Best Powerline Adaptors & Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi systems for 2021 – Use your home wiring as an alternative to Wi-Fi and Cat5a/6 Gigabit Ethernet

Page 2 for Best Powerline Wi-Fi extenders & Mesh Systems Before mesh Wi-Fi was the trend, we had Powerline adaptors and Wi-Fi extenders. I would personally always suggest mesh of a Wi-Fi extender nowadays, but I am still a fan of the Powerline concept. Anyone wanting to establish a high speed and relatively reliable connection … Read more

Netgear WAX630 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Access Point Announced for £289.99

Yesterday, Netgear announced a new top of the range Wi-Fi 6 access point, choosing to go down a different path than competing brands, which could be quite useful for many users. While it is common for many cloud-managed access points to offer mesh Wi-Fi, the are not many, if any, that have a tri-band radio. … Read more

D-Link COVR-X1862 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh system launched for just £124.99 – 3-pack COVR-X1863 for £189.99 – Making it the cheapest whole-home mesh system on Amazon

I have not reviewed any of the D-Link Wi-Fi 6 gear yet, but they have been launching some incredibly affordable devices that make for an appealing alternative to TP-Link and Netgear. The new whole-home mesh COVR system is the latest Wi-Fi 6 option from them, and it is one of the most affordable Wi-Fi 6 … Read more

TP-Link Archer RE505X Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender Review – Creating a whole-home mesh Wi-Fi system with the Archer AX90

Yesterday I reviewed the excellent TP-Link Archer AX90. As part of the package, TP-Link sent out their latest Archer RE505X Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender. These are two of the first devices that support then TP-Link OneMesh technology, allowing you to take a router but expand it into a mesh system rather than using the older … Read more

TP-Link Archer AX90 Review – A 160Mhz 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 router with 2.5GbE capable of multi-gig Wi-Fi & mesh expandability for just £245

The Archer AX 90 is the latest premium Wi-Fi 6 router from TP-Link. This has many of the high-end features I saw on the TP-Link Archer AX11000, but it has one new feature not seen on the older routers. This is one of the first routers from TP-Link that supports Whole Home OneMesh Wi-Fi, so … Read more

Predator Connect X5 5G CPE Router – Acer enters the router market with 5G CPE router capable of 4.7 Gbps & Predator Connect D5 5G Dongle

One of the more interesting announcements at [email protected] was the diversification into the router market. This is a little more cohesive with their product portfolio than last years Acerpure Cool air purifier. The announcement isn’t for any old router either; this is the first Intel Killer-compatible 5G CPE in the world. I am not sure … Read more

Comparing Software RAID vs Hardware RAID when choosing TerraMaster Thunderbolt3 RAID Storage

This is a bit of a copy and paste job from TerraMaster, sorry. But it is moderately more informative than the generic press release hence I thought it was worth posting. TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products for home, businesses and enterprises, discusses the difference between software RAID and hardware … Read more

Best Wi-Fi 6 Routers Under £100 on Amazon – Huawei AX3 from £40 & TP-LINK Archer AX10 just £70

All cutting-edge technology is painfully expensive at launch. The flagship Netgear Nighthawk RAX200 launched on Amazon in June 2019 for close to £500 and is still £405. The TP-Link Archer AX11000 was available in late 2019 for £380. In the past year, we have seen most companies launch much more affordable models, with all the … Read more

Amber Plus Review – A NAS and router in one with Docker support but is it good as Synology

[Update] I was provided with some feedback regarding certain parts of the review which I think are worth including. Key points include that the 2.5″ drives are less noisy so can be used in a living environment without bothering people. While most NAS drives have remote access functionality, Amber is focussing on making remote functionality … Read more

Netgear WAX214 WiFi6 AX1800 Access Point Review – A bargain WiFi 6 access point that is worth considering over the Unifi 6 Lite

In the past few years, I have regularly praised cloud-managed networking systems such as Netgear Insight, Zyxel Nebula and Ubiquiti Unifi. They offer a simplified, user-friendly way to manage your entire network, or even multiple networks, all from one interface. As much as I love cloud networking, it comes with additional costs; the hardware itself … Read more

Netgear WAX620 WiFi 6 Access Point Launched – 4×4 MIMO with a 2.5Gbps PoE LAN but no 160MHz channel width

As I finalise my review of the budget-friendly WAX214 access point, Netgear has just announced a new model which will sit at the top of their range and offer cloud management via Netgear Insight. The new Netgear WAX620 is being launched for £219.99, making it around £50 more than the excellent WAX610, which is available … Read more

TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 OneMesh Range Extenders announced – Turn your Wi-Fi 6 Archer router into a mesh system – RE605X & RE505X

TP-Link has expanded its range of Wi-Fi 6 devices with two new Wi-Fi 6 extenders that use the TP-Link OneMesh system. What is TP-Link OneMesh? OneMesh allows you to mix and match products within the TP-link range allowing you to expand the system as your requirements change. It is also a good way to use … Read more

The Reasons Your Spectrum Internet Is So Slow

In the typical modern home network, there is nothing more frustrating than slow internet. When a movie isn’t loading, a website is just buffering, or you simply cannot get a smooth Zoom call, you will find yourself groaning in frustration. It is a common problem, but not one without solutions. If you are trying to … Read more

Helium Hotspot Review – Mine Helium HNT cryptocurrency while expanding the IoT friendly LoRaWAN network

Where to buy a Helium Hotspot? UK, EU and US models Pi Supply in the UK manufacture the Nebra HNT Hotspot, this is pretty much the only option available in the UK and EU, they also sell models for other territories including the US. Due to the popularity, there is a backlog of orders, as … Read more

TRENDnet TEG-S350 5-Port Unmanaged 2.5G Switch Review – Helping drive the cost of multi-gig Ethernet down

TRENDnet (Trendnet for the rest of this review) recently launched two affordable unmanaged 2.5G switches, one 5-port and the other 8-port. Being an unmanaged switch, this will be a relatively short review, but I have been quite obsessed with multi-gig Ethernet in recent years and always on the quest for an affordable solution. Price per … Read more