Best Powerline Adaptors & Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi systems for 2021 – Use your home wiring as an alternative to Wi-Fi and Cat5a/6 Gigabit Ethernet

Page 2 for Best Powerline Wi-Fi extenders & Mesh Systems Before mesh Wi-Fi was the trend, we had Powerline adaptors and Wi-Fi extenders. I would personally always suggest mesh of a Wi-Fi extender nowadays, but I am still a fan of the Powerline concept. Anyone wanting to establish a high speed and relatively reliable connection … Read more

TP-Link Archer RE505X Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender Review – Creating a whole-home mesh Wi-Fi system with the Archer AX90

Yesterday I reviewed the excellent TP-Link Archer AX90. As part of the package, TP-Link sent out their latest Archer RE505X Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender. These are two of the first devices that support then TP-Link OneMesh technology, allowing you to take a router but expand it into a mesh system rather than using the older … Read more

TP-Link Archer AX90 Review – A 160Mhz 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 router with 2.5GbE capable of multi-gig Wi-Fi & mesh expandability for just £245

The Archer AX 90 is the latest premium Wi-Fi 6 router from TP-Link. This has many of the high-end features I saw on the TP-Link Archer AX11000, but it has one new feature not seen on the older routers. This is one of the first routers from TP-Link that supports Whole Home OneMesh Wi-Fi, so … Read more

TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 OneMesh Range Extenders announced – Turn your Wi-Fi 6 Archer router into a mesh system – RE605X & RE505X

TP-Link has expanded its range of Wi-Fi 6 devices with two new Wi-Fi 6 extenders that use the TP-Link OneMesh system. What is TP-Link OneMesh? OneMesh allows you to mix and match products within the TP-link range allowing you to expand the system as your requirements change. It is also a good way to use … Read more

The Best Affordable Smart Home Technology and System For 2021

Most of us think that having a smart home means a newly constructed house with very complicated systems.  It’s a myth! The idea of a smart home is simple yet beneficial. It simply means that your place has smart home technology that connects with your appliances.  It automates common tasks and can program almost every … 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

TP-Link Tapo Dimmable Smart Bulb Review (L510E) – A cheap Philips Hue and Kasa alternative

Recently, TP-Link launched a new sub-brand called Tapo, offering smart home products at lower price points. I have previously reviewed the Tapo C100 which turned out to be a surprisingly good little indoor camera for around £20. Most recently they launched a range of bulbs, I have been sent the basic White L510E which you … Read more

TP-Link Deco X60 Mesh Wi-Fi System Review – Can a dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system compete with the tri-band Netgear Orbi RBK853 AX6000?

This year Wi-Fi 6 has finally gained mainstream traction with all flagship phones launched this year featuring it, and most mid-range and higher laptops also featuring it. I have reviewed quite a few routers now, but to date, only the painfully expensive Netgear Orbi RBK850 mesh W-Fi 6 system which costs £969.99 for the three-pack … Read more

TP-Link TL-SG1210P Unmanaged 10-Port POE Gigabit Fanless Switch Review – With 8 POE ports for a total 63W budget + 2 standard gigabit and 1 SFP

In the past year or so, there has been a big shift towards cloud-managed networking. All of the options I have tried have been excellent, and I personally continue to use Zyxel Nebula, which I find to be superb. However, there is an added cost to cloud-managed devices, and if you want something simple to … Read more

TP-Link Archer AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router Review – Finally achieving multi-gig Wi-Fi

With the launch of Wi-Fi 6 and we have seen many big claims about its performance but in my previous, I have been impressed but not necessarily blown away about this next-gen Wi-Fi technology. A handful of routers are equipped to show off the full potential of Wi-Fi 6 and the TP-Link Archer AX11000 is … Read more

TP-Link Deco P7 Review – An affordable and unique powerline equipped mesh Wi-Fi system

Launched in October 2018 I have finally had a chance to test the new TP-Link Deco P7 Hybrid Mesh system that uses powerline to establish a connection between the satellites. Currently priced at £189.99 on Amazon, the Deco range of products are some of the best reviewed on Amazon, and this pricing puts it at … Read more

TP-Link Announce multiple 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) products including Deco X10 Mesh Wi-Fi and AX11000 Router

802.11ax or its friendly name Wi-Fi 6 is finally rolling out to multiple devices at CES 2019 this year. Netgear have announced their updated Orbi RBK50 Mesh Wi-Fi system, and TP-Link have announced multiple devices using the new standard with some aimed at the more affordable end of the market. TP-Link Deco X10 Mesh Wi-Fi … Read more