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311 products

  1. Evesham mBox review

    Evesham mBox review

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    A house with access to the MP3 collection in every room used to be the preserve of the hardcore audiophile, but now we all expect a home with omnipresent tunes.

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    Linksys WAG354G review

    Linksys WAG354G review

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    Linksys' 802.11b/g ADSL router has been through a few changes, rather like the Netgear DG834G. It has become more reliable with progressive firmware updates, and has also changed colour and shape...

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    Data Robotics DroboShare review

    Data Robotics DroboShare review

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    We’re excited about the Drobo, but the obvious question to ask is why Data Robotics didn’t add Ethernet; with such a large, growing pool of storage in place, it makes sense to have it available to all users on a network.

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    Zyxel NSA-220 review

    Zyxel NSA-220 review

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    Networked multimedia is catching on, but a traditional downside is having to leave all of your PCs on. This isn't very efficient in energy terms, so wouldn't it be great if you could shove just the hard drive onto your network, and use that to store your multimedia files instead?

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    ZyXEL DMA1000 review

    ZyXEL DMA1000 review

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    ZyXEL's DMA1000 digital media adapter (ZyXEL calls it a media streamer but it doesn't really do the streaming) is the size of a paperback book and it connects to a wired network using CAT5/RJ45 cables.

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    Pinnacle ShowCenter 200 review

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    Pinnacle's ShowCenter 200 bridges the audio-visual gap between PCs and TVs.It plugs into your home network (or directly to a PC using the supplied 'crossover cable'). If that's too much hassle, Wi-Fi provides a wireless alternative.

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    Zyxel Homeplug AV Router review

    Zyxel Homeplug AV Router review

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    Getting your AV kit networked is a logical extension of using compressed music and downloaded video from the Internet. But it's not without its problems.

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    Trendnet 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Detector TEW-T1 review

    Trendnet 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Detector TEW-T1 review

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    This is a device with manifold uses. In essence, it's a wireless detector. That means it can detect, identify and rate various wireless signals in a given area.

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    Buffalo WLE-MYG AirStation 5.4dBi review

    Buffalo WLE-MYG AirStation 5.4dBi review

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    If you want to extend your network to a single direction, the WLE-MYG is a directional antenna that's cited to increase wireless range up to two times. We used it with several 802.11g routers and found the range improved drastically...

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    Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless review

    Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless review

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    Broadcasting TV signals to your laptop via a wireless or Ethernet network, the Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless (£200 inc. VAT) lets you view your favourite shows anywhere in your home

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    Belkin 3-port USB hub and media reader review

    Belkin 3-port USB hub and media reader review

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    Spare USB ports are a precious commodity, rare enough for us to have tobuy USB hubs in order to make more of them. And then we plug other USBdevices into those hubs and so the chain goes on.

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    Belkin N1 Vision F5D8232-4 review

    Belkin N1 Vision F5D8232-4 review

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    Full credit to Belkin for coming up with a router that stands out from the crowd. Based on the N1 model this N1 Vision stands vertically, so that you can clearly see the LCD display.

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    Belkin Network USB Hub review

    Belkin Network USB Hub review

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    We know what you’re thinking: “£63 for a USB hub?” However, there’s something rather different about this shiny slab. It’ll take any standard USB device such as a USB hard drive and make it networkable.

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    Linksys WRT350N ver.2 review

    Linksys WRT350N ver.2 review

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    Linksys has used this distinctive router casing in a number of models and we saw it a few months back in the WRT300N. Thankfully, the colours have been toned down, so the casing is black with silver trim.

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    Netgear RangeMax Next review

    Netgear RangeMax Next review

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    It's a sign of the times that 802.11n has taken so long to limp towards ratification that there is a fair amount of Draft-n hardware on sale that is getting rather long in the tooth.

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    TRENDnet TEW-633GR review

    TRENDnet TEW-633GR review

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    TRENDnet has a new look for its router, but things didn't start too promisingly for the router and USB adapter.

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    D-Link DKT-810 review

    D-Link DKT-810 review

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    The D-Link DKT-810 All-In-One ADSL2+ modem router starter kit consists of a DSL-2740B router which costs £89 and a DWA-140 USB adapter that will set you back £45, both including VAT, so the boxed set saves you a whole £2.

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    Sonos Digital Music System review

    Sonos Digital Music System review

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    The concept of wirelessly streaming digital music around the home isn't new. We've noted the potential of the Slim Devices SqueezeBox, admired the design of the Roku Soundbridge, and had a soft, almost gooey spot for Cambridge Audio's Azur 640H

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    Belkin N1 Vision review

    Belkin N1 Vision review

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    So the N1 Vision is basically a router with a screen, isn't it? Indeed, so rather than focusing on the traditional router functions, we'll talk more about what's new. The setup is seamless and is disc-less. The screen is undoubtedly a luxury, but it's handy.

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    Terratec Noxon2Audio review

    Terratec Noxon2Audio review

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    Most PC users have large music libraries, that they've either downloaded or ripped from their own CDs, but find they have no real way of playing that music on anything other than their PC's speakers

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    Zyxel Homeplug PL-100 review

    Zyxel Homeplug PL-100 review

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    Got a fixed network in your home or home office and don't want to add wireless to it just yet? You can extend it without having to lay cables using the existing mains wiring in your house or office.

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    FON (La Fonera+) review

    FON (La Fonera+) review

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    Wi-Fi is pretty much everywhere: at least that's the theory behind FON, which aims to create the world's biggest Wi-Fi network. The FON device, La Fonera+, is just a wireless access point that provides communal Internet access through your broadband connection.

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    Devolo dLAN Wireless Extender Starter Kit review

    Devolo dLAN Wireless Extender Starter Kit review

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    This is something we've been hoping Devolo would release for an age now. Having played around with the company's HomePlug stuff before, we know that its solutions offer quality connections

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    Asus Portable Wireless Access Point review

    Asus Portable Wireless Access Point review

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    This is the niftiest bit of networking kit we've seen in a long time. It's an all-singing all-dancing wireless wonder. In what's likely to be the most used mode, it's simply a wireless bridge, controlled via your browser, that takes ethernet connections.

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    Netgear EVA-8000 review

    Netgear EVA-8000 review

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    Once you've tried networked multimedia, it's difficult to go back to anything else - as any rich AV enthusiast will tell you. You might have read about dream kit like the Kaleidescape media system - yours for £25k

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