Network

Act quickly and you can get the Fingbox for $69

NEWS – I reviewed the Fingbox in December 2017 here on the Gadgeteer. It is a small hockey puck-sized device that you connect to your router (it is NOT a firewall). It helps you to keep an inventory of the devices on your home WiFi network and will detect when a new device connects to your …

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Netgear can now cover your home in mesh wifi with Orbi

NEWS – If you don’t know what a mesh wifi network is, you will. Mesh wifi allows devices to piggyback off one another as part of a network. Originally used mostly by the military and hospitals, mesh networking has now hit the home market. Eero was the first, followed by Google, Luma, and Netgear with …

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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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