How to Boost the WiFi Signal Through Walls – Improve WiFi around your home

Walls are the bane of WiFis’ existence. When you see the coverage claims from companies, it is always for open spaces, as if we all live frolicking outdoors. In the UK, many of us live in older homes, and that means thick brick-built internal walls which are not kind to our WiFi. Or, for businesses, … Read more

The Best Outdoor Wi-Fi Extender / Access Point for 2023 – How to get Wi-Fi in your garden

Considering the weather outside, January may not be the best time to write this post. However, if you are lucky enough to have a nice garden, there is a good chance you will want to be able to enjoy your time outside while still being able to connect your you’re the Wi-Fi of your home. … Read more

Asus GT-BE98 vs TP-Link Archer BE900 Quad-band Wi-Fi 7 Routers Compared

Wi-Fi 7 is still in development, and the final version is expected to be confirmed in early 2024. However, just like Wi-Fi 6, companies are already announcing products that should launch in 2023. Both MediaTek and Qualcomm have confirmed Wi-Fi chipsets. The new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and MediaTek Dimensity 9200 will support … Read more

Nighthawk M6 Pro 5G Mobile Hotspot Announced with Qualcomm SDX65, Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5GbE at CES 2023

At CES 2023, Netgear announced the latest flagship mobile hotspot, which is based on the Qualcomm SDX65 chipset. This is almost the same device that has already been announced in the US and is listed on the Netgear US website. The main difference is that the UK model us carrier is unlocked, meaning it will … Read more

CES 2023: MediaTek Demoes MediaTek Consumer-Ready Wi-Fi 7 Products

At CES 2023, – MediaTek, one of the first adopters of Wi-Fi 7 technology, will be demonstrating a full ecosystem of production-ready devices featuring the next generation of wireless connectivity for the first time. During the annual tech summit, Mediatek announced the Filogic 880 & Filogic 380 WiFi 7 Chips and there were some prototype … Read more

Devolo Wi-Fi 6 Repeater 5400 & 3000 Review

Devolo is perhaps best known for its range of dLAN and Magic powerline Wi-Fi extenders and mesh systems. Thanks to the G.hn technology they use for powerline, they have the best performing powerline systems on the market. They also have a range of Wi-Fi repeaters. These have fallen out of fashion in recent years in … Read more

FRITZ!OS 7.50 Updates your router with better Mesh Wi-Fi, WireGuard VPN & better phone and smart home functionality

AVM is starting the roll-out of FRITZ!OS 7.50 today, the major update with over 150 new features and useful improvements for all FRITZ! products. The free update makes it easier for users to set up fast VPN connections, they can make their Smart Home even more versatile, protect themselves better from unwanted callers and they … Read more

Amazon eero Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Comparison – eero 6 vs 6+ vs Pro 6 vs Pro 6E – With Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon eero is a range of mesh Wi-Fi systems I have not really covered a lot. They are a popular option which I suspect is partly due to Amazon’s ability to aggressively market products but also because they just work. The product range has expanded over the years, and you have options going from the … Read more

Speedtechs mi-inta Web Activity Monitor Review – Spy on your own network

The mi-inta Web Activity Monitor is a curious little device that is designed to monitor network activity. You basically just plug it into your Internet / WiFi modem or router, and it lets you see all connected devices (WiFi or otherwise) as well as the websites they’ve visited. Find out more about mi-inta Features / … Read more

TerraMaster F2-423 NAS Review – With Intel Celeron N5105, 2.5 GbE, DDR4, & 2x M.2 NVMe

I have previously reviewed the TerraMaster F4-421 and F4-422 10GbE 4-Bay NAS enclosures and have been impressed with the well-specced but affordable nature of TerraMaster devices. While they were very good, they both used the ageing Intel Celeron J3455. They were also limited to DDR3 and lacked NVMe slots. The new TerraMaster F2-423 and its … Read more

Netgear Orbi 760 Tri-band WiFi 6 Mesh System Review – RBK763S with RBR760 + RBS760

Netgear recent expanded its range of WiFi 6 Orbi routers with the Orbi 760 and 860 series. These are incremental upgrades from the Orbi 750 and 850 series that preceded them. While I never reviewed a normal Netgear Orbi 750 model, I did review the Netgear NBK752 with its built-in 5G modem. I have also … Read more

EnGenius Fit Affordable Cloud Managed Access Point & Switches Announced

I have reviewed multiple EnGenius switches and access points over the past few years. They have always been excellent, but the pricing has perhaps been a little high for smaller businesses and SOHO users such as myself. I have been impressed with the EnGenius cloud management system, and it compares favourably against Ubiquiti UniFi, Zyxel … Read more

EnGenius ECW336 WiFi 6E Access Point Review

Announced back in January, the ECW336 is the first WiFi 6E access point from EnGenius. It features the Qualcomm Networking Pro 1210 platform and is a tri-band access point using the latest 6Ghz band. Built-in security includes features such as WPA3 Enterprise with radius for stronger encryption and authentication. This also has a 5 GbE … Read more

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