Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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Black Friday deals on wireless networking gear

Deals on routers aren't going to be drawing the early-morning crowds to stores on Black Friday, but that doesn't mean you can't find them. Now that everyone's ads have leaked to the Internet, here are some of the specials you can expect if you're looking to upgrade your network (or on the off chance you're buying Wi-Fi equipment as a present).

November 24, 2008 by

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HomePlug revival continues with new Netgear Powerline gear

Remember when, not so long ago, home networking using power lines seemed down for the count due to slow throughput rates, especially as Draft N wireless devices entered the market? Thanks to improved technology, the HomePlug standard is staging a comeback, with big-name brands like Linksys releasing new kits using the updated HomePlug Turbo and HomePlug AV flavors.

November 18, 2008 by


Maxtor introduces Central Axis Business Edition 2TB network-attached-storage device

Maxtor introduced the Central Axis as its flagship network-attached-storage (NAS) device a few months ago, and now it's trying to extend the brand to the small business segment with its Central Axis Business Edition, which will come packed with 2TB of storage and can automatically back up 20 computers on a network.You've given the option of using the full 2TB for storage across the two included hard drive or to duplicate the data over the drives (a.

November 16, 2008 by