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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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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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