Wayne Rash

Linksys prevails in dual-band duel

Wireless routers are always something of a mystery. They combine a number of features into a single box and are usually complex to set up, but require little attention after that.

How we tested dual-band routers

We used two platforms. One test platform was the Fluke Networks AirCheck WiFi tester. The AirCheck contains a 2 x 2 antenna system, and thus can support only two spatial streams.

Beam me up, Ruckus

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex Smart WiFi system is designed to be a stable, easy to manage and highly secure wireless networking solution for the enterprise. The heart of the system is the ZoneDirector controller, which can communicate...

PlayBook plays in WiFi world

Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet is primarily intended to connect with a BlackBerry handheld device via Bluetooth in order to present an enhanced display of the BlackBerry's e-mail, contacts list, calendar and other items.

4G faceoff: ThunderBolt vs. Galaxy

With 4G smartphones hitting the market in a big way, we decided to test a couple of devices to get an overall sense of how 4G compares with 3G, how specific devices perform and how the underlying networks differ.

PlayBook plays in WiFi world

Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet is primarily intended to connect with a BlackBerry handheld device via Bluetooth in order to present an enhanced display of the BlackBerry's e-mail, contacts list, calendar and other items.

Hands-on review: Xoom battles iPad 2 to a draw

We got our hands on the two hottest products in the tablet computing market -- the Motorola Xoom and the iPad 2 and put them to the test. This was a 15-round heavyweight fight and in the end, the Xoom stood toe to toe with the...

Hands-on review: Xoom battles iPad 2 to a draw

We got our hands on the two hottest products in the tablet computing market -- the Motorola Xoom and the iPad 2 and put them to the test. This was a 15-round heavyweight fight and in the end, the Xoom stood toe to toe with the...

3 disk-cleaning apps declutter your PC's hard drive

It's no secret that computers (like their users) slow down with age. Disks fill up with the detritus of use, from old file fragments to the echoes of programs that once lived but are now remembered only by their placeholders in your...

Review: 3 disk-cleaning apps declutter your PC's hard drive

After months and years, old file fragments and registry detritus can slow down your Windows PC. We tested three well-known disk cleaners against a well-used PC to see if they could help.

Image gallery: 3 disk cleaning apps declutter your PC's hard drive

After months and years, old file fragments and registry detritus can slow down your PC. We tested three well-known disk cleaners against a well-used PC to see if they could help.

Windows XP SP2: A bandage, not a panacea

With SP2, Microsoft has delivered many security improvements. But before you let it loose on production machines throughout your company, run it on test machines first.

Where computers and telephony meet

Computer/telephony integration has been plagued by broken promises and a lack of standards. But the Session Initiation Protocol could be just the thing to finally bring computers, telephony and the Internet together.

Security at your service

Managed security service providers are the answer for some companies that have found that the level of in-house security expertise needed to run a full-time business is too difficult and costly to acquire and maintain.

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