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Synology Disk Station DS209+ Network Attached Storage Device Review
[03/30/09 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Synology DS209+ with its 800MHz CPU and 512MB RAM is expected to deliver impressive performance, bring forth the concept of energy saving with Power On/Off design, and offer variable RAID management. It also features 3-speed smart fan control that should ensure a cool and quiet NAS server in the office environments. Let’s find out if it is really so!

Affordable Home NAS: D-Link DNS-313 Review
[02/27/09 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Todayw e are going to talk about 1-Bay SATA Network Storage Enclosure from D-Link called DNS-313. It accommodates one 3.5” SATA hard drive. It also accepts a USB connection, to serve as Direct Attached Storage (DAS) for any computer. Read more in our review!

Level One N_One 11n Wireless Broadband Router Review
[12/16/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

The manufacturer promises that with this router we get performance and style in a single device. With advanced MIMO technology using 3 antennas, users should benefit from its throughput at long distances, signal multiplexing, and reduced wireless dead zones. Let’s find out if it is really so!

Linksys WRT350N: Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link
[12/12/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to discuss the Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link from Linksys that combines four devices in one box: the Wireless Access Point, a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Switch, the router and Storage Link that lets you easily add gigabytes of storage space onto your network. Read our review for details.

QNAP TS-109 Pro II NAS Review
[10/07/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to talk about QNAP latest all-in-one TS-109 Pro II network-attached storage device. This device is positioned as a great solution for SOHO users as it offers high stability even when there are multiple simultaneous accesses to the services. Read more in our review!

Trendnet TEW-672GR Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router Review
[09/23/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to review 300Mbps dual band wireless N Gigabit router from Trendnet that should offer up to 14x the speed and 6x the coverage of the wireless g connection. It features Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology, advanced wireless encryption and a manual on/off wireless switch. Read more in our review!

Promise SmartStor NS2300N Home Digital Media Server Review
[09/09/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

We continue talking about NAS solutions. Today we will introduce to you a NAS system from Promise that belongs to the new SmartStor product family. Read more in our new review!

Synology DS207+ SATA NAS Server Review
[09/05/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

DS207+ is designed with Windows ADS authentication, USB printer sharing, dynamic website hosting, and data backup. In our today’s review we are going to take a closer look at this award-winning solution.

Wireless N Gigabit Router from Trendnet: TEW-633GR Review
[07/21/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

We are going to discuss a bundle from Trendnet including a 300Mbps Gigabit router supporting 802.11n (draft) standard and a Wireless N PC Card - TEW-621PC. Learn more about these products from our detailed review.

D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter Review
[05/28/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to talk about a solution from D-Link that is a draft 802.11n compliant wireless client for your desktop or notebook PC. The manufacturer claims that it delivers up to 12x faster speeds and 4x farther range than an 802.11g network while staying backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b networks. We are going to check it out in our new review.

Edimax EnduraLINK BR-724 DualWAN Inbound & Outbound Load-Balancing Router Review
[05/26/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to check out a router with two WAN ports and ability to distribute the load between them. Find out how well this Load Balancing technology is implemented in the solution from Edimax.

Network Storage System with 2 Bays: Linksys NAS200 Review
[04/13/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to discuss an Ethernet connected network storage device with two available SATA hard drive bays that features advanced backup software and built-in media server for streaming to PC or UPnP AV digital media adapter. With a very appealing price point this NAS solution from Linksys may turn out a very good choice. Let’s see if it is true.

300Mbps Wireless N USB 2.0 Adapter: TRENDnet TEW-624UB Review
[02/26/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

According to the manufacturer, this 300Mbps Wireless N USB 2.0 Adapter seamlessly connects to your wireless network without performance degradation. But is it really so? Let’s find out from our review of this USB adapter supporting 802.11n draft standard.

1-Bay SATA NAS Server from Synology: Disk Station DS107+ Review
[02/04/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

DS107+ is designed with Windows ADS authentication, USB printer sharing, dynamic website hosting, and data backup. After our tests we were highly pleased with the performance of DS107+ and can recommend it for all users who want to have a high-quality and high-speed NAS with rich extra features at home or in the office. Read more in our review!

Edimax nMax Wireless 802.11n Broadband Router Review
[01/15/08 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Are you looking for an inexpensive Draft N device with excellent functionality? Then you should check out our article devoted to a very affordable yet great product for SOHO wireless needs from Edimax. More details in the review.

ASUS WL-500W Super Speed N Multifunctional Wireless Router Review
[11/27/07 | by Platon Scheblykin]

This article continues our series of reviews of network equipment that supports the draft 802.11n standard. Today we are going to talk about the WL-500W router that represents a successor to the previously tested WL-500g Premium. We will see what the differences from the previous model are and what improvements have been made in it.

Wireless D-Link DSM-G600 NAS Review
[10/10/07 | by Platon Scheblykin]

We decided to get to test some NAS solutions. The first one to get into our lab was D-Link DSM-G600. This device is especially interesting because besides traditional file access it also supports streaming media data transfers. It also can work wirelessly. Find out what was so interesting about this D-Link solution and what drawbacks should eb taken into consideration when working with it.

RangeMax NEXT ADSL2+ Wireless-N Router from NetGear
[08/28/07 | by Platon Scheblykin]

The RangeMax NEXT Wireless series includes three devices: WNR834B, WNR854T and DG834N. The first two models are a regular wireless router with support of draft 802.11n and its Gigabit Ethernet version, respectively. The third model features an integrated ADSL2+ modem. It is positioned as a high-speed device without extra functionality. Let’s see if the DG834N is indeed as fast as advertised.

D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router Review
[07/20/07 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to check out the D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit router (DIR-655) - a draft 802.11n compliant device that delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g. A great choice for a small office due to its network security options, QoS, and remote administration tools. Read more in our review!

eXtended Range 54M Wireless Router: TP-Link TL-WR542G Review
[07/01/07 | by Platon Scheblykin]

Today we are going to introduce to you an Entry level SOHO router priced at about $60. It also offers an Extended Range feature that allows working with the router’s wireless access point from a bigger distance than with ordinary 802.11g devices. Despite its relatively low price and entry-level positioning, this router may challenge some top models from renowned brands. Read more in our review!