Networking

  • Telstra snaps up 25% of Australia’s next 72 Tbps undersea cable

    Australia connects to the rest of the world through a few high-bandwidth undersea cables. Each new cable expands our redundancy and potential connection speed. The latest undersea cable is the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN). This week, the project reached an important milestone, moving from planning and approvals to...
  • How to choose the best Ethernet cable for gaming

    When it comes to gaming, a strong internet connection is important. There’re few things more irritating than when your connectivity drops mid-game, wrenching you away from your friends and virtual experiences in a sobering (and sometimes infuriating) transition. While Wi-Fi offers convenience, it can’t match a hard-wired connection for...
  • Telstra just enabled 5G in Melbourne and Sydney, you just can’t use it yet

    The telco battle to be first to roll out 5G first has been won. Telstra has announced tonight that they have switched on their 5G network across all major cities in Australia.  While 5G will deliver stupid fast speeds to a ridiculous amount of devices, right now, you can’t...
  • D-Link Covr Seamless mesh Wi-Fi System is now available in Australia

    D-Link are launching their wireless mesh system in Australia. Known as COVR (C1203 for those playing at home), these Wi-Fi systems are designed to expand your WiFi range around your home, simply by plugging in another hotspot to power. Covr has been available internationally for a little while now,...
  • Cloudflare just made the web faster with 1.1.1.1

    The experience we all have on the web is made up of a number of different factors. Even with the fastest NBN connection, you may find a delay between entering a website address into your browser and when the site loads. In the background, your request to visit a...
  • Review: Netgear Nighthawk X8 router perfect for NBN

    The latest router from Netgear is another in a growing list of NBN-focused routers. This means they’ve ditched the modem and are all about turning higher-speed connections into super-fast WiFi to power the growing list of devices around your home. Netgear are pitching this router to those who want the...
  • Cat11 LTE devices are coming to Telstra, with up to 600Mbps

    It’s not everyday we get world firsts in Australia, but today we did. Telstra has shown off new wireless device, the first category 11 device that comes with a seriously increased data speed. This is capable of a stunning, theoretical speed of 600Mpbs. Telstra, in collaboration with NETGEAR, Ericsson...
  • ASUS claims ‘world fastest WiFi’ with RT-AC5300 Router

    If you’re wondering about the future of WiFi speeds in the house, wonder no more. Asus have just announced a new insane router at IFA. The sexy upside-down red-back spider is known as the RT-AC5300. This router features no less than 8 antennas to make sure the 2.4GHz and...
  • NSA hardware intrusions out of control, Dell, HP, Apple, Huawei, Cisco all implicated

    Last night I watched one of the craziest videos I’ve seen all year. Independent journalist and security expert Jacob “@ioerror” Applebaum spoke at the Chaos Communications Congress this weekend and delivered To protect and infect, Part 2. This 1 hour talk discussed new revelations in the NSA saga, the...