From robots to ice cream machines...
From robots to ice cream machines...
By doing away with the need for additional client software, SSL VPN gateways have revolutionised the remote LAN access market of late, making life simpler for end users and network managers alike. However, they’re mostly implemented as standalone appliances, which means yet another box to setup and manage. But not if you opt for the new <a href="http://www.billion.uk.com/product/biguard/biguards10.htm">BiGuard S10</a> from Billion Electric, which comes with an integrated router and firewall as well as an SSL VPN gateway.
Like other mobile operators, Vodafone has for some time offered PC Card-based products that deliver 3G connectivity while on the move. However, the new Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem takes things a step further: it's smaller and lighter than a PC Card and it offers self-install services for Windows users.
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Netgear's approach to high-speed wireless can be a little confusing, as its RangeMax Next products are available based on both the Broadcom Intensi-fi and Marvell Top Dog chipsets. We tested the Top Dog-based <a href="http://www.netgear.co.uk/extra/h_rangemaxnext_wirelessrouters_wnr854t.php">WNR854T</a> router, further identified as the Gigabit Edition, together with the WN511T PC Card that uses the same Marvell silicon.
Based on Atheros silicon, the D-Link RangeBooster N 650 was one of the first Draft-N products to ship and early samples failed to impress. New firmware, however, has addressed most of the teething problems, and the DIR-635 router we examined performed well on both our throughput and range tests.
On paper, the Buffalo Nfiniti Wireless-N router and access point has a lot going for it. As the name suggests, for example, it can be used both as a router and as a standalone wireless access point. There’s even a physical selector switch on the base as well as the option of setting the mode in software.
With its bright blue illuminated symbols at the front and three sprouting antennas at the rear, Belkin’s shiny black N1 router is certainly attractive. It also features a built-in 4-port switch for wired LAN connectivity, with a separate network port to attach an ADSL or cable broadband modem.
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A kernel-level driver exploit for Broadcom-based Wireless LAN devices for Windows 2000 and XP has been released. A Linksys-branded driver can provide immediate protection until the correctly branded drivers are released. Follow this step-by-step procedure.
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It's taken years longer than even the most pessimistic Microsoft watcher expected, but Windows Vista, formerly code-named Longhorn, has finally been released to manufacturing. Here's a detailed look at what's inside.
Launched in September, <a href="http://www.vizioncore.com/esxMigrator.html">esxMigrator</a> from <a href="http://www.vizioncore.com/">Vizioncore</a> lets server administrators migrate virtual machines (VMs) from servers running the VMware ESX Server 2.x virtualisation platform to those running VMware’s flagship ESX Server 3, part of VMware’s recently launched <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/os/0,1000001098,39282802,00.htm">Virtual Infrastructure 3</a> (VI3) package of server virtualisation tools. Given that VI3 is cheaper than its predecessor and has better features, this is an upgrade that most businesses running VMware are likely to perform sometime soon.