EnGenius ECW230S Review: A 4×4 Cloud Managed Indoor Wireless Access Point with WIPS radio and Zero DFS radio detection

The EnGenius ECW230S is the bigger brother of the ECW220S I reviewed at the end of April. Both these access points are designed with additional security features that use WIPS radio and Zero DFS radio detection interfaces which can be used to enhance network security via the AirGuard feature within the EnGenius Cloud interface. The … Read more

EnGenius ECW220S AirGuard Review – A WiFi 6 access point with dedicated security scanning radios

I previously reviewed the EnGenius ECW230 access point in 2020. It was a well-specced mid to high-end AP with a 4×4 radio and 2.5GbE. It was one of the first Engenius products I had reviewed that ditched the ezMaster system for the new Engenius Cloud. The EnGenius ECW220S is a lower specced access point, but … Read more

Zyxel NWA90AX WiFi 6 Access Point Review – The best alternative vs Ubiquiti Unifi 6 Lite

The Zyxel NWA90AX is one of the latest WiFi 6 access points to launch that runs on the Nebula cloud management system. This new access point sits on the affordable end of the spectrum and is ideal for home users and small businesses. You don’t need to install any software, there is no physical cloud … 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

Netgear WAX610 Insight vs Zyxel NWA110AX Nebula vs Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite Access Point – Wi-Fi 6 access points become affordable

Wi-Fi 6 is starting to become affordable for SMB cloud-managed installations. In July last year, I reviewed the EnGenius EWS357AP, which at the time was one of the first Wi-Fi 6 access points to the market and the cheapest at around £250. I subsequently reviewed the Zyxel WAX650S offering one of the highest specs for … Read more

Zyxel Nebula WAX650S Wi-Fi 6 PoE Access Point Review – Cloud-managed 3550Mbps access point with multi-gig ethernet

I have reviewed quite a few consumer-orientated Wi-Fi 6 devices now, but the commercial side of the market seems to be lagging behind as brands were reluctant to release commercial-grade equipment until the Wi-Fi Alliance finalised the standard. One of the first products to market also happens to be one of the cheapest, the EnGenius … Read more

The Best Access Points for Business and Home Use in 2020

I have waxed lyrical about the benefits of mesh Wi-Fi systems for home users this year. When I first implemented a mesh system it resolved all the issues with black spots around my home and avoided the issues of running multiple routers from different brands. As much as I love mesh Wi-Fi, on the constant … Read more