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

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

The Cost-Effective Way of Buying a 5G Router

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…

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

Zyxel GS1920-8HPv2 NebulaFlex Cloud Managed POE Switch Review
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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…

Netgear GC110P Review: Netgear Insight Cloud Switch
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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…

How to set up a VPN for your iPhone

How to set up a VPN for your iPhone

Setting up VPN for your IOS device is made very easy due to the apps available. Whether you want to gain region-restricted content or you want to trick your new IOS device into thinking you’re in a different country. This is all made easy by accessing VPN. What is a VPN Before we start, you’re probably…

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

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…

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

Cisco Meraki MR33 Cloud Manage Access Point Review

Cisco Meraki MR33 Cloud Manage Access Point Review

I have recently been dabbling with more business class networking hardware for some clients as part of my web development business. Cisco’s range of Meraki products is one of the main ranges I have been trying out as it offers full cloud management of all the hardware. The beauty of this is it allows me…

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