Network

eBlocker Family anonymous surfing gadget review

REVIEW – Whenever I surf the internet or go”window shopping” or even look up something specific online, I notice that shortly thereafter, the items that I viewed pop up as ads on other websites that I visit. I soon realized that the ads “follow me” as a marketing tool that companies customize based on my online …

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ELEGIANT 300Mbps Wireless Signal Booster WiFi Repeater review

REVIEW – When I  use my own mobile hotspot at work, I often lose connection to it as I roam about my floor which is quite large. Knowing that an extender/repeater could possibly provide a solution for better coverage and signal strength, I accepted the offer to test this device that boasted an easy installation …

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Zyxel Multy X Tri-Band modular WiFi review

With more and more connected gadgets arriving in our homes, WiFi bandwidth can become a huge bottleneck. Zyxel’s expandable Multi X tri-band modular WiFi helps to keep your signal strong, even in the furthest reaches of your home. What is it? Zyxel’s Multy WiFi system is comprised of one or more AC3000 wireless routers. The …

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Comtrend PG-9172PoE/PG-9172PT Powerline Adapters with G.hn Technology review

What is it? The Comtrend PG-9172PoE/PG-9172PT Powerline Adapters with G.hn technology provides network access in areas where it may be difficult to run network cables, to add data jacks, or access points. It utilizes existing electrical lines to extend the network, and it supports PoE- Power over Ethernet-enabled devices. It can also support devices that …

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Fingbox review

When it comes to home network security, I have a great desire to learn about the ways I can protect our home network devices and implement those protections. I recently downloaded an app called Fing to detect and keep an inventory of all the devices on my network. While doing so, I noticed that Fing had developed …

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Norton Core router protects you at the network level – FINALLY!!

Finally!  A network router that protects all of your connected devices at the START – the point of entry!  No more buying piecemeal software for every device, every year!  It does have a subscription plan; $9.99 per month, but the first year is free.  And it’s from Norton, one of the best recognized, highly-respected names …

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Fluke Networks LinkSprinter 300 network tester review

When it comes to home networks, I always prefer a wired internet connection over WiFi.  When you’ve got a bunch of unmarked cables hidden behind the walls, you need all the help you can get.  I’m not an IT professional, but I thought I’d add the Fluke Networks LinkSprinter to my “bag of tricks” when …

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LinkSprinter is Fluke’s latest network testing tool that sends results to the cloud

If you’re a geek or nerd worth the salt in your bread, you’ve no doubt heard of Fluke. They make those easily recognizable yellow digital multimeters that I used to see on every workbench when I worked at Cummins Electronics back in the day. Their newest tool is a small network tester called the LinkSprinter 200. …

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Hard Drives Review

Adding additional file storage to your desktop and laptop computers is a snap these days with the variety of USB hard drives that are on the market. Seagate is a brand that I’ve come to trust over the years, so when they asked if I would like to take a look at their FreeAgent GoFlex …

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Universal Network Cable

This Universal Network Cable from ThinkGeek.com would be great for all the IT people out there that are constantly in need of different network cables.  The Universal Network Cable has a selector to convert it to 5 different cable types.  Cable options include rolled, crossover, straight-through, loopback, and T1.  Priced at $24.99, it seems reasonable …

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La Fonera 2.0N Wireless Router Review

The gateway between your home/office network and the rest of the internet is your router, and in most cases it’s  a very ‘dumb’ device. That’s started to change, with routers becoming more useful, and I started thinking about getting an upgrade. I’ve been using a Linksys WRT-54GL with DD-WRT firmware for the last couple months …

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Network adapter for your USB drive – Seagate FreeAgent DockStar

The FreeAgent DockStar is made especially for the Seagate FreeAgent Go external hard drive. It’s a special docking cradle that connects to your home network via an Ethernet cable to allow access to the drive’s contents from anywhere on your network or the universe or that matter. You can also send pictures from your iPhone …

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