The best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for 2021

Mesh Wi-Fi systems seem to have become the most popular networking solution in the past couple of years. For anyone living in a property larger than a small house, a mesh system will offer you better performance throughout the whole home. For normal users they will be the best solution, but it is worth noting … Read more

YuanLey 8 Port Gigabit 120W PoE Switch Review – The cheapest gigabit POE switch on the market is actually good

As much as I love cloud-managed networking hardware such as Zyxel Nebula and Ubiquiti, it is kind of expensive, with an 8-port POE switch costing over £100. Sometimes it is OK to go back to basics, and an unmanaged POE switch can save you quite a bit of money. With no management options at all, … Read more

The best VDSL WiFi Routers for 2020

[November 2019 Update] Updated reviews, TP-link has dropped in review rating, while AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 has dropped in price, making this my new recommendation. There are hundreds of routers on the market covering features and pricing to suit everyone. One specific feature set that doesn’t have a lot of options is routers with a VDSL … Read more

The Cost-Effective Way of Buying a 5G Router

Mainstream 5G is just around the corner, and for mobile router users, it’s going to mean having enterprise-level internet connection speeds with you at all times. The trouble is, it’s hard to track down unbiased reviews of kit – so, rather than point you in the direction of one or two specific routers, we’ve put … Read more

The most affordable VDSL Wi-Fi Routers to replace your ISP supplied router – 2019

With more people getting access to fibre internet over phone lines in the form of VDSL via providers such as BT Internet and PlusNet the demand for VDSL routers has grown exponentially. VDSL is great for most people, but quite often the ISP supplied router is not. I have reviewed some excellent VDSL routers over … Read more

Zyxel GS1920-8HPv2 NebulaFlex Cloud Managed POE Switch Review

I previously reviewed the superb Zyxel Nebula cloud managed POE switch, and access point and my main gripe with it was the very loud fans. Most business will likely put the switch in a dedicated room so won’t be an issue, but for smaller companies or prosumers it is likely that it will be located … Read more

Netgear GC110P Review: Netgear Insight Cloud Switch

**Update 27/04/2018 – after using the switch for a few weeks now, I have updated the review in regards of its reliability. I have had no issues with it since set up, but I do find the app a bit slow to load and recognise my devices** During my trip to MWC in Barcelona this … Read more

The best WiFi Scanner Apps for Android and Apple iOS – Optimise your WiFi

With the boom in streaming online content, and the majority of devices using WiFi it is essential to get the best performance possible out of your wireless network. One of the most annoying 1st-world problems is buffering or downgraded quality when you are streaming. Many factors come into play with the WiFi speed, first of … Read more

Western Digital says we will have 40TB MAMR drives by 2025

SSDs maybe all the rage nowadays, but you can’t beat the storage capacity of a good old mechanical hard drive. Thanks to helium filled drives we are now seeing 12TB drives hit the market, and now Western Digital say that 40TB+ drives can be created using a new technology called Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR). Microwave-Assisted … Read more

Raspberry Pi 3 Project: Create an adblocking server for your home server with Pi-hole

After being impressed with the ad blocking functionality of my F-Secure Sense I came across a popular piece of software called Pi-hole that acts as your homes DNS server and blocks advertising requests. It is designed to run on most Debian-based distro’s and it is specifically lightweight enough to run on a Raspberry Pi, some … Read more

WPA and WPA2 cracking speeded up 100 fold

Over the past few years WEP encryption has been on the decline thanks to the serious security flaws associated with it allowing people to crack the encryption within minutes. This has led to more and more people using WPA and WPA2 to secure their wireless networks. Russian security company Elcomsoft have posted a press release … Read more

Hacked EeePC includes GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi Etc

Eee_overview_complete Hacking your EeePC is becoming a bit of a geek hobby at the moment, and this hacked EeePC has to be the ultimate of them all. This hacked EeePC has been documented over at IVC Wiki and takes hacking your EeePC to a new level.

The upgrades include USB hubs, GPS Module, Bluetooth, SDHC reader, WiFi, FM transmittor, modem and a 2 GB DDR2 module.

The cost? Well not that cheap really.

  • USB hubs – 11.20 USD
  • GPS module – 36.70 USD
  • Bluetooth – 5.65 USD
  • SDHC card reader – 6.45 USD
  • Adata SDHC 8 GB – 74.50 USD
  • Corsair VoyagerGT 4 GB USB drive – 90.94 USD
  • Switch + Prototypingboards – 2.66 + 30.10 USD
  • Intel Wireless adapter – 62.69 USD
  • Airplay FM transmitter – 14.98 USD
  • Conexant Modem – 11.89 USD
  • Crucial 2 GB DDR2 module – 106.62 USD

Totaling 454.38 USD which included the shipping to Europe. More Pictures after the jump or go to IVC for a detailed run down of the mod.

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