Category: network

NO PS5 GAMES ON PS4

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Sony has shed more light on its next-gen transition plans, revealing that, counter to Microsoft’s Xbox Series X strategy, it won’t be making its PS5 games compatible with PlayStation 4. The old PS3 sold well mostly due to the BD drive which could play movies. The new PS5 has a BD drive so it is …

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INTEL 9260NGW FOR PC

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Low cost Wifi cards with the Intel 9260NGW are widely available. Several models are available and usually they come with a pair of brackets and antennas to handle various needs. MSRP $22.99 shipped. The Intel 9260 supports Wave 2 802.11ac with up to 1733 megabit data rates. The 9260 also supports Bluetooth 5 which supports …

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BANDWIDTH CAPS AND STREAMING

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Many consumers are still using a bandwidth capped internet service. This is driven mostly as the ISP does not have adequate infrastructure in place. More and more fiber has been laid which has reduced congestion but many rural areas are still underserved. Today caps are mostly to serve the lower end of the market of …

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802.11AX RAITIFIED

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The standard for 802.11ax has now been ratified so the standard is now ready for vendors to check their respective products with. 802.11ax is designed to operate in license-exempt bands between 1 and 7.125 GHz, including the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands already in common use as well as the much wider 6 GHz band (5.925–7.125 GHz in …

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TRI-BAND WIFI

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While the 801.11 working group finishes off 802.11ax, regulators are getting the 6 GHz band ready for use. Efforts are underway to eventually free up 7 GHz over the next couple of years. 2.4 GHz 5 Ghz 6 GHz Some vendors have dual channel designs and are calling them tri-band. That is misleading as there …

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REUTERS JOURNALISTS FREED

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were arrested and last September they were convicted of espionage. In total they spent 511 days in custody. On February, 2018 Reuters posted a special report. They were subsequently awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in May, 2018. Rakhine State, on the Bay …

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802.11AX NOW CALLED WIFI 6

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The IEEE is now adopting new nomenclature for Wi-Fi. Instead of the existing and well know system of 802.11 they are now using a number scheme. 802.11n becomes WiFi 4 802.11ac becomes WiFi 5 802.11ax becomes WiFi  6 Given the new scheme the IEEE hopes to make it easier for consumers to work with wireless …

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CISCO NEXUS 400 GbE

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The Cisco Nexus 400 GbE is a new 400 gigabit fiber switch for high speed network systems. The feature image shows 2 fiber switches. The top one is 100 gigabit and the bottom unit is 400 gigabit. Both units are standard 19″ EIA rack ready. The Cisco Nexus switch has already been put to the …

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HITRON CODA-4582

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The Hitron CODA-4582 is a DOCSIS 3.1 class access point. The MSRP is $249. The CODA-4582 has the capability to receive 5Gbps based on 2 x OFDM + 32 QAM over its DOCSIS 3.1 interface. The integrated Wi-Fi 3×3 2.4 GHz 802.11n and 4×4 5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 2 dual band MU-MIMO Access Point significantly …

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WI-FI MOVING TO 6GHZ

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Work is being done to clear 6GHz for Wi-Fi use to add more channels. Many dense urban areas may have as many as 500 access points visible to a mobile phones. Current 802.11n and 802.11ac access points are hard pressed to minimize the interference at the best of times. At present draft 3 of the …

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