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

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…

Cisco SG 200-08 8-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Managed Switch Review

Cisco SG 200-08 8-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Managed Switch Review

Last year I hardwired large parts of my house, relocating my server from my office to a spare room. I have used the budget-friendly Netgear GS108Ev3 Smart Managed Plus switches which are decent for general use while offering some good managed switch functionality. However, I have had quite a few issues with file transfer speed,…

D-Link DIR-895L AC5300 MU-MIMO Ultra Wi-Fi Router Review
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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…

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

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…

Raspberry Pi 3 Project: Create an adblocking server for your home server with Pi-hole
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Raspberry Pi 3 Project: Create an adblocking server for your home server with Pi-hole

After being impressed with the ad blocking functionality of my F-Secure Sense I came across a popular piece of software called Pi-hole that acts as your homes DNS server and blocks advertising requests. It is designed to run on most Debian-based distro’s and it is specifically lightweight enough to run on a Raspberry Pi, some…

F-Secure SENSE Review – Secure router with built in threat protection
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F-Secure SENSE Review – Secure router with built in threat protection

The F-Secure SENSE is a quite an exciting product in the world of routers. It the first hardware product from F-Secure, but it is also a router that has been designed from the ground up to be completely secure (if that’s possible). The router itself is not only secure but uses proprietary threat management software…

New top FRITZ!Box models for DSL and cable – expanded FRITZ! wireless LAN with mesh convenience

New top FRITZ!Box models for DSL and cable – expanded FRITZ! wireless LAN with mesh convenience

AVM have announced details of the upcoming line-up of routers this year, the new lineup includes models with MIMO allowing them to achieve wireless speeds of 1,733 Mbit/s + 800 Mbit/s. The 2 new routers come in a more conservative design which will make them a bit more appealing to some. Press release as follows: The new top…

FRITZ!Box 7560 ADSL & VDSL WiFi Router Review
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FRITZ!Box 7560 ADSL & VDSL WiFi Router Review

FRITZ!Box has been a firm favourite hardware provider with me for router products in recent years. The FRITZ!Box 7490 is still my main router in the office. In my experience, they have always offered high-end features, including VDSL modems, as well as a decent user interface and usability. At the time of reviewing the 7490,…

Cisco Meraki MR33 Cloud Manage Access Point Review

Cisco Meraki MR33 Cloud Manage Access Point Review

I have recently been dabbling with more business class networking hardware for some clients as part of my web development business. Cisco’s range of Meraki products is one of the main ranges I have been trying out as it offers full cloud management of all the hardware. The beauty of this is it allows me…

Netgear Nighthawk X4 EX7300 WiFi Range Extender Review
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Netgear Nighthawk X4 EX7300 WiFi Range Extender Review

I have covered quite a lot of WiFi products on this blog, and there is a good reason for it. Our lives seem to be reliant on a good internet connection. WiFi can be one of the biggest causes of frustration in my household, I have quite a large old house with very thick walls,…

Devolo dLAN 550 WiFi Starter Kit Review

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…