Network

EnGenius Cloud 10 Gigabit ECS5512FP 8-Port PoE++ Switch review

REVIEW – From the first time I tried a network device from EnGenius, I was hooked on their products. Even as recently as several weeks ago, I tested and reviewed one of their business Access Points, which is now providing very fast internet connectivity for my basement. I have several network switches within my home …

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mi-inta gives you an easy way to take a deep dive into your network activity

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – How many times do you get frustrated when your Internet connection buffers while you’re trying to stream the latest hit on Netflix?  Instead of just waiting until the problem resolves magically on its own, you can find out exactly which device on your home’s network is causing the problem with mi-inta. What …

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EnGenius ECW220S Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi 6 Security Access Point review

REVIEW – As an IT nerd, I work hard to ensure the best and strongest wireless signal is available everywhere around my home. For the past year, I have been working on remodeling my basement, and I have been noticing that the wireless signal is quite weak. I decided to run an ethernet cable from …

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Firewalla Gold multi-gigabit cyber security firewall and router review

REVIEW – It is no secret that internet-connected devices expose us all to very destructive dangers that lurk online. This is an even more sensitive and alarming issue for those of us that have children, and there is or definitely should be a need for a  greater sense of awareness and desire to monitor and …

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Rock Space Whole House Mesh Wifi System review

REVIEW – Over the years I have tried some of those wifi repeater products to boost the wifi signal in the dead spots in our house.  I was never really satisfied with the spotty results, and many of them require that you give it an SSID that is different than your main SSID.  And sometimes …

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Eero brings HomeKit support to its mesh routers

NEWS – Since Apple discontinued its own routers a few years ago Apple fans have been looking for an easy way to connect their smart home devices with Apple’s HomeKit service. Apple announced HomeKit support for third-party routers at their WWDC event last June but manufacturers have been slow to adopt the service. Amazon’s eero …

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Zyxel PLA6456 Powerline Pass-Thru Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Review

REVIEW – I’ve always been skeptical of powerline ethernet technology. When the chance came along to review the Zyxel PLA6456 powerline pass-thru gigabit ethernet adapter, I figured it would be the perfect time to see if my preconceived notions were valid. Read on to find out if I was correct! What is it? The Zyxel …

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Akita connected home Wi-Fi security watchdog review

REVIEW – The Internet of Things (IoT).  That’s the term applied to essentially all connected devices that bring us the ability to control various items via connected apps on our PCs, tablets, and phones.  As soon as we do that, we open potential doors into our networks for bad guys to hack in and do …

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TP-Link TL-WR802n 300Mbps Wireless N Nano Router review

REVIEW – It’s a connected world, and if you’re traveling there’s often issues or risks with the internet connectivity you find publicly available. Or maybe you just have the need for some sort of router that’s portable but you don’t want to lug around a full-size router and it’s associated cables and power supply.  TP-Link’s …

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