Linksys Hydra 6 dual-band mesh router & Atlas 6 whole-home mesh system announced for £350 & £130

The Linksys Hydra 6 and Linksys Atlas 6 are Linksys’ newest entry-level dual-band products in the company’s family of WiFi 6 mesh systems and come at the most affordable prices to date for the brand. “There is an increased need for wireless connectivity that can handle the influx of devices on home networks, and deliver … Read more

EnGenius ECW220S AirGuard Review – A WiFi 6 access point with dedicated security scanning radios

I previously reviewed the EnGenius ECW230 access point in 2020. It was a well-specced mid to high-end AP with a 4×4 radio and 2.5GbE. It was one of the first Engenius products I had reviewed that ditched the ezMaster system for the new Engenius Cloud. The EnGenius ECW220S is a lower specced access point, but … Read more

Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 Mesh Whole Home Kit Review – A tri-band mesh system using powerline as the backhaul

I have previously reviewed the Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 Whole Home Kit, and this review is for the Mesh Whole Home Kit. It is a small but important difference. With the previous review, you have one main adaptor for the input then two WiFi adaptors which would provide WiFi 6. This would typically mean … Read more

FRITZ!Box 4060 WiFi 6 Router Review – Tri-band mesh compatible router that competes with the best mesh systems

The new FRITZ!Box 4060 adopts a similar approach to most modern routers nowadays. There is no modem, and your Internet needs to be fed into the WAN port. For many people in the UK, this design makes sense as we are often locked into ISP supplied hardware. All my recent FRITZ!Box reviews have had to … Read more

Netgear NBK752 Orbi 5G WiFi 6 Mesh System Review – A WiFi 6 mesh system with a 5G modem & WAN connectivity

At the end of 2020, I reviewed the 4G Netgear Orbi LBR20, we were in some form of tiered lockdown, and both myself and my partner were working from home. During this review, our Virgin fibre went down for a full day, and the 4G failover of the LBR20 saved the day. Netgear has now … Read more

Zyxel NWA90AX WiFi 6 Access Point Review – The best alternative vs Ubiquiti Unifi 6 Lite

The Zyxel NWA90AX is one of the latest WiFi 6 access points to launch that runs on the Nebula cloud management system. This new access point sits on the affordable end of the spectrum and is ideal for home users and small businesses. You don’t need to install any software, there is no physical cloud … Read more

FRITZ!Box 7530 AX Review – WiFi 6, VOIP, VDSL/ADSL modem & Router all in one package

The FRITZ!Box 7530 AX is one of the first WiFi 6 routers from AVM FRITZ!Box. To make things a little confusing, they have retained the same model number as the WiFi 5 AVM FRITZ!Box 7530 but added the AX extension associated with WiFi 6. As you might have guessed, this is therefore essentially the same … Read more

Netgear Orbi NBK752 mesh system with 5G modem launched for £1099.99

Last month, Netgear announced the £1500 quad-band RBKE960 Orbi Mesh WiFi 6E System. Yesterday they continued their roll of premium-priced networking gear with the announcement of Netgear Orbi NBK752, which is a tri-band mesh WiFi 6 system with a 5G modem built-in, for the bargain price of £1099.99. Spending a grand on a mesh system … Read more

Netgear WAX214 WiFi6 AX1800 Access Point Review – A bargain WiFi 6 access point that is worth considering over the Unifi 6 Lite

In the past few years, I have regularly praised cloud-managed networking systems such as Netgear Insight, Zyxel Nebula and Ubiquiti Unifi. They offer a simplified, user-friendly way to manage your entire network, or even multiple networks, all from one interface. As much as I love cloud networking, it comes with additional costs; the hardware itself … Read more

Netgear WAX620 WiFi 6 Access Point Launched – 4×4 MIMO with a 2.5Gbps PoE LAN but no 160MHz channel width

As I finalise my review of the budget-friendly WAX214 access point, Netgear has just announced a new model which will sit at the top of their range and offer cloud management via Netgear Insight. The new Netgear WAX620 is being launched for £219.99, making it around £50 more than the excellent WAX610, which is available … Read more

Zyxel NWA210AX WiFi 6 Access Point Review – Is it better than the Ubiquiti Unifi 6 LR?

I have reviewed quite a bit of the Zyxel Nebula ecosystem now, including some of the older WiFI 5 access points and the flagship Zyxel WAX650S WiFi 6 access point, which will set you back over £600. I have had my eye on the Zyxel NWA210AX for a while now, it seems to be the … Read more

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

Netgear Orbi RBK752 vs RBK852 WiFi 6 Mesh System Comparison – Most people can save £250 and get the same performance (AX4200 vs AX6000)

Announced at IFA 2019 the Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Tri-band Mesh System RBK852 (or RBK853 for the three-pack) sits at the very top of the Netgear line up of mesh wi-fi systems. There is no doubting that it is a superb system if you have very demanding requirements, or just a high budget then it … 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

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