Netgear Orbi RBK752 vs RBK852 WiFi 6 Mesh System Comparison – Most people can save £250 and get the same performance (AX4200 vs AX6000)

Announced at IFA 2019 the Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Tri-band Mesh System RBK852 (or RBK853 for the three-pack) sits at the very top of the Netgear line up of mesh wi-fi systems. There is no doubting that it is a superb system if you have very demanding requirements, or just a high budget then it … Read more

Upgrade your Helium Hotspot antenna for a greater range in the UK with a MikroTik LoRa 6.5dBi Omni Antenna

Update – With the MikroTik out of stock there are two options on Amazon by Paradar which have an 8.5dbi Antenna or a 4.5dbi antenna. I have also written another post about the best antenna selection for the Helium Hotspot. I was a little sceptical when I was first offered the Helium Hotspot to review; it … Read more

The best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for 2021

January 2021 Update highlights: 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. The number of mesh systems has … Read more

Taotronics Tri-Band AC3000 Mesh WiFi Router Review [TT-ND001] – Better than any dual-band WiFi mesh system

The Taotronics Tri-Band AC3000 tri-band mesh system is the first mesh system from Taotronics, and by the looks of things, their first attempt at networking products in general. They are better known for their affordable TWS earphones, which I have reviewed plenty of. They haven’t messed about either; this is a tri-band WiFi 5 system … Read more

TP-Link Deco X76 Plus vs X96 vs Linksys AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Systems: Three new high-end mesh systems offering a 6GHz backhaul channel

We have already seen Asus and Netgear launch WiFi 6E routers, offering reliable ultra-fast connections using 160Mhz on the 6Ghz frequency. TP-Link & Linksys are taking a different approach with their first WiFi 6E devices, and just straight in with a mesh system. TP-Link have the Deco X76 Plus and the X96 Plus while Linksys … Read more

Netgear Insight expands with multi-gig switches – MS510TXM & PoE MS510TXUP launched with 4×2.5GbE & 4x10GbE ports and reasonable prices

In my recent Netgear Insight review, I pointed out that Netgear lacked any multi-gig switches that could power the 2.5GbE equipped access points. Not anymore, they haven’t. Yesterday, at CES 2021, Nethear announced two new multi-gig switches, the – MS510TXM and the MS510TXUP. They are basically the same, but the MS510TXUP supports Ultra60 PoE++, which … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE WiFi 6 Router (LAX20) & Netgear 4G LTE Modem (LM1200) Announced

With 2020 being all about work at home, the need for fast home Intenet has increased considerably. Not everyone has access to VDSL or cable broadband, many people in the UK are still stuck on the legacy ADSL connections. 4G, on the other hand, is widely available with superb speeds with its coverage often being … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 WiFi 6E router announced with Tri-band & 6Ghz to compete with Asus Rapture GT-AXE11000 – UK availability unknown

As predicted, we are starting to see more products announced with WiFi 6E at CES 2021 Netgear has announced their latest flagship router, the Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-band WiFi router, this follows the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Router which was announced last year but only because available this week. Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 vs RAX200 – What’s … Read more

D-Link AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adaptor Announced – Wi-Fi 6 USB with 2×2 80Mhz for 1200Mbps on 5Ghz [DWA-X1850]

What shouldn’t be particularily exciting news, the latest Wi-Fi dongle from D-Link is the worlds first Wi-Fi 6 USB dongle, allowing you to get next get Wi-Fi speeds without opening up your PC or laptop. For Windows 7 and 10 machines, as soon as you plug this dongle in, it will auto-install. As for the … Read more

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Wi-Fi 6E Router with 6GHz gets listed on Amazon. How does it compare vs GT-AX11000 & Xiaomi Mi Router AX6000?

The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 was announced back in September, but somehow, I completely missed it. This is the first proper Wi-Fi 6E router to be announced. This week it, it was finally made available on Amazon US for a hefty $549.99, $100 more than the GT-AX11000 it replaces. Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 vs Asus … Read more

Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite Access Point Review – The cheapest Wi-Fi 6 access point on the market makes for an easy recommendation

Ubiquiti are one of the last cloud networking providers to launch a Wi-Fi 6 access point, but they have made up for this by launching, by far, the most affordable solution on the market. Combined with the free to use UniFi Network Controller, there is no wonder why Ubiquiti has generated a loyal user base … Read more

Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite vs UniFi 6 Long-Range vs Wi-Fi 5 models including AC Pro & nanoHD – Which cccess point should you buy?

I am currently in the process of reviewing the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite. This new Wi-Fi 6 access point is quite exciting (to me) with it being the most affordable option on the market by a considerable margin. Ubiquiti is also an appealing choice for home users, SOHO and microbusiness thanks to the affordable hardware … Read more

EnGenius WiFi 6 Outdoor Access Point EWS850AP Review – IP67 rated WiFi 6 access point with superb range

The EWS850AP is the first WiFi 6 outdoor solution by EnGenius. The edge 802.11ax built-in ultra-speed access point with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology for high-density use on multiple applications. Unlike my more recent Engenius reviews this AP uses the slightly older ezMaster, Skykey controller, and EWS Management switch methods of control compared to the Engenius … Read more

How to improve your WiFi signal for Ring Video Doorbell, Eufy & Arlo to stop delayed alerts / lagging

Smart video doorbells have been one of my favourite pieces of tech in the past few years (I am easily pleased). As someone that receives packages daily, if not multiple times per day, old fashioned wireless doorbells were a nightmare. Often I wasn’t in the room with the chime, or I just wasn’t home, then … 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

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