Networking - VIP Computers

Networking - VIP Computers
NETWORKING
Networking
The ways in which consumers can stay networked in the modern world are as varied as the products available to keep
them connected. Matthew Jarvis hooks up with the hottest networking products on the market…
DYNAMODE SWG80010-M
GIGABIT DESKTOP SWITCH
TP-LINK 3G MOBILE
WI-FI M5250
SYNOLOGY DS214PLAY
ASUS RT-AC68U DUALBAND WIRELESS ROUTER
Distributor: Scan Computers
Distributors: Exertis Micro-P, Tech Data,
Entatech, Spire, CMS Distribution
Distributors: CMS Distribution, VIP
Computers, Ingram Micro, Beta Distribution
Distributor: VIP Computers, Tech Data
The eight-port SWG80010-M is part of a
family of Gigabit Ethernet switches that
allow the use of existing cat5e or cat6
data cabling. The switch auto-connects
at 1000/100/10Mbps, allowing a variety
of devices to use the network.
Equipped with a built-in 3G modem, the
M5250 can be used to create a Wi-Fi
hotspot by inserting a 3G SIM card into
the back of the device. The device is
unlocked and will therefore work with
multiple network providers.
A two-bay NAS designed to be used as a
media centre, the DS214play is
equipped with an Intel Evansport
processor to assist with transcoding. The
NAS can transcode 1080p video on-thefly and can connect to Synology’s apps.
The 5GHz 802.11ac band of the RTAC68U provides up to 1300Mbps
speeds, while Broadcom TurboQAM
technology increases the 2.4GHz
802.11n performance from 450 Mbps to
600 Mbps with compatible devices.
Specs: Eight Gigabit (1000/100/10
Mbps) Ethernet ports, UPnP, ASIC
processor, 8K Mac size, STP RJ45 ports.
Specs: Supports up to 10 simultaneous
users, built-in 3G modem, HSPA+,
2000mAh battery, SIM card slot.
Specs: 1080p on-the-fly transcoding,
dual-core CPU powered by FloatingPoint unit, SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
Specs: 2.4GHz/5GHz, UPnP, DNS Proxy,
DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger,
four RJ45 ports for LAN.
SRP: £24.99 (excl. VAT)
SRP: £39.99
SRP: £267
SRP: £189.95
DEVOLO DLAN 500 AV
WIRELESS+
INTELLINET 24-PORT POE+
GIGABIT SWITCH
DYNAMODE SWG160010-R
GIGABIT SWITCH
NETGEAR WN3000RP
RANGE EXTENDER
Distributor: Exertis Gem
Distributor: Meroncourt
Distributor: Scan Computers
Distributor: Exertis Gem
The dLAN 500 AV Wireless+ can turn
any power outlet into a WLAN access
point. It features integrated WLAN for
connection to wireless terminal devices
as well as three LAN ports for connecting
network-compatible devices.
Equipped with 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports,
all of which support 802.3at/af Power
over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+), this switch
can power devices such as wireless LAN
access points and bridges, VoIP
telephones and IP surveillance cameras.
The SWG160010-R is a rack-mount and
desktop Gigabit Ethernet switch
designed for homes and small
businesses featuring 16-Ports that autosense at 1000/100/10Mbps.
Designed to be plugged into an
electrical outlet, the WN3000RP is
compatible with wireless b/g/n routers,
gateways and internet service provider
devices, extending an existing internet
connection and reducing dead zones.
Specs: 2.4/5GHz, three LAN ports, mains
filter, WPS, WEP, WPA/WPA2 and AES
encryption, PowerSave technology.
Specs: Two small form-factor pluggable
GBIC module slots (SFP), IEEE 802.3at/afcompliant RJ45 PoE/PoE+ output ports.
Specs: 16-port Gigabit (1000/100/10
Mbps) Ethernet ports, broadcast storm
protection, rack-mountable.
Specs: Supports 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Wi-Fi signals, dynamic LEDs for real-time
status notifications, Ethernet port.
SRP: £107.99
SRP: £749.99
SRP: £64.99 (excl. VAT)
SRP: £49.99
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NETWORKING
SYNOLOGY DS412+
INTELLINET CEILING 300N
POE ACCESS POINT
D-LINK DWA-182
WIRELESS USB ADAPTER
DEVOLO DLAN 650
TRIPLE+ STARTER KIT
Distributor: CMS Distribution, VIP
Computers, Ingram Micro, Beta Distribution
Distributor: Meroncourt
Distributor: Com5 Ltd, Entatech, Exertis
Micro-P, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
Distributor: Exertis Gem
A four-bay NAS designed to be used by
small and medium businesses as a
storage solution for backups, protection
and sharing. The DS412+ supports
Windows ADS and ACL, and is the most
powerful four-bay DiskStation offered
by Synology. It also includes a two-year
limited warranty.
Designed in the form of a smoke
detector, the 300N PoE access point
contains a Wireless N range extender
and universal repeater to cast its
coverage over as large an area as
possible. The 300N also includes a PoE
PD port, which can be used to power
the device from a PoE-compliant LAN
switch when AC power is unavailable.
This USB adapter uses Wireless AC
technology, the fastest wireless
technology currently available. Web
content and files can be transferred to a
mobile device up to four times faster
than Wireless N 300 connections, with
network deadspots reduced. The
adapter’s interference-free 5GHz band
means that video calls and HD videos
can be streamed to multiple devices.
Turn any power socket into an internet
access point with the dLAN 650 triple+
starter kit. Connections can provide
speeds of up to 600Mbps, with both
wireless and wired Gigabit LAN
connections available. The integrated
power socket means that the power
socket can still be used, and multiple
adapters can be used throughout
the house.
Specs: Two LAN ports with failover and
link aggregation support, SuperSpeed
USB 3.0, CPU Passive Cooling.
Specs: Up to 300Mbps network link
speed, smoke detector design, 2T2R
MIMO technology, WMM, DHCP server.
Specs: Wireless AC technology,
interference-free 5GHz band, 802.11ac,
WPS push-button setup.
Specs: Automatic encryption, Power
Save technology, Automatic phase shift,
includes dLAN Cockpit software.
SRP: £450
SRP: £83.99
SRP: £44.83 (excl. VAT)
SRP: £189.99
ASUS DSL-N66U WIRELESS
GIGABIT ROUTER
TP-LINK ARCHER C7
AC1750 WIRELESS ROUTER
NETGEAR WN1000RP
N150 RANGE EXTENDER
D-LINK DNS-327L
SHARECENTER+
Distributor: VIP Computers, Tech Data
Distributor: Exertis Micro-P, Tech Data,
Entatech, Spire, CMS Distribution
Distributor: Exertis Gem
Distributor: Com5 Ltd, Entatech, Exertis
Micro-P, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
The DSL-N66U N900 modem router
supports 802.11N networks on 2.4GHz
and 5GHz bands concurrently, and has a
combined dual-band data rate of up to
900 Mbps. The DSL-N66U uses dual
CPUs, with wired and wireless network
connections each getting a dedicated
CPU, for improved performance for
multiple connected users. It also
includes two WAN ports.
The Archer C7 supports the 802.11ac
Wireless standard, delivering a
combined wireless data transfer rate of
up to 1.75Gbps. Wireless speeds can
reach 1.3Gbps over the 5GHz band and
450Mbps over the 2.4GHz band.
Simultaneous dual-band offers support
for two dedicated networks.
Designed to amplify Wi-Fi coverage for
mobile devices in the home, the
WN1000RP also works to reduce dead
zones. The adapter uses a power socket
and repeats the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi signal
from existing networking equipment.
Push ‘N’ Connect setup with WPS means
that no additional software is needed.
The DNS-327L allows consumers to
create their own personal cloud to store
and access data. Users can use their
mydlink account to access the portal,
download and upload files and remote
check the status of their ShareCenter.
iOS and Android users can use the
mydlink Access-NAS app to view and
play media files on their device, or
directly upload files to the cloud.
Specs: 802.11a/b/g/n, four Ethernet
LAN ports, 450Mbps frequency band,
RADIUS support, NAT support.
Specs: 802.11ac support, three 5dBi
external antennas, three internal
antennas, dual USB ports.
Specs: Supports 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Wi-Fi signals from Netgear and other
brands, dynamic real-time notification.
Specs: Two easy-load 3.5-inch SATA
storage bays, Hot-Swap support, USB 3.0
port, DLNA Certified, AirPlay support.
SRP: £109.95
SRP: £99.99
SRP: £29.99
SRP: £128.57 (excl. VAT)
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NETWORKING
INTELLINET FIVE-PORT
ETHERNET SWITCH
TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT
POWERLINE STARTER KIT
TENDA W522U 300MBPS
WIRELESS N600 USB NIC
SYNOLOGY RS814+
RACKSTATION
Distributor: Meroncourt
Distributor: Micro-P, Tech Data, Entatech,
Spire Technology, CMS Distribution
Distributor: VIP Computers
Distributor: VIP Computers
Auto-MDI/MDI-X crossover on all ports
eliminates the need for any crossover
cables while each of the five ports on
this network LAN switch automatically
senses the link speed of the connected
network device and adjusts.
TP-Link’s TL-WPA4220KIT extends an
internet connection to additional rooms
of the house through existing electrical
circuitry. The TL-WPA4220 features a WiFi Clone button that enables Super
Range Extension.
The W522U is a dual band wireless N600
USB adapter that provides speeds of up
to 300Mbps over 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz
bands. The adapter can connect to older
wireless networks and hotspots as well
as newer networks and devices.
The NAS includes two USB 3.0 ports,
four LAN ports and hot-swappable
drives. Synology High Availability (SHA)
can ensure seamless transition between
clustered servers in the event of
server failure.
Specs: 10/100/1000 auto-sensing Auto
MDI-X ports, half and full duplex with
zero packet loss.
Specs: HomePlug AV standard, up to
500Mbps data speeds, Wi-Fi Clone
feature, Super Range Extension feature.
Specs: Supports IEEE802.11a/b/g/n
dual-band operation, WPS, soft
AP support.
Specs: Dual Core CPU with FloatingPoint Unit, four LAN ports with Failover
and Link Aggregation Support.
SRP: £25.99
SRP: £69.99
SRP: £14.99
SRP: £675
D-LINK DIR-868L
WIRELESS CLOUD ROUTER
QNAP TS-212 TURBO NAS
INTELLINET GUESTGATE
MK II HOTSPOT GATEWAY
D-LINK DSL-3580L
WIRELESS CLOUD ROUTER
Distributor: Com5 Ltd, Entatech, Exertis
Micro-P, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
Distributor: Target Components
Distributor: Meroncourt
Distributor: Com5 Ltd, EET Europarts,
Exertis Micro-P, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
Concurrent dual-band 802.11ac with DLink’s AC SmartBeam technology means
that high-bandwidth HD video can be
streamed. Up to four PCs or other
devices can be connected using the
Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The Qnap TS-212 is a networked storage
centre designed for sharing digital
content and keeping home computers
backed up. iOS and Android users can
stream content directly to their device
over 3G or Wi-Fi, with no sync required.
Designed to allow guests to connect to
an existing internet connection without
affecting an enterprise network, the
GuestGate means guests can surf the
web while the business network
remains protected.
Combining an ADSL2+ modem and
wireless AC router in a single device, the
DSL-3580L can create a network to
connect all of your devices to. Concurrent
dual-band 802.11ac means that highbandwidth video can be streamed.
Specs: Dual-band 802.11ac, D-Link AC
SmartBeam, four Gigabit Ethernet ports,
IPv6 support, SharePort technology.
Specs: Two 3.5-inch SATA I/II HDD bays,
one Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port, three
USB 2.0 ports, One Touch Copy button.
Specs: HNP technology, Plug and Play,
Layer 3 Client Isolation, wireless
300Mbps access point functionality.
Specs: Dual-band 802.11ac, four Gigabit
Ethernet ports, IPv6 support, ADSL2+
modem, wireless AC router.
SRP: £132.88 (excl. VAT)
SRP: £140
SRP: £224.99
SRP: £99.95 (excl. VAT)
CONTACT
Beta Distribution.........020 7531 2828
Entatech .......................0333 101 1000
Meroncourt...................01462 680060
Tech Data .....................0871 880 3000
CMS Distribution.........020 8960 6000
Exertis Gem..................01279 822 822
Scan Computers ..........0871 472 4747
VIP Computers.............0871 622 7500
Com5 Ltd.......................02380 669955
Exertis Micro-P .............01256 707070
Spire Technology..........01202 828444
EET Europarts ..............0208 421 0101
Ingram Micro ...............0871 973 3000
Target Components ....01977 739 300
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