Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Long Range Review – Was the U6-LR worth wait & poor customer service?

I previously reviewed the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite, which was my first experience using Unifi properly within my home. I was delighted with its performance for the price, and my compulsive spending got the better of me, so I ordered the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Long Range as soon as I hit publish on the Lite … Read more

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

Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite Access Point Review – The cheapest Wi-Fi 6 access point on the market makes for an easy recommendation

Ubiquiti are one of the last cloud networking providers to launch a Wi-Fi 6 access point, but they have made up for this by launching, by far, the most affordable solution on the market. Combined with the free to use UniFi Network Controller, there is no wonder why Ubiquiti has generated a loyal user base … Read more

Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite vs UniFi 6 Long-Range vs Wi-Fi 5 models including AC Pro & nanoHD – Which cccess point should you buy?

I am currently in the process of reviewing the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite. This new Wi-Fi 6 access point is quite exciting (to me) with it being the most affordable option on the market by a considerable margin. Ubiquiti is also an appealing choice for home users, SOHO and microbusiness thanks to the affordable hardware … Read more

EnGenius ECS2512FP & ECS2512 affordable multi-gig POE switches announced with 2.5Gbps & 10GbE SFP+

This new bypassed me a couple of days ago, but EnGenius has recently announced two new multi-gig switches that they claim will be affordable. With EnGenius being a business focussed company, the definition of affordable may be different from what home and SOHO users class as affordable, so we will have to wait and see. … 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

EnGenius SkyKey & EAP1250 Compact Indoor Access Point Review – EnGenius take on Ubiquiti with subscription-free cloud network management

I am a big fan of cloud-managed networks, it massively simplifies managing everything related to a network. While my experience with it has been within the home and small business, for anyone managing a larger network, cloud networking has the potential to save hundreds of hours of work. I have previously reviewed Zyxel Nebula and … Read more

Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien Launches with 8×8 MIMO Wi-Fi 6 and Mesh Capabilities for Gigabit Home Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 6 has had a slow start this year. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the only phone to feature it so far, and laptops and motherboards have only just started to come out featuring either the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 Module or the Killer AX1650 module. Currently, it has been Netgear leading the way with … Read more

Zyxel Nebula Cloud Network Management Review – One of the best & most affordable cloud solutions

I have been using three products from Zyxel over the past year that work in the Nebula managed system. Recently Zyxel loaned me some new devices so I can review how managing an entire network from one interface is so much more convenient than sperate web interfaces for each device. My current devices are: Zyxel … 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

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