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September 19, 2017

Synology Launches DS218+, DS418, DS718+, DS918+, DS3018xs NAS Systems

In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Synology is announcing no less than five new NAS systems ranging from a two to six bays. According to the announcement, the new NAS systems include the DS218+, DS418, DS718+, DS918+ and the DS3018xs.

 

Synology DS218+ and DS718+

The Synology DS218+ and DS718+ are two bay NAS systems designed for the home and business.

The Synology DS218+ is powered by an Intel Celeron J3355 dual core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM (Expandable up to 6GB) and features one Gigabit LAN port for networking.

The Synology DS718+ is powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM (Expandable up [...]

 
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September 15, 2017

Synology Discounts RT2600ac, RT1900ac Routers for a Limited Time

According to a recent announcement, Synology is discounting their RT2600ac and RT1900ac routers for a limited time.

The Synology RT2600ac and RT1900ac are excellent routers that feature Synology’s SRM (Synology Router Manager) software providing it with one of the most easy to use yet advanced featuresets on the market. Utilizing Synology’s add-on software packages, the functionality of the routers can be expanded beyond that of a typical home or small business router.

Discounted pricing on the Synology RT2600ac and RT1900ac is now available at Amazon, Newegg, and B&H.

Amazon: RT2600ac $239.99 to $209.99 RT1900ac $149.99 to [...]

 
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August 26, 2017

Linksys Announces WRT32X Gaming Router with Killer QoS

 

Coinciding with Gamescom 2017, Linksys recently launched a new flagship consumer gaming router, the Linksys WRT32X.

The Linksys WRT32X is a 802.11ac router based on the WRT3200 platform, but what’s special about it is that it utilizes the Killer Networking Prioritization Engine to ensure that gaming traffic get top priority and are transferred as quickly as possible. According to Linksys, it could potentially shave off 77% in-game latency and the prioritization engine will also intelligently manage traffic when there’s no gaming activity to ensure smooth web browsing experience for all connected devices.

Besides Killer QoS, [...]

 
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July 8, 2017

AT&T Acquires Vyatta OS and vRouter from Brocade

AT&T has recently announced plans to acquire the Vyatta Network Operating System, its VNFs (Virtual Network Functions), distributed services platform, software under development, existing software license, patents/patent applications, and vRouter from Brocade. As a part of the deal, AT&T also intends to bring over a number of Brocade employees mostly in California and the UK associated with the business.

Vyatta’s network operating system is expected to be a key part of AT&T’s push to virtualize their networking infrastructure. AT&T plans to be 55% virtualized by the end of this year and 75% virtualized by 2020. Additionally, AT&T is [...]

 
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June 27, 2017

Synology Releases Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta

Synology has recently announced the release of Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta, a new upgrade to the Surveillance Station software included in their popular NAS systems.

The new update brings some much needed improvements and some new features to surveillance station including HTML5 support, a new home mode feature, intercom camera integration, GPU acceleration, remote recording archiving, and POS integration.

Those with a newer Synology NAS with support for Surveillance Station 8 can now download and test the beta. More information about the update as well as instructions on accessing the beta is available at the Synology website here.

 
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June 17, 2017

Eero Unveils 2nd Gen Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System, Eero Beacon, Eero Plus Subscription Service

After successfully launching their first generation product last year, Eero is refreshing and expanding their lineup with tree new products: the Eero 2, Eero Beacon, and Eero Plus.

 

Eero 2

The Eero 2 is the successor to the original Eero launched last year. While the Eero 2 will maintain the same exact design as the original, it’s getting some significant upgrades under the hood. The biggest upgrade is that the Eero 2 now features a new tri-band radio rather than the dual band radio used in the original. Eero claims this will allow the Eero 2 to double speeds compared to the original Eero. The Eero 2 will also receive Thread support [...]

 
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March 28, 2017

Netgear Expands Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi Lineup with New Kits, Lower Entry Pricepoint

Last year, Netgear introduced the Orbi, which is one of the best mesh Wi-Fi networking systems on the market. Featuring a 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi dedicated backhaul, it was the fastest home mesh Wi-Fi system we’ve tested to date, but due to its high cost, it wasn’t accessible to those who weren’t interested in spending $400 on a Wi-Fi system.

In order to bring the Orbi to a wider audience, Netgear is expanding the Orbi lineup with two new Orbi mesh Wi-Fi kits, the RBK30 and RBK40 priced at $299.99 and $349.99 respectively.

In order to lower the pricepoint for the RBK30 and RBK 40, both are AC2200 systems featuring a 2×2 [...]

 
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March 22, 2017

Ubiquiti Networks Releases Numerous Security Patches as SEC Consult Exposes Command Injection Vulnerability

In a recent advisory sent out by SEC Consult’s Vulnerability Lab, SEC Consult advised that a security flaw had been confirmed in at least four Ubiquiti Networks devices with as many as an additional 38 devices possibly vulnerable to the security issue.

According to the advisory, a command injection vulnerability exists in the “pingtest_action.cgi” script in the devices. If an attacker is able to lure a user to click on a special link or go to a malicious website, it would allow an attacker to gain control of the networking equipment. This issue is largely attributed to a decade old version of PHP, PHP/FI 2.0.1, used by the devices.

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March 1, 2017

ARRIS Unveils SurfBoard SB8200 Cable Modem Supporting Multi-Gigabit Speeds

In a recent announcement, ARRIS took the wraps off the fastest cable modem they’ve ever built, the SurfBoard SB8200.

According to the release, the ARRIS SurfBoard SB8200 is a DOCSIS 3.1 ready modem featuring 32 download and 8 upload SC-QAM channels along with 2 download OFDM and 2 Upload OFDMA channels. It’s capable of theoretical speeds up to 10Gbps, a whopping 10x faster than DOCSIS 3.0 however, as the device only features two Gigabit Ethernet ports, maximum bandwidth is actually capped at a paltry 2Gbps. For those who need it, the SB8200 also supports both IPv4 as well as IPv6 technologies.

Carrying a MSRP of $199.99, the ARRIS SurfBoard [...]

 
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February 22, 2017

ARRIS Acquires Ruckus Wireless, ICX Switch Business for $800 Million

In a recent announcement, ARRIS and Broadcom announced that they’ve entered an agreement for ARRIS to acquire Broadcom’s Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business, a business Broadcom acquired with their acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems late last year. The acquisition, which will cost ARRIS $800 Million plus the cost of unvested employee stock awards will follow the completion of Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade.

The inclusion of Ruckus’s networking technologies will help expand ARRIS’s product portfolio from the consumer wired and wireless networking market to education, commercial and enterprise as well. According to [...]

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