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  1. Linksys WAG325N ADSL2 plus review

    Linksys WAG325N ADSL2 plus review

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    The Linksys WAG325N ADSL2 includes an ADSL modem, so if you make a £20 allowance for the modem, this is one of the cheapest routers around. This, you might think, is a good thing, but the stylists have conspired to make the Linksys look cheap and nasty

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    Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station review

    Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station review

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    It won't come as a shock to learn that Apple takes an individual approach with its AirPort Extreme Base Station. The least surprising aspect is the shiny white styling that looks very similar to the Apple TV unit

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    USRobotics MAXg ADSL2 Networking Kit review

    USRobotics MAXg ADSL2 Networking Kit review

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    We've seen combined ADSL modem router and USB adaptor packs before and we're still not convinced of their usefulness. Almost every laptop has built-in wireless capability, while we reckon that most desktops are usually plugged into routers

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    Solwise Homeplug AV review

    Solwise Homeplug AV review

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    Over in the world of wireless networking, 802.11n draft 2 has just been moved one step up the bureaucratic ladder towards final ratification. Woo! That means another six or so months to wait before it's finally ready

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    Netgear RangeMax WNR834B review

    Netgear RangeMax WNR834B review

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    With IEEE 802.11n - the faster successor to the current g standard - being touted in the next iteration of Intel's Centrino chips, it makes sense to consider upgrading your wireless network to the fastest connection possible

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    Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station review

    Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station review

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    This gorgeous little box is Apple's newly updated AirPort Extreme Base Station. The Extreme now comes with support for the 802.11n wireless standard, which exploits meatier wireless frequencies than before

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    Asus WL-700gE Wireless Storage Router review

    Asus WL-700gE Wireless Storage Router review

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    When is a router not a router? When it's a Network Storage Server (NAS) as well! We've seen plenty of routers before and we've seen plenty of NAS devices, but this is the first time that we've seen the two technologies married

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    Trendnet Draft-N Router review

    Trendnet Draft-N Router review

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    The Draft-N standard for wireless-LAN has yet to be ratified and it is unlikely to be so before 2008. However, the second draft hasn't been altered in almost six months, prompting manufacturers to release products

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    Billion Bi-Guard S10 review

    Billion Bi-Guard S10 review

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    Teleworking in the 21st century means having instant access not only to your office email anywhere you go, but also to internal network resources, such as LDAP, FTP and file shares

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    Fritz!WLAN Stick review

    Fritz!WLAN Stick review

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    If you've been a little slow off the mark in upgrading your PC components or you're still using a five-year-old laptop, you might be in the market for the Fritz!WLAN. Both Windows XP and Vista recognised the stick the first time we plugged it in

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    Netgear EVA700 review

    Netgear EVA700 review

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    Media streaming isn't anything new, but the largest networking manufacturers seem intent on reinventing the wheel in the quest for the perfect digital home experience. This Netgear box adds something else to the mix

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    Fritz!Box Wireless VoIP Router review

    Fritz!Box Wireless VoIP Router review

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    ADSL routers are now two-a-penny, but the Fritz!Box aims to stand out from the crowd. You're encouraged to install the router using the enclosed disc. However, there's one small problem...

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    D-Link DNS-323 review

    D-Link DNS-323 review

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    The DNS-323 from D-Link enables you to make your own network-attached storage device. We say 'make' because this is only an enclosure and doesn't come supplied with any drives - you have to buy them separately.

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    Trendnet 300Mbps Wireless Draft-N package review

    Trendnet 300Mbps Wireless Draft-N package review

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    While we had to put up with the constraints of 802.11g and its relatively miserly maximum throughput of 54Mbps, the next generation of wireless connectivity, 802.11n

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    Netgear Powerline HD review

    Netgear Powerline HD review

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    Unless you have pre-wired, high-capacity Ethernet, getting data around the house without pinning cables to the skirting board can be a challenge. Wireless is good enough for internet browsing, but it lacks the data rates for reliable media streaming

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    Hercules USB WiFi Transmitter review

    Hercules USB WiFi Transmitter review

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    Who needs a wireless router for basic, G-grade wireless? Seriously, why would you buy one when this little chap does it all so easily, with the minimum of set-up faff, and all for the far-from-princely sum of £30?

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    Devolo dLAN 200 AVdesk Starter Kit review

    Devolo dLAN 200 AVdesk Starter Kit review

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    First we had 14Mbps networks, then 85Mbps. Now the latest upgrade from Devolo promises 200Mbps and introduces numerous features to make the resultant network better suited to video streaming. But does it deliver?

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    ZyXEL P-336M review

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    Where other manufacturers have moved on through Pre-N to Draft-N in a determined bid to persuade you that newer is better, ZyXEL takes a modest stance by describing its P-336M MiMo router as a Super G design

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    Netgear WNR834B (SH) review

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    Neatgear was one of the first manufacturers with a Pre-N wireless router offering and, with its RangeMax Next products, Netgear offers you a choice of speeds for wired Ethernet ports.

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    Linksys WRT300N review

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    There's no missing the three antennae that sit on top of the Linksys WRT300N router. Two are conventional sticks, while the middle one looks like it was stolen from the head of Dr Who's sidekick, K9.

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    Buffalo Nfinite WZR-G300N review

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    The first thing you'll notice about the Buffalo Nfiniti is how cheap it is. Buffalo has used the Broadcom Intensi-Fi chip in its Nfiniti router to dynamically combine two 20MHz channels in the 2.4GHz range to give a wide 40MHz channel...

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    Kensington WiFi Finder Plus review

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    With Wi-Fi hotspots all over the world and more appearing all the time, it's easier than ever to connect to the internet on the move. However, it's frustrating having to boot your laptop to simply check your emails...

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    FirmTek SeriTek/1V4 review

    FirmTek SeriTek/1V4 review

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    SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachments) is the new standard for internal hard drives. The main benefits in using SATA drives are that they offer much faster transfer speeds, hot plugability and are easy to set up

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    Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander review

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    Compatible with both 802.11b and g, the WRE54G Range Expander is undeniably a simple solution toad range to your network. It's one of the only examples of such kit on the market, too.

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    Buffalo Nfiniti Router WZR-G300N review

    Buffalo Nfiniti Router WZR-G300N review

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    Buffalo certainly seems to pride itself on being one of the first networking companies to hit the market with new technologies, thanks to a close relationship with Broadcom.On a performance front, the Buffalo kit was reassuringly solid in all conditions.

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