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HomeGrid Forum & HomePNA Alliance Merge

HomeGrid Forum and the HomePNA Alliance have merged to create a single organization focused on promoting advanced wired home networking technologies. The combined organization will come under the HGF banner.

Belkin Buys Linksys from Cisco

Cisco appears to be moving away from the consumer market and is looking for a buyer for Linksys. Belkin's purchase of Linksys is expected to be completed in March 2013 for an as of yet undisclosed amount.

WiGig (802.11ad) Approved by IEEE, Leads the Way for 7Gbps Wireless Speeds

IEEE has recently adopted WiGig as a new wireless standard. Also known as 802.11ad, this standard was first announced in May 2009. This newly adopted standard supports 7Gbps speeds over 60GHz frequencies and is slated to appear in consumer electronics as soon as next year.

WiFox Software Enhances Wireless Throughput by Up to 700 Percent

NC State researchers have developed a new software to help boost Wi-Fi throughput performances without the need for any hardware upgrades.

ASUS Releases Its DSL-N12U Black Diamond Modem Router

Offering automatic WAN/3G switching via unique fail-over architecture to make sure connections stay on even when ADSL stops working, the DSL-N12U is equipped with a surge protection of 4000V, making it lightning-proof.

Amped Wireless Unveils Two New High Power Wireless-N USB Adapters

Enabling devices to connect to 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks from up to three times greater distance than standard wireless adapters, both High Power USB Adapters feature an optional mounting clip for mounting the High Power USB Adapters onto the monitors of Mac or PC laptops for added mobility.

Mohu Launches Its Bounce Wi-Fi Enhancer

A simple device which sits on top of any Wi-Fi router with an external antenna, the Bounce enables users to enjoy smooth internet experience with up to 3 times the coverage and faster streaming speeds.

IEEE Studying Lighter Gigabit Ethernet Cable for Use in Cars

The group will look at the possibility of developing a standard would deliver information as high as the current Gigabit Ethernet over cables with fewer wires inside, a goal considered crucial for in-car networks.

ASUS Releases the EA-N66 Dual Band Wireless-N900 Ethernet Adapter

First presented at the CES 2012 earlier this year, the EA-N66 offers speeds of up to 450Mbps per band. With a unique 3 x 3 patented antenna design, the adapter works in Ethernet adapter, repeater, and access point modes.

TRENDnet Announces Availability of 4-Port 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter

Capable of connecting up to four media center devices such as Internet TVs and media players to the Internet concurrently using existing electrical lines, the TPL-405E doesn't require any CD installation.

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