| |by Slon Tuesday 08-Nov-2005
For details on the FVS124G and FVS114 models, see the netgear Press Release
by Macy Monday 14-Mar-2005
Netgear released an enterprise-class ProSafe Dual Band Wireless Access Point (WAG302)offering simultaneously support for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps radio transmissions. The 802.11i-ready access point incorporates advanced security and management features including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and IEEE 802.3af integrated Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). Story continues
According to a story in Informationweek
, Netgear became the latest vendor of WLAN equipment for homes and small offices using Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MIMO) capabilities to increase speed and range. However, Netgear claimed it worked overtime to differentiate its RangeMax equipment from its MIMO competitors.
by drake Thursday 10-Feb-2005
MANHASSET, N.Y. Netgear became the latest WLAN equipment vendor to launch a line of equipment using Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. story continues..
by teh Tuesday 11-Jan-2005
The Netgear RangeMax MIMO pre-802.11n wireless access point was on display in this demo at CES. Using LEDs to show how each antenna looks at signals from different directions, the Multiple-In-Multiple-Out technology configures the seven embedded circuit-board arrays into one of 127 different beam patterns. When a user accesses the AP from different rooms in the house the beam pattern shifts to find the best combination of antennas for that user. Netgear says the access point will have no external antennas and will look a lot like one of their 8-port switches (without all the lights and Ethernet ports) when its released later this spring. Article from Engadget
Driver Version: 220.127.116.11
Smart Wireless Utility Version: 18.104.22.168
1. Added XR (extended Range) and AR (Adaptive Radio) features. story continues..
The WG302 Access Point and WAG511 Wireless Adapter incorporate Autocell, a feature that allows automatic channel selection and power adjustment to avoid interference with other networks as well as other advantages (rapid roaming, load balancing, etc). The Netgear site
has more information.
Autocell is being developed by Propagate Networks
by Slon Sunday 19-Sep-2004
by drake Thursday 09-Sep-2004
Netgear has announced the industry's first gigabit PC Card, which will enables notebook computer users to transfer large video, database and CAD files at much faster speeds.
The Netgear GA511 Gigabit PC Card provides speeds up to 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet and 100 times faster than 802.11b wireless. It is designed to quickly and easily connect users to other networked computers, printers, routers, network storage, and the Internet at blazing speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. It is fully backward compatible and features 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing speeds eliminating any need for manual switching.
Vonage and Netgear have teamed up to develop broadband telephony products due in time for the holidays, according to sources familiar with the deal.
Vonage, an Internet voice service company, and network equipment maker Netgear plan to announce the agreement Tuesday, the sources said Monday. The first product to be released as a result of this collaboration will be a voice-enabled wireless router based on the 802.11g Wi-Fi standard. The router will be available as early as October, the sources said. Story Continues
THE US CONSUMER Product Safety Commission said Netgear has agreed to recall 53,500 Wall Plug Ethernet Bridges because the unit could cause an electric shock. The bridge has plastic housings that could come off.
The model number of the unit is the XE102, and a chain of serial numbers is involved.Full Story at the Inquirer
by SYNACK Saturday 26-Jun-2004 ---Download it here---
New Features and Bug Fixes since 22.214.171.124
* 1. Adds WPA and WPA-PSK supports in the driver through configuration in Windows XP zero-config, or 3rd party WPA supplicant like Funk Odyssey;
* 2. Fixed Atmel compatibility issue;
5.3_05 firmware for MR814v2 is now on netgear website.Download link
In a recent Press release
, Netgear has announced the new FVS328. Key features:
• Built-in serial port for dial-up access
• Up to 50 simultaneous IPSec VPN tunnels
• True Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
• Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection
• Optimized for NETGEARs VPN Client Software
More info at the FVS328 Product page
The serious firmware flaw (Details
) that blocked access to certain legitimate web sites such as www.dunkindonuts.com has been fixed in a newly posted FVS318 beta firmware
A snippet from the Netgear website:
"...the DG834G 54 Mbps Wireless ADSL Firewall Router, the first multifunction gateway to incorporate both the latest IEEE 802.11g standard for wireless local area networks (LANs) and ADSL 2 and ADSL 2+, the new standards for asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) broadband technology. In addition, the company is releasing a companion wired gateway, the DG834 ADSL Firewall Router, which also supports ADSL 2 and ADSL 2+.
You can read the entire press release here
NETGEAR WGR614 54Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Router, WG511 54Mbps Wireless PC Card and WG311 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter Take PC World Top Honors for Performance, Intuitive Interface and Bulletproof Reliability
A snippet from Netgear's press release:
"According to the article, which tested and compared wireless networking kits from nine different vendors in the November 2003 issue, PC World placed a high value on kits that were easy to install, had helpful documentation, and came from companies with friendly, easy-to-reach tech support. Noting that performance and price were also important, PC World chose the NETGEAR solution which proved to be fast and reliable in their tests."
The press release release can be found here
CG814WG, a 802.11g Wireless Cable Modem Residential Gateway with DOCSIS 2.0 was certified by CableLabs as announced by Netgear in its Press Release
A snippet from Netgear's website:"CableLabs® Certified means that NETGEARs wireless cable modem gateway has passed a series of tests for compliance with the CableHome Specification and has thus demonstrated interoperable functionality with other "CableLabs certified/qualified" devices."