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Cisco says router bug could be result of ‘cosmic radiation’ … Seriously?

A Cisco bug report addressing “partial data traffic loss” on the company’s ASR 9000 Series routers contends that a “possible trigger is cosmic radiation causing SEU soft errors.”

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Cisco CEO Robbins: Wait til you see what’s in our innovation pipeline

Analytics, collaboration and security key to addressing hyper-distributed data centers and networks, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says.

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Brocade’s big new router is all about network size, automation

The Brocade SLX 9850 expands the Brocade routing family and offers 15x more total capacity than the current Brocade MLXe box.

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The scourge of LEDs everywhere: Readers speak out

An overabundance of blinking, beaming LEDs on network and other gear is driving sysadmins and others crazy, and some are doing something about it.

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Open source routers deliver low cost, flexibility

We reviewed 5 open source software products that offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking.

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Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. Plus, they are...

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Cisco: US Trade Rep. backing Arista product import ban

Cisco says: “For Arista’s customers and partners, the cease and desist order blocks the marketing, sale or distribution of all inventory of imported infringing products.”

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Amped Wireless goes mesh with Ally brand

Wi-Fi system includes AVG partnership, parental controls and high-powered, long range coverage.

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Netgear joins Wi-Fi mesh wave with Orbi system

Wi-Fi home router maker has new system that merges ease of setup with access to advanced networking settings.

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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Cisco to jettison 5,500 jobs, will reinvest in cloud, IoT & more

During its earnings announcement the company said total revenue was $48.7 billion, an increase of 3% over last year. Still the company faces challenges in its core switching and routing business.

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

Juniper swallows silicon photonics player Aurrion

Cisco, Intel, IBM, Mellanox use silicon photonics to better handle video streaming and data center to data center traffic.

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FCC settlement with Wi-Fi router maker a win for open source advocates

The FCC and TP-Link have agreed to a creative settlement that slaps the home and SMB Wi-Fi router maker with a $200K fine, but also requires the vendor to work with the open source community and chipset makers to allow modification of...

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Plea to Cisco: ‘CCIE routing and switching written exam needs to be fixed’

Tom Hollingsworth, author of a popular blog called “The Networking Nerd,” used that forum last week – smack in the middle of Cisco’s annual user conference -- to issue a blistering critique of the CCIE routing and switching written...

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13% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router - Deal Alert

OnHub provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 mbps to help with smooth streaming, gaming, and downloading. Its unique design and 13 antennas provide reliable speed in every direction, covering up to 2,500 square feet. And OnHub can connect...

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Juniper patches high-risk flaws in Junos OS

Juniper Networks has fixed several vulnerabilities in the Junos operating system that's used on its networking and security appliances, including a flaw that could allow hackers to gain administrative access to affected devices.

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How to secure your router and home network

Many users don't realize it, but their internet router is the most important electronic device in their home and is an attractive target for attackers.

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