Netgear Orbi AXE11000 WiFi 6E Mesh System (RBKE963) Review – The fastest mesh WiFi system available, but it costs £1500

The Netgear Orbi RBKE960 WiFi 6E mesh system was announced back in October and was the first mesh system on the market to implement a quad bands radio. The benefit of this is that you have one dedicated 5Ghz band for backhaul, then 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and the new 6Ghz band used by WiFi 6E for … Read more

Netgear MS108EUP POE 2.5GbE Silent 60W/230W Switch Announced Costs £400+

I wrote about the Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 yesterday but completely overlooked this interesting little switch. With WiFi 6 becoming increasingly mainstream and  WiFi 6E gaining traction, the demand for multi-gig Ethernet is increasing. Using a 160Mhz wide channel, it is reasonably easy to saturate a gigabit connection, and WiFi 6E make this much easier to … Read more

Asus GT-AXE16000 is an insane quad-band Wi-Fi 6E router with 2x 10Gbps & one 2.5Gbps Ethernet

At CES 2022, Netgear launched its latest RAXE300 Wi-Fi 6E router, which is a more affordable version of last years RAXE500. Asus, on the other hand, have gone the other way, launching what has to be the highest specced consumer-focussed router on the market. The new Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 is a quad-band Wi-Fi 6E … Read more

CES 2022: Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 vs RAXE500 Wi-Fi 6E Router – A new semi-affordable Wi-Fi 6E router with 2.5Gbps Ethernet

While Wi-Fi 6 may offer significant speed improvements on the current 5Ghz band, the performance is often held back due to congested Wi-Fi networks and pesky radar, creating the need for DFS (Dynamic frequency selection) channels. Wi-Fi 6E is the next-gen Wi-Fi we have really been waiting for. This expands the Wi-Fi network into the … Read more

Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 Review – The fastest powerline WiFi system on the market

The Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 is the latest system from the powerline specialists. I have previously reviewed the Devolo Magic 2 Mesh and found it an excellent option for anyone with problems extending their WiFi using normal mesh WiFi systems. The new Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 and the more expensive Devolo Magic 2 … Read more

Mercusys Halo H50G Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 5 System Review

I wasn’t overly impressed with the Mercusys Halo S12. While it is incredibly cheap, the overall specification and performance reflected the price. The Mercusys Halo H50G is a significant upgrade in specification and what I would personally recommend as the minimum specification you want from a Wi-Fi mesh system. With many homes being able to … Read more

EnGenius ECS2512FP Review: 8-port 2.5G Cloud Managed POE Switch Review with 4x 10Gb SFP+ ideal for WiFi 6 access points

We are still years away from 10GbE getting mainstream traction. While network cards are reasonably affordable, the switches are still incredibly expensive. On the other hand, 2.5GbE seems to have become quite popular in the past year or two. I have reviewed several affordable 2.5GbE switches, many motherboards are now fitted with network adaptors that … Read more

The Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for 2021 with Black Friday Offers

November 2021 Update highlights: Black Friday deals added Originally, this post focussed on Amazon reviews as a key factor in the decision to recommend systems. However, Amazon, and companies that use it, keep messing around with things, merging products, having multiple products on one page etc. Then reviews themselves are not always reliable. 2021 Black … Read more

FRITZ!Box 7530 AX Review – WiFi 6, VOIP, VDSL/ADSL modem & Router all in one package

The FRITZ!Box 7530 AX is one of the first WiFi 6 routers from AVM FRITZ!Box. To make things a little confusing, they have retained the same model number as the WiFi 5 AVM FRITZ!Box 7530 but added the AX extension associated with WiFi 6. As you might have guessed, this is therefore essentially the same … Read more

Netgear Orbi NBK752 mesh system with 5G modem launched for £1099.99

Last month, Netgear announced the £1500 quad-band RBKE960 Orbi Mesh WiFi 6E System. Yesterday they continued their roll of premium-priced networking gear with the announcement of Netgear Orbi NBK752, which is a tri-band mesh WiFi 6 system with a 5G modem built-in, for the bargain price of £1099.99. Spending a grand on a mesh system … Read more

Why is Virgin Fibre Internet Slow & How to Fix Slow WiFi?

Virgin Media is one of the best options on the market for ultra-fast internet. Most fibre internet running over phones lines caps out at 76Mbps, but Virgin offers up to 500Mbps in most areas and gigabit for some lucky few. However, from time to time, those speeds are nothing like what you see in real … Read more

Netgear RBKE960 Orbi Mesh WiFi 6E System Announced For £1.5k – Quad-band vs Tri-band TP-Link Deco X96

Netgear has gone all out for their latest mesh WiFi 6 system. Featuring the new WiFi 6E standard, the mesh system utilizes three different frequencies, 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and 6Ghz. The problem with a WiFi 6E mesh system is that you need to use one band for the backhaul. If the system shares a backhaul channel … Read more

Netgear Orbi Pro Mini SXR30 Review – Affordable business WiFi 6 Dual-Band AX1800 mesh system

I previously reviewed the superb but extremely expensive Netgear Orbi Pro SXK80, which basically took the flagship consumer Orbi RBK852 hardware and upgraded it with Netgear Insight cloud management. Netgear has now released the smaller SXK30 system which is considerably more affordable, making it appealing for small businesses. Similar to the larger model, the SXK30 … Read more

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