Networking Archive

Netgear Nighthawk S8000 Gaming & Streaming Switch Review

Every few months, companies like Netgear release the next generation of wireless routers that promise improved bandwidth, lower latency, and less loss. Although the wireless technology we have today is significantly better than what we had last year, for some there is no replacement for wired networks. Wired networks tend to produce the best quality signal of all, even in conditions where wireless would typically …

Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh WiFi System Review

A growing trend in the wireless networking industry is for companies to create whole-home systems that address those pesky dead spots we all try to avoid. We’ve already explored some of the best whole home mesh WiFi systems, but if there is one thing we can learn about technology it’s that what’s considered “good” one day is old news the next. When Linksys announced their …

Netgear CM1000 Ultra-High Speed Cable Modem Review

“The Cloud” was one of the biggest tech buzzwords of 2016. But what exactly is the cloud? All this really means is that we’re moving away from storing our data on our local systems, instead keeping it online. This means that our digital lives are now becoming device independent. As long as you’re logged in, you’ve got access to all your media, documents, and files …

First-Look Review of the Plume WiFi Pods

At NerdTechy, we’re always looking for way to improve our home network connection. After all, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the internet. Although wireless networking has saved us from having to pull cables throughout our entire house, it has introduced a few new problems. First, when you’re connecting to a single point on a home network, the signal has to pass through …

Best Whole Home Mesh WiFi System

Wireless networking technology has continued to improve over the years, especially with regards to bandwidth. What was considered a powerful wireless connection in 2006 is now only a tiny fraction of what even the most basic routers now come standard with. But there is one area where routers have improved much more slowly – range. Sure, each new generation may allow you to squeeze a …