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

Netgear Nighthawk MK83 vs MK63 vs Orbi RBK753 Mesh WiFi System – Tri-band upgrade for a lower price than Orbi

Today, Netgear has quietly listed the new Nighthawk MK83 on their website, offering a significant upgrade to the affordable Netgear Nighthawk MK63 I reviewed last year. The main difference with the new Netgear Nighthawk MK83 is the inclusion of a second 5Ghz channel that offers 4×3 AX up to 1800Mbps. This channel will then be used as the backhaul, … Read more

D-Link AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adaptor Announced – Wi-Fi 6 USB with 2×2 80Mhz for 1200Mbps on 5Ghz [DWA-X1850]

What shouldn’t be particularily exciting news, the latest Wi-Fi dongle from D-Link is the worlds first Wi-Fi 6 USB dongle, allowing you to get next get Wi-Fi speeds without opening up your PC or laptop. For Windows 7 and 10 machines, as soon as you plug this dongle in, it will auto-install. As for the … Read more

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Wi-Fi 6E Router with 6GHz gets listed on Amazon. How does it compare vs GT-AX11000 & Xiaomi Mi Router AX6000?

The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 was announced back in September, but somehow, I completely missed it. This is the first proper Wi-Fi 6E router to be announced. This week it, it was finally made available on Amazon US for a hefty $549.99, $100 more than the GT-AX11000 it replaces. Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 vs Asus … Read more

How to improve WI-Fi signal for gaming: Reduce ping & latency causing lag on PS5 & Xbox Series X

Between next-gen consoles, new GPUs and the covid pandemic, gaming has gone massive this year. At the same time, in the UK, our broadband speeds are finally getting decent (dependant on location). Many people now have access to 500Mbps or even synchronous 1Gbps connections. However, if your home network is reliant on Wi-Fi it can … Read more

Wi-Fi 6E is here, sort of. Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 network adapter now available, but no routers with Wi-Fi 6E yet

I first posted about Wi-Fi 6E in February and have previously said the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is the best chance of a first client device, with routers with the new tech going mainstream at a much later date. It looks like I was wrong, a few days ago, Intel quietly launched the new Intel Wi-Fi … Read more

Qualcomm launches tri-band Wi-Fi 6E Immersive 318 & 316 Home for true multi-gig mesh Wi-Fi 6 systems thanks to 6GHz channels

Wi-Fi 6 has finally gone mainstream with dozens of Wi-Fi 6 routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems as well as most flagship phones and laptops all coming with the new superspeed tech. Wi-Fi 6E, 6 GHz and 160 Hz channel width However, the current Wi-Fi 6 chipset only use the older 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz channels which … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk MK63 Mesh WiFi 6 System Review – An affordable dual-band mesh WiFi 6 system

WiFi 6 is starting to become more affordable, with routers such as the Honor Router 3 for as low as £65, and these affordable prices are now being reflected with mesh WiFi 6 systems. The Netgear Nighthawk MK63 WiFi 6 system is one of the cheapest of them all at just £295 currently on Amazon … Read more

Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 WiFi 6 AX5400 router announced. Same as the RAX50 but with DumaOS

Netgear has expanded their range of Wi-Fi 6 hardware dramatically this year, offering consumers as much choice as possible at different price points. This has now been extended to include gamers. Netgear claims the  Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 is the worlds first Wi-Fi 6 router for gamers. TP-Link may disagree though, the Archer AX11000 is … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender Review (EAX80) – Smart roaming support allows you to keep your SSID

The Netgear Nighthawk EAX80 was announced a year ago at IFA, allowing users to extend their home Wi-Fi with the highest performance Wi-Fi possible. Unlike Wi-Fi extenders of yesteryear, this claims to offer mesh support allowing home users to retain their SSID for seamless roaming across the home. Specification and Features AX6000 Wi-Fi speed provides … Read more

EnGenius ECW230 WiFi 6 4×4 Access Point Review – Licence-free cloud-managed WiFi 6 access point

I have reviewed a few EnGenius products now and have been impressed with what they have to offer. Recently they have been shifting to a new licence-free cloud-managed approach, compared to the ezMaster/SkyKey that was used with some of my previous reviews. EnGenius Cloud has some significant advantages over competing brands. This is completely licence free … Read more

Netgear WAX610 Insight vs Zyxel NWA110AX Nebula vs Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite Access Point – Wi-Fi 6 access points become affordable

Wi-Fi 6 is starting to become affordable for SMB cloud-managed installations. In July last year, I reviewed the EnGenius EWS357AP, which at the time was one of the first Wi-Fi 6 access points to the market and the cheapest at around £250. I subsequently reviewed the Zyxel WAX650S offering one of the highest specs for … 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

Redmi AX5 Router vs Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 vs Huawei WiFi AX3 / Honor Router 3 – Wi-Fi 6 routers are getting much cheaper, as long as you live in China (or are willing to import)

Wi-Fi 6 routers promise lots of performance gains over the ageing Wi-Fi 5, but the options in the UK are quite expensive with our cheapest options costing over £150. Redmi AX5 Router However, in other countries, there are some much more affordable options. Xiaomi’s subbrand Redmi has just unveiled the Redmi Router AX5 with an … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 RAX120 Wi-Fi 6 router review – Is this a better buy vs the RAX200 or TP-Link Archer AX11000?

[Original Post: 18 February 2020] [May 2020 Update] In my reviews on both the Netgear RAX120 and TP-Link Archer AX11000 I have made a big fuss about how frustrating the 160MHz width channels are. However, since reviewing Huawei WiFi AX3 Pro I have noticed this is no longer the case with the RAX120, and it … Read more