Posts Tagged ‘Networking’
If you've contemplated the idea of adapting an Ethernet port into wireless, you may be disappointed in what you find. The way it works is using a feature called Client-Bridge mode on a router. It acts as a wireless adapter, using your Ethernet port instead of USB or PCI. Refurbed Trendnet units are the affordable way.
Wired Ethernet is the only way to go for gaming, unless you can't. In online matches, having a stable connection with low latency is absolutely critical. Wireless USB adapters are unacceptable, PCIe cards are alright, but using a router in client-bridge mode is almost as perfect as wired!
Reviews are great! Watching or reading about someone’s hard work to help you make a decision is a good way to ensure overall satisfaction in what can be pretty major investments for PC builders. We all wish we had all the time and money in the world to test everything, but many reviewers only have a limited window to squeeze things in between work and families. What happens when an experienced hardware user has some sound advice, but doesn’t have the time, samples, or official testing equipment to do a review? Welcome to Hound Advice. The Hardware Hound has taken it upon himself to begin sharing his experience with computer hardware in a straight forward and practical way. This isn’t just his experience either. He’s using the internet and the Pure OC community to try and help you answer questions that, quite frankly, can occasionally be very difficult to answer through google. In his first episode, The Hardware Hound tackles what looks like the best wireless routers for PC builders. If you’re having a hard time knowing what to look for, but already have a general idea, then Hound Advice might help you make a final decision. Check out the video, let us know what you want to know, and we hope you find our newest series to be helpful!
The Addonics WiFi Drive Adapter is a handy network device. It permits the wireless sharing of a USB drive or micro SD card. It can also be used as a wireless hot spot for connecting wireless devices such as notebook, smartphone or tablets to the Internet. It is a great way to set up a shared internet connection by multiple wireless devices in hotel, office or any place where there is only one internet connection available.This unit comes with an MSRP of $49.95 for the adapter by itself, or $59.00 for the adapter with a power supply. Here’s a spec-sheet below with more info. Specifications One USB-A connector for USB mass storage device USB 2.0 / 1.1 specification USB port can supply power up to 1.5A at 5V using the Addonics optional 5V power adapter WiFi – IEEE802.11b/g/n WiFi range ~ 50 meters (150 feet) radius in open area One RJ45 socket for 10/100Mbps Ethernet connection File systems support: FAT64 (exFAT) or FAT32 Power consumption: 2 watts @ idle, 2.5 watts average during operation Dimensions (L x W x H): ~ (84 x 55 x 24) mm or (3.31 x 2.17 x .95) in. Weight: ~ 59 g (2.08 Oz) Operation Temperature: 0 °C ~ 60 °C Operation Humidity: 10 ~ 90 %RH Storage Temperature: -20 °C ~ 60 °C Storage Humidity: 5~ 95 %RH (non-condensing)
Introduction TRENDnet, announced the availability of the AC600 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter, Model TEW-804UB (Version v1.0R) . This unit offers wireless connectivity to an AC network at 433 Mbps or a Wireless N network at up to 150 Mbps .It comes with a MSRP of $39.99 Features Easy one touch connectivity Encrypted wireless support up to WPA2 Next generation Wireless AC 802.11 ac Dual band 433 Mbps wireless AC or 150 Mbps wireless N Backwards compatible with older devices Compatible with Windows and Mac Operating systems