Jim Buzbee is back with his latest adventures in hacking Linksys' NSLU2. This time, he turns it into a UPnP-based media server - just the ticket if you'd like to free your PC from streaming media duties.
Small is cool and small can be convenient. But is having a four-port wireless router that's slightly larger than a pack of bubble gum really what the doctor ordered? Jim Hubbard looks at two mini-wonders and draws his own conclusions.
Last month Linksys decided to take the plunge into the current MIMO WLAN fad with its SRX product line based on Airgo Networks' True MIMO chipset. Tim Higgins digs deep into this technology's performance claims so that you can decide for yourself whether it's worth a very premium price.
VoIP providers are transitioning from supplying simple Analog Telephone Adapters (ATA) to bundling in full-fledged broadband routers with the ATA function built in. Jim Hubbard takes a look at the Vonage version of the Linksys WRT54GP2.
The wait is over for wireless networkers who have been waiting for an 802.11g card for their PDAs. If your PocketPC has a CompactFlash slot, the Linksys WCF54G will get you on the air quickly and we found wireless speed improvement to be better than expected.
In Part 5 of his Hacking the Linksys NSLU2 series, Jim Buzbee introduces us to the Unslung firmware that is the next step in the evolution of this little box into a general-purpose Open Source application platform.
You might be tempted to think that Linksys' WET54GS5 Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge with 5-port switch is just a WET54G with a slightly-overpriced 10/100 switch built in... but you'd be wrong. There's much, much more to this first-in-category product, including ways to make bandwidth hogs behave!
Part 4 of Jim Buzbee's series shows how to modify the NSLU2's flash so that you can automate the startup of the other hacks and open the door to even more customizations.
Linksys' Wireless-G Range Expander pitches itself as a painless way to expand your wireless network's range. Unfortunately, we found it to be an interesting concept, but deliver far short of its promises.
Linksys' WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander [reviewed here] is a WDS-based 802.11b / g repeater that Linksys says works only with its WAP54G access point and WRT54G and WRT54GS wireless routers. But with a little effort, you can get it to function with any 802.11b or g product that supports WDS-based bridging and/or repeating.