Networking Archive

Review of the EnGenius ECW260 Cloud Managed Outdoor Access Point

It wasn’t long ago that the average home only had one or two connected devices. You might own a family PC with an internet connection, and maybe a work computer. That was about it. More recently, smartphones, tablets, and connected game consoles have become the norm. But this can be managed by any halfway-decent WiFi router. There’s no need for any kind of complicated solution. …

Guide to the Best Powerline Network Adapters (2021 Updated)

Modern wireless routers provide good coverage over most homes. A good mesh system can even cover most office buildings. But there are situations where that isn’t practical. For instance, many older homes have interior brick or stone walls that are death to wireless signals. Similarly, offices can have metal construction and brick walls that can obstruct your signal. This can pose challenges for businesses and …

These are the Best WiFi Thermometers & Hygrometers for 2021

Temperature and humidity can affect your health. In fact, people who suffer from asthma are mostly suffering from problems related to dampness. In the interests of health, most homes are actually too humid, which can facilitate the growth of fungi, mites, and the like. Of course, dry air can be just as bad. Viruses are capable of spreading easier when skin, mucous membranes, and eyes …

Guide to the Best Ethernet Fiber Media Converter for 2021

Moving a network connection across great distances can be tough. It’s a large part of the reason why people switch to fiber optic connections. After about 100ft, Ethernet cables and their copper construction just don’t cut it. Which makes fiber connections essential for people who are trying to connect to the internet from isolated portions of a complex, separate buildings, or another area that’s generally …