Don't-Miss Networking Stories

NetSpot helps you optimize your Wi-Fi networks

NetSpot is a remarkable aid in laying out even a small-home Wi-Fi network, using a Mac laptop as your wireless-survey tool.

iNet is a must-have for network monitoring and troubleshooting

iNet offers an easy-to-use summary of information, beautifully presented, about your network and the devices on it.

AirPort Utility for iPhone and iPad

AirPort Utility for iOS is the perfect tool for configuring and troubleshooting Apple’s gear without having to lug a laptop around.

Review: Denon RCD-N7 Network CD Receiver with AirPlay packs a lot of functionality into a compact package

The Denon RCD-N7, an AirPlay-enabled receiver, packs a heck of a lot of functionality into a compact package.

Mac OS X Lion Server

The ninth major release of Apple’s server operating system is as big a change as the change from OS X Server 1.0 to OS X Server 10.0. In many ways, Mac OS X Lion Server (version 10.7) succeeds, but it is hampered by UI annoyances and inconsistencies that will probably be fixed in future updates. But right now, using Lion Server is a tad more maddening than it should be.

Cyberduck 4.0

These days, any number of FTP clients for the Mac make it as easy as interacting with the documents on your own computer. Among them, Cyberduck is an excellent option.

Verizon ThunderBolt: Real 4G speed comes to the smartphone

Attaining 12 megabits per second of download speed on a well-appointed HTC smartphone might be mobile nirvana for many data-hungry Verizon customers.

Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700

This speedy, reliable dual-band router is great to use, although not so great to configure.

Cisco Linksys E4200 router

This attractive router is simple to set up and offers plenty of features that both consumers and small businesses need.

DropCopy 1.6.8

If you want an easy way to transfer files across your local network, DropCopy makes it drag-and-drop simple.

Ctera Networks CloudPlug

CloudPlug offers plenty of administration options and file sharing, but has pricey backup.

Verizon Wireless Fivespot

The Fivespot is a global version of the mobile hotspot, supporting both major versions of 3G technology (CDMA and GSM) and laying the foundation for Verizon’s claim to provide global data service in over 200 countries, with more than 120 of these at 3G speeds.

Ooma Telo

The Ooma Telo is an affordable and versatile landline-replacement home-phone system, one that delivers unsurpassed call quality. It’s like Vonage without the monthly subscription charges, and like the MagicJack without the computer requirement.

Clearwire iSpot

This tiny, battery-powered cellular router is a great way to connect iOS devices to Clearwire's 4G network, but it doesn't work with Macs or anywhere that Clearwire doesn't yet cover.

Localghost 1.0

This free program simplifies host file editing.