Post filters have been ramped up due to high spam activity. If your post is marked for moderation, be patient. A moderator will review and release it as soon as possible.Dismiss Notice
Welcome To SNBForums
SNBForums is a community for anyone who wants to learn about or discuss the latest in wireless routers, network storage and the ins and outs of building and maintaining a small network.
If you'd like to post a question, simply register and have at it!
Featured Threads Archive
[orginally posted by gLWxSJeSsEA]
KRACK, a flaw in Wi-Fi security protocol WPA2, leaves traffic open to eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and malicious injection; US CERT advisory issued.
Report by Ars' Dan Goodin.
Official Website: https://www.krackattacks.com/
Attack is a nonce reuse attack on 4-way handshake
Attack does NOT allow the attacker to recover the Wi-Fi password
Attack DOES allow the attacker to intercept/decrypt/inject packets (i.e. perform a full MITM attack on a connected client)
Attack primarily leverages client-side vulnerabilities so patching the access point won't magically fix this (client side patches are...
NETGEAR’s EX7500 Nighthawk X4S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender is a tri-band Wi-Fi extender in wall-plugged format.
The new extender is essentially a less expensive version of the EX8000 introduced at the end of August. The EX7500 uses a two stream 5 GHz backhaul radio vs. the EX8000's four stream. Both extenders have dual-band two stream radios for client device connection.
Both products have 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz low band (Channels 36-48) and 5 GHz high band (Channels 149-161) radios and use the 5 GHz high band radio for dedicated backhaul connection to the router being extended.
The EX7500 supports maximum link rates of 400 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz and 866 Mbps in each of its 5 GHz radios to get its "AC2200" speed classification. The EX8000's 4x4 design supports the same maximum link rates in its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz low-band radios, but 1733 Mbps in its 5 GHz...
NETGEAR’s update to its Arlo Pro security camera gets a few new features added, as well several standard capabilities found in other cameras. New stuff first…
First, Arlo Pro 2 is a 1080p high-definition camera, touted to produce clearer pictures with its 130-degree field of view, providing even more detail when zoomed in from the Arlo app in day, or thanks to night vision, in the dark.
Next, with a separately available Arlo Solar Panel, the Arlo Pro 2 uses rechargeable batteries to power itself with energy provided by the sun. Given that the Arlo Pro 2 is weather-resistant, having the capability to sit outside and get power from the sun adds a degree of hands-off maintenance and interesting options for where the Arlo Pro 2 can go.
Lastly, the Arlo Pro 2 gets support for Amazon Alexa, providing a video feed for the Echo Show and FireTV connected televisions via Arlo Skill for Amazon Alexa...
D-Link's DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is a surprisingly good router for the money.
Read on SmallNetBuilder
Optimized for desktop computing (Barracuda) and NAS (IronWolf and IronWolf Pro), these new 12 TB drives are now shipping. All three models are 3.5”-sized SATA drives with 7200 RPM spindle speeds and 256 MB cache.
Barracuda Pro drives are designed for desktop users, creatives and DAS devices and have a maximum sustained transfer rate of 250 MB/s.
Designed for storage devices like NAS and RAID arrays (up to 8 bays for IronWolf and 16 bays for IronWolf Pro), and services ranging from backup to virtualization, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 12 TB drives come optimized for storage with Seagate’s AgileArray subsystem. AgileArray provides balancing services and power management needed for drives to flourish in multi-bay systems that stay on all the time. Also, both IronWolf drives use RV (rotational vibration) sensors that detect and help compensate for vibrations created by the drives within their enclosures.
In Q42017, IronWolf Health...
Targeting small and medium businesses, Qnap introduced two new tower-based NAS product lines, all powered by quad-core AnnapurnaLabs Alpine AL-314 1.7 GHz processors. Both series support snapshots for data recovery (thanks to QTS 4.3.4) and get the option to boost performance with SSD caching.
TS-x31P2 series is available in 2-bay and 4-bay models with 1 GB and 4 GB RAM configurations (max 8 GB), support hot-swappable 2.5”/3.5” SSDs or HDDs, and include two GbE interfaces and two USB 3.0 ports.
Available models include:
- TS-231P2-1G: 2-bay, 1GB DDR3 RAM
- TS-231P2-4G: 2-bay, 4GB DDR3 RAM
- TS-431P2-1G: 4-bay, 1GB DDR3 RAM
- TS-431P2-4G: 4-bay, 4GB DDR3 RAM
Starting with the Roku Express and Roku Express+, these second generation players get added horsepower that Roku touts is five times more powerful than previous models. Both entry level items run up to Wireless N speeds and are powered by a quad core processor. The Express model is built to connect via HDMI, while the Express+ targets older televisions with its HDMI and composite connections.
The updated Roku Streaming Stick and Streaming Stick+ include a voice remote that can power on compatible televisions and control their volume level. The sticks also have Wireless AC, with the Streaming Stick+ model getting a newer wireless receiver that, per Roku, gets four times the range than the previous Streaming Stick. Both Sticks are also powered by quad core processors, and connect via HDMI - with the Streaming Stick+ getting geared up to handle 4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI.
Lastly, the new Roku Ultra also streams HD and 4K, as well as 4K...
Touted to cover up to 5,000 to 6,000 square feet, Tenda’s new Nova Mesh Wi-Fi System is the latest of several wireless home networking products that incorporate MU-MIMO, beamforming, Wi-Fi roaming, and mesh networking, all in a single package.
Composed of three wireless units, Nova comes pre-paired for easier installation and quick deployments. Tenda says the product supports 802.11r and 802.11v for fast roaming and is based on the 802.11s mesh standard. Tenda's announcement doesn't state a Wi-Fi class, most likely AC1200 or AC1300, nor does it say whether each node has two or three Wi-Fi radios.
Tenda's Nova will start shipping Oct 30 with a list price of $229.99 through partnerships with brick and mortar retailers like Best Buy and Walmart, as well as the usual online stores.
Check tenda.com’s home networking section for the latest updates.
The DS418play is a new addition to Synology's "Value" series positioned as a home multimedia center.
It runs Synology’s DiskStation Manager OS 6.1 and is powered by Intel’s Celeron J3355 2 GHz dual core processor (with burst up to 2.5 GHz), 2 GB DDR3L RAM (expandable to 6 GB), and supports two channels of H.265/H.264 4K transcoding. The 4-bay NAS supports 3.5” and 2.5” SATA HDDs, 2.5” SATA SSDs, and employs AES-256 encryption to protect data. Supported redundant disk types include RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10, as well as Synology’s Hybrid RAID, basic and JBOD drive configurations.
Interfaces on DS418play include two GbE ports that are link aggregable and two USB 3.0 ports.
The DS418play's MSRP is $429.99 and it will be in stores shortly.
Amazon today significantly expanded its options for getting its Alexa AI terminals into every room of your home. Aside from adding several new Alexa features, Amazon is also introducing a whole set of Echo-related smart home products, including the Echo Spot, Echo Plus, all-new Echo, Echo Connect, and Echo Button.
Already at over 25,000 skills, Alexa is getting updated with several new features to help smoothen out its operations and interoperability with other smart home products.
- New Alexa Routines lets owners create an automated series of actions issued from a single voice command. For example, “Alexa, good night” can initiate several devices to respond in an orchestrated fashion, turning off lights, setting alarms, and locking doors.
- The Smart Groups feature logically combines devices so they all work under a single command, as opposed to having them triggered separately, one at a time.
- The recently introduced Alexa...
Arris' new SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 gateways combine modem, wireless router and switch technologies into a single package, while adding Arris' McAfee-based Secure Home Internet feature to secure home networks.
The Arris Secure Home Internet is app-based, and enables customers to disconnect select devices at a specific time or at a touch of a button, receive notifications of intruding devices, and set up user profiles for controlling access to the Internet, particularly for children.
Other feature include 16x4 DOCSIS channel bonding, download rates up to 686 Mbps, and maximum wireless link rates up to 1900 Mbps for the SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and 24x8 DOCSIS channel bonding, download rates up to 1 Gbps, and maximum link rates up to 2350 Mbps for the SURFboard SBG7400-AC2. Each gateway model are MU-MIMO devices, have bandsteering, come with four GbE ports, and have one USB 2.0 port.
Both new Arris gateways are available now,...
Designed for SMBs, the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 2312 is a rack-mountable 12-bay NAS that offers several options for backup, as well as file serving, hooks to cloud storage and surveillance.
Backup options include a centralized model that uses NETGEAR’s ReadyCloud to protect PC and Macs, a DR model that backs up data to a secondary ReadyNAS at the block level, and a cloud backup option that synchronizes to storage services including AWS, Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive and Dropbox.
The ReadyNAS 2312 runs on an Intel Atom C3000 processor, includes four GbE ports, and supports up 40 hi-def IP cameras. The ReadyNAS OS uses BTRFS for its file system, supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60, as well as other data protection solutions like Netgear’s XRAID.
Last but not least, ReadyNAS 2312 is compatible with NETGEAR’s Insight management...
NETGEAR’s new network solution offers SMBs app-based plug and play setup and management, making it easier to install, monitor, and change settings on select NETGEAR products.
Insight is free to download for Apple and Android and offers network managers a single-pane-of-glass view of their networks without having them to be on-premise or rely on a cloud controller.
Insight offers automated discovery, one-tap registration, in-app firmware updates, email and push notifications, and in-app support for compatible devices.
Products compatible with Insight include newly introduced switching and AP products, as well as currently available ones, including an access point and several NAS devices.
New products include four 8-port managed switches, three of which are POE+, but all designed to be silent and compact for easy installation and flexible deployments. Each desktop/wall-mountable switch also has two SFP ports. These include:
Google’s Nest just jumped into home security in a big way. Known for their home environmental products, Nest just added three products and several additional supporting pieces to their smart home line-up.
Nest Secure, shown above, is a home security starter kit that includes Nest Guard – a base that provides an alarm, keypad and motion senor; Nest Detect – a motion/open/close sensor ideal for windows and doors; and Nest Tag – a shareable key fob that can arm and disarm Nest Secure without having to use a passcode.
The Secure kit gives owners the options to add other Nest products to the system, provides multiple ways to arm and disarm through the Nest app, Nest Tag or keypad, and sends reminder alerts in case something is left unarmed. Optional battery backup and cellular backup are available as well.
Nest Hello is a HD Talk and Listen video doorbell that uses the features already existing...
There's a better way to get WiFi Everywhere™.
Read on SmallNetBuilder
Synology unveiled five new NASes, targeting businesses (DS3018xs), media professionals (DS918+, DS718+ and DS218+), and value seekers (DS418).
The DS3018xs, Synology’s first six-bay NAS, is powered by a Pentium D1508 dual core 2.2 GHz CPU (boosts up to 2.6 GHz), and 8 GB DDR4 ECC RAM that’s upgradable up to 32 GB. Storage expansion for the DS3018xs tops out to 30 drives when paired with two of Synology’s DX1215 expansion units. Other interfaces include three USB 3.0 ports, two expansion slots and four GbE ports. Additionally, the DS3018xs comes with a PCIe 3.0 slot that can be used to add an SSD cache card or upgrade to faster 10GbE networking.
DS918+, DS718+ and DS218+ form Synology’s new Plus series of NAS products using Intel CPUs, DDR3 memory, and all three support H.265/H.264 transcoding (DS918+ and DS718+ support two channels).
The DS918+ is...
Downloadable through ADM’s App Central, Linux Center lets Asustor NAS owners run a virtualized Linux environment, giving them access to a variety of Linux applications, while still being able to use other apps in the Asustor NAS’ native ADM OS.
Linux Center works on Asustor AS31/32, AS50/51, AS61/62/63/64 and AS70 series NAS devices (4GB RAM recommended) and supports Debian 8 Server and Debian 8 Desktop. For visuals, the supported NAS devices' onboard HDMI interface is compatible with Linux Center, giving users a graphical view of the installed Linux operating system.
Look for Linux Central under the Asustor Apps section in App Central.