How to ready your WiFi network for a smartphone influx

Whether it’s the BlackBerry Z10, iPhone 5, or some other latest hot handset to hit the market, you can bet employees will want to bring their shiny new devices to work.Many small businesses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Nettalk Duo WiFi

The landline is dead. Now that everyone is always carrying around cell phones, having a home phone number is obsolete. Many people are cutting the cord entirely and cutting the expense of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘WiFox’ could vastly improve Wi-Fi connections

We've all experienced the frustration of a lacking Wi-Fi connection before. Whether at a conference where the routers are overloaded with devices trying to connect, or at a coffee shop where the speeds

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Landline alternatives: magicJack Plus vs. netTalk Duo

If there's been one particular sign of how technology has changed the way businesses of all sizes work, it's the evolution of the telephone. In a world where landlines have given way to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2011 Ted Kritsonis

Why your Wi-Fi sucks and what to do about it

Does your wireless network seem slow? A recent study by Epitiro, a UK-based broadband-analysis firm, shows that consumers lose an average of 30 percent of the data speed their broadband connection supplies when

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2011 Jeff Bertolucci

Hurricane Electric claims world’s largest IPv6 backbone

Brocade Networks announced last week that it provides the routers and switches that underpin the network backbone operated by Hurricane Electric, a leader in next-generation Internet services using the emerging IPv6 standard. Brocade's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

TRENDNet’s blue box a good router for small business

A metal box with all the plugs in the back and status lights on the front, the TRENDnet Dual WAN Advanced VPN Router covers the same price range as Netgear. Four 10/100 Fast

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 7th, 2010 James E. Gaskin

Six vexing router problems and how you can fix them

We present six of the most exasperating router problems, along with fixes -- and routers -- that could make things a lot easier. These days, having access to wireless broadband is an absolute

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2010 David Strom

Cisco woos SMBS with slew of new product launches

Today, Cisco announced a handful of new additions to its Services Ready Platform, Wireless VPN Firewall, and Cisco 100 Unmanaged Switch lineups aimed at small businesses.First up is the Cisco SRP 526W and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 19th, 2010 Patrick Miller

How to configure your router for blazing speeds

In many households today, broadband Internet connections are used not only for e-mail and Web browsing, but also to stream music and video, play online games and/or perhaps make voice calls using a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2010 Michael Brown

How to create a superfast home or small business wireless network

One thing you can depend on these days is that the claims made for wireless routers, like 300Mbit/sec. throughput and 1,000-foot range, are nothing more than digital pipe dreams. The plain and simple

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2008 Brian Nadel