EnGenius Fit6 4×4 EWS377-FIT Access Point & EWS2910P-FIT POE Switch Review 
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EnGenius Fit6 4×4 EWS377-FIT Access Point & EWS2910P-FIT POE Switch Review 

Following on from my review of the EnGenius FitXpress and FitController management systems that are used to manage the new EnGenius Fit products. This review covers the Fit6 4×4 EWS377-FIT access point and EWS2910P-FIT POE switch that I was sent to test the new system. EnGenius FIT Products and Prices EnGenius Fit was only announced…

EnGenius FIT Review – No subscription network management to compete with Ubiquiti UniFi & TP-Link Omada
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EnGenius FIT Review – No subscription network management to compete with Ubiquiti UniFi & TP-Link Omada

In November 2022, EnGenius announced EnGenius Fit, which is a new affordable range of hardware that uses new, subscription-free EnGenius Fit cloud-based management options built to streamline deployment while providing enterprise-grade security and reliability. EnGenius sent me three products to review including: As there is quite a lot to cover with EnGenius Fit, I have…

Linksys Launches Velop Pro 7 WiFi 7 Mesh System Starting at £400
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Linksys Launches Velop Pro 7 WiFi 7 Mesh System Starting at £400

Linksys has announced the launch of its first WiFi 7 mesh system for the home – the Linksys Velop Pro 7. This new system promises lightning-fast speeds and a hassle-free setup process that takes just 10 minutes. The Velop Pro 7 is purpose-built for WiFi 7, the latest and most efficient WiFi standard to date….

Best Free NAS Software in 2023

Best Free NAS Software in 2023

Network-attached storage (NAS) has come a long way, and it’s not just for businesses any more. If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a plethora of media files, documents, and backup data scattered across your devices. A NAS solution can be a game-changer, providing a centralised space for all your digital assets. The best part?…

Plex Transcoding Performance Guide
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Plex Transcoding Performance Guide

For home users that are interested in NAS devices such as Synology and TerraMaster, setting up a Plex media server is often one of the key features they want to use. As much as I love streaming services like Netflix and Disney, they are starting to get expensive, and it is not uncommon for me…

Acer Predator Connect W6 Wi-Fi 6E Router Review
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Acer Predator Connect W6 Wi-Fi 6E Router Review

Acer is best known for its laptops, monitors and desktop PCs and more recently, they have entered the GPU market with the Acer Predator BiFrost Intel Arc A770. However, they also produce quite a lot of other products, including some random things like the Acer Acerpure Air Pro P2 and the Acer ebii E-bike. They…

Raspberry Pi 5 vs Raspberry Pi 4 Compared: Specification, Benchmarks, and Price
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Raspberry Pi 5 vs Raspberry Pi 4 Compared: Specification, Benchmarks, and Price

Raspberry Pi has been a game-changer in the world of single-board computers ever since its inception. With each new model, it brings in a wave of enhancements and upgrades that set a new benchmark in the arena of performance and affordability. The most recent entrant in this series is the Raspberry Pi 5, which is…

Dedicated vs Shared vs Wired Backhaul for Mesh WiFi Networks: A Comprehensive Guide of Dual Band vs Tri-Band vs Quad-Band Mesh Routers

Dedicated vs Shared vs Wired Backhaul for Mesh WiFi Networks: A Comprehensive Guide of Dual Band vs Tri-Band vs Quad-Band Mesh Routers

Mesh WiFi systems have solved many of the WiFi problems home users face. They allow you to extend your WiFi throughout your home seamlessly by plugging in mesh nodes or satellites. Unlike the WiFi extenders of yesteryear, a mesh satellite retains the WiFi name and password, and the mesh system will work cohesively together, switching…

Amazon eero unveils eero Max 7 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi router for £600, £1150, £1700 for 1, 2 and 3 pack
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Amazon eero unveils eero Max 7 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi router for £600, £1150, £1700 for 1, 2 and 3 pack

It seems Wi-Fi 7 is quickly gaining traction. In the past few days, Netgear announced its £1600+ Netgear Orbi 970 Series, and Intel revealed their new WiFi 7 modules, the BE200 and the BE202. I am also in the middle of reviewing the Acer Swift Edge 16, which features Wi-Fi 7 using the Qualcomm FastConnect…

Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 & BE202 M.2 2230 Modules Revealed – Comparison vs AX210 & AX411
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Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 & BE202 M.2 2230 Modules Revealed – Comparison vs AX210 & AX411

Wi-Fi 7 capable hardware is slowly starting to become available, and in 2024, we should start to see a lot more products featuring it. Recently, Intel became the latest company to announce new Wi-Fi 7 capable hardware. Wi-Fi 7 Capable Routers, Laptops and Phones So far, TP-Link has announced multiple Wi-Fi 7 products, including mesh…

Netgear Orbi 970 Series WiFi 7 Mesh System Announced – RBE972 2-pack for £1600, RBE973 for £2100
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Netgear Orbi 970 Series WiFi 7 Mesh System Announced – RBE972 2-pack for £1600, RBE973 for £2100

Today, Netgear unveiled its first WiFi 7 mesh system, the Orbi 970 Series. Positioned to succeed its current flagship, the WiFi 6E Orbi 960 Series, the new offering aims to redefine what’s possible in the realm of home networking with true multi-gigabit WiFi. Related Content Netgear Orbi 970 Series Features Unparalleled Performance with WiFi 7…

ASUSWRT-Merlin: Guide to Elevating Your Home Network Experience

ASUSWRT-Merlin: Guide to Elevating Your Home Network Experience

If you’re like me, the stock firmware on your router often leaves much to be desired in terms of advanced functionalities and fine-tuned control. That’s where ASUSWRT-Merlin comes into play. This aftermarket firmware aims to augment your ASUS router’s capabilities without detracting from its user-friendly nature. So let’s dive into the ins and outs of…