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

Huawei WiFi AX3 Pro / Honor Router 3 Review vs Netgear RAX120 – Is Wi-Fi 6+ any better or just marketing BS?

[Update] The Honor Router 3 has officially launched in the UK for £79.99 and is available from hihonor United Kingdom from the 23rd July, with delivery being made in August. Huawei introduced the WiFi AX3 back in February with the launch of the Huawei P40 Pro and made lots of big claims including stating that … Read more

Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 & 6700 will offer Wi-Fi 6E with true multi-gig speeds thanks to seven 160 MHz channels

Wi-Fi 6 is fantastic, but it is not quite as revolutionary in speeds as you might hope. For most scenarios, the best connection you are likely to achieve is a 2×2 on 80Mhz channels giving you a connection rate of 1200mbps. That is a far cry from the 4804 Mbps you will see printed on … Read more

Netgear Orbi WiFi6 AX6000 Review – Is a mesh Wi-Fi 6 system worth £700? (RBK852)

Netgear Orbi RBK852

With most flagship phones and new laptops using Wi-Fi 6, there is a growing demand for routers and mesh systems that can serve them. As seen on my router reviews, Wi-Fi 6 comes with a high early adopter tax, so then when you double up and get a mesh system, you end with the crazy-expensive … Read more

Honor Router 3 vs Huawei WiFi AX3 – The same dual-core Wi-Fi 6+ hardware – Cheapest Wi-Fi 6 routers

Yesterday, in China, Honor revealed their first Wi-Fi 6+ router at an incredible price of just 219 Yuan (£25/$31). I think this would make it the cheaper Wi-Fi 6 router on the market, albeit in China. In the UK the cheapest option I can find is the ASUS RT-AX56U at £135.49 on Amazon or the … Read more

Zyxel Nebula WAX650S Wi-Fi 6 PoE Access Point Review – Cloud-managed 3550Mbps access point with multi-gig ethernet

I have reviewed quite a few consumer-orientated Wi-Fi 6 devices now, but the commercial side of the market seems to be lagging behind as brands were reluctant to release commercial-grade equipment until the Wi-Fi Alliance finalised the standard. One of the first products to market also happens to be one of the cheapest, the EnGenius … Read more

Is the Huawei WiFi AX3 with Wi-Fi 6+ faster than the TP-Link Archer AX11000 or Netgear RAX120 with normal Wi-Fi 6?

Huawei has just released its latest products at a press conference in Barcelona. Due to the cancellation of MWC, the launch was technically virtual with most people, including myself streaming it. We saw plenty of exciting tech including the latest Huawei Mate Xs, new laptops, and a new premium tablet. Part of the launch included … Read more

The Wi-Fi 6 on your phone is already out of date, Broadcom announces BCM4389 Wi-Fi 6E client chipset

Wi-Fi 6 is slowly becoming mainstream, most flagship phones this year will have it, including the Xiaomi Mi 10 series and Samsung Galaxy S20. There are also plenty of Wi-Fi 6 routers, and the new Xiaomi AIoT AX3600 is incredibly affordable. A few weeks ago, it was revealed a newer Wi-Fi 6E version will be … Read more

What Wi-Fi 6 routers, mesh systems & access points are there with multi-gigabit Ethernet ports? (2.5/5/10Gbps)

This year it looks set for Wi-Fi 6 to start becoming widely adopted in both client devices but also the number of routers able to provide this new ultra-fast Wi-Fi technology. Wi-Fi 6 promises to do a lot more than just increase speed, and a significant focus of it is for congestion and dense deployments. … 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

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

Fenvi Wi-Fi 6 PCIe Card Review – An Intel AX200 adaptor for your desktop tested on Netgear Nighthawk AX8

With more routers, mesh systems and access points launching with Wi-Fi 6 it finally looks like the new super-fast Wi-Fi standard will go mainstream in 2020. The Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 was announced back in April last year, and I reviewed that back in June, as well as the Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 based on … Read more

Zyxel Nebula gets new WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Access Points with WPA3, a 10G aggregation switch and a brand new next-gen UI

I have been a big fan of the Zyxel Nebula over the past year or so, the Nebula web management is one of the nicest interfaces I have used for cloud-managed networking and offered a huge amount of data and management features. They have now done a full redesign of the system to improve it … Read more

Engenius Cloud Review with ECS1008P POE Switch & ECW120 Access Point– Cloud-managed hardware with no subscription costs or cloud key

I have previously reviewed the EnGenius EWS357AP Dual-Band WiFi 6 PoE Access Point and then the EAP1250 access point, both of which need an Engenius SkyKey or Ezmaster server to enable the centralised cloud/LAN management. In my review of the SkyKey, I highlighted that you could enable remote management by integrating it with the free … Read more

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