Wi-Fi Calling Lets You Call and Text Without Mobile Signal

Wi-Fi Calling gives you coverage even when you don’t have reception. Ever been on a phone call and had it cut off because there was no cellular service? Or maybe your mobile coverage at home isn’t great because you live outside of the city? Wi-Fi Calling changes that by offering connectivity in those black spots. … 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

Draytek VigorAP 903 & VigorAP 802 Review – A flexible small business mesh Wi-Fi and access point solution

Draytek is a British brand famed for their business-focused routers, they are some of the best-reviewed VDSL Wi-Fi routers on Amazon, and their VDSL modem is also highly regarded. From my experience, Draytek and Billion routers are in far more small to medium-sized offices than any of the other big brand names like Netgear or … Read more

What is Wi-Fi EasyMesh, and what routers & mesh systems support it?

EasyMesh is a term that has popped up in a few product launches this year at CES, both Netgear and D-Link have new products featuring this standard, but what actually is it? What is Wi-Fi EasyMesh? The short and easy answer is Wi-Fi EasyMesh is a standard that allows Wi-Fi routers and mesh-systems devices to … 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

The most affordable VDSL Wi-Fi Routers to replace your ISP supplied router – 2019

With more people getting access to fibre internet over phone lines in the form of VDSL via providers such as BT Internet and PlusNet the demand for VDSL routers has grown exponentially. VDSL is great for most people, but quite often the ISP supplied router is not. I have reviewed some excellent VDSL routers over … Read more

What is Wi-Fi 6 / 802.11ax and how will it improve your home Wi-Fi?

During CES 2019 many Wi-Fi networking vendors have been releasing products featuring the new 802.11ax standard which has been given the friendlier name of Wi-Fi 6, but what actually is it and how will it improve your home Wi-Fi? While Wi-Fi is hardly the most interesting of technologies at CES, it is something that many … 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

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

Major WPA2 Wi-Fi Security Flaw Called KRACK Discovered + Patched Vendor List

WPA and WPA2 were supposed to solve all the issues with the notoriously easy to crack WEP based encryption. Well, it now appears that that WPA2 is not quite as secure as we had hoped. Researchers have discovered a flaw in the security protocol which is being nicknamed “KRACK” or its Sunday name Key Reinstallation … Read more

Asus O!Play Air Media Streamer

Looking for a decent media streamer? Not got a PS3 or 360?(maybe you do and you want something a little more dedicated.) Then Taiwanese specialists ASUS are letting us in Blighty get our grubby little mitts on the O!PlayAir HDP-R3.   Not the first media streamer ASUS have brought to the table but this one … Read more

WPA could be cracked in 15 minutes

Recently we reported that cracking WPA and WPA2 could be speeded up by 100 fold using two GeForce GTX280’s per workstation. However the practicality of this for your every day hacker is not very realistic. Security researchers are now saying they have refined an existing WPA crack, making it more efficient that earlier reports. Erik … Read more

WPA and WPA2 cracking speeded up 100 fold

Over the past few years WEP encryption has been on the decline thanks to the serious security flaws associated with it allowing people to crack the encryption within minutes. This has led to more and more people using WPA and WPA2 to secure their wireless networks. Russian security company Elcomsoft have posted a press release … Read more