Networking Archive

NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 and AX12 Review

Our devices are more connected than ever. The modern smart-home can everything from Wi-Fi enabled lightbulbs to Wi-Fi tea kettles. But as people continue to add devices to their network, they’re starting to discover a problem. When you have a network with only two devices connected, a smartphone and desktop computer, then just about any decent router will be able to accommodate your every need. …

Review of the Synology MR2200ac Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Inside a large home, or an unusual office layout, you’re going to almost inevitably encounter Wi-Fi dead-zones. Finding the right mesh router can plug those holes in your network, and make your connection more reliable in the process. Essentially anytime you’re trying to cover a bigger area, a mesh router is almost certainly going to become necessary for full network coverage. Fortunately, a mesh router …

Review of the Linksys Business AC1200 & AC1750 Dual-Band Cloud Wireless Access Point

Not all businesses have the same network needs. Nevertheless, there are a handful of things just about any business will want. Reliability, speed, adaptability. Features you generally need on any router are needed in even greater measure when applied to business. Then there are things almost unique to business routers. Extra layers of security, more comprehensive control over monitoring network usage, automatic data backup features, …

NETGEAR Insight Instant BR500 VPN Business Router Review

A business router is concerned with slightly different things. When you’re at home, a short hiccup with the internet is a minor inconvenience. When you’re at work, it might reflect on your professionalism, get in the way of accepting payments, halt productivity, or worse. With more on the line, performance gets held to a higher standard. Which is probably a good thing. In an increasingly …