EnGenius ECW526 WiFI 7 Access Point Review vs EnGenius ECW536 & Unifi 7 Pro
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EnGenius ECW526 WiFI 7 Access Point Review vs EnGenius ECW536 & Unifi 7 Pro

I recently reviewed the superb EnGenius ECW536, which now serves as the central access point in my home. The EnGenius ECW536 launched at $1000 but was recently reduced to $500, making it the most affordable 4×4 MIMO WiFi 7 AP with 10GbE. More recently, EnGenius has launched the affordable ECW526. It costs $200 less and…

Netgear Expands WiFi 7 Nighthawk Router Range with Affordable RS300 Model
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Netgear Expands WiFi 7 Nighthawk Router Range with Affordable RS300 Model

Netgear has announced the expansion of its WiFi 7 standalone router lineup with the introduction of the Nighthawk RS300. This new addition to the Nighthawk family offers powerful WiFi performance and secure connectivity at a more affordable price point compared to the company’s previous WiFi 7 offerings, such as the Nighthawk RS700S. Related Reviews WiFi…

Acer Unveils Wave 7 Wi-Fi 7 Mesh Router and Predator W6x Gaming Router for Seamless Home Connectivity
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Acer Unveils Wave 7 Wi-Fi 7 Mesh Router and Predator W6x Gaming Router for Seamless Home Connectivity

Acer has announced the expansion of its wireless router portfolio with two new options designed for gamers, families, and remote workers. The Acer Wave 7 leverages the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology to deliver broad, reliable coverage for large homes with many devices, while the Predator Connect W6x utilises Wi-Fi 6 to prioritise speed and performance…

UniFi 7 Pro Max vs UniFi 7 Pro vs U7 Pro Wall vs U7 Outdoor WiFi 7 Access Points – Ubiquiti has 4×4 5GHz, 8 spatial streams, spectral analysis but lacks 10GbE
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UniFi 7 Pro Max vs UniFi 7 Pro vs U7 Pro Wall vs U7 Outdoor WiFi 7 Access Points – Ubiquiti has 4×4 5GHz, 8 spatial streams, spectral analysis but lacks 10GbE

Back in January, Ubiquiti announced its first WiFi 7 access point. At the time, it was the first affordable WiFi 7 access point to launch and still remains the most affordable even though there are a growing number of affordable WiFi 7 access points. In my review of the U7 Pro, I found it was…

Netgear Orbi RBE973 Review – Orbi 970 Series Quad-Band WiFi 7 Mesh System
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Netgear Orbi RBE973 Review – Orbi 970 Series Quad-Band WiFi 7 Mesh System

The Netgear Orbi RBE973 is a high-end quad-band WiFi 7 mesh system designed to provide exceptional wireless coverage and performance for large homes. As part of the Orbi 970 series, this system offers cutting-edge technology and features that cater to the most demanding users. Specification Features The Orbi RBE973 is packed with advanced features that…

Zyxel NWA130BE WiFi 7 Access Point Review vs Unifi U7-Pro
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Zyxel NWA130BE WiFi 7 Access Point Review vs Unifi U7-Pro

The Zyxel NWA130BE is one of the first affordable WiFi 7 access points available to consumers and small businesses. It promises multi-gigabit wireless speeds using the latest 802.11be standard, and it is the best alternative to the recently launched UniFi U7 Pro. Related Content Specification Model NWA130BE Wi-Fi Standards Tri-band BE11000 Broadcasting Power US (2.4GHz/5GHz/6GHz): 29/28/23dBm EU…

Ubiquiti Unifi U7 Pro WiFi 7 Access Point Review
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Ubiquiti Unifi U7 Pro WiFi 7 Access Point Review

Earlier this year, Ubiquiti announced the new Unifi U7 Pro WiFi 7 access point, which was the first access point to launch at a relatively affordable price point. At the time, the only other options available was the Zyxel WBE660S NebulaFlex Pro which cost around £700 and the EnGenius ECW536 which is around $1200. So,…

MSI Herald-BE NCM865 PCIe Adapter Brings Wi-Fi 7 to AMD Computers with Quectel / Qualcomm NCM865 Module

MSI Herald-BE NCM865 PCIe Adapter Brings Wi-Fi 7 to AMD Computers with Quectel / Qualcomm NCM865 Module

MSI has recently launched the Herald-BE NCM865 PCIe adapter, which brings the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology to PC. This adapter utilizes the Quectel NCM865 module, which is powered by the Qualcomm WCN7851/FastConnect 7800 chipset. The NCM865 module supports the IEEE 802.11be standard, also known as Wi-Fi 7, offering significant improvements over the previous Wi-Fi 6…

Zyxel NWA130BE vs Ubiquiti U7 Pro WiFi 7 Access Point – WiFi 7 access points are getting affordable
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Zyxel NWA130BE vs Ubiquiti U7 Pro WiFi 7 Access Point – WiFi 7 access points are getting affordable

WiFi 7, also known as 802.11be, is the newest and fastest version of WiFi, promising multi-gigabit speeds, lower latency, and increased capacity. As vendors start releasing WiFi 7 products, there is a lot of interest in these next-generation access points. Until recently, all the WiFi 7 access points that have been announced are flagship products…

Netgear Orbi 970 Series WiFi 7 Mesh System Pre-Order Now Available: Three-Pack RBE973S is £2100
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Netgear Orbi 970 Series WiFi 7 Mesh System Pre-Order Now Available: Three-Pack RBE973S is £2100

I previously posted about the Netgear Orbi 970 Series back in September 2023, and it has been available for US buyers for a while now. WiFi 7 devices have taken a little longer to arrive in the UK, which is likely due to regulatory reasons, with WiFi 7 being a new WiFi standard. Other brands…

4×4 vs 2×2 MU-MIMO Access Points & Mesh WiFi: What is the benefit of a 4×4 when clients are only 2×2?

4×4 vs 2×2 MU-MIMO Access Points & Mesh WiFi: What is the benefit of a 4×4 when clients are only 2×2?

With the recent launch of the Ubiquiti Unifi U7-Pro Wi-Fi 7 access point, quite a few people on the Internet have expressed frustration with it using a 2 x 2 MU-MIMO design for all the bands when the previous Unifi U6-Pro had 2 x 2 (UL MU-MIMO) on the 2GHz band but 4 x 4…

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