Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router Review with a Voxi SIM for better than VDSL speeds when working at home

With many of us working from home the past few months, many people have been in need of upgrading their home Wi-Fi network and/or home internet. I have covered Wi-Fi routers and mesh systems extensively the past few months, but they are only as good as the internet connection you are able to achieve. I … 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

TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 review – Alexa enabled tri-band AC5400 router

Premium routers tend to fall into one of two camps, ultra-high-performance single unit devices or mesh system routers. Living in a reasonably large house I love mesh systems as they provide reliable coverage across a large area, but they often sacrifice a peak speed performance, and due to the increasing number of components they can … Read more

Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi review

Mesh Wi-Fi is the best thing to happen to Wi-Fi in years. While it is great that some manufacturers are pushing the speeds of Wi-Fi further and further, in practice, these speeds are rarely achieved, with performance degradation over distance being severe. It is not an uncommon scenario to get great Wi-Fi in one room … Read more

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi vs Netgear Orbi vs Linksys Velop Mesh Router Comparison

Earlier in the year, I comprised a list of the available mesh router options comparing prices and reviews. I recently updated the list, and there were 3 stand out options the BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Netgear Orbi and Linksys Velop. I was curious to explore the features of each router for a possible Wi-Fi upgrade … Read more

Cisco SG 200-08 8-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Managed Switch Review

Last year I hardwired large parts of my house, relocating my server from my office to a spare room. I have used the budget-friendly Netgear GS108Ev3 Smart Managed Plus switches which are decent for general use while offering some good managed switch functionality. However, I have had quite a few issues with file transfer speed, … Read more

D-Link DIR-895L AC5300 MU-MIMO Ultra Wi-Fi Router Review

While many home users put up with the dreadful supplier supplied router many people wisely opt to upgrade theirs. The router market can be a minefield too, with prices ranging from just £20 or so, up to and over £300 which includes the D-Link DIR-895L I am reviewing today. The range of options is quite … Read more

FRITZ!Box 7590 Review – VDSL MIMO AC Router with Telephone System

I have reviewed a lot of the FRITZ!Box products now, this German company may not be a household name in the UK but they dominate DSL hardware market in the EU. I have always found their hardware to be excellent and the new FRITZ!Box 7590 is their latest flagship offering. The FRITZ!Box 7590 isn’t actually … Read more

TP-Link Deco M5 – Mesh WiFi and Home Security.

Following our review of the innovative F-Secure SENSE, it would appear the new trend could be routers with built-in security. TP-Link is the second company to get a WiFi system to the market called the Deco M5. The TP-Link Deco M5 is a mesh networking solution. It promises to provide seamless wireless internet coverage while … Read more

F-Secure SENSE Review – Secure router with built in threat protection

The F-Secure SENSE is a quite an exciting product in the world of routers. It the first hardware product from F-Secure, but it is also a router that has been designed from the ground up to be completely secure (if that’s possible). The router itself is not only secure but uses proprietary threat management software … Read more

New top FRITZ!Box models for DSL and cable – expanded FRITZ! wireless LAN with mesh convenience

AVM have announced details of the upcoming line-up of routers this year, the new lineup includes models with MIMO allowing them to achieve wireless speeds of 1,733 Mbit/s + 800 Mbit/s. The 2 new routers come in a more conservative design which will make them a bit more appealing to some. Press release as follows: The new top … Read more

FRITZ!Box 7560 ADSL & VDSL WiFi Router Review

FRITZ!Box has been a firm favourite hardware provider with me for router products in recent years. The FRITZ!Box 7490 is still my main router in the office. In my experience, they have always offered high-end features, including VDSL modems, as well as a decent user interface and usability. At the time of reviewing the 7490, … Read more

FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] We have been very fond of products by FRITZ! Recently, there are a relatively unknown player in the UK, but massive in Europe. Today we have a slightly niche product from them the FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE, as the name suggests this is a 4G/LTE based … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Review

The Netgear Nighthawk range is Netgears upper tier range of products that has always focussed on the fastest possible WiFi speeds as well as an abundance of other features. The Nighthawk R7000 isn’t the newest model from Netgear, but was released late last year. It is priced as a reasonable-ish £139 on Amazon, and is … Read more