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 Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Tri-Band AX6000 WiFi System Review – Cloud Managed WiFi 6 for your Business [SXK80]

I previously reviewed the flagship consumer-orientated Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 RBK852 back in May. It is one of the most advanced and fastest mesh WiFi systems on the market, with a price to match. In September, Netgear announced the Pro model, which takes all the next-generation WiFi technology from the consumer device and gives it … Read more

Netgear GS305E Review – 5-port smart managed gigabit switch ideal for expanding mesh system ports & improve bandwidth available for console & PC gaming

As much as I love cloud-managed networking, it is a bit over the top for many users. While a lot of our devices use wireless, the best performance will be via Ethernet; this is particularly useful for streaming content, gaming or work from home situations where desktops and phones may not have Wi-Fi. With a … Read more

Linksys Velop MX4200 is one of the most affordable tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems to come to the UK, priced at £399.99 for a two-pack.

The Linksys Velop range of mesh Wi-Fi systems is a popular option, and one of the few brands I have not had a chance to review yet. Their current Wi-Fi 6 mesh system (MX5300 & MX10600) is a tri-band system which is typically prohibitively expensive, however, with a price of £479.99 currently for the Linksys … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 Review – The best Wi-Fi 6 router for the PS5, Xbox Series X & competitive gaming

If you have ever used a Netgear Router or mesh system, you will likely be familiar with their interface, both Orbi and Nighthawk use a very similar design and feature set. A couple of years ago, Netgear launched a new Nighthawk Pro router which uses something completely different, DumaOS. This has been built by UK … Read more

How to improve WI-Fi signal for gaming: Reduce ping & latency causing lag on PS5 & Xbox Series X

Between next-gen consoles, new GPUs and the covid pandemic, gaming has gone massive this year. At the same time, in the UK, our broadband speeds are finally getting decent (dependant on location). Many people now have access to 500Mbps or even synchronous 1Gbps connections. However, if your home network is reliant on Wi-Fi it can … Read more

TerraMaster F8-422 8-Bay 10GbE NAS with Intel quad-core Intel J3455 Launched & 15% off on Boxing Day

TerraMaster has expanded their 10GbE NAS range with its largest offering yet, the 8-bay F8-422. While this has twice the number of drives bays as the TerraMaster F4-422 I previously reviewed, the overall hardware specification is almost identical, the one exception being this has 8GB of RAM installed compared to 4GB. Currently the TerraMaster F8-422 … Read more

Netgear Insight WAX610 Indoor & WAX610Y Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Cloud Managed Access Point Review

I first reviewed the cloud-managed Netgear Insight GC110P POE switch back in 2018, I have subsequently reviewed the more powerful GC510PP POE switch and WAC505 Wi-Fi 5 access point. So far, I have been impressed with their gear, the hardware is affordable, and the Netgear Insight system is user friendly, allowing people without extensive networking … Read more

Vilfo VPN Router Review – A user-friendly pfSense alternative with clever group & device-based VPN control

The Vilfo VPN Router is designed to allow you to take full control of your network, circumvent geo-blocking & browse safely online. Vilfo is an offshoot from OVPN, started by them, but independent from them. Originally things started with the development of OVPNbox, which was a router based on pfSense. They later found that pfSense … Read more