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  1. D-Link DHP-301 Powerline HD Ethernet Kit review

    D-Link DHP-301 Powerline HD Ethernet Kit review

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    To call power line networking a bandwagon is perhaps too much of a cliché, but debating the lexicon of the English language is irrelevant; more and more networking vendors are jumping onto it. But quite why is a mystery.

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    Netgear EVA700 review

    Netgear EVA700 review

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    Media streamers are still a piece of kit for the dedicated digital media-head, but if you've got a few gigabytes of music, video and photos stuck on a desktop PC that you'd rather watch on your livingroom TV...

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    Panasonic HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor review

    Panasonic HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor review

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    Power-line Ethernet adaptors have been with us for some years, but few have been able to produce a broadband signal that really helps to boost the range of your router.

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    MobiGater review

    MobiGater review

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    It looks like a router and behaves like one too, but the MobiGater isn't designed for your broadband connection. Instead, this device turns your ordinary mobile phone into a VoIP one, which supposedly enables you to make free phone calls wherever you are

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    Zyxel NBG-415N review

    Zyxel NBG-415N review

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    The rollout of Draft-N has hardly been inspiring; poor interoperability and speeds little over the capabilities of existing MIMO-G makes you wonder why all that extra expense is needed?

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    ZyXel NBG-415N review

    ZyXel NBG-415N review

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    ZyXel may not be one of the better known Wi-Fi makes out there, but we've been impressed with how versatile the company's kit is. The ZyXEL NBG-415N has a specification that is nearly identical to the SMC WBR14-N

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    SMC WBR14-N review

    SMC WBR14-N review

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    SMC has been around for some time. They have buffed up the looks of their Barricade routers, so whereas earlier models have looked either ugly or quirky, this WBR14-N is understated and appealing

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    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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