Los Alamos National Laboratory reportedly removes network switches made by H3C -- launched as a joint venture between Huawei and 3Com -- over security concerns. But Huawei no longer owns a piece of H3C.
The OfficeConnect Travel Router is light and portable. Unfortunately, it's neither as elegantly designed nor as full featured as Apple's more expensive AirPort Express.
Despite some printer-compatibility issues, the Wireless Bluetooth Printing Kit offers a simple connectivity solution for small-office users who don't want to bother with networking a printer.
This well-designed gateway makes it easy for home users to network several computers wirelessly and share a high-speed Internet connection.
3Com's Bluetooth adapters are pricey, and with few compatible devices currently available, Bluetooth has yet to evolve into a compelling, proven networking solution.
With its simple installation and low price, the OfficeConnect wireless cable/DSL gateway is among the best Internet-sharing solutions for home or small-business users.
For companies that buy 3Com equipment, this 802.11b card's proprietary features could be worth the price. Others should look elsewhere.
Huawei was already in bed with 3Com, but why Bain Capital went along for this ride is a mystery.
Six degrees of separation? Try two: Ren Zhengfei and Huawei are involved in the 3Com buyout by Bain Capital, a company formerly headed by the presidential candidate.
3Com thinks open source is a differentiator. I think it needs to think beyond open source to how it will differentiate itself when the entire planet goes open source.