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  1. 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

    9  

    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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    NetGear Powerline HD Adaptor HDX101 review

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    Powerline networking is the best solution for extending your network to a different area of your home. This adaptor is designed with high throughput in mind and will even stand you in good stead when 802.11n rears its head.

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    D-Link DWL-G122 54Mbps review

    D-Link DWL-G122 54Mbps review

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    There is one Mac-related question our wireless experts get asked more often than any other: "How do you make an old Mac wireless?" Added to which are the all-too-regular emails that ask: "How can I make my slightly newer Mac wireless..."

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    Orb review

    Orb review

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    Orb presents a free software-based alternative to the Sony LocationFree and Slingbox. Run the Orb Media Windows XP application on the host PC, and specify the directories containing your media.

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    Belkin Switch2 review

    Belkin Switch2 review

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    The Belkin Switch2 is a networking box for anyone wanting to view two Macs through a single monitor. Both Macs can be on at the same time; the switch simply divides the signal so you can choose which Mac to view.

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    Netgear DG834N review

    Netgear DG834N review

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    How many times have you bought something that's outmoded in a few months? That isn't going to happen to this ADSL router, primarily because it's not finished yet. The DG834N is the new 802.11n-ready version of the market-trouncing DG834G 802.11b/g router

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    USR MAXg ADSL Gateway review

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    Attempting to make better use of the bandwidth of G, the USR MAXg offers low-cost high-speed wireless broadband with an integrated ADSL modem and USB print server.

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    Netgear DG834G review

    Netgear DG834G review

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    This is Netgear's best-selling product. No surprise really: not only is the DG834G a breeze to set up, but it's also available at an excellent price and future proof technology such as ADSL2 and VPN support.

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    BT Voyager 2110 review

    BT Voyager 2110 review

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    BT released this 802.11b/g model around two years ago. That's a long time ago in any aspect of technology, let alone networking. Even then, we were sceptical it would have any impact in the market as it was so late.

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    Belkin Wireless G MIMO Router review

    Belkin Wireless G MIMO Router review

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    The big benefit of 802.11n, when it arrives, will be the data rate; theoretically it can hit 540Mbps or even higher, 10 times the standard 802.11g speed of 54Mbps. You'll need to wait for 12 months at least for that

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    Belkin G Plus MIMO review

    Belkin G Plus MIMO review

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    The main benefit of this Belkin model is increased wireless range, so you can use devices further away from your wireless access point, for example. The G MIMO is not as good as the latest Draft-N kits hitting the market now...

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    ZoomTel X5v review

    ZoomTel X5v review

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    It's cheap, but that doesn't mean it's poorly specified

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