50
You may have heard of the trouble Michael Lynn got himself into with Cisco, ISS and maybe the Department of Homeland Security at Black Hat 2005 yesterday in Las Vegas. But Humphrey Cheung's report has had some of the slides that Cisco's army of page cutters didn't want you to see.
Review: PGP Universal - Part 2
July 26, 2005 06:40
Part 2 of Derek Boiko-Weyrauch's review finishes his look at PGP Universal with test results and conclusions.
Review: PGP Universal - Part 1
July 22, 2005 08:37
Email encryption has been possible for almost 15 years, but the technology is still not commonly used. Pretty Good Privacy's PGP Universal pretty much eliminates the complexity of email encryption / decryption by making it transparent to the end user. Learn more about it in Part 1 of Derek Boiko-Weyrauch's review.
LAN Party How To - Part 2: Building the LAN
July 19, 2005 09:15
You can't have a LAN Party without a LAN and you shouldn't set up your party's LAN before reading the latest installment of our How To. Chris Dickens returns to step you through what it takes to set up a fast, robust LAN that can handle plenty of fraggin'.
QuickView: Hawking HBB1 Broadband Booster
July 13, 2005 10:29
Hawking's Broadband Booster promises to solve problems using time-sensitive applications on home and SOHO broadband connections. Tim Higgins finds it works well for what it does, but isn't a cure for all bandwidth-management problems.
QuickView: ASUS RX3141IP Sharing Gateway Router with Integrated 4-port Gigabit Switch
June 23, 2005 15:02
The coming wave of consumer routers with gigabit Ethernet switches is starting to hit. ASUS' RX3141 is the first to support Jumbo Frames, but Tim Higgins finds it not as innovative on other counts.
NETGEAR FR114P 4 Port Cable/DSL ProSafe Firewall/Print Server Review
April 30, 2005 16:00
Next-generation, SPI-based 4 port 10/100 switched router w/ print server. Bundled with zer0knowledge's Freedom Security and Privacy suite.
Head To Head: Corinex AV CableLAN vs. Corinex AV Phoneline Ethernet Bridge
April 22, 2005 15:11
Wireless networking may get most of the attention these days, but there are still technologies competing to replace Ethernet as the primary home networking method. Tim Higgins takes a look at Corinex' AV CableLAN and Phoneline adapters, but finds at least one of them not ready for home-networking prime time.
LAN Party How To - Part 1: Planning and Power
April 20, 2005 09:00
Ever think about throwing your own LAN Party? Or maybe you already have an didn't have a great experience. Chris Dickens has been there and done that and in Part 1 of our LAN Party How To shares his secrets of getting set up for success and making sure that there's power a'plenty to keep everyone happy.
Strom: Postcards from the Edge Router
March 10, 2005 08:40
VoIP can be a wonderful thing...until it goes wrong. David Strom offers a cautionary tale for those thinking of trusting their voice entirely to the Net.
Strom: Dealing with Grey Networks
February 28, 2005 09:14
There used to be just white-hat and black-hat networkers. But the rising use of instant messaging may be creating something in between. David Strom wonders whether the reward is worth the risk.