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Buffalo™ launches first next gen Wi-Fi® routers

To offer its users up to three times faster Internet speed, Buffalo Technology has unveiled the first commercially available 802.11ac capable wireless router and wireless media bridge in the U.S.

Models introduced

The two new wireless routers are AirStation WZR-D1800H wireless router and the WLI-H4-D1300 wireless media bridge. Both these wireless routers are fully backward compatible with 802.11a, 11b, 11g and 11n to ensure interoperability with legacy devices. In addition, both these new 802.11ac capable wireless routers will be able to transmit data over 5Ghz spectrum (which means they will function nice with many cordless phones), and will use Buffalo’s beam-forming technology to extend their range.

Both the routers are available online in the U.S. market for US $179.99. Want to know what 802.11ac, the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, can do for you then watch the video given below.

News source: Buffalo Technology

Adamo by Dell® laptop

Adamo by Dell is a path breaking ultra light laptop. There are so many features that make it stand apart from rival products. There are features that make it a complete package and offer value for money. It comes with an aluminum casing and it is a lighter than the Apple MacBook Air laptop. The most important thing about this laptop is that it has a sleek design, which makes it compact.

The processor used in Adamo by Dell is 1.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U9300. It has a RAM of 2GB and comes with a hard disk drive of 64 GB. It has Express chipset Intel GMA 4500 MHD. The screen size is 13.0 x 9.5 inches. There are ports for connecting a headphone and microphone. It has Bluetooth connectivity for networking. There is backlit keyboard on it and it is a big change in this series.

The most important feature or the USP of this laptop is its sleek look. It has a 13-inch sleek screen that renders high qulaity visuals. The Adamo by Dell laptop was first launched in 2009 at CES. Adamo by Dell is a great combination of efficient performance and aerodynamic design. It boasts of being the thinnest laptop in its series.

How to connect PCs through USB cables

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, and it is a technology which offers high data transfer rates between a device and a computer. USB these days is used to connect almost any kind of device to the computer and the best part of USB is that you can have multiple devices (up to 127) connected to the same USB port at the back of your computer. All you will need will be splitting USB cable to make the tree of USB devices. Connecting peripheral devices is the major use of USB, but have you ever thought of connecting two computers together using a USB connection. Of course for this you will need a special USB cable which is same at both the ends so that it can connect to the two computers. But only connecting the two computers will not be enough and in this post I will let you know how to accomplish this kind of networking. This can be of great help if you have to transfer large amount of data from one computer to another, because transfer over the Ethernet connection, or using a flash drive will be very slow if compared to the transfer speed of USB connection.

Let us go ahead and get to the steps of doing the same.

Step 1: Connect the cable to both the computers and since such cable is not very long so it would be good if you keep the two CPUs side by side and connect the cable to the front panel USB ports.

Step 2: If your computers are off then turn them on now and then wait for the desktop to appear. If they were already on then wait for a minute so that USB detects itself.

Step 3: Now click on the ‘Start’ button and then open the ‘Control Panel’. In ‘Control Panel’, open ‘Network Connections’ window.

Step 4: Once you have the ‘Network Connections’ window open click on ‘Set up New Connection’ option and then click on ‘Next’.

Step 5: Now select the option called ‘Setup Advance Connection’ and make the obvious selections. This will connect the two computers together over USB and then click on ‘Next’.

Step 6: Now select ‘Connect Directly to Another Computer’ and click on ‘Next’. It will further ask for some other information and once this wizard ends, the two computers will be connected together.

Now you can share and transfer data between the two computers. Please note that USB has become quite an old technology now and there are many USB standards available in the market. The actual rate of transfer will depend upon the lowest speed of any of the following: 1. USB controller on your motherboard, and 2. speed of the cable. If you have a high speed cable but the controllers are slow then it will be slower and vice versa. So please make sure that you use the correct cable to get the maximum out of it.

How to connect two computers through an Ethernet cable

Computers can be used for meeting our daily computing and data keeping requirements. Many times, we feel the need of connecting two computers together so that the data and resources can be shared between the two. It is always not necessary that you would have a wireless or wired router installed at your home to do the same and in such cases you might feel the need of connecting them directly to one another. Is it possible to connect two computers together using LAN adaptors so that they can communicate with one another? The answer to this question is ‘Yes’. You can easily connect two computers together so that they make a network of two computers. But for this you would need an Ethernet cable. Don’t rush to get the Ethernet cable because to make such a connection we need a specially prepared Ethernet cable. Such a cable which is used for peer to peer Ethernet networking is called as a crossover Ethernet cable.

An Ethernet cable has 8 individual wires in it and in a normal Ethernet cable the sequence of these wires remains the same at both ends. For example if sequence is 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 on one connector then it will be the same at the other end too. But in a crossover Ethernet cable, the sequence on the other end will be 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. Once you have this cable in your hands, just connect it to the two Ethernet adaptors (one on each computer) and that would be all as far as the hardware configuration and setup is considered. Further we just need to make some tweaks in the operating system so that they can communicate with each other.

Let us see how to set the operating systems up for peer to peer connection.

Step 1: Go to ‘System Properties’ on both the computers and then go into the ‘Computer Name’ tab. The ‘System Properties’ window can be opened by right clicking the ‘My Computer’ icon and then clicking on ‘Properties’.

Step 2: In the ‘Computer Name’ tab make sure that both the computers have unique names.

Step 3: In the same window, make sure that both the computers have the ‘Workgroup’ option selected and the name of the workgroup is also the same on both.

Step 4: Close the ‘System Properties’ window and then open the ‘Network Connection’ window.

Step 5: Here in this window right click on the ‘Local Area Connection’ icon and then select ‘Properties’. Further down the list, double click on the ‘TCP/IP’ option to open the ‘Properties’ window.

Step 6: Here please specify two unique IP addresses of the same class on both the computers. To make it easier you can use the following IP addresses on your computers: 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2. If you are using these IP address, the subnet mask on both of them should be 255.255.255.0

As far as the networking is concerned you have completed the procedure. Now all you need is to share files and folders so that they can be seen from other computer.

To view the shared files on another computer you need to open Windows Explorer and then type ‘\\<computer name>\’ in the address bar. This will list all the shared data on the second computer and the same step can be followed on the second computer to browse the first computer’s shared data.

HP Omni™ Pro 110

Hewlett-Packard is commonly known as HP and is an American multinational company. HP is involved in the development and manufacture of computers, data storage and networking hardware and software, printers, and lots more. A new business oriented addition has been made to its Omni line of personal computers with the launch of HP Omni Pro 110. This model is sure to be a great success because it has all what every PC user wants. The HP Omni Pro 110 has all the features of multitasking capabilities like that of a regular business computer. This design is a wonderful combination of the traditional personal computer tower with the monitor and hence reduces the clutter of cables.

Some of the features include an anti glare monitor of 20 inches, which has a 1600 by 900 resolution. The HP Omni Pro 110 has the capacity of playing a 720 p of high definition video and has several combinations of configurations. Some of them include Intel Core 2 Duo processors otherwise called as the Intel Pentium and had up to 4 GB RAM and the hard disk provides a capacity of 1 TB.

This new launch of HP can also help in the conservation of energy. The power assistant software helps in reducing the energy consumption and helps in saving energy. The energy star versions of HP Omni Pro 110 are also available which are known to save a lot of energy. It has an integrated webcam and an inbuilt speaker and microphone and apart from this an optional 802.11 b/g/n wireless card is also there. It has a DVD writing system and a 6-in-1 media card reader. The HP Omni Pro 110 comes with a lot of operating systems to choose from which include the Windows 7 and Linux.

Tips to Configuring Telnet Server in Linux

Telnet is very popular networking protocol which is used to carry information amongst computers in network. It was designed and launched in the year of 1969 and since then it has been a great use in computer networking and most network equipped operating system support Telnet over TCP/IP protocol. It gives to the command line access to another computer and you can perform some task manually on other computer. It allows you to establish a text-based communication with any other computer over a network using a virtual terminal connection. You may consider Telnet a bit outdated or obsolete but it is still used in various places for data transmission and information sharing. Today, almost every operating system supports Telnet and Linux is no exception for that. Generally Linux comes with the Telnet client software in-built but you need to install and configure the Telnet server on a Linux machine to develop the Terminal communication between client and server machines. The main reason for Telnet’s less popularity is it low security feature, Telnet command and information are not encrypted and that is why Telnet has been replaced by a new protocol called SSH.

Here are some of the guidelines to install Telnet on Linux and the configuration of Telnet server:

Install Telnet:

The installation process can differ from different Linux distributors; below mentioned installation process is specific to Fedora and Redhat Linux:

Step1:

Open the “system settings” and select “Add/Remove Applications” under the Application menu. It will show you the list of the options and select “Legacy Network Server” from the list.

Step2:

Now select the correct checkbox in the program and click on “Details” under the “Telnet-Server” option and click “Install this Software” to initiate the installation process.

Configure Telnet:

Step1:

Once the Telnet is installed on your Linux machine; launch the terminal window which is called ‘Terminal’ ‘Xterm’ or ‘Konsole’ in different Linux distributors.

Step2:

Use the command “vi /etc/xinetd.d/telnet” which will help you to launch the telnet configuration file. This step is particular if you are trying to install it on Fedora machine. Now the commandline “disable = no” line into “disable = yes”. This is step will not be useful for Ubuntu and Mint users, they might not even find these option in the console.

Step3:

Now use command “/etc/init.d/inetd restart” to restart the Telnet service on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian machines and the same settings can be configured using “/etc/init.d/xinetd restart” command on Fedora based Linux machine.  These settings depends of different distributor, but it determines the same purpose and you shuld use these commands very carefully.

These basic steps will help you to configure Telnet on your Linux machine. All you need to do is to use the correct commands depends on the distributor of your Linux application.

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