The best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for 2021

January 2021 Update highlights: Originally, this post focussed on Amazon reviews as a key factor in the decision to recommend systems. However, Amazon, and companies that use it, keep messing around with things, merging products, having multiple products on one page etc. Then reviews themselves are not always reliable. The number of mesh systems has … Read more

Rock Space AC 1200 Dual Band WiFi extender Review – A useful WiFi booster that’s cheaper than a mesh WiFi system

I have not reviewed a WiFi repeater in years, my recommendation has typically to use a mesh WiFi system which will seamlessly extend your WiFi across your home. However, not everyone wants or needs to spend north of £100 on a basic mesh system. WiFi range extenders/repeaters are still a thing, and they can be … Read more

Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi review

Mesh Wi-Fi is the best thing to happen to Wi-Fi in years. While it is great that some manufacturers are pushing the speeds of Wi-Fi further and further, in practice, these speeds are rarely achieved, with performance degradation over distance being severe. It is not an uncommon scenario to get great Wi-Fi in one room … Read more

Asus announces new cheaper Lyra Trio mesh WiFi router

Mesh routers are the holy grail of Wifi for any moderately sized home, the work much better than WiFi repeaters, and require less configuration than multiple access points set up manually. I have covered the best mesh wi-fi routers for 2018 and made a comparison between BT Whole Home, Netgear Orbi and Linksys Velop which are … Read more

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi vs Netgear Orbi vs Linksys Velop Mesh Router Comparison

Earlier in the year, I comprised a list of the available mesh router options comparing prices and reviews. I recently updated the list, and there were 3 stand out options the BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Netgear Orbi and Linksys Velop. I was curious to explore the features of each router for a possible Wi-Fi upgrade … Read more

Devolo dLAN 1200 Triple+ Powerline Lan Review

The dLAN® 1200 triple+ is the latest powerline company from Devolo. Powerline adapters are a fantastic option for people wanted fast and stable connections between their router and connected device without the mess or difficulty installing ethernet cable. With Powerline, the adaptors use the electrical wiring without our home to establish a physical connection, similar … Read more

The best WiFi Scanner Apps for Android and Apple iOS – Optimise your WiFi

With the boom in streaming online content, and the majority of devices using WiFi it is essential to get the best performance possible out of your wireless network. One of the most annoying 1st-world problems is buffering or downgraded quality when you are streaming. Many factors come into play with the WiFi speed, first of … 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

FRITZ!Box 7590 Review – VDSL MIMO AC Router with Telephone System

I have reviewed a lot of the FRITZ!Box products now, this German company may not be a household name in the UK but they dominate DSL hardware market in the EU. I have always found their hardware to be excellent and the new FRITZ!Box 7590 is their latest flagship offering. The FRITZ!Box 7590 isn’t actually … Read more

TP-Link Deco M5 – Mesh WiFi and Home Security.

Following our review of the innovative F-Secure SENSE, it would appear the new trend could be routers with built-in security. TP-Link is the second company to get a WiFi system to the market called the Deco M5. The TP-Link Deco M5 is a mesh networking solution. It promises to provide seamless wireless internet coverage while … Read more

Devolo 1200 Mbps WiFi ac repeater Review

I have always been fond of devolos’ powerline products, they are the best in the business and the powerline system, in general, is the best performing alternative to wire ethernet. However, they can work out a bit expensive and dependant on your needs they could be unnecessary. An alternative cheaper solution is the use of … Read more

Devolo dLAN 550 WiFi Starter Kit Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I have previously reviewed the top of the range Devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi AC powerline adapter, and we loved it. Today I have the more affordable dLAN 550 WiFi starter kit, which as you can imagine offers the same functionality the 1200 but at a … Read more