WiFi

La Fonera 2.0N Wireless Router Review

The gateway between your home/office network and the rest of the internet is your router, and in most cases it’s  a very ‘dumb’ device. That’s started to change, with routers becoming more useful, and I started thinking about getting an upgrade. I’ve been using a Linksys WRT-54GL with DD-WRT firmware for the last couple months …

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BearExtender n3 Boosts Your Mac’s WiFi Range By 4x

Does your Mac’s WiFi need a little extra power? The BearExtender n3 802.11n WiFi adapter has a maximum output of 700 mW compared to 32 mW output from an Airport Extreme card. Combined with an external 2 dBi gain antenna the BearExtender n3 offers up to 2-4 times the range of your current wireless card …

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New chumby one – More clock radio, less squishy clock thingy

Wow, time flies! I reviewed the original Chumby almost two years ago and coming in early November we’ll get a chance to check out a brand new version: the chumby one clock radio. It looks like this new model is focusing more radio features as it has Pandora (and can access other internet radio stations) …

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Wi-Fire Long-range WiFi Adapter Review

For part of the year I live in an area where the local telecom company advertises dial-up as high speed Internet access.  To keep my sanity and actually get something done, I spend a lot of time at the library using their broadband connection or war-driving looking for open hot spots.  With the Wi-Fire WiFi …

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Logitech unveils two new Squeezebox Wi-Fi music players

I’m a big fan of the Logitech Squeezebox devices. Earlier this the year, we reviewed the Squeezebox Boom, which I really enjoyed. Now there’s even more to like with two new devices: the Logitech Squeezebox Touch (pictured on the Left) and the Logitech Squeezebox Radio (on the Right). The Touch features a 4.3-inch color touch …

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Rise of the MiFi

Never find yourself in need of a WiFi hotspot again-it will be in your pocket.   The Verizon MiFi 2200 is an uber-portable (roughly the size of a credit card, about as thick as an iPod) hotspot, connecting up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously to Verizon’s 3G network.  Added bonus–when attached to a laptop through …

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WiSpy 2.4i Spectrum Analyzer analyzes your spectrums

When I bought my first wireless router, I was a pioneer in a the vast and largely-empty 2.4GHz radio band.  Times have changed though, and my neighborhood is now a war zone of wireless access points battling for control of their chosen channel.  It’s become so crowded that I occasionally have to revisit and tweak …

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New Sony X-series Walkman has a built in Slacker Radio app

The new X-series Sony Walkman personal audio and video device has a 3 inch OLED touchscreen and a Slacker Radio application built in to it. The player comes with special noise canceling earbuds and is Sony’s first Walkman product with Wi-Fi integration. The device looks really sexy, but the $399 price for only 32GB is …

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