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2005 news in review

It's been a heck of a year. Here we compile the 10 most read news stories from our three sites --, and -- for the year 2005.

There's no question that you're hungry for news. From breaking stories to in-depth analysis, we strive to bring you the latest and best coverage that you can use to keep your network running smoothly, your voice sounding clear and your mobile workers connecting seamlessly.

Here, we present to you the Top 10 networking stories of the year from our three sites --, and These stories were the most read throughout 2005, meaning you picked them. Enjoy and happy holidays.

  • 'Serious' security holes in Linksys router
    Cisco subsidiary Linksys said its wireless router had five flaws that attackers could use to tamper with passwords and firewalls, install firmware and cause a denial of service.

  • With 802.11n, patience is a virtue
    As rival factions fleshed out a merged proposal for the forthcoming 802.11n standard, experts explained how it will affect companies and why pre-standard gear won't cut it.

  • Cisco brings multifunction router to the masses
    Announced at Interop Las Vegas in May 2005, Cisco's integrated services routers enable more organizations to afford routers offering services such as security and quality of service at wire speed.

  • Gartner: WiMax all hype, VoIP for real
    At its annual Symposium event, Gartner explained why over-hyped networking technologies like VoIP and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) will pan out, and why WiMax and EV-DO are likely to flame out.
  • WiMax: Wi-Fi killer or dead on arrival?
    Panelists at Interop Las Vegas 2005 said WiMax could displace Wi-Fi, cable and DSL, but some questioned whether it will ever find its niche.

  • Experts: Don't deploy BlackBerry
    Uncertainty surrounding BlackBerry's future has prompted Gartner Inc. to caution users not to deploy or invest in the technology. But BlackBerry alternatives could also come under NTP's fire, with Research In Motion partners possibly getting hit the hardest.

  • ConfucisIM and IMuttering: The new language of IM
    With instant messaging now used commonly in the workplace, colleagues are conjuring colloquialisms to describe a number of unique situations spawned by IM use.

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