Networking Archive

Review of the ASUS Lyra Trio Home WiFi System

Mesh routers aren’t exactly a new technology. For years, they’ve been used in physically large areas where network security is paramount. From hospitals and universities to military applications, mesh routers have proven to be an essential asset for providing secure Wi-Fi to large areas. For people with large homes spanning at least 3,000 square feet, people with interior stone walls, or people with buildings that …

Linksys WRT32XB Gaming Router for Xbox Review

When it comes to gaming, your network speed is just as important as skill. Even if you have the world’s best hand-eye coordination, it won’t do you a lick of good if your network can’t keep up with your controls. Even the leaps and bounds that networking speeds have made in the past ten years hasn’t been able to keep up with the advances in …

Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router Review

There came a time, about ten years ago, when we found, to our great dismay, that our love for PC gaming had soured. The problem for MMORPG fans like ourselves is that winning, especially in a PVP setting, can become far too reliant on your computer hardware and network speed. If one player has professional gaming-level hardware, and one player barely has enough bandwidth to …

First-Look Review of AKITA: Instant Privacy for Smart Homes

How secure is your home? We’re not talking about the strength of your locks or the thickness of your window panes. I’m talking about your home’s cyber security. Even though so many smart devices and appliances have crept into our lives, many of us haven’t noticed how vulnerable we have become to potentially malicious security threats. With so many potential routes of invasion, hackers have …