networking

Heartbleed Affects Routers Too

Some more heartache from Heartbleed: it affects routers too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the security hole that is Heartbleed has been found in their networking equipment.


Giz Explains: Why You Should Be Using A VPN

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we’ve grown on it, the internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal sensitive information from the ill-equipped and where the iron-fisted tactics of totalitarian regimes bent on controlling what their subjects can access are common. So instead of mucking around in public networks, just avoid them. Use a VPN instead.


World's Biggest Fibre LAN Is At This Nuclear Weapons Lab

Sandia National Laboratories is America’s premiere nuclear weapons research facility. For more than 60 years, its researchers have poked and prodded the interiors of atoms to suss out their secrets — a task that has produced mountains of data that the facility’s copper network struggles to contain. But now even the most remote building’s on Sandia’s campuses have access to the biggest bandwidth modern technology can muster.


Asus Claims The Title Of World's Smallest Wi-Fi Router

Amongst all of its Windows 8 PCs and tablet announcements at CES, Asus also quietly revealed what it is boasting as the world’s smallest Wi-Fi router. With a form factor only slightly larger than a well-equipped flash drive, the WL-330NUL Pocket Router is the perfect accessory for minimalist road warriors.


Corsair Voyager Air: Do Anything Anywhere NAS

Corsair, primarily known as a manufacturer for PC memory and power supply, is breaking into new territory with Voyager Air, an all-in-one wireless hard drive that’s just as useful on the road as it is in your living room.


5 Free Ways To Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Your home Wi-Fi network can be a fickle mistress — connectivity comes and goes seemingly on a whim. But there’s no need to shell out hard-earned cash for a brand new router just because you can’t get online. (Besides, how would you order one?) Instead, try these free things to whip your wireless network into shape.


Lunchtime Deal: $22 D-Link Router From Harvey Norman

When did routers get so cheap? Last time I checked they were still a three-figure dent in your bank balance. Showing my age, I guess. Anyway, today you can pick yourself up a D-Link router for the paltry sum of $22 from Harvey Norman.


Lunchtime Deal: $100 Off D-Link N300 Router

If you need a quick replacement for your written-off router, Mwave might have something worth your time. The D-Link DIR-632 N300 8-port router with bonus N-Nano USB adaptor is on sale online at Mwave today for $49, rather than the $149 it usually goes for.


How You Connect An Underwater Outpost To The Rest Of The World

You think resetting your router or calling your ISP when your internet goes out is a pain in the arse? When the network sputtered at Aquarius undersea research base, Dominic Landucci had to dive down with a spool burial-grade cat-5 cable and punch it through the side of the lab without flooding the entire habitat.