Networking

The final approval of the 802.11be standard may only be scheduled for December 2024, but that has not put a spanner in the works of the Wi-Fi Alliance in creating a Wi-Fi 7 certification program. At the 2024 CES, the program was officially announced with products based on silicon from Broadcom, Intel, Mediatek, and Qualcomm obtaining the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 tag. Broadcom, Mediatek, and Qualcomm have already been through two generations of Wi-Fi 7 products, and it is promising to finally see Wi-Fi 7 exit draft status. This enables faster adoption on the client side, as well. The key features of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 are based on the efforts of the IEEE 802.11be EHT (Extremely High Throughput) working group. The introduction of 6 GHz support in...

Ubiquiti Networks Introduces U7 Pro: First UniFi Wi-Fi 7 Access Point Scores on Affordability

The market launch of Ubiquiti's first Wi-Fi 7 product in their UniFi lineup has been hotly anticipated since its FCC filings became public late last year. Unlike traditional consumer...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2024

Netgear Unveils Orbi 970 Wi-Fi 7 Quad-Band Mesh System

Wi-Fi has seen rapid advancements over the last decade, starting with the introduction of 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5). 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) came with significant improvements in total throughput. The Wi-Fi...

13 by Ganesh T S on 9/19/2023

Ultra Ethernet Consortium Formed, Plans to Adapt Ethernet for AI and HPC Needs

This week the Linux Foundation has announced that the group will be overseeing the formation of a new Ethernet consortium, with a focus on adapting and refining the technology...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2023

Broadcom Updates Wi-Fi 7 Portfolio with Lower Cost Second Generation Silicon

Wi-Fi 7 has been gaining slow traction in the market over the last few quarters. Despite a large number of product announcements towards the end of last year (including...

4 by Ganesh T S on 6/20/2023

AMD Releases Ryzen Embedded 5000 Series For Embedded Networking Products

AMD has announced their latest processor line-up designed for embedded-class products, the Ryzen Embedded 5000 series. The latest parts adds to their collection of other Zen 3-based embedded platforms...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/21/2023

Netgear Introduces Nighthawk RS700 Wi-Fi 7 Router

Wireless networking has seen rapid strides over the last couple of years with the opening up of the 6 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi purposes. Silicon vendors updated their Wi-Fi...

15 by Ganesh T S on 3/14/2023

Intel Shares Stopgap Solution For Erratic Connection Drops With I226-V Ethernet Controller

The transition to 2.5Gbps Ethernet has not been an easy one for Intel. The company's I225/I226 2.5 GbE Ethernet controllers (codename Foxville), a prevalent choice on Intel platform motherboards...

40 by Zhiye Liu on 3/6/2023

The Ubiquiti Diaries: A Site-to-Site VPN Story

Ubiquiti Networks is a popular vendor of networking-related equipment in the SMB / SME space. Their gear is immensely popular among prosumers too, thanks to the combination of ease...

35 by Ganesh T S on 12/21/2022

Netgear Introduces Wi-Fi 6 / 6E Access Points and Services for Residential Installers

Netgear has been at the forefront of the SDVoE (Software-Defined Video over Ethernet) initiative with multiple AV switches serving the growing market. The ProAV lineup of managed switches have...

11 by Ganesh T S on 9/27/2022

Computex 2022: MediaTek Announces Wi-Fi 7 Access Point and Client Platforms

Mediatek was one of the first vendors to demonstrate working 802.11be-compliant silicon under the Filogic lineup in January 2022. As part of the announcements at this week's Computex, the...

5 by Ganesh T S on 5/25/2022

Qualcomm Launches Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series for 10Gbps Access Points

The last few months have seen multiple vendors launch products in the Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) space. Mediatek demonstrated working 802.11be-compliant silicon under the Filogic lineup earlier this year. Concrete...

17 by Ganesh T S on 5/4/2022

Broadcom Launches Wi-Fi 7 Portfolio for Access Points and Client Devices

The last few years have seen heightened consumer focus on wireless networking. The industry has also been quite busy, enabling the operation of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) in the 6GHz...

26 by Ganesh T S on 4/12/2022

Netgear Launches WAX630E AX7800 Wi-Fi 6E Access Point for SMBs

Netgear has been building up a portfolio of software-defined networking (SDN) products over the last few years. The introduction of the cloud-based Insight management feature to their lineup of...

9 by Ganesh T S on 2/22/2022

Netgear Expands Wi-Fi 6E Portfolio with Affordable Nighthawk RAXE300 Router

Netgear introduced their first Wi-Fi 6E routers last year with the launch of the Nighthawk RAXE500 and the Orbi RBKE960. The addition of 6 GHz support makes it necessary...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/3/2022

Netgear Introduces Orbi Pro SXK50 AX5400 Mesh System for SMBs

Netgear Business - the SMB-/SME-focused arm of Netgear - has been delivering mesh Wi-Fi systems to small businesses under the Orbi Pro lineup since 2017. The 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5...

0 by Ganesh T S on 1/3/2022

Netgear Updates Orbi Lineup with RBKE960 Wi-Fi 6E Quad-Band Mesh System

Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have become quite popular over the last few years. Despite competition from startups such as eero (now part of Amazon) and Plume (with...

17 by Ganesh T S on 10/12/2021

Netgear Launches WAX630 AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point for SMBs

Netgear has been slowly building up its Wi-Fi 6 business portfolio over the last couple of years. Today, the company is launching its flagship SMB access point in its...

11 by Ganesh T S on 6/29/2021

Marvell Announces OCTEON 10 DPU Family: First to 5nm with N2 CPUs

It’s been a little over a year since we covered Marvell’s OCTEON TX2 infrastructure processors, and since then, the ecosystem has been evolving in an extremely fast manner &ndash...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/28/2021

Intel’s DPG Launch Event April 6th: Early Look at 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake)

Today Intel has announced that it will be holding a launch event on April 6th for the new vision of its Data Platform Group. This event is set to...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/19/2021

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